7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
Connor and Murphy McMannus take the utilitarian approach by taking the judgement of the law into their own hands. The brothers generally target Russian and Italian mobsters who have done harm to society. Motivated by religion, these two brothers use lethal force to serve “good” for society. An antihero makes their own behavior questionable in the eyes of society. A protagonist antihero, generally values some of the same traits as an antagonist.
Sullivan isn’t the only character in The Departed who becomes a product of his environment. Billy Costigan, an undercover cop in Costello's gang quickly develops criminal behaviour. Costigan is meant to be on the right side of the law, he is supposed to be one of the good guys in society. However he proves that if we are subjected to constant interaction with a group of people whom portray the ideals and values of a criminal we will soon replicate their behaviour and develop a criminal attitude. Costigan reverts to violence as a means of getting information about Costello's gang and progressively becomes more violent as he is subjected to further interaction with Costello's gang.
In the two stories, “Enemies’ and “Friends”, from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, O’Brien introduces two men, Jensen and Strunk. They are both fighting for the same side, but act violently toward one another for no real reason. The social codes and contracts that society is normally governed by have become arbitrary. Most of the time, those who steal are punished so they know that they shouldn’t do it again and so justice has been enacted. However, in the first story, “Enemies,” the complete lack of an attempt by Jensen and Strunk to resolve their conflict using peaceful and healthy conversation, or even going to a superior, demonstrates that normal social contracts have begun to break down.
The social deviance After watching multiple television shows, I noticed a connection of deviant behavior portrayed within fictional television. For example, the Dexter show. The Dexter show is about a man that is a blood analyst for the Metrolina police Department. Who has a family, yet is a serial killer at night targeting proper traders that has never been caught for their crimes by the law. For instance, in episode “Hello, Dexter Morgan”.
Bob Kane’s fictional vigilante, Batman, is Gotham City’s greatest hero, capable of overcoming difficult challenges and defeating intimidating opponents. However, does the resilient hero have what it takes to face the struggle of love? In “Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Night”, Travis Langley, the author, delves into the mind of Batman to offer readers his professional opinion regarding Batman’s mental health after experiencing the most unfortunate event of his life, the death of his parents. Dr. Langley carefully analyzed every appearance Batman has made, whether it be comic or film, and studied Batman’s behavior to decode his hidden mental processes. He covers a wide range of mental illnesses such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, obsession, etc.
Frazier thinks he is powerful because he believes he has the upper hand in obtaining the perpetrators. But ultimately, Russell is the dominant one; getting his team out of the bank, escaping the bank, physically bumping into Frazier, and ultimately getting away with the robbery. The Usual Suspects is another example of a power struggle. Once again, the cop thinks that he has the upper hand over the criminal. Kujan believes that he has power over Kint by belittling him during the interrogation; but we find out that Kint is really Keyser Soze, a very powerful
The first difference between the two was that Arnold in the story was way more of a dangerous man than he was in the movie. In the movie the only thing he really does is that tells Connie where her family has go to. And that he is watching her. In the story he is very much more aggressive and makes Connie do things in a very rude and awful way. In the story he threatens the family when Connie picks up the phone to call the cops, but in the movie all he does it talks her out of calling instead of threatening.
Another weakness for Steven is the microwave meals, because he had to eat microwave meals all the time when his mom went to Pennsylvania for Jeffrey’s treatment. The only thing he ate was microwave meals, other than for breakfast because his father didn’t know how to cook. This led to Steven eating this for several months until the few days his mother and brother were home. Although Steven
One of the male protagonists ed exley decides to testify against his fellow officers, throwing away any chance of friendship and likeness he has with them to preserve his integrity which is quite typical of film noir: the idea that sacrifices must be made for justice and some form of self righteousness/ moral code. You also have another male protagonist Bud White, a brutal, imposing enforcer of “justice” utilized by captain Dudley. He walks like a