In “What Makes a Serial Killer”, La Donna Beaty aims to provide an evidence regarding the most vital characteristics of a serial killer. Mainly, the information given in the article is based on eight different sources with the help of which the author supports her primary argument. There are four essential characteristics that the author distinguishes as being the most influential in terms of becoming a serial killer. Concretely, according to the presented theories, these characteristics include the impact of society, the general atmosphere within one 's family, the heavy use of alcohol and mental illnesses. Beaty 's essay is fairly an informative piece as suggesting what might form a serial killer, she does not say what she thinks may
Humiliation can have jarring effects on an individual, but how many would choose to impose pain upon themselves; and what is the difference in the psychological effects? Hester and Dimmesdale committing the sin of adultery created a relationship between them that was both strange and mutual; but both suffered immensely from what they had done. Hester was publically disgraced, whereas Dimmesdale created his own suffering; in which brings up the question, who suffered more? In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, two stories are told about punishment; Hester Prynne who faces public humiliation and Arthur Dimmesdale who inflicts private shame upon himself.
If you compare the two you can see that even though they aren’t the same, in the context of theory, it gets the same meaning, as being free from oppression imposed by authority, is liberty, having liberty is being free from oppression, and therefor, throughout the paper, the world will be used as having the same meaning as different theorist use different words. John Stuart Mill is a “British philosopher, economist, moral and political theorist, and administrator, was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century” (Wilson). He’s known Another person is Philip Petit, who argues for republican freedom, which is different from libertarian freedom that Mill argues for. While Mill focuses freedom on individually and state, Petit argues that pure freedom is not being controlled by anything. Comparing those two gives the conclusion
In the vignette, “The Rice Sandwich,” we see that Esperanza wasn’t as strong as she wanted to be. After Sister Superior had yelled at her Esperanza said, “I cried and ate my sandwich, the bread greasy and the rice cold” (45). These vulnerabilities allow the reader to grasp her tone and understand who she really is. She wants to be strong and mighty, but there are instances in which she breaks down. This deepens the reader's connection with Esperanza as a character because it shows that while she does not like being torn down, she is quick to get back up.
Morrison depicts an enormous and horrific context which is the period of slavery and reconstruction. After the abolition of slavery, the psyches of the characters are filled with traumatic experiences that they faced during slavery, which have influenced their personalities and damaged their relations with
By looking at each character’s connection to Sethe especially with Paul D you are able to sense a coherent identity that they’ve formed that weave them together to their past, and gain an understanding of their actions. With many of the characters in Beloved, both Sethe and Paul D has experience of slavery but because of it they have repressed these memories in an effort to forget about the past and being able to move on from it. The experience of loss of self can only be remedied by acceptance of the memory and the past of their original identities. In the novel, Beloved is a reminder to these characters of their repressed memories, which
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne explores recurring themes of suffering surrounding the main characters, Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Hester and Dimmesdale both commit adultery with each other, and, as a result of this, both experience gruesome and occasionally unbearable forms of suffering. Though they undergo different forms of pain, both of their experiences are highly reliant on how the Puritan society treats them. Hester 's pain stems from the shame and estrangement she receives from the community, while Dimmesdale’s is due to the reverence with which the community regards him. Although, in spite of the fact that both Hester and Dimmesdale receive harsh penalty for their sin, by the end of the book, Hawthorne shows how their suffering is, in fact, the key to their salvation.
Killing or lynching of unwanted slaves, mistreatment, torture, segregation, cultural uprooting, disorientation and dislocation were some of the “natural” faith of the slaves. Slaves who survived the inhuman treatments, face their daily lives with “indelible stain” of slavery, indignity, segregated and marginalized and cultural alienation. All these put together, one is faced with a psychological load of permanent lack of identity, consciousness of color and indeed nostalgia for the lost homeland, from where they have been uprooted. Up till today, many former slaves in different parts of the world still bear the blunt scars of slavery, which is difficult - if not impossible - to
The Deep Wounds of Slavery Trauma, especially in the form of repressed memories, has a profound effect on the lives of the people who suffer it. Past distress often causes intrusive thoughts, which manifest themselves in a variety of painful ways, including through guilt, fear, and isolation. For those who have experienced the extreme abuse of slavery, their haunted past often defines their identity and suppresses any chance of their making future progress. Sethe, the protagonist of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, experiences the worst of slavery’s aftermath as she attempts to establish a life for her and her daughter Denver.
Accordingly, people were divided into two classes; one of them is scorning the other and humiliating it in every possible was. However, resistance is not only about those cases, it also deals with many other topics like: Feminism, Familial Violence, and many diverse political issues discussed through all men of letters' works wherever and
Being a leader was difficult if you were a slave. Especially if you had a harsh master, that would punish you for every little thing you did wrong. But there was still some who persisted though these harsh conditions. Those leaders helped inspire other slaves and grow the population of slave leaders in the south.
The Negroes were in constant suffering under the racist claws of whites who saw them as their prey. The black community suffered physical violence that made more than just their bodies hurt, violence so painful that made their hearts ache knowing that they were attacked for no other reason than their race. But even those vicious attacks seemed minor compared to the injustice that the blacks suffered. They were guilty of wanting justice so they were sentenced to misery and were tortured. Tortures by those who thought that their color made them unworthy of respect or fair treatment.
First off, you were treated like trash; by being either separated from your family or traded off to slave owner after slave owner. A slave would be punished for many things. Any form of resist or attempting to run away would result in some kind of punishment to break the slave’s will. Slaves would get in trouble for talking too much, disobeying, and not working hard enough. Slave owners had many punishments for slave it rarely depends how serious the crimes were.
I believe in the act of paying it forward, and treating others the way you want to be treated in the midst of it. Ever since I was a little girl, I always had a heart to help anyone that I was able to. I hated seeing others down, making it seem as if I was higher than them when I had nothing. I believed that if I was in their shoes, I would want someone to help me. Seeing homeless people on the side of the streets sad, hungry, desperate for just a bite of a sandwich or even a couple dollars to get them by for the next few days, made me realize how much I want to help people who are in need.