The serial killer, Edmund Kemper a.k.a “The Co-ed Killer” was born on December 18, 1948. Kemper did not have a good relationship with his mom, who was an alcoholic and abusive towards her children. At ten years old she made him live in the basement because she thought he would hurt his sisters. As a child, Kemper had horrible fantasies such as killing his mother and stated that in order to kiss a teacher he had a crush on, he would have to kill her. Kemper would make his sisters play a game where they would tie him to a chair in a “gas chamber” and he would squirm in pain until he “died”.
Every year thousands of women are killed for leaving or denying an arranged marriage. Arranged marriages are set up by the parents of the woman; whereas, forced marriages happen by coercion. Some methods of coercion by parents include: threats, blackmail, fraud, bribes, and parents not speaking to their child for month on end. If a woman refuses an arranged marriage the parents feel that the daughter has disgraced them and the future spouse and his family. Parents of the daughter who refused the marriage feel that killing their daughter would stop her from marrying someone else and bring back the family name.
Here Agamemnon had betrayed Clytaemnestra and their daughters trust, and for that she sought revenge. Medea's husband, Jason, had dishonored her with his unfaithfulness. Medea sought to kill everything that was important in Jason's life in order to seek justice. Clytaemnestra and Medea are similar but yet different in the ways that they define justice, setup up their victims, carry out the just sentence and in the end justify their actions. Clytaemnestra feels the only justice for the death of her daughter, Iphigeneia, is the death of Agamemnon.
Beatrice murdering her husband didn’t come out of nowhere like her children thought— it was due to built-up tension, pressure, and abuse until she finally snapped. She couldn’t withstand being a bystander— to her the only way to preserve her status and her children’s lives was to murder her husband. Beatrice clearly displays symptoms of battered woman syndrome, however, some of these symptoms are congruent with post-traumatic stress disorder, such as emotional detachment to life at the end of the novel. Kambili uses words such as “vacuously” (302), to describe her mother. According to her daughter, her mother doesn’t, “ reply to her[Sisi], Mama simply sat and stared” (298).
He had a difficult relationship with his alcoholic mother, who abused him as a child and would lock him in the basement, scared he would hurt his sisters. Kemper found interest in taking lives of cats away. His mother could not handle him anymore, therefore she sent him off to his grandparents. Kemper’s first murder was when he was only 15, he murdered his grandmother and then grandfather minutes later. He was then sent to
Does Sethe kill her baby girl because she wants to save the baby from slavery or does Sethe end her daughter's life because of a selfish refusal to reenter a life of slavery? By examining the complexities of Sethe's character it can be said that she is a woman who chooses to love her children but not herself. Sethe kills her baby because, in Sethe's mind, her children are the only good and pure part of who she is and must be protected from the cruelty and the "dirtiness" of slavery(Morrison 251). In this respect, her act is that of love for her children. The selfishness of Sethe's act lies in her refusal to accept personal responsibility for her baby's death.
I chose to pick a fictional character that played in a couple of films and now has a TV series. This particular boy suffered severe emotional abuse as a child at the hands of his mother who preached to him that sexual intercourse is sinful and that all women except her are whores. The boy’s father died which left the boy and his mother living alone together until adolescence, when his mother took on a boyfriend. This boy became incredibly jealous and murdered both him and his mother with strychnine. After committing these murders this boy forged a suicide note to make it look as though his mother had killed her lover and then herself.
Thousands of girls and women all over the world are murdered by their families each year in the name of family honor…flirting, being a victim of rape, or even failing to serve a meal on time can all be perceived as disgracing the family's honor…women are killed on the basis of a mere suspicion and are never given an opportunity to contest…In one extreme case, a man's dream of his wife's adultery was enough to elicit lethal violence (WomenforWomen).” The organization was started in the early 1990’s by Zainab Salbi and Amjad Attallah who were moved by the plight of women in Yugoslavia that had been forced into and survived the rape and concentration camps. Under the “Our Heritage” link found at the top of the homepage you learn that Zainab and Amjad were disappointed to be unable to find an organization that helped these women and they joined The All Souls Unitarian Church traveling and providing aid in Croatia. After their trip they returned to the United States and decided to form their organization. They started off small and have grown to connect over 40,000 women worldwide (WomenforWomen).
Jason’s mother was devastated and furious at the leaders of the camp. She blamed them for murdering her son and killed them in vengeance. She also convinced Jason to seek vengeance on everyone who did drugs or had premarital sex; these were the types of activities that distracted the counselors. Years later, a group of teenagers sign up to help rebuild and work at the same camp. They needed a summer job, but this is not what they planned on.
They felt that suicide was the best way to end it all. Nicole Dagan, age 19, has recently attempted to commit suicide. She was bullied at work and at home. The people she worked with would make fun of her because she was a teen mom of two kids and they believed she made a mistake by marrying her husband. Her family told her that her husband and children were a mistake and that her husband was cheating on her.