Andrea Yates case is known as one of the horrifying murderer events that had happened in Texas. Also she is the most hated woman in the United States because of her cruel crime, of murdering her five children one by one in the bathtub just because she thinks that they were doomed to hell because their parents sins. Yates was treated for postpartum depression and psychosis illnesses that ran in her family, meaning that based on these facts on the mental problem that she had and her family where the reason why she murder her own children’s. Referring to all these facts on the case of Andrea Yates whether or not she is culpable being insane at the time of her crime offense of murdering her kids, I believe that she was under a period of mental problem at the time of her offense. Referring to the website biography.com “ Andrea Yates Biography”.
Vygotsky emphasized on the crucial role of socio-cultural factors taking place around the individual in developing higher mental processes, while acknowledging the necessity of biological factors. Learning, according to the SCT, is a process centered on the understanding and application of symbols in social settings. Moreover, Lantolf (2000) argued that one of the main concepts in SCT would be the mediation of the human mind, adding that Vygotsky referred the semiotics used in understanding the world as psychological tools. Besides, the capability to be able to make use of tools, either in extending physical or mental abilities, is what differentiates humans to animals. Psychological tools vary from culture and generations as they are subject to alteration depending on the needs and aspirations of the society’s individuals and include symbols, signs, plans, and primarily language.
In the early 1980’s Wuornos found out that her brother died of cancer, this is when she moved to Florida and began working as a prostitute. She began getting into trouble with the law for being a prostitute and other crimes, including that illegal possession of a firearm, forgery, assault, and robbery. (Capital Punishment in Context, n.d) People that knew her would describe her as erratic and easily
When the audience reads closely between the lines, they will find three mental illnesses that Lady Macbeth has, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Psychotic depression, and they can all be traced back to one thing: the night of Duncan’s murder. One common misconception about PTSD is that it happens exclusively to combat soldiers, but that is not always the case. Some major factors of PTSD in civilians include: “natural disasters, serious accidents, life-threatening illness, physical abuse, and sexual assault during childhood or adulthood” (Gay and Yusko). However, Lady Macbeth’s PTSD was brought about through the guilt of having participating in a crime. She is traumatized by her actions and she even feels guilty about the murder of Lady Macduff and her children, although she was not directly involved in it.
The main character of 13 Reasons Why, Hannah Baker, suffers sexual assault, verbal abuse, and public humiliation in her high school years. Eventually, Hannah cannot take it anymore and she slits her wrists and dies. However, before she commits suicide she records 13 tapes, each tape made for a specific person who caused her to kill herself. She gives instructions for the tapes to be received by each of the convicted and once they are done listening, they must pass the tapes on to the next of the convicted. Hannah kills herself for attention and blames other people for her sinful actions.
And things came to a head when she was 12 years old. "My mom and I got in a fight and she told me she was going to kill me," she recalls. "And I wrapped a belt around my neck and told her I would do it for her. I ended up in a psychiatric hospital and from there I went to foster care." The author appeals to emotion by trying to get as personal as possible as she could to
Superstition is at its height before and during the witch trials. Although there is a high mortality rate amongst babies, Mrs. Putnam has had seven babies die within the first few days of birth. Her only child, Ruth Putnam, has also been acting strange lately. Wondering the cause of her babies’ deaths, Mrs. Putnam is willing to sends her only daughter to illegally conjure spirits with a Barbadian slave. When condemned for sinning Mrs. Putnam states, “‘for how else is she struck dumb now except some power of darkness,’” which exemplifies her belief -- an evil force is to blame for her babies’ deaths (Miller 12).
She had psychological treatment for many times. Her emotional troubles were said to occur due to an bad relationship with her mother and the early loss of her father. She attempted to suicide twice, and for the third and the last time, she committed a suicide in 1963. In her numerous works the traces of her emotional and mental condition can be clearly seen. Sylvia Plath’s work is often self-portraying and really personal; her
The use of heroin is drastically growing; many people are dying of overdose or getting killed over the drug. For example, my aunt works in a hospital, she read the report of a 23-year-old her patient that had ate 46 bags of heroin and now was in intensive care. My speech today on heroin will be divided in two parts, the first part of my speech I will be talking about, current problems we will face if we use heroin, the second
One major example for hatred in the play was when Rebecca Nurse was accused witchery for “murder of Goody Putnam’s babies” (34). This shows it was out of hatred because the person who claimed Rebecca of murder was Mrs. Putnam who had all her babies die except one while Rebecca had all of her children alive. However hatred might have played some of the role for the tragic ending of The Crucible, fear played the majority role. It all started with Reverend Parris, frightened that Abigail and the girls dancing will become common knowledge to Salem, he tells Abigail “I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me.” (10). Parris then tells Abigail he saw Tituba “waving her arms over the fire” and heard “screeching and gibberish coming from her mouth.” (9).
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Visual Evidence for the Murder Trial of Andrea Yates The children could hear the terrifying screams from their siblings in the bathroom. One by one all five entered the bathroom where their mother waited for them, unfortunately not a single one would make it out alive. Within six months of this heinous crime Andrea Yates the mother of these five children was put on trial. The evidence presented by both sides in the courtroom, would have long lasting effects on everyone involved in the case, as well as the millions of Americans that were following the trial. Visual testimony in any trial, especially a murder trial can have many effects on the outcome of a trial.