Alias Grace Based on a notorious double murder in Canada in the1840's, the novel Alias Grace tells