Lizzie Borden took an ax, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. The famous rhyme of Lizzie Borden giving her mother 40 whacks and then her father 41. Most people assume she committed the crime, of killing her parents, and that she planned the whole thing though there are some holes in the case. Everybody thinks she committed the crime though no one is sure, one thing is certain there are holes in the case and these holes make me believe that Lizzie did not do the crime. There are so many holes that no one is certain who did the crime.
“Parricide is the murder of a parent by a child… parricides account only for 2% of all murders.” An example of a parricide case would be the Lizzie Borden murder case. This case involved the murders of Lizzie’s father, Andrew and her step-mother, Abby Borden. Suspected of the murders is Lizzie Borden, the 32-year old daughter of Andrew. This is odd if thought about, because what motive would the daughter have to kill her parents? The murder, the case, and the outcome are crucial to understand why the daughter was the suspect, and what events and problems may have caused her to commit the murder.
The jab your wife gave me’s not healed yet, y’know…. And George Jacobs - he comes again and again and raps me with his stick - the same spot every night all this week. Look at the lump I have.” (Citation Act II Scene II) This shows that Abigail’s obsession has caused her to slip into madness. She has fully immersed herself in the act of being hurt by supposed witches. Not only has Abigail’s infatuation impacted John and Elizabeth Proctor’s lives, but it has also altered the lives and view of every citizen in Salem.
In the play Abby tries to do witchcraft to kill John Proctor's wife Elizabeth. She almost gets caught doing it so she accuses many people of bewitching her and got many people hanged. She accuses Elizabeth of bewitching her to kill her. The court will not kill her because she is pregnant but John Procter ends up being hanged because he was accused. In the play Elizabeth the example of good.
In the late 1600s, early 1700s in Salem there is a seventeen year old girl named Abigail Williams, who is accused by her uncle, Reverend Parris, that he had seen her and a few others dancing and running naked in the woods (Miller, 1131). This information is the basis of the beginning of the play, The Crucible, that is written by Arthur Miller. He illustrates, a time when people lived as Puritans and were blamed of practicing witchcraft, which was considered a serious issue and many were put in prison, punished, and or put to death because of it. Knowing that practicing witchcraft can lead to one's death many accused citizens would do anything to save themselves. This leads into people having, APD, also known as antisocial personality disorder,
Mary Flora Bell was born on May 26, 1957 in the barren slum in the West End of Newcastle called Scotswood; she was the daughter of Betty McCrickett. While the true identity of Mary Bell’s father is unknown, Mary was led to believe Billy Bell was her father. Mary Bell would become known as one of the most notorious serial killers of her time. Her life influenced shows, books, and even movies. While many ponder on how such a young child could display evil characteristics, many blame Mary’s behavior on her disturbing upbringing (Tales From The Dark Side).
“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one” (Miller introduction). This horrific song was derived from the famous murder case in 1892. The victims, Andrew and Abby Borden, were murdered in their home on the fourth of August. The suspect, their own daughter, Lizzie Borden.
The mystery behind JonBenet Ramsey’s death can be summed up into two theories: someone in her family is the killer or a pedifile came after her. JonBenet was in the spotlight for most of her life, and ironically her mysterious death was the same. Although, many pieces of the murder are still unknown, the facts are clear: JonBenet was harshly killed in her Boulder, Colorado house on December 25, 1996. Her mother, Patricia “Patsy” Ramsey, called the police the following morning to report that her
After Abigail made the claim that Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed her in the stomach with a needle, Ezekiel Cheever went to Elizabeth’s house and found a needle stuck in the stomach of a doll (Miller 1306). However, Mary Warren provided a deposition to the court that admitted Abigail had witnessed Mary sew the doll and stick the needle in the stomach for “safe-keeping” (Miller 1327). Abigail knew Mary Warren would take the doll to the Proctor’s home that night. As a result, Abigail saw this as the perfect opportunity to stab herself in the stomach and blame it on an innocent woman. Furthermore, Abigail lacks any evidence, other than her word, to prove Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed her.
For the first major difference between the stories, the two men were murdered by their wives, but the weapons were on opposite extremes. In “Lamb to the Slaughter,” the fuming wife had murdered her husband by knocking him in the back of the head with a frozen solid lamb leg. He was easily, and instantly out cold. Next, in “A Jury of her Peers,” the wife was also upset, but slyly killed him in his sleep. She waited until he was asleep, slipped a rope around his neck, and choked him to death.
At the beginning of the story there was an un ordinary mom named Starr knight, she was one to wear glossy make up and brand name clothes. Until her husband found her wearing baggy clothes and murdered in a tangle of kudzu. That 's how the beginning of the book started with mistrys. Everyone shocked with this murder was wondering how they were going to tell starr knights kinds that their mother has passed away. So when it came to the time they had to tell the kids about their mother, they decided to lie about it instead of telling them their mother was murdered.
Savannah mother charged in murder of 4-year-old daughter I wish it can be more understanding to how one can take the life of an innocent child. Another local mother here in Savannah, Georgia has taken the life of her child. Melissa Thacher of Savannah shot her four-year-old daughter and self inflicted herself with gunshot wounds. Around 7pm on October 15, 2015 authorities arrived to her residence on Clyo Circle in the southwest area of Chatham County to find the twenty-one year old mother, and her four-year-old child with gunshot wounds. The child was pronounced dead on the scene.
The lizzie borden case was an interesting case that was talked about worldwide. Lizzie’s two parents Andrew and Abby borden were killed on August 4,1892.In my opinion I think it was lizzie because of things that were found. There was hard evidence like the hatchet , poison ,and the dress. From seeing the crime scene, most people say that the murder was set up. For example.
Lizzie Borden was born july 19,1860 in Massachusetts. She lives with her dad, sister and stepmother until she was an adult. Lizzie’s parents were found dead August 4, 1892 in their home. Lizzie was found guilty of these murders and was arrested. In 1893 Lizzie was acquitted and lived in her hometown until she died June 1, 1927.
On April 23rd 2006, 12 year old Jasmine Richardson had taken the lives of her parents and her 8 year old brother. She was not alone during the committing of these crimes. Her 23-year old forbidden boyfriend Jeremy Steinke was not only an accent to this murder but a culprit. Marc and Debra Richardson had lost their lives after making a rule that Jasmine and Jeremy were forbidden from seeing each other. Authorities were under the assumption that Jasmine was missing or had been abducted after finding the Richardson’s bodies but on the contrary Jasmine was the suspect for her family’s murders.