On Sunday, November 13, 1842 a double murder occurred at Smith Farm in Old Fields, Long Island. The victims, Alexander Smith and and Rebecca Smith, were a wealthy, well- respected married couple who ran Smith farm. George Weeks, the Smiths farmhand, was reporting for work the monday after the murder and heard the dog barking from the work-shed by the Smiths house. George Weeks then became suspicious since the dog was usually inside with Mr. Smith. George then looked in the house and saw that the east room window was broken and Mr. and Mrs. Smith were lying on the floor covered in blood. The authorities showed up not long after. The Bodies were discovered on the floor in the front room with head wounds from a blunt force and appear to have been burned in the fireplace. Alexander Smith had three wounds on his head all coming from a weapon that would cause blunt force trauma. The Suffolk County Coroner concluded that two wounds were to the right Auditory Meatus. One wound was along the lambdoidal suture and the hair was driven into the head, and the other was on the Parietal bone, an inch and a half in length. The blunt
As I approached Gatsby’s estate, I felt God’s eyes following my every movement, beckoning me to avenge my beloved wife who was ripped away from me. I was going to take her somewhere safe, where she would no longer be pursued by other men, but I failed her, I failed Myrtle. The monster Gatsby may have thought that he could escape from his sins, stealing my wife and then throwing her away like garbage, but God saw everything, and he could not run forever. His inconsiderate actions have angered our Father, who did not approve of such a manipulative man with revolting hauteur. Gatsby lived like a king in his castle, protected by his wealth, and oblivious to the consequences of his actions. Relying on money to avoid punishment would not work for the divine judgment I was going to enact. Gatsby’s death would be justice for all the people that he has wronged, and this scum would no longer be able to hurt anyone else in his escapades.
In a small Southern California town, a woman calls police to report her husband never returned from his afternoon run. The police determine that Robert Dorotik was a marathon runner and suspected he had experienced a medical episode until they discover his body the next morning. Initial examination indicated death by blunt force trauma to the head. Additionally there was a rope around Bob’s neck and signs of strangulation. The tire tracks around the body implied the body had been dumped at the location. From the beginning, the evidence pointed to a sloppy or naïve murderer. The victim’s blood and scalp hair were under his clothes, indicating he was dressed after the murder. His shoes were tied with the bow on the outside, not as if he had tied them himself. The running shoes were clean and pristine, despite having rained on the day Robert was to have left the house to run. Investigation of the tire tracks showed mismatched tire treads. The expert determined that the vehicle was a pickup truck with three tires of one brand, and one tire of a different brand. The ME determines that Bob died not long after dinner, based on the contents of his stomach. This belies the statement made by his wife that he went running the next afternoon.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the character responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby remains a mystery. The Great Gatsby, set in the 1920s, recollects the story of a man, Nick Carraway, and his experience as Jay Gatsby’s neighbor. Gatsby throws extraordinary parties in order to catch the attention of his love interest, Daisy Buchanan, who he once dated and happens to be Nick’s cousin. However, Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, but he is cheating on Daisy with Myrtle Wilson. When Nick brings Daisy to one of Gatsby’s parties, Gatsby and Daisy begin to rekindle their relationship, yet it is more one sided than mutual. Daisy cannot seem to make up her mind and she is clueless about the situation. When Myrtle is killed in a hit
However, the other time in the book when he uses violence is much more cruel than Tom’s actions. To avenge his wife, he tries to figure out who owns the yellow car that killed Myrtle. After doing that, he immediately shoots Gatsby, the owner of the car, with his gun upon finding him. After killing Gatsby, he then takes his own life; that is why “the gardener saw Wilson’s body...and the holocaust was complete” (Fitzgerald 173). At the time, Gatsby is swimming in his pool. After the gunshots occur, Gatsby’s death is indicated by “a thin red circle in the water” (Fitzgerald
The theme of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is that the upper class tend to participate in actions that are commonly seen as dishonest, unfaithful, or sketchy. Characters like Nick, Gatsby, Tom and George have twisted views on their own reality due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty. Nick was constantly lied to in the story, for example, Gatsby lied to him about where he got his money. Lies, similar to the one above, gave Nick some twisted views on the reality of his friendship. Gatsby had a twisted view on love due to Daisy marrying Tom right after he left for the war, rather than waiting for him. Tom cared more about his affair with Myrtle than his own wife. Neither Tom nor Daisy truly wanted to be in the relationship. George had his life all mixed up not knowing that Myrtle is being unfaithful to him. These instances of dishonesty from all of these characters against each other result in their own twisted realities due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty.
In the novel The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in the 1920s, a man named Jay Gatsby who became rich through illegal means tries to win the heart of a woman named Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan’s wife. The wife of a garage owner named George Wilson, Myrtle, is also having an affair with Tom. Throughout the course of the novel, Tom and Wilson run into similar encounters. Both of them discover that their wives have been cheating on them and have comparable reactions. These discoveries and related events reveal their attitudes toward women and become violent. Tom Buchanan and George Wilson show many similarities and differences in their attitudes toward women, their ways of showing violence, and their reactions to being cuckolded.
