Within Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, the viewer can identify how although society calls him a monster they still distinguish him from a human standpoint. Which can be witnessed through Shelley ’s language; her word choice illustrates that even though the characters label him a monster, they still hold him accountable the same way they would a human. A critical piece of language that classifies him as human is when Victor refers to him as a murderer, “I repaired to a criminal judge in the town, and told him I had an accusation to make; that I knew the destroyer of my family; and that I required him to exert his whole authority for the apprehension of the murderer” (Shelley, 202). The choice Victor made to call him a murder rather than a predator shows that the creature is more closely related to humans rather than animals. Furthermore, the creature is referred to as a murderer, meaning that he has developed the mental capacity to commit a crime.
In a state of hopelessness, the counsel decided not to present nor look for further evidence concerning respondent’s character and emotional state, because he believed it would not overcome the evidentiary effect of the respondent’s confessions to the crimes. The counselor also judged that he should rely on the plea colloquy for evidence about respondent’s background and his claim of emotional stress. The counselor believed the plea colloquy provided sufficient information to the Court about these subjects. He also believed that by not introducing new evidence on these subjects, he prevented the State from cross-examining the respondent on his claim and from introducing its own psychiatric evidence. He also was successful in excluding other damaging evidence from the sentencing hearing, including the introduction of the respondent’s criminal history.
But, I believe that Mr. Smith would fall into the typology of a thrill serial killer. A thrill serial killer could in other words be called a ”sexual sadist”. This type of offenders motivation is about sex and torture. This offender wants his victims to be alive when he tortures them, because he will lose interest in the victims if they are dead. Mr. Smith tortured his victims while they were alive, which means he wanted to see them suffer and after his victims died he didn 't show interest in them, just as the thrill serial
one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society. Clearly, the idea of man’s inhumanity towards other man is clearly present in these two texts and is obviously a major concern to us
Finally, should George go to jail for killing Lennie? I believe that George helped Lennie by keeping him out of a home for the mental. Also i believe that George did the right thing because Curley was gonna kill him or even worse beat him to death. Although people believe George shouldn 't have killed him and he should 've let the police deal with him it would have most likely made things
“If she couldn’t bring herself to punish Tom, he would do it for her.” (Farmer 105). Matt’s love for El Patron made the old man even more dangerous than Tom; with the wholehearted trust Matt had in El Patron, he could easily trick and betray Matt without arising suspicion. In addition to this, El Patron was a more dangerous character than Tom because he had more control. He was obsessed with power and could have as much of it as he wanted. “Power’s a strange thing, lad.
This plot device is reoccuring so that we as readers can fully comprehend his torment over his own actions. Shelly in my opinion tries to give her readers a sense of imagery by saying that victor was frightened by the creature he created. This shows that his creature was not attractive, and that he was extremely
Anhedonia is the lack of ability to experience positive effects in situations that should yield positive effects (Frewen 1). This state is measured using different scales such as the Hedonic Deficit and Interference Scale (HDIS), the Physical and Social Anhedonia Scale (PSAS), the Fawcett-Clark Pleasure Capacity Scale (FCPCS), and the Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS). These scales measure positive and negative affective responses to different situations (Frewen 2). In Dana’s instance, there is never a real measure of her affective responses to events, so her mental instability and trauma are not easily recognized by the other characters in the novel. However, along with the scales mentioned, there are other indications of trauma.
Depression is an active theme in J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” Holden does not properly treat his depression because he ignores help, abuses substances, and bottles up his emotions. Before reading “The Catcher in the Rye,” I believed that depression is completely not a choice, but after I realized that although it isn’t a choice, there are still ways of treating depression. Holden refuses to accept help from other people. As soon as I was inside, I couldn 't think of anybody to call up.
David Berkowitz on the other hand had psychosis. He received commands from his neighbor’s dog apparently. Psychosis is when you have hallucinations or an unclear tell of what is reality and fantasy. David Berkowitz did not know that the dog wasn’t commanding him to murder or kill anyone which is a sign of psychosis. Holmes differed from David Berkowitz because Holmes did not have hallucinations or believe anyone was commanding him to do anything.
Throughout history innocent people have died by the hands of relentless killers. “Crazy People” who deliberately harm others in the most unspeakable of ways, and do not feel the slightest bit of remorse. When exploring these disturbing actions, we often wonder how someone could possibly possess the mental capabilities to carry out such heinous crimes. This paper will explore the connection between the mental and physical aspects that make up Psychopaths and sociopaths. It will also clear up superstitions about the disorder, and provide safe alternative treatment options for people, before it’s too late.
Consequently, because of this mental illness Lenny did not understand the full repercussions of what he did or the suffering it put him through. Based on this, my client realized that even if they ran away Lennie would still have to live with the painful effects of his illness. As a result, he performed the act of a mercy killing. A mercy killing is essentially an act by done one person designed to end the life of another who is suffering from extreme pain or an incurable illness. My client killed George out of love and compassion.
Is the reason that people like Dick and Perry or anyone kills a family or a person because they have a mental disability. The people that the book In Cold Blood is about were brought to this world to help people question where the lines of criminals and the mentally disabled cross and
Macbeth is hearing voices inside his head saying, “Macbeth does murder sleep”. He cannot actually kill sleep. In this personification, sleep is given a human-like quality. Because of his guiltiness, Macbeth is paranoid and the lunacy is invading his mind in every aspect. When Macbeth orders Macduff’s family to be killed, he declares, “From this moment / The very firstlings of my heart shall be / The firstlings of my hand” (4.1.166-168).