Affairs affect people in different ways, but no one could imagine an affair destroying their ability to psychologically function. The “killings” by Andre Dubus is a shocking story about a killer named Richard who murders frank the man having an affair with his wife, who is his pride and joy. Riveted with murder and passion the author revels the characteristics of Richard Strout’s in the “killings” as a psychological obsessive and controlling person; these traits effect his emotions and behaviors throughout the story. Richards’s anger which evolves throughout the story, is what leads to his obsessive and controlling behaviors. The author explains Richards’s background as a young, striving man, who is overcome by failure, and this contributes
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him. Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato.
In the book “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote, Capote blantly describes the murderous acts of two men who killed an entire family they knew nothing about. The Clutters were good people who had no intention on hurting anyone. Dick and Perry, the murderers, had no reason to do this, meaning they had no motive for these actions and they can not be excused for their actions. In the beginning of the book, Capote introduces everyone to the Clutter Family, and a few pages further into the book he introduces everyone to Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. The Clutter family includes the Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their four wonderful children.
This is what I noticed in the film, most characters contain evil. The old female servant and Mr. Poole have blasphemous attitude towards Mabel. Ned the servant boy, is greedy and takes advantage of people, that one friend of Dr. Jekyll whom he killed has an extreme lust for power that he’d put his reputation above the justice for his daughter but Mabel was different, Dr. Jekyll, in his confession called her “his light”. All of these are not true in the book except for the killing
“The Tell-Tale Heart:” The Evil Eye In “The Tell Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe fashioned a suspenseful journey through the mind of a “mad man.” The question is, is the narrator’s telling reliable or was it a figment of the narrator’s imbalanced ramblings? I believe the narrator’s telling of that fateful night is unreliable because it is skewed by his unstable mind. First let us address why the narrator claimed he had to kill the old man. He said it was not due to passion or greed. On the contrary he even stated he loved the old man.
Serial killing is a kind of macabre art perfected by psychopaths, who are either on a pleasure trip or a trial of revenge, who kills at least three victims one by one in a series of sequential murders, with a form of psychological gratification as the primary motive. There is a deep connection between the actions and the psychology of a serial killer. Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon (1981) is a crime thriller and features a serial killer whose cleft lip is the primary factor motivating his murderous behaviour. With particular attention to the image of the mirror, this assignment is concerned with offering a psychoanalytic reading of the novel, through the Lacanian concept of the mirror stage. It also aims to analyse the reasons and motives of the serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the light of psychological theories like psychoanalysis and behavioural theory.
Villainy can be many different things, it can be a person, it can be a place, or it can be a thing. In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Tell Tale Heart, the villain of the story is not the narrator but rather the narrator’s own mind. The narrator tries very hard to convince the reader that he is not insane but rather, extremely smart. In the story, the narrator kills the old man and to try and prove he is not insane, shares with us how he committed this murder and how he covered his tracks. Throughout the story, the narrator proves to us just how crazy he is.
Murder on the Orient Express is based on a true story where a man had murdered his son and was never caught due to his connections. (____) This led to a person being put to death without any evidence. This relates to Cassetti directly: he escaped his punishment because he had money and resources. Even though Cassetti was tried for his crimes, he managed to be set free. This suggests that the justice system failed and Cassetti deserves a just punishment for his actions.
The short story of “The Cask of Amontillado” was written by Edgar Allen Poe. This is a gothic narrative about Montresor exterminating Fortunato out of vengeance and getting away with it without any consequences. As he leads Fortunato to his death by using his weakness. Montresor is the narrator of the story. Montresor is an effective murder as he uses manipulation and cautious tactics to his benefit.
But he is the villian in the end.Agatha Chritie makes us feel like there is no villian at all.Judge Wargrave changes his personalty from the begging to the end.At first he seems nice,then he seems like the percfet hero,but at the need he is an evil person who wanted to kill people who were wrong and accidnet or purposaly killed other pople.The judge says in the book,I have wanted-let me admit it frankly-to commit a murder myslef.” That shows us that he really was evil the whole time and not the person he said or seemed to be. This passage allows the read to see that Judge Wargrave is not the hero but truly an evil
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.