Cameron Todd Willingham was put to death for killing his girls, by setting the house on fire purposely in Corsicana, Texas. The arson inspector’s findings were that the house was purposely set on fire due to lab tests and burn patterns. Willingham was put to death at the Texas State Penitentiary in February 2009. The Texas Forensic Science Commission determined that the local and state arson investigators used “flawed science” when the fire was labeled as arson. Experts stated that the findings were careless (Ryan 261-313).
Four years later, in 1996, with the help of his cousin, Jim Rix, Krone was granted an appeal for a new trial. During the retrial, DNA evidence was discovered on Kim’s body that did not match the victim’s or Krone’s DNA. Krone felt that he’d win this case for sure. Even in light of this new evidence, Krone was found guilty, again. “I remember the judge saying, this case was going to haunt him for the rest of his life, because it was hard for him to believe that a person like [Krone] was on trial for a murder that [Krone] did not commit.
Everything Balram did from when he left Laxmangarh to when he became successful and “helped make new Bangalore” was for his own advantage (273). When Ashok began drinking after Pinky left, Balram told him he had to “believe in god and keep going on” not because he genuinely cared for him, but because he wouldn’t have anyone to “pay him three and a half thousand rupees a month” (159). The selfishness imbedded in him led him to conclude that the only ticket out of darkness was to murder his master, which goes against his personality in beginning when he felt guilty for something as trivial as outing a driver for
During the seventies and sixties Heisman Trophy winner Orenthal James Simpson captivated the nation as the charismatic record setting running back for the USC Trojans, New York Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. Many people regarded him as a man who transcended race such as Hertz CEO Frank Olson a company were Simpson was the face of the company throughout the seventies. However, the events of June twelfth 1994 changed that image when Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered in her apartment. After a major pieces of evidence were found against Simpson such as the victims’ and his blood in his Bronco and his injury to the left side where police determined the killer must have injured, Simpson was arrested.
Winston’s realization of the Party’s morally wrong actions gets him to start rebelling against him. The first instance of a rebellion is when he purchases a diary from a store, which is prohibited. He secretly writes down any anti-Party suspicions, knowing that he is going to get captured for it. In the first act of 1984, Winston continues to write in his diary.
In 1971, Philip Zimbardo, then a professor of psychology at Stanford University, devised one of the most famous psychological experiments of the twentieth century. In what is known as the Stanford Prison Experiment, he assigned twenty-four young men roles as prisoners and guards, and observed the group dynamics that ensued. To his horror, the study had to be shut down after just six days because the guards were psychologically abusing the prisoners. When the Abu Ghraib story broke in 2004, Zimbardo immediately spotted parallels with his research. He later testified as an expert witness on behalf of Ivan "Chip" Frederick II, a former staff sergeant sentenced to eight years for his role in the abuse of detainees.
William James once said in his book “ History is a bath of blood”, “Modern man inherits all the innate pugnacity and all the love of glory of his ancestors. Showing war’s irrationality and horror is of no effect on him. The horrors make the fascination. War is the strong life; it is life in Extremis; war taxes are the only ones men never hesitate to pay, as the budgets of all nations show us.” (303)
Hamlet spent his whole life in the pursuit of perfection and jack spent his years doing the same. There isn’t any reason as to how they both should have come to a devastating demise however Shakespeare and Ernest Hemmingway understood the way war destroys the mind, body and soul, how loss kept their characters in the dark when it came to those they loved the most. How lion hearts became tame and the minds of men became shallow graves for lost memories is a wonder to us all. Catherine: "The brave dies perhaps two thousand deaths if he 's intelligent.
In 1966, Truman Capote published the novel In Cold Blood that pierced the boundaries of literary genres, as he narrated the events of the 1959 Clutter family massacre in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas and the quest that took place afterwards through the perspectives both the murderers and those looking for them. As Capote bends these genre normalities, he ventures with the killers and the detectives and describes the murderers’ lives in-depth to further characterize Dick Hickock and Perry Smith--their psychological states and the possible contributing factors to their undeniable personality disorders. A mental health professional ultimately diagnoses the killers with mental illnesses rather than chronic personality disorders, an injustice still commonly made today in the psychology field, and determines them to have known right from wrong in terms of their crime. Throughout this novelistic journey, Capote explores the distinction between psychopathy and sociopathy, specifically the textbook lack of remorse and guilt, the mask antisocial individuals tend to display as their public persona via falsified charm and manipulation, and overall moral compass, or lack thereof, between the two.
hope has faded away, david became a robot showing no emoiton but inside was fighting between fear and anger/ at night no longer dreamed/ the words hope and faith just became words with no meanings/ didnt care if he was beaten.. eating was his only survival and ate whenever he could pg.135 david finally= family slave by summer 1972.. brothers treated him as one he became the hitting magnet and dad lost faith in david because david had to be on mothers side because she was the one who fed him pg.136 hate was all that was left in david, he hated himself more than anything; he felt its his fault because he let it go on.. and let it go on for so long every beating or starvation was all one just big game to catherine, it brought her joyment and somehow never felt guilty.. even stabbing him; no guilt pg.75 after all kids were asleep david was called to drink ammonia, david non educated did not think this was bad so drank it.. seconds later fell to the ground reaching for
Helen Garson, while reflecting deep understanding of plot points consecutively, induces her beliefs on what Truman Capote intended when writing In Cold Blood. She reveals both flaws and hidden gems that may have not been noticed easily by the reader. With this criticism being made in 1980, after the first publication of In Cold Blood in 1965, Garson acknowledges accounts when Capote’s nonfiction novel ignited controversy due to the fact that he merely took notes after his encounters with the criminals based on memory. In addition, including Capote’s emotions while writing each part of the book.
How crazy would it be to interview criminals who murdered 4 people in cold blood? Well that’s exactly what Truman Capote did in this chilling book. In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote used different rhetorical strategies to create sympathy and influence the idea that there are always two sides to every story. Some of the mainly used rhetorical strategies throughout the novel were imagery, diction, tone, and pathos. Furthermore, Capote also illustrated sympathetical emotion towards both types of characters, the protagonists and antagonists.
Truman Capote enlightened the world with an insight to the brutal murders committed by Perry Smith and Dick Hickock of the six innocent lives of the Clutter Family. It was entirely clear that the victims’ lives were taken out of spite. Capote exposes the murderers’ mentality and its relation to family by expertly exploiting the characters, accentuating the setting, and constantly foreshadowing the outcome.. Due to the fact that the crime was committed by two people, Dick and Perry, it is essential to fully comprehend these characters and who they were.
This quote shows that Dick is longing to forget about the murders and move on with his life. Capote uses words like " Why the hell couldn't Perry shut up" and "He was Annoyed.. Annoyed as hell" to show Dick his antagonistic attitude towards Perry's level of concern. Though he secretly feels guilty about what happened, he wishes that Perry would stop bringing it up since that makes it harder for him to forget about the horrific event. With this quote Capote's is trying to reveal that Dick thought of Perry as paranoid and over dramatic.