To begin with, the Zodiac would occasionally send letters to newspaper companies, and the first one he sent was on August 1, 1969 (“Zodiac Killer Biography”). Many investigators believe he was sending letters to newspaper companies because he wanted to intimidate the public and taunt the police for not being able to catch him. In addition to that, he would also include cryptic ciphers in his letters that contained hidden messages about his addiction to killing people (Newton 412). Furthermore, the Zodiac has been “directly linked to at least 5 murders in Northern California” (“Zodiac Killer Biography”). He would monitor the total number of people he has allegedly killed in the letters he would occasionally send (Newton 414).
Arthur Leigh Allen was previously a mental patient, he had stated that he had wanted to commit a sequence of murders which led him to be investigated by the authorities (Katz 4). Also, Bryan Hartwell, a survivor of the zodiac, said Arthur’s voice and physique were the same as what he had seen of the nefarious killer (Newton 416). The police investigated Arthur Leigh Allen’s home, they found numerous objects such as explosives, handwritten letters, handguns and a zodiac brand watch (Katz 5). Was it just a coincidence that the suspect had a zodiac brand watch and the other items or was the Zodiac Killer right under their nose? To add, “police speculated that perhaps Allen has committed the murder and an accomplice wrote the letters” (Katz 5).
Affairs affect people in different ways, but no one could imagine an affair destroying their ability to psychologically function. The “killings” by Andre Dubus is a shocking story about a killer named Richard who murders frank the man having an affair with his wife, who is his pride and joy. Riveted with murder and passion the author revels the characteristics of Richard Strout’s in the “killings” as a psychological obsessive and controlling person; these traits effect his emotions and behaviors throughout the story. Richards’s anger which evolves throughout the story, is what leads to his obsessive and controlling behaviors. The author explains Richards’s background as a young, striving man, who is overcome by failure, and this contributes
Murder by Trauma In cold blood is a nonfiction novel that was written by Truman Capote to narrate the murders of the Clutter family, though it was about the murders of a family, the people around them were affected though not physically, complete and psychologically. Capote's novel annotates the mental strain that the citizens of Holcomb experienced after the killings of the Clutter family. In past 30 years imprisonment and execution have reached a large peak in obsession among the Citizens of the United States public. Thusly the general public becomes numb to violence, murder, manslaughter, etc.
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him.
Richard Brooks brings to life Truman Capote’s non-fiction novel “In Cold Blood”, in which he tries to open the murder case with an absolute honesty. Crime, which occurred in the heart of America shocked entire nation and it is still remains as a subject of discussion in fields of psychology and sociology. The story is based on a true facts, which makes it very powerful and best of its kind. Murder took place in a small town Holcomb, Kansas on november 15th, 1959, where four members of Clutter family were brutally murdered. Perry Smith and Dick Hickock planned the robbery based on the information they received from Dick’s friend about 10000 dollars being locked in a hidden safe in Clutter family’s house.
Serial killing is a kind of macabre art perfected by psychopaths, who are either on a pleasure trip or a trial of revenge, who kills at least three victims one by one in a series of sequential murders, with a form of psychological gratification as the primary motive. There is a deep connection between the actions and the psychology of a serial killer. Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon (1981) is a crime thriller and features a serial killer whose cleft lip is the primary factor motivating his murderous behaviour. With particular attention to the image of the mirror, this assignment is concerned with offering a psychoanalytic reading of the novel, through the Lacanian concept of the mirror stage. It also aims to analyse the reasons and motives of the serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the light of psychological theories like psychoanalysis and behavioural theory.
There are times in life where people do commit a small mistake, or a huge crime, but what really matters is if one will listen to their conscience. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character lives with an old man who has an eye that “resembled that of a vulture--a pale blue eye, with a film over it.” The story revolves around the main character’s obsession over the eye, and how he got rid of it-- by murdering the old man. Towards the end of the story, the young man confesses to the police about his insane stunt after they searched his house. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe focused on having the reader know more than the secondary character, using description, and using a first-person narrator, to build suspense.
Throughout the book, Perry is genuinely the cold-blooded killer, and the reader 's view him that way. While in interrogation, Dick confessed that “ Perry Smith killed the Clutters... It was Perry” (Capote 230). At this point, the audience doesn’t know if they believe that Perry killed all four or if Perry killed two and Dick killed two. While talking in the interrogation room, Dewey mentioned to Perry that “Hickock [thought of Perry as] a natural born killer.
He had confessed to the crimes, but his state of insanity started to be questioned. Gacy had told people that he committed those crimes with a different personality. Gacy later on was found guilty for 33 murders of young men, and was said that he wasn’t insane. He was sentenced to 12 death sentences and 21 natural life sentences. Gacy was executed by Lethal Injection on May 9th, 1994.
Not wanting his life to expire, Gaskins confessed to other murders that he had committed. Unable to deal with the coercion Neely showed the police Gaskins “private cemetery”. Police Officials found the bodies belonging to Diane Neely, Johnny Knight, Dennis Bellamy, Avery Howard, Doreen Dempsey, and her
Shortly after researching the case, Hae’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was accused, and convicted of the murder. Adnan was convicted because of one man’s story and one phone call from a phone log. Although this evidence could have been enough in another case, it proved nothing. Adnan is
The story is being told fifty years after it occurred. This story is being told either so Montressor can brag about the heinous way in which he killed Fortunato or so he can finally confess to his sins. I personally believe that the auditor is bragging about what he did. The way he still sounds scorned about what Fortunato did to him leads me to believe that recounting his story is like a guilty pleasure to him. 3.