Alias Grace caught my eye because I watched another show inspired by one of Margaret Atwood’s novels, called The Handmaid 's Tale. Alias Grace is a short series about a woman murderer, Grace Marks, who is referred to as a murderess. Usually shows depict a man playing the role of a murderer, and that’s what makes this show so different from other murder mysteries. It is set in the 1850s and during this time, women were not taken seriously and their roles were mainly maids and housewives. It was such a big deal that a woman actually murdered someone, or was thought to have murdered someone anyways.
Francheska V. Ronquillo P-101 Sec 8 II- BS ENT Mrs. Jeanette L. Yasol-Naval A Time to Kill “What’s in us that seeks the truth, is it our minds? Or is it our hearts?” - Jake Tyler Brigance Summary: A 10 year-old black-girl named Tonya was brutally raped and almost killed by two overly intoxicated white-men named, Billy Ray Cobb and James Willard. After the incident, the two men were arrested by a black Sheriff Ozzie Walls at a local bar. The girl’s devastated father, Carl Lee Hailey seeks help to the young white lawyer, Jake Tyler Brigance who also has a daughter like Carl’s. Jake had a strong feeling that Carl might do something bad to the two men who almost slaughter the little Tonya.
She forces Macbeth to murder the king in order for him to fulfill the witches prophecies and become king. In the beginning of the passage Lady Macbeth states, “ Yet here’s a spot. Out damned spot, out, I say” (5.1.33,37). The spot Lady Macbeth is referencing is the blood that is stained on her and Macbeth's hands. The blood left on their hands is torturing Lady Macbeth as she is starting to feel remorseful as she is subconsciously reliving the horrific violent crime.
A rape crime can harm multiple people. This crime can harm the parents of the victim as well as the victim. Of course the government would want to make the person who created more harm to suffer. Karla Faye Tucker was born november 18th 1959 and pronounced dead on february 3rd of 1998 because of the death penalty. She was the first woman to receive capital punishment.
The story as reported by resident is that she slept with her roommate 's boyfriend. The boyfriend the continued his relationship with the roommate leaving the resident alone. It was at this point that the resident contacted NLACRC and left a message that she was raped. RP mentioned that the resident has a history of this type of event and follow up with law enforcement (LE).
The Penalty of Mary Surratt How would you discipline someone who took part in a murder? Would you give them a death sentence, maybe a life sentence in prison? Mary Surratt was charged with death for her involvement in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Although she may not have known about the murder, she was already going to aide in the kidnapping of the president. Therefore, Mary Surratt deserved her death penalty due to her actions in the murderous plan of Abraham Lincoln.
Through the angel Camae and her past, the audience also sees a glimmer of what it was like to be a black woman at this time. Camae was sexually assaulted by her uncle and was a working prostitute until she was murdered by a white male in the back of an alley (Hall 36). Hall includes Camae’s story to help the audience acknowledge the way women are treated and hopes that we will pick up the baton and change
The first person she killed was a man named Richard Mallory; he was found in a junkyard with five more men’s bodies (College). Aileen Wuornos was found out and convicted with the death sentence; even if her sanity was questioned she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. On the psychological side of the scale, both Nature and Nurture are present in this case. Aileen had a very bad upbringing being abused, and abandoned which in tow would seem as if the nurture of her past drove her over the edge to commit those murders, but on the biological side of things her dad had some sort of problems as well, her father being a child molester that it could be argued that he gave her traits of being a molester, through heredity. This being said, in this case both nature and nurture had some play in part to why Aileen Wuornos became a serial
Both of these short stories have great examples of greed and revenge in them and that they are similar but both are set differently. In the short story Stone Mattress revenge is the key theme to the story as the character Verna murders someone who ruined her life in her past. In the short story it is also mentioned that she has had multiple husbands and that she has murdered them for her personal gain. She does this because she was damaged in her early life as a teenager when she was raped by her formal date .