Law Abiding Citizen Analysis

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Law Abiding Citizen In the movie Law Abiding Citizen, Clyde Shelton is seeking revenge on the American Justice System because in his mind, justice hasn’t been served. Clyde was an innocent and honorable family man until his wife and child were brutally raped and murdered right in front of him where he was helpless and couldn’t fight back or help them, leaving him emotionally scarred for the rest of his life. One of the men who broke into his home were convicted and given the death penalty and the other who actually did the killing and raping got off easy with only a few years in prison. Because of this and the event Clyde was forced to experience, his mental stability is not intact and he feels he has to do a number of things to prove…show more content…
He called Darby and told him if he wanted to stay out of jail to do the things he said. He ended up tricking him into a police car with him and giving him a gun that shot a venom called tetrodotoxin into him that paralyzed him but left him conscious. He took him to his warehouse and tortured him there. He recorded dismembering Darby and had the video sent to NIck’s house where his daughter and wife watched it. The corrupt justice system letting Darby off after less than ten years, resulted in this. Now Clyde feels as if he has to get revenge on everyone who contributed to the…show more content…
Using a robot bomb, he also murdered Nick’s assistant, Sarah, by blowing up her vehicle in the prison parking lot while she was inside. Nick gets angry because he keeps killing off people after he won’t go through with the deals. He meets with him outside of the prison and punches him over and over. Clyde stands up and tells him that he’s just getting started. Nick soon realizes the reason Clyde is doing all of this when he goes to Sarah’s funeral. The district attorney, Jonas, asks Nick if he thinks they brought this all on themselves. Nick tells him absolutely not and Jonas asks him if he actually believes that. He soon realizes that Clyde is trying to teach him not to make deals with murderers, like he had done with his wife and daughter’s murderer in the beginning of the
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