One of the tactics that Gacy had learned was a handcuff trick, as stated on Serial Killer Shop. Gacy would dress as a clown, drug them, and convince them to put on handcuffs. Gacy claimed that after killing his first victim Jack McCoy, there was too much of a mess, and Gacy needed to find a new way of killing. Gacy found the tactic of strangling. Another tactic was a rope trick.
One example is how is easily persuaded by Lady Macbeth to commit such a heinous crime, and murder their King. After, that their downfall begins because they are both so plagued by guilt it starts to affect them both mentally and physically. The first hallucination that Macbeth experienced was the floating dagger that he claimed to Lady Macbeth, led him to King Duncan the night he murdered him (Shakespeare, 2.1.40-46). Then when Macbeth returns to his wife after murdering King Duncan, he asks her if she has heard any strange noises. Macbeth then goes on to explain how, “There’s one did laugh in’s sleep, and one cried, ‘murder!’ That they did wake each other: I stood and heard them: but they did say their prayers and address’d them again to sleep” (Shakespeare, 2.2.28-31).
The links between song, “It’s all over now, baby blue” and the story are very interesting. The serial killer, Charles Schmid inspired the character, Arnold Friend. Arnold Friend is also used as a symbol for the devil throughout the story. In the story, there were many indications that represented him as the devil. Along with symbolism, Oates used themes in this story to emphasize
Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato. The other difference noticed in the short stories, is that in both of the short stories the aftermath of the murder is different. In The Tell Tale Heart, in the near end of the story after the murder, the narrator feels very happy , and
His good senses are replaced with chaos, disorder, and evil. With jacks evil actions the his savagery is really starting to show us that he is getting violent. Jacks use of hunting turns him into the most savage out of all the boys. Everything he did after this point made him into the young savage that he was in the end of the book. “His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” This quotation, also from Chapter 4, explores Jack’s mental state in the aftermath of killing his first pig, another milestone in the boys’ decline into savage behavior.
The poem suggests that this is a result of the hatred of humans and the easiest way to “feed they lion” and make “they lion grow”(Levine 5). It gives off the a tone to the reader that there is war or that there once was war. Levine’s word usage is what gives the poem its unfortunate tone right from the start. Rather than choosing softer language, he starts his poem with words a phrases like “acids of rage” (Levine 3) and
Serial killing is a kind of macabre art perfected by psychopaths, who are either on a pleasure trip or a trial of revenge, who kills at least three victims one by one in a series of sequential murders, with a form of psychological gratification as the primary motive. There is a deep connection between the actions and the psychology of a serial killer. Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon (1981) is a crime thriller and features a serial killer whose cleft lip is the primary factor motivating his murderous behaviour. With particular attention to the image of the mirror, this assignment is concerned with offering a psychoanalytic reading of the novel, through the Lacanian concept of the mirror stage. 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.
The conch, much like Simon, represents morality and harmony. When Jack and his hunters relentlessly kill him it is the first time readers truthfully see evil overpower good. Now that the once Christ-figure is dead their devilish traits start to escape them. Even Piggy, someone who is portrayed as wise and kind, tries to justify for Simon’s murder when he says, “It was dark. There was that- that bloody dance.
Schindler’s List benefits from having visuals and being able to show the viewer the violence without pulling any punches. The violence is graphic and brutal, with shots lingering on the dead and on the unthinkable acts performed by the Nazis liquidating the Ghetto. The moments that stick out as the most brutal in both works include the image of infants being tossed into a flaming ditch in Night (32), and the mountain of dead Jews in Schindler’s List . Both of these moments encapsulate the toll of the Holocaust, with Night showing the death of a symbol of innocence, and Schindler’s List showing the sheer amount of dead. Once inside the
Cullen and Capote both wrote stories that depicted two very similar settings. They both inform us about murders that happen in places that you wouldn 't think could happen. Columbine tells us about two typical teenage boys who turn into raging psychopaths. In Cold Blood reveals how the desire for money can drive two adult men into madness. Eric and Dick both had plans to kill.
An argument that could be made is Cujo is making a statement about relationships. This story has many layers and components to it other than a dog who kills people. From referencing Vic’s ad agency, to the car scene described earlier, relationship is a key factor in the novel. Donna cheats on Vic, causing him leave her in desperate times, which is also a valid lesson in real life. Steve Kemp, the man who Donna had an affair with, sends Vic a rather vulgar note describing how he enjoyed having intercourse with her.
horror movies can become an addictive habit, especially those of the great Stephen King. From his first novel Carrie (1974) to his most recent collection of short stories, Everything’s Eventual: Five Dark Tales (2002), King’s perspective on all things scary still strikes terror in his readers. In 1982, Playboy featured King’s article, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” in which he explains why he feels people are drawn to horror films. King’s use of humorous tone helps him convey his opinion in a casual manner; whereas, his use of figurative analogies and examples give him the support and credibility needed to present his opinion in an educated and influential way. According to Stephen King, horror movies can serve a valuable purpose.