Alias Grace caught my eye because I watched another show inspired by one of Margaret Atwood’s novels, called The Handmaid 's Tale. Alias Grace is a short series about a woman murderer, Grace Marks, who is referred to as a murderess. Usually shows depict a man playing the role of a murderer, and that’s what makes this show so different from other murder mysteries. It is set in the 1850s and during this time, women were not taken seriously and their roles were mainly maids and housewives. It was such a big deal that a woman actually murdered someone, or was thought to have murdered someone anyways.
The mother of Lesley Ann Downs, one of the victims, swore that if Hindley was ever released, she would kill her herself. She died still interred in 2002 at the age of 60. In 1985, Brady was declared “criminally insane” and he was moved to the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He said that he never wanted to be released and he died at the age of 79 in 2017. The Trial Judge, Justice Fenton Atkinson, described them in his closing remarks as “two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity.” On July 12th, 1963, Brady said to Hindley that he wanted to “commit the perfect murder.” He said that she should go ahead and drive the van and he would follow on his
The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was to show the evil acts that happened in Afghanistan in the end of the 1950’s to almost present day. The books author, Khaled Hosseini mainly showed the unjust treatment of the women in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns vividly describes how the afghan people were tortured. This book has high and low points with many plot twist that will keep most people off of their seats. The story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city.
Such as one hundred thousand runaway slaves were estimated to have runaway between 1800-1810, it was estimated they were collectively worth thirty million. This was possible due to the thirty-two thousand aid operators like Thomas Garret that lived in Wilmington, Delaware. He had a fifty-year career in abolition where he assisted nearly twenty-seven thousand slaves. He was also put on trail and convicted for aiding and assisting fugitive slaves, fined eight thousand dollars. Ways of knowing about safe house could be shown by a mark on a tree, drinking ground well handle upturned and a light lit in a window.
When the judges decided weather the person on trial was going to be killed they whore black hats. This shows us that there is going to be death in the chapters ahead. In chapter 12 there was near death. Although we did lose Piggy in the chapter before and Simon a few before Piggy. The themes of Lord of the Flies are evil themes.
On account of your desert -- that is, death -- even the Son of God had to die.” Many women whom lived between the 15th and 18th century faced indictions such as this for the horrid crime known as witch craft. Witch craft was a massive felony, and could result in death. If witch craft was such a major conviction, what exactly is it? What would people do once they found a witch? Perhaps a witch hunt?
Because such women are already seen as worthy of death, accusing and convicting them of witchcraft is not difficult. Every small gesture made by disreputable women is seen as evidence against them. Even Mary Warren tells the Proctors that the last woman convicted was condemned because, “she come to this very door, beggin’ bread and a cup of cider - and mark this: whenever I turned her away, she mumbled… It’s hard proof, hard as rock, the judges said” (Miller 57-58). Miller uses this place and time in history to aid his capture of how vital status is. The Salem Witch Trials were a time during which the way people viewed each other was in complete control of life or death situations.
And they believe that the reason they keep losing children is because someone in Salem is practicing Witchcraft and killing their kids. In act four of the crucible as everything is starting to wind down Danforth makes the statement “Hang them high over the town who weeps for these weep for corruption.”(pg.1232) This shows that it is a very dark and gloomy time in Salem because they are hanging people. In The Crucible as they are preparing to hang proctor the setting affects the tone because they are all waiting for the court officials in Salem to hang Proctor and he will be one of the last people the court in Salem will
He makes a very good point when he brings up public lynching. An example would be the Salem witch trials. People were accused of such a major crime and they would be sentenced to death by hanging. Their would be a special spot in the town where a podium was placed, and people were allowed to watch, and almost half the town would show up to every hanging. If people were as frightened as they claimed to be, don’t you think they would have stayed as far away from the “demon” as possible?
Near the end of the play in Act 5 is when Lady Macbeth’s evilness takes over her mentality. She begins to think that the blood from the horrid crime is still on her hands. This mental breakdown is what leads her to her inevitable doom. However, I do not think that Lady Macbeth should be considered as a Witch just based on her participation in the murder of Duncan. In conclusion, I think that Lady Macbeth is more responsible for the murder of Duncan due to her manipulation