A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break which can also be called a "cooling off period” between them. There are different types of serial killers. Some are mission oriented serial killers; others are visionary killers. There are equally power and control killers and thrill or hedonistic killers. There are many serial killers in the world at large with different motives for killing. Some people are serial killers on their own while others kill as a couple. In this case, we will talk about serial killers as a couple. We have the Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo who have a mix of
Charles Manson’s “Family” is one of the most well-known cults in America. His cult gained influence from drugs and the Beatles song Helter Skelter (Charles). Manson’s referred to him as Satan, though he claimed to be Jesus reincarnated. “Satanism has been labelled the fastest rising criminal element in the country” (DeRemer). Charles Manson never physically conducted a murder, but he was given the responsibility for planning them. His most infamous murder claimed the lives of actress Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, and Steven Parent. Manson chose his four most obedient followers: Charles “Tex” Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian to carry out the attacks (Charles).
of stress for a killer. This can be the loss of a job, the end of a
Allan Legere was born in Chatham, New Brunswick on February 13th, 1948. Allan did not have the best upbringing in his early stages of his life. He had experienced rejection from his family and grew up without a father. He had murdered and made many innocent people suffer terribly. He had the idea that the reason why he was put in prison the first time was because of society. He is a very smart man with a lot of capability. Allan's personal life is what had made him into the massive serial killer he is today.
A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people. There are many serial killers in the world, and they are sick people. Most of the time something horrific happens in their life to turn them into a killer. Serial killers usually get a high from killing others and get addicted to it just like anything else. Many people who kill only do it to forget the pain they feel every day. They want other people to go through the same kind of pain. One serial killer that really stands out to me is Donald Gaskins also known as The Hitchhikers’ Killer.
“Killings” written by Andre Dubus is focused on the main character and protagonist Matt Fowler. Matt is the father of three known children in the story, Cathleen, Steve, and his youngest, Frank. Matt had his children with his wife and business partner Ruth Fowler. In the beginning of the story Matt is laying his youngest son, Frank, to rest in the cemetery after he was brutally murdered by the story’s main antagonist, Richard Strout. At the time of his death, Frank was in school and majoring in economics (63) and had a very bright future ahead of him, after all, he was only twenty eight years old. Richard Strout on the other hand, is a Umass dropout and current bartender for somewhere in Hampton Beach after working construction with his father for a couple of years (62). These men are two very different people, connected by the same woman. Mary-Ann Strout is
Criminals come in many different faces. The Craigslist killer (Philip Markoff) and The Broomstick killer (Kenneth McDuff) had vastly different lives and both still ended up in the same criminal route. There are many different factors in making a criminal. Their background is very important for it might give hints as to why they became criminals. Some family members never knew or saw this coming. So how will families and loved ones reacted when being told that the man they once knew was a serial killer? In order to be a criminal you must commit some type of crime. Finally I will talk about their criminal life.
A serial killer is defined as a “person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a “cooling off” period between each murder, which whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification.” (University, n.d) Many times serial murders go unsolved and other times it takes decades to unravel. According to the FBI there is no set profile of a serial killer, because they can come in all sizes, ages, shapes, colors and groups. (Welch, 2011) They tend to operate within their comfort zone, which is there area where they work, live or they have relative’s homes. (Roberts, 2011)
A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people. The murders take place within a certain period of time and takes a break (cooling off period) between murders. The FBI believe it’s two or more murders which are done as separate events, and may be done with a second offender. Being a seriel killer also may have some sort of psychological gratification with the murder committed. The number one reason a serial killer murders is for some sexual reason others are motivated by anger, thrill, finanxial gain and because they crave the attention. Murders can be attempted or completed in the same manner. Victims would have either
Edgar Allan Poe left the ending of most of his stories enigmatic and therefore, open to controversial interpretations. Many debate whether the endings are the result of insanity or of haunting. It is evident that “The Black Cat” ending is caused by insanity, based on multiple re-occurrences that happen to the narrator. Many situations from the story support this claim.
The story “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl takes place in and the time is around 5:00 pm. Mary Maloney is a devoted wife to her husband Patrick Maloney. But one day Patrick Maloney comes home and acts in an unusual way. He tells Mary Maloney he wants to leave her. Sp Mary Maloney hits Patrick Maloney on the head with a lamb and kills him. Mary Maloney makes up an act and gets away with the murder. Mary Maloney is a dynamic character because she changes throughout the story. She changes from a caring and loving wife to a murderer and a crazy person. Mary has more traits like caring, ruthless and clever.
This essay will examine the case study of the convicted serial killer Gary Ridgway, who was eventually caught and convicted for the murders 48 women. Ridgway, went on a killing spree of women without getting caught for over two decades, he went on to become the Green River Killer (Reichert, 2004). The essay will explore and evaluate the characteristics including the attribution of Garry Ridgway’s horrific crimes. In the 1980s and 1990s Ridgway targeted prostitutes, runaway girls, hitchhikers and vulnerable women in the locality of where he lived in Washington State, USA (Reichert, 2004). It baffled the authorities as to how he was able to commit these crimes whilst working and living in the locality of his crimes however, he was not suspected
Mary Maloney was sitting in her living room when her husband, Patrick Maloney, came home. This was the premises of the short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter,” composed by Roald Dahl. Patrick was a police officer; his wife stayed at home, which was typical for the 1950s, which was the time period of the story. The couple had been, so it seemed, happy throughout their marriage. In fact, Mary was pregnant with a baby boy. It felt like another normal day when Mr. Maloney stepped through their home’s door.
Gothic Literature, both traditional and contemporary are sources of unpredictable, mysterious entertainment. For example, ‘The Signalman’ written in 1866 by Charles Dickens utilises the setting, imagery and symbolism, as well as the theme of supernatural to generate the tension in the story. On the other hand, ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ written by Roald Dahl exploits intense emotions such insanity and the theme of reality to conceive suspense. Both writers successfully integrate mystery into the stories to provoke suspense.
“A black pudding to die for” is one of the elements in the unusual, yet amazing, short story by Stella Duffy. The short story takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with mysterious elements such as the obscure landlady Mrs. Lenton.