The first action that the narrator takes, making him seem crazy is when he went into the old man’s room every night at about midnight to get ready for the night that he was going to kill the man. He could and would only kill the man if the eye was visible and right before he said that he says, “And this I did for seven long nights --every night just at midnight…”(Poe 3). He also claims that he is not mad because of the precision he used to kill him. “You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing.
To begin, the narrator should be sentenced to life in prison since the murder was premeditated. For instance, “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man.”(Poe, 1843) This declares that the narrator made the decision, in advance, to kill the innocent old man, proving he committed first degree murder. Not only did he state that he wanted to murder the old man, he also affirmed that “every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it.”(Poe, 1843) Despite having entered the victim’s room for 8 nights and planning the kill, the murderer did not plan the exact moment he would strike him until the old man opened his eye.”It was open-wide,wide open-and I grew more furious as I gazed upon it”(Poe,1843). In that moment, the narrator decided how he would murder the old man without it being schemed. However, while he had not predetermined his method of attack, he did know where he would hide the old man’s body after the event.
This is significant because the murderer could be very harmful to the old man. Even though the murderer stalks the old man, that is not the only thing he does. After a while, the murderer decides to kill the old man. By definition, stalking is considered as watching someone sleep for every night for a week. ( Edgar Allan
As the story progresses, the narrator leads the reader throughout his journey, which ends with him finally killing the man. For this reason, the murderer should be sentenced to psychiatric treatment and twenty years of prison, since he acted exactly like a madman (hearing noises and sounds that didn’t exist), and he actually made a plan to go through with the murder. One of the themes that is consistent throughout this story is the idea of mental illness. The main character shows signs of being mentally ill as he constantly makes it clear that his sole reason for wanting to kill the old man is his eye (as he mentions in the text, he “grew furious as he gazed upon it” (Poe, 1843)). Sometimes paranoia causes you to act in certain ways, making you take rash decisions.
Several groups came in contact with him to get funding, however their competing person forestalled and took him abroad after all. “The locked room murder” was just a front for this escape. Liang gave the old man a thermos filled with blood that he had bought at the Donation Center and set the alarm for five. […] After hearing the call, the old man, according to the plan, poured the blood of the thermos on the floor and the blanket, pushed the table down, then laid down on the bed as if he had been murdered. Liang broke into the room and shouted: “Murder!” He sent the servants to the police and shouted loudly: “Please, call the hotel Manager!” But this was an arranged sign.
In The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is guilty of murder because he was quiet and cautious to watch the old man by taking an hour to put his head through the door and when the narrator dismantles the old man’s body after the narrator suffocated him, he decided to kill the old man over time, and he let the officers into the home and lied to cover up the murder but at the end, he gave in to his guilt and chose to admit the deed to the
Montresor ends up luring Fortunato down to the catacombs with him, and chains Fortunato and builds a wall around him, leaving him there to die. Throughout the story, Montresor shows who he really is by showing signs of anger, and yet cleverness. The story begins with Montresor stating he will seek and attain revenge for the thousand injuries Fortunato has caused him. Montresor has been left extremely angry with Fortunato for what he has told Montresor, and therefore, Montresor believes the ideal punishment, or revenge, is to kill and get rid of Fortunato. Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato is what leads him to his plan of chaining and burying Fortunato behind a wall.
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. Francis Dolarhyde is a fictional character in Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon. He is a serial killer who murders entire families by shooting them in their beds. He is nicknamed “The Tooth Fairy” due to the nocturnal nature of his crimes, his tendency to bite his victims’ bodies, the uncommon size and sharpness of his teeth and other apparent oral fixations. He kills at the behest of an alternate personality; he refers to his other self as “The Great Red Dragon” after William Blake’s painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.
Montag murdered Beatty and should be punished. Taking a man’s life away is what Guy Montag did to chief Beatty. A well respected captain for the local fire station. The killer is a law breaker who killed Beatty as a cover up to avoid the punishment of his actions. What are his actions, having a whole collection of books in his house.
In “The Black Cat”, Poe wrote about a man who gets two new cats, and begins to loathe them. When he decides to kill both cats, he kills one successfully, but his house burns down afterward. When he attempts to kill the second cat, he kills his wife instead. Edgar Allan Poe uses writing techniques such as past tense beginning, main character insanity, and murder to create creepy and engaging stories.