John Wayne Gacy or "Pogo the clown" as many knew him, remains as one of today's most popular serial killers. Gacy was raised quiet boy who worked odd jobs for money. At the age of 11, Gacy hit his head while playing on a swing set causing a blood clot in his brain that was not discovered till the age of 16. A year later he was diagnosed with a heart condition that he was hospitalized for several times during the period of his life. After dropping out of high school during his senior year just prior to graduation, John Wayne Gacy flew to Las Vegas where he was employed part-time as a janitor in order to save up enough money to buy a ticket to fly to Chicago.
In order to escape his father, at the age of 20, Gacy moved to Las Vegas. There, Gacy got a job as a mortuary assistant, where he began to see death. In an interview, Gacy admits to crawling into a coffin with a recently dead teenage boy. “He embraced and caressed the teen 's body before he felt a profound sense of shock,” states an article on Gacy by
He put a chain on their arm and raped them. But he does not feel guilt for what he had done, but was a vice versa where he was feeling satisfied by getting his needs. Few years after he got captured, the police showed him photos of the victims but said that he does not remember any of the face of the victim so he did not commit crime. Therefore Gacy definitely showed interpersonal
The Cook County Circuit Court documents refer to John Wayne Gacy as the Killer Clown (John). He is one of the most notorious serial killers in United States history. Many serial killers blend in to society because they are the type of person who can go through the motions of ordinary living while acting out against others without giving themselves away (Ramsland 178). Gacy was no exception; while he was busy burying young men under his home he was also running a contractor business, throwing fundraiser as the Democratic precinct captain, in the Chicago suburbs, and entertaining sick children as Pogo the Clown (178). Gacy’s seemingly normal lifestyle to the public was far from the reality of the secret life he lead as a serial killer, taking the life of thirty three young men from 1972 to 1978.
In Gacy’s early life he was the victim of his father’s scorn being beaten constantly by his father with a razor strop. A couple instances know would be when he stole a truck when he was 6 and his father beat him for it, one other told instance of abuse was when John and another boy were accused of molesting a little girl where his father again beat him with his trusty strop. However it wasn’t just physical abuse he was given his father also emotionally abused him calling him a failure telling him he was dumb and stupid. Gacy was an ill boy born with a heart defect leading him to be hospitalized most of his life from ages 14 to 18, where his father accused him of faking everything. The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence.
Because of John Gotti’s personal connection with the family, he felt responsible enough to kill the Irish immigrant who killed the Don’s cousin. Seeing his actions as “heroic” in a completely distorted way, the Gambino family accepted Gotti even more than before. In 1973 he was indicted for the murder of James McBratney, the Irish-American gangster who had killed the cousin of boss Carlo Gambino. After Gambino dies, Paul Castellano is appointed as the new boss of the family, despite being thought to be Dellacroce. This was a complete upheaval in the family, changing the order of the Dons.
Her affair with Gatsby shows her true character because, she was a married woman having an affair with another man. Daisy didn’t even tell Tom about her real relationship with Gatsby, Tom later found out by Gatsby confessing. This is the worst way to find out about an affair, Daisy didn't have enough courage to confess to Tom about what she was doing. In addition, to Daisy having an affair, she choose
Any morals the characters in Gatsby have are ignored when it comes to obtaining status and wealth. Jay Gatsby is a prime example of this claim, as he committed crimes such as bootlegging in order to gain money and fame. When confronted about where he inherited his money from by Nick, Gatsby replies,
The St. Valentine’s Massacre does not explicitly occur in The Great Gatsby, but an event similar to the massacre destroys Gatsby. Returning from New York, Daisy murders Myrtle Wilson by running over her with a car. When Gatsby is asked who committed the crime, he knows Daisy was driving “but of course [he will] say [he] was” (143). Gatsby decides even though he was not the one behind the wheel, he will take the fall for Daisy. Thus, he was not the perpetrator of the incident and accepting the fault is to further his hope that he will achieve capturing Daisy.
He was also falsely informed that Gatsby was the man in that was having an affair with Myrtle. Wilson came to a conclusion, kill the person who took his love from him. Wilson, heartbroken, pulled a trigger, first on Gatsby then on himself “... a thin red circle in the [pool] water. It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete” (162). Gatsby, falsely killed, was left in an endless pool of his own blood, accompanied by his dead