Miss Strangeworth writes these letters because she thinks that by doing so she is protecting her town by warning them about evil things that may be going on. 2.Explain the last line of the Story. In the last line of the story, they are getting back at Miss Strangeworth for all of the letters she has sent over the years. I believe the reason for this is because by writing these letters, she is getting in people's personal space and making assumptions that may not be true. They get back at her by killing her roses and I believe the reason why they chose to kill the roses is because they knew it meant a lot to her since her grandmother planted them and her mom took good care of them.
Therefore, the lady had killed the victims and stuffed them to preserve their bodies and remember them. Hence, if she forgot their names, she would go down to the guestbook where she made them write their names. As in the real world, after killing their victims, they keep the body and treasure it in their own way as a remembrance of the murder. Clearly, there is a connection between the landlady and actual serial killers because the lady
What secret, when revealed, motivates a wife to murder her dearly beloved husband and commit a heinous crime? We may never know the secret, however, we know that for Mary Maloney a secret from her husband had an effect where it changed the disposition of her character in a dramatic way. In the short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald dahl, his characterization of Mrs. Maloney classifies her as a dynamic character because she experiences a significant change in her feelings about Patrick and also in her actions throughout the story. One example of how Mrs. Maloney is a dynamic character is that she undergoes a drastic internal change in terms of her feelings and motivations. At the beginning of the story Mary thinks, “She loved the warmth that came out of him when they were
“But in Rasheed’s eyes she saw murder for them both. And so Mariam raised the shovel high, raised it as high as she could, arching it so it touched the small of her back.” (349). This quote was the moment before Mariam’s life would end, she killed Rasheed to save the people she loved which was Laila, Aziza, and Zalmai. But, Mariam’s action would have conscious she knew that she would have to admit to the police. “I admit to what I did, brother,” Mariam said, “But, if I hadn’t, he would have killed her.
Tandoori Angel, or Tandy is the main character of Confession of a Murder Suspect. She is very stubborn and intelligence with a quirky sense of humor but also very curious. In the book, she is determined to find out who killed her parents. Tandy followed every lead to her parents murder and continued trying to find the murder no matter how many dead ends she meets and how little people she can trust. Her analyzing skills help her solve the case of her parents murder later on.
The suspect, their own daughter, Lizzie Borden. For the duration of her trial Lizzie Borden was seen as a bane, a murderer, and would be treated like one for the rest of her life. Sarah Miller recognized the wrong in this and aspired to give Lizzie another chance to clear her name by giving nothing but the facts about the case since, during her trial, evidence was left out or overlooked. In her book “The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the
Her book will go down in history as a means to educate students about the appalling tale of the atrocities committed by John Wilson. Simmie aimed to create a book that would repair Polly Wilson’s,also known as Mary Hutchinson’s, reputation. With each book sold, Simmie continues to accomplish the task of amending the memory of Polly as well as spreading the truth of John Wilson. “In a story carefully reconstructed from letters, police files, and court documents author Lois Simmie creates a book that is a compelling mix of true-crime, history and the vagaries of human nature” (back cover). Simmie proves to reader that though someone may be a person of the law, they may still be capable of horrendous actions and they are not above the persecution of the justice system.
“You can try to reason all you like about death and how it comes to be. I’ve seen so much death. I’ve sought justice for those who have been murdered, yet there still is no real justice for my brother. There is still no justice for me.” Detective Jasmine Steele has an obsession with death trying to connect the dots believing that somehow every case that comes across her path is connected to Officer Garrison. It doesn’t matter he is dead since she is sure there is more.
The opening scene in the first chapter of Cruel Summer is crucial when setting up the storyline as Jane ‘committing suicide’ is important adding drama and suspense to the novel. It the first chance to grab the reader into the book making them want to keep reading due to the intense sentences that engage
Through Oates story I realized that literature pieces can have a deeper meaning and have hidden messages. Literature helps individual’s express their emotions, gain knowledge, and become informed, making it vital for education. Joyce Carol Oates’s short story’s plot, ‘’Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is brilliantly inspired on true events. Oates effectively uses the story’s main characters, Connie and Arnold Friend to share with readers the murders of Charles Schmid. Making the short story informative yet entertaining.