Bennet's The Executioner

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Bennet's The Executioner

"I am the executioner. When the crime is committed and the Lord God does not take vengeance nor does the exalted State move to declare and then to punish, I say when these bitter events happen, then comes the time for the executioner to declare himself or herself as the case may be. I have waited long enough. So the time has come, and I declare myself the executioner. The three criminals are hereby sentenced to death. By fire. By earth. By water."

This is the direct and powerful quote taken from the novel, The Executioner. It explains the basic plot of the story of the one word that every man fears: Revenge. The Executioner was written by the Canadian born author, Jay Bennett. The strengths and weaknesses of this report will be discussed in detail, and the plot of this murder, suspense, and horror story are revealed. The plot will be discussed, for easier comprehension of the story.

This plot begins when Bruce , an 18 year old high school boy was at a

bar with his best friend Raymond, and a few other friends named Ed, and

Elaine. Unfortunately, Bruce got intoxicated, but still decided to drive

the others home from the bar. On the way home, Bruce began arguing with

Ray, (the only sober one), and the car was steered of the road into a tree.

Raymond was killed by the accident. However, everyone thought that Bruce

was not intoxcated at the time, and the car just accidentally swerved off

to the side.

Throughout the next chapters, Bruce keeps facing the guilt of killing

Ray, and tries to admit to everyone that he did. No one believes him

though, and think's he's just making up the story to cover the guilt up.

This carrries on for a while, and Bruce feels even more depressed. A few

days later, a mysterious man, (the executioner) comes into the bank, and

takes out a letter (The one at the introduction of the review) and says,

"The first shall die by fire."

The next thing the story shows is a scene in a building, where Ed and

Bruce are walking. All of a sudden, Ed is trapped in a room, which is set
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