Power In David Koresh's Death In Waco

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Power is a tool created by mankind that can give off a sense of control. It can give off a sense of a negative environment of pain and suffering. Power can have an effect on a person mentally or physically, it could differ from person to person, but those who have power tend to not know how to control it themselves. In the the article, Death in Waco:Apparent Mass Suicide Ends A 51-Day Standoff in Texas, David Koresh was the cult leader of the Branch Davidians. David Koresh was a mad man who took power to his head and abused it for all the wrong reasons. He was abusing his power and persuading his followers to follow in his footsteps but in a very dreadful way. The FBI believes he “gave the order to commit suicide and they all willingly followed …show more content…

In the article Cleveland kidnapping victims release a memoir, it describes how a man named Ariel kidnapped three women, and sexually and physically abused them for 10 years. He would take advantage of these women, and make their lives a living nightmare. “The women described how he insisted the sex was consensual, and that he said he had been a victim of sexual abuse as a child and wasn’t doing anything wrong.” (Crimesider Staff). Ariel Castro was blaming his own behaviors of abusing the women on his past nightmares of being a victim of sexual abuse. And during those 10 years, one of the girls, Amanda Berry gave birth to his child. After they escaped from this horror house on Seymour Street, the 3 women wrote a memoir about what happened. The book would shift from perspectives and recount what their families were going through. They even wrote about the steps they took to move forward afterwards. Now the women are able to live their lives monster free and live happily knowing justice was served in the right …show more content…

Victor was afraid of having his friends and family knowing about what he has done with making the monster. So, instead of telling them he was the one who made the monster who killed William, he let the town and family believe a poor innocent girl did it. In the book Frankenstein, Mary Shelley shows Victor have an internal conflict. “... except I, the creator, who would believe, unless his sense convinced him, in the existence of the living monument of presumption and rash ignorance which I had let loose upon this world?” (Shelley 63). And while attending college and having this idea of creating the monster, Victor had this idea of creating life from death from his learnings from his teacher Mr. Waldman. “ ‘A man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone. If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics.’ Mr. Waldman.” (Shelley 34). Because Mr. Waldman was the one who told him to choose learn about natural philosophy, Victors blames him for teaching him this knowledge. Even though Victor made the choice of learning about natural philosophy, he still blames Mr. Waldman for is mistake just like he did with Justine with William’s

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