Perry has many sociopathic characteristics including, lack of moral responsibility or social conscience, erratic behavior, rage and anger, ability form a particular relationship to one person, crimes are usually spontaneous. Perry’s erratic spontaneous outbursts is what caused him to go through with the murders and slit Mr. Clutter’s throat which put him on the killing frenzy that ended the rest of the Clutters lives. Capote highlights Perry’s sociopathic tendencies by comparing them to that of Dicks Psychopathic tendencies which exemplifies how when put together they are at each others fault for the
This is showing that Macbeth had the murderers kill the little boy in front of his mother. This is significant because it shows the cruelty Macbeth has for killing an innocent boy and going after his mother just for vengeance towards his father. Macbeth shows many characteristics throughout the story, but in the end is a very cruel
He is portrayed as a mastermind in the cold-blooded killing of the Clutters family, a man with little respect for the lives of others, which can be seen through Dick’s expression before the murder of the Clutters when he converses Perry, “We’re gonna go in there and splatter those walls with hair” (Capote 234). This sudden tone shift enables Capote to depict Dick as a cruel and immoral character. Dick’s lack of empathy and concern for other people beside himself allow him to commit crimes without remorse, which is in contrast to Perry’s moral contemplation after each bad actions they committed. Moreover, Dick is represented as the true criminal with evident motives in murdering the Clutters, while Perry is seen as a vulnerable victim who depends on Dick for validation and acceptance, something in which Dick happily provides in order to manipulate Perry, as Capote writes, “Dick became convinced that Perry was that rarity, ‘a natural born killer,’—absolutely sane but conscienceless, and capable of dealing with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows. It was Dick's theory that such a gift could, under his supervision, be profitably exploited” (Capote 205).
The three murderers kills Banquo whereas Fleance flees for his life. In the scene, there has been a use of tragic flaw when the three murderers only kill Banquo and accidently letting Fleance run away, and the use of tragic flaw has an affect on the whole plot and ending of the play. To get a better understanding on who the characters are, there has been used dialogue between the three murderers. It gives the reader/viewer an inside on who has hired the three
Another instance in which Odysseus has to overcome difficulties once he is home is when Antinoos, another suitor, begins to verbally attack him. Referring to Odysseus, he rudely asks the swineherd, “Are we not plagued enough with beggars, foragers, and such rats? You find the company too slow at eating up your lord’s estate—is that it? So you call this scarecrow in?” (17.493-97) The ridicule he is able to withstand from him not only attests to Odysseus’s struggles, but also to the toughness of his character. However, after these disrespectful insults, Odysseus finally begins responding.
Meanwhile, the evidence shows that himself was committing these bad crimes to his very own daughter. Not only did Bob Ewell committed a sinful act against his family, he blamed his actions on someone else. Obviously, his actions display how he committed evil actions. In addition, he fought and harassed people who he opposed of. This includes Tom’s lawyer and his family, his own family, and townspeople.
In particular the name that comes up is H.H. Holmes, a notorious serial killer who murdered countless young women during the time of the fair, and could be sourced as a downfall in society. Yet, the actions of one man can not be the portrayal of numerous good deeds and positive advancements for the majority of the citizens. There are sick minded people throughout all points in history, and from the eventual arrest and interrogation of Holmes, we as a culture gained insight to the psyche of a deranged man: “...the vague humanness was missing...They later adopted the term “psychopath”...”(Larson 87). Basing modern psychology of the psychotic mind from first cases such as Holmes, is a reason many more killers have been caught or prevented in modern society, and while he was a stain to humanity at the time, he did not ruin the collective robustness of the American
In Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, Norman Bates is portrayed as a serial killer. It can be implied that due to Norman’s multiple killings, he’s both a bad person and a murderer; however, Norman Bates is innocent. Suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)- or multiple personality disorder- Norman’s uncontrollable and horrendous acts of murder are his cries for help. Norman’s lack of social interaction plays a grand role in his inability to properly interact with people. Moreover, in Norman’s twisted childhood, he depending strongly on his mother for “social interaction.”.
The Tell-Tale Heart is a story about an insane narrator claiming to his sanity after murdering an old man out of anxiety and panic. Many believe the evidence points to the narrator being a calculated killer. After reviewing the symptoms of the narrator I believe him to be a man plagued with anxiety issues and panic attacks. First of all, the only reason the narrator had for such crime was of his eye, the eye of a vulture, nothing else. Not for his gold, property, or vengeance just his eye.
The grotesque is “characterized by bizarre distortions, especially in the exaggerated or abnormal depiction of human features,” and “the literature of the grotesque involves freakish caricatures of people’s appearance and behavior” (Baldick 93). A character becomes grotesque “because of one particular incident or event,” and as a result, “their lives are distorted, disfigured and maimed” (Lihua 301). In the case of the Misfit, the grotesque antagonist of O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the event that warps him into a psychopathic murderer is the moment he was accused of murdering his father and sent to prison. However, the Misfit shares an exchange with the grandmother at the end of the story that O’Connor suggests is an exchange of grace. When the Misfit holds the grandmother and her family hostage in the woods, a discussion takes place between the Misfit and the grandmother about the Misfit’s innocence and his childhood.