Capote’s purpose in writing In Cold Blood changes as the story progresses. It starts with how someone’s carelessness can ruin an entire family and the whole village can be influenced by it. Earlier in the book, the Clutter family is, except two older sisters, killed by two murderers, Dick and Perry. Later, the motive of the murder is found as it is carelessness from Floyd who was Dick’s cellmate years ago. Floyd used to work at the Clutter’s farm and as he was telling Dick what kind of jobs he had, he told Dick how wealthy the Clutters are.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout and Jem Finch live in the small town known as Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Over time, Scout learns about the town’s true identity. She and Jem are forced to work for Mrs. Dubose, an old woman who seems to hate children. Accompanying this, Scout and Jem are stuck fearing the lunatic who only comes out from his rickety old home at night, Boo Radley. Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father, was appointed as a lawyer to help defend Tom Robinson, a struggling black man who was framed for abusing Mayella Ewell.
Not only did this killer kill the old man, he was cruel and cold at heart. This can be seen in this quote, “I heard a slight groan… it was the groan of mortal terror… dreadful echo, the terrors… I knew what the old man felt… I chuckled at heart.” (Poe, 1843) The killer knew what the old man was experiencing, even had empathy for him in his mind, but at heart, he was enjoying the old man’s pain.
Growing up a Sociopath; Born a Psychopath In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true story of a quadruple homicide in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas that greatly impacted the community in 1959. Capote begins his novel by introducing a prominent, well respected family in the community, the Clutters. The Clutters lived average everyday lives until they were abruptly ended at the mercy of a 12 gauge shotgun. The killers were two men unknown to the Clutters, who had two completely different backgrounds and personalities. By choosing to include details about each of the killers, Capote delineates the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths and suggests that the combination of the two personality disorders creates the environment for horrific
The film Citizen Kane written, produced, and starring Orson Welles is the most innovative film of the Hollywood cinema era. The use of verbiage, cinematography and real life events occurring during the time of the films release encompassed a vast amount of talent in its right which led to Orson Welles win of Best Original Screenplay at the 1942 Academy Awards. In the beginning of Citizen Kane we hear voice over narration to emulate a news anchor who gives vivid detail of Charles Foster Kane and his life. This first scene opens in a dark room where a team of reporters are trying to unveil the importance of Kane’s final word on his deathbed “Rosebud”.
Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley is a well known story about a scientist who creates a monster that then turns on the town and him. The story is quite harsh, with death and back stabs happening frequently. However, it has a good story all in all. A common question that is asked, is who’s the hero? Obviously the hero would have to be Victor, the scientist.
Ted Bundy, an infamous serial killer in the 1970s, also volunteered at a suicide helpline. Using his manipulative personality, he convinced people to live. Although Bundy is better known for the dozens of women he murdered, he also made a positive impact on several people. As author Shinde Sweety said in her novel Arjun:Without a Doubt, “No person is completely wicked, just as no person is perfect. We are all grey.”
M (1931) by Fritz Lang is one of the most significant films of the Weimar Republic that had influenced on aesthetic of film noir and an establishment of a genre of a psychological and urban thriller concentrating on a history of one murder who terrorizes a city. It was the first sound film by the director and, nowadays, recognized as one of the most interesting examples in experimentation with sounds and their connection with displaying images. A plot based on a real history of a serial killer from Dusseldorf is a peculiar interpretation of a reality, reflecting an atmosphere in the society because a paranoia described in the film was an illustrative explanation of a condition of people mind. Siegfried Kracauer, a German film theorist, written
When John Wilkes booth was young he was an awfully good actor, known for his good looks and starring in many great plays. He landed the lead roles in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Marble Heart, and much more. He became so well known for his good looks, people often told him he could
“There were three men who hurt me on the first night. They touched me and made me do things…. They came back the next night and hurt me a lot…. There were so many last night. I don’t know how many there were, but they hurt me . . . .”
Washington Irving, this author is famous for his great stories. Three of which are The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and lastly The Devil and Tom Walker. All three of these stories are very well written, given with very much detail. One of my favorites by him would be The Devil and Tom Walker. This story was about this man named Tom and he was going through what seemed to be a war, but then came across “the devil” who in which cursed Tom.
“He was influenced by his experiences of the Wall Street Crash and Great Depression, which all but destroyed his otherwise affluent parents.” “Miller considered the Great Depression to have had a defining impact on American culture, one whose reach was comparable to that of the Civil War.” Arthur Miller was later blacklisted in Hollywood because of his break with Elia Kazan about deciding to give names of former members of the HUAC and refused to testify in front of them in court. He had worked on many projects with Kazan, who had testified and identified members or former members of the Communist Party, and Miller reportedly broke with Kazan over his “friendly” testimony. Miller was under suspicion of being a Communist/sympathizer himself, based on petitions that were signed and meetings that were attended back in the 1940s.