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“ I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing”(Larson, 109). Those were the exact words of the American serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett also known as H.H.Holmes. The FBI states that a serial killer is any one who kills three or more people with an premeditated murder (Morton). It is nearly impossible to find two serial killers with similar characteristics since all of them have distinct methods in ending the lives of their victims.
In the book Savage Pastimes, the text reads, “Given humanity’s innate endowment of aggression and cruelty as instinctual inheritance from our archaic past it’s no surprise that we require outlets for our bloodthirsty tendencies” (Schechter 9). Our historic ancestors were focused on killing others as means of survival therefore; violence is something that is naturally part of us. Gangs may typically attack in numbers so their opponents are at a disadvantage, making gangs the violent mercenaries. In A Clockwork Orange there is a scene where Alex is raping two drunken ten year old girls, while listening to Beethoven’s Ninth. The novel reads, “When the last movement had gone round for the second time with all the banging and creeching about Joy Joy Joy Joy, then these two young ptitsas were not acting the big lady sophisto no more…They looked like they had been in some big bitva, as indeed they had, and were all bruised and pouty” (Burgess 33).