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
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
The same girl he did work for every day started a trial against him saying he raped her. Her claim should have been disproven in many ways, there was enough evidence to contradict it but the jury is so racist they look right past it. Tom was found guilty and sent to Enfield Prison Farm waiting for an appeal even though he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Finally, as Tom was in that prison he got sick and tired of waiting for an appeal so he made a run for it, and was shot 17 times to be stopped. This ends up killing him and once the news makes it to the town it just rolls off their shoulders.
In the Lottery, the same satire is seen, the townsmen execute Miss Hutchinson because it’s what they always did, their children will kill one of their own every year, and their parents did the same. There is no critical thinking involved it is just the cruel killing of another person to preserve a tradition. Differences The nature of the satire is the main difference between the two stories. D.H. Lawrence took a very cynical position on the family unit, while Jackson’s satire is on human nature specifically,
The My Lai Massacre was a significant event in the Vietnam War. Hundreds of innocent villagers were murdered by a portion of the Charlie Company. Most of the victims were elderly, 70-80, and children, as young as three. They also raped women, clubbed people, executed them (then most likely dumped into a mass grave), and carved C’s into their chests. A cover-up was created but it was no use, the American people found out.
Handed a case with black man, Tom Robinson, he had to make a choice. To Kill A Mockingbird represents going against the majority by the case of Tom Robinson. Tom was accused of raping and beating a young girl. Atticus took his case, despite him being a black man, and his entire town and family against it. His town hated the fact that an honourble lawyer defend a black man, and his family thought it would ruin the family name by doing so.
Michael defends his actions by stating he only murdered those children because he was curious to see how crazy his brother’s stories really were, so he decided to try them out. After an emotional conversation, Katurian decides to kill his brother the same way he killed his parents all those years ago for mistreating Michael over a long period of time when they were younger. Katurian decided to hold a pillow over his face until he can no longer breathe.
They said he just broke in to a blind raving charge at the fence and started climbing over it.’”(315). Tom Robinson was killed at the jail where he was being held after being convicted of rape to await a state trial. The prejudice was strong enough to make him believe that he had no chance in receiving acquittal.
An Alabama jury tries a black man for raping a white woman and rules him guilty. By Alabama law, raping has a sentence of death. Raping another human can never acceptable nor justifiable; however, ending that man’s life may also be unacceptable. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson- an innocent man- was convicted of raping a young Mayella Ewell and was sentenced to his death by his Alabama jury. Lee conveys several disappointments about the verdict through her characters.
When people around the town found out that Atticus was going to help Tom Robinson in court, they began to call him racist names and to disrespect him as if he was African American. The children of Atticus were verbally abused, being called names as their father was. “That evening a mob went to the jail to lynch Tom Robinson, and it looked as if they would toss Atticus aside if they had to.” (Lee, 278). Right after Tom Robinson’s trial as he was in jail, a mop came and tried to kill him. If it was not for Tom Robinson being protected by Atticus, he would have died earlier than he did.
They seized the armory and seven people were killed while a dozen others were wounded. His intention was to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but no slaves came to his calling and the raid was put to rest by Colonel Robert E. Lee and his marines. These acts of treason are what made John Brown a important figure back then. He tried a different approach to having slaves freed but in the end it back fired and cost him and some of his kids their lives. Some people say he was a hero because he stood up to the south bulling of slaves but others say he was a terrorist because he killed innocent people based on their
Gaskins preferred females, but he wouldn’t just victimize females, he also victimized males. In 1975, Gaskins found eighty boys and girls along the highways in North Carolina and killed them. Doreen Dempsey, a woman who thought of Donald Gaskins as a friend was leaving town and decided to get a ride from him. Gaskins drove her to a wooded area where he then raped and killed her. After killing her Gaskins proceeded to rape, sodomize and kill her two-year-old
In the year 1971, Ivan Milat was arraigned to court for the alleged sexual assault of two female hitchhikers, who claimed that he was armed with a knife when he attacked them. The charges raised against him were later dropped because the prosecution had failed to come up with a comprehensive and convincing case against Ivan Milat. Ivan was involved in various crimes in his life, but the ones that brought him into the limelight were murder and sexual assault. He killed his victims by paralyzing them with a knife wound to the spine, stabbing them severally or shooting them multiple times in the head. One of his victims, Anja Habschied, had her head decapitated and dumped far away from her body.
When police arrived at the scene they ended up killing the little boy almost immediately after encountering him. What the police assumed was a real gun, happened to be a pretend gun. The shooting of Tamir sent the country and African American community into complete outrage. African Americans were upset because countless innocent people continue to get killed by police officers. Fast forward to today, the city of Cleveland has granted the family of Tamir a settlement for six million dollars (htt).
It was the South’s fault because of the KKK. “He was foully murdered by the Ku-Klux in the Grand Jury room of the Court House on Saturday… He was stabbed five or six times, and then hanged on a hook in the Grand Jury room.” The KKK is killing government officials just to make a statement. “I say to you plainly that any member of Congress who, especially from the South, does not support, advocate, and urge immediate active and thorough measures to put an end to these outrages… is a coward, a traitor, or a fool.” Some people believe that it’s the North’s fault because of government frauds and scandals. “I hope to get to the bottom soon.” Scandals and frauds are not a big reason why. It is still a good reason but not the most important one.