If his mind is not occupied by his mistress Myrtle, he is drowning in thoughts of Gatsby’s suspected crime-filled life. “Indeed, Tom Buchanan's sources appear most reliable in his characterization of Gatsby's drug store chain as ‘just small change’ compared to his stolen bonds” (Pauly 116). Buchanan is a hypocrite towards Gatsby. He denounces Gatsby’s life actions as being morally evil but Tom’s actions are no different than Gatsby’s in the sense that both men are unfaithful to themselves and their nearest relationships. Tom is competing with Gatsby through deception and treachery, and their dangerous habits wound them
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby was murdered by George Wilson Husband of Myrtle. In the court of law there’s only one person who was responsible and guilty for the murder of Jay Gatsby. Although in the eyes of god there was more than one person responsible for the murder or had the ability to stop the outcome of the murder. Weather it was Tom being honest about his affair, Daisy doing the right thing and stopping during the accident or Jay Gatsby himself by taking control of the situation and doing what was good for both Daisy and himself instead of just what 's best for Daisy. Tom, Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby were selfish and self centered leading them to become Morally responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby.
Gatsby uses the last five years of his life trying to achieve his one goal of obtaining Daisy as his wife and spending the rest of his life with her, but what happens to him instead is unexpected and undeserved. Jay Gatsby got shot and killed by George Wilson. Gatsby did not sleep with Myrtle, he is an honorable man and would not sleep with another man’s wife. Gatsby also did not kill Myrtle, if he did he would have stopped the car and not just kept driving. Daisy did not talk to Gatsby ever again after the accident. Daisy said
Along with her failure to keep a steady job and support her children Diane started having an steady affair with Robert Knickerbocker. After Diane became so consumed with Robert that she wanted him to end his marriage to be with her, Robert ended the relationship stating that he didn’t want to be a stepfather to her children. A well minded single mother wouldn’t have thought twice to leave a man like Robert Knickerbocker, but Diane was so romantically consumed by Robert that on May 19, 1983 she decided to drive her three children down a dark country road and shoot them while also shooting herself to make it look like a gunned robbery. Diane’s middle child Cheryl Lynn Down died while going to the hospital. When the police questioned Diane she gave a full detail of what happened the night of the incident. When questioned by police Diane said that a man with bushy hair, gunned her down on the side of Old Mohawk road while shooting her kids and then her, police were sent out search parties to find the stranger. As time grew on the detectives started to come to a dead end with trying to find a leading man that fit Diane’s description of the attacker. During the search for the strange gunman Diane kept giving bizarre interviews , one of the detectives on the case stated “she couldn’t keep her mouth shut” (“The Diane Downs Story”, 2010). Diane didn’t show much grievance for her murdered daughter and her two children that were in critical conditions. The gun that was used to shoot Diane and her kids was identified as a 22 caliber, when questioned by police if Diane had ever owned a 22 caliber she denied it but two of Diana's former partners told police that Diane indeed had a 22 caliber gun. After nine months of searching for the gunman police arrest Diane
Harry S. Truman once said, “Actions are the seed of fate, deeds grow into destiny”. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is killed by George Wilson who mistakenly believes that Gatsby Murdered his wife, Myrtle. Jay Gatsby is welcoming, optimistic and innocent of murdering Myrtle Wilson. Because Gatsby is generous, romantic and innocent, he definitely did not deserve his horrible fate. With Gatsby’s fate being two-sided, readers will better understand why Jay Gatsby did not deserve his fate. A kind, welcoming man does not deserve to receive a horrible fate of death.
The book I chose to read for my book review was “ Killing Mr.Griffin”. It is about 5 high school students who hate their english teacher Mr. Griffin and come up with a plan to kidnap him. Their main purpose is to just torture and make Mr. Griffin think he is going to die. The plan takes a tragic turn and results in Mr. Griffin's death. The plan simply falls apart in a domino effect of terror and grief. In the very beginning, the book opens up with a clear hatred of the english teacher Mr.Griffin. Talking about how he assigns to much homework and his tests are way to difficult. Often times the main characters would get straight F’s on his assignments. Except for Susan who is the only one to pass his class. This foreshadows the plan
In 1998, Dr. Linda Reynolds of the Brooke Surgery in Hyde reached to John Pollard, who was the coroner for the South Manchester District, about Dr. Harold Shipman’s high rate of deaths of all of his patients. This was brought to the police attention and the police did not pay so much attention to it, assigning some of the newer police officers, which of course had little experience in being a police officer. These assigned police officers were unable to find enough evidence to charge Dr. Harold Shipman. Shipman’s investigation was then dropped and that same year Shipman killed 3 more people, with last victim being Kathleen Grundy, whose death certificate was recorded by Shipman stating that the cause of death was “old age.” Angela Woodruff, Kathleen Grundy’s daughter became concern of what could have really happened to her mother when solicitor Brian Burgess informed her that a will has been made by Kathleen, excluding her and her children, leaving most of the money to Harold Shipman. Once Woodruff reported this, Kathleen’s body was dug out and examined, containing traces of diamorphine. Shipman was then arrested on September 7th 1998. The police then did some more investigation of deaths Shipman has certified and created a list of 15 specimen cases. All of the 15 specimen had the same things in common which were lethal doses of diamorphine, signing patients’ death certificates, and falsifying medical records. With these many trials and many more that were brought to court