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Charles Manson Personality

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Erin Williams English 4 Hor. Mrs. Dumas November 30 , 2018 Charles Manson Charles Manson, a well-known cult leader from the 1970’s, who not only recruited followers but influenced them to commit multiple famous murders as well. Most people know who was killed and how they were killed but most people don't know what led Charles Manson to commit such heinous acts. From early childhood influences to the ideas and creation of the “ The Family “ (cult), and his attempts to get him recognized is what led Charles Manson to end up in the jail cell where he sat to the day of his death. Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 12, 1934, Manson was the illegitimate…show more content…
In 1939, Kathleen and her brother were sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a West Virginia gas station. Charles was sent off to live with multiple family members (twisted mind). Manson’s grandmother was a very religious person believing that is true and that God would repay her for all the loss In her life, subjecting him bouts of strict ideological religious beliefs, It was from this multiple accounts of rejection and emotional turmoil that the young Manson developed his own personal philosophy. Based on what Manson's family and childhood acquaintances have said about him, it was clear from the start that he was different even as a child. Things he did in elementary school gave a hint of what his later life would consist of and how he planned on living. While in elementary school, Charlie would recruit gullible classmates to do his dirty work, such as attack other students that he didn't like. He would swear that he had nothing to do with it, that they were just doing what they wanted because no one thought that he was capable of being so…show more content…
He had cut through the screen and was prying the door open when Bill and Glenna Thomas drove up. They took in the ravaged screen door, Charlie’s furious red face, and Jo Ann’s pale frightened one and demanded to know what was going on. So terrified that she could barely speak, Jo Ann mumbled, “Ask Charles.” His version was that she attacked him, and he was only protecting himself. The Thomases didn’t believe him, and Charlie got a whipping. He was adapted to a life of violence and loneliness. He kept to himself and didn’t have any friends. Charlie was an observer; he never got involved or talked to people (twisted minds). He became accustomed to the life of trouble with the law ranging from reform schools and juvenile halls, when he got older he was lacking attention and was in and out of jail constantly and convicted with rape drug use, pimping, stealing, and fraud. During his multiple stays in jail he developed a love for music , especially The Beatles ,From the beginning, Charlie believed the Beatles' music carried an important message. Manson discovered the White Album in December 1968, on the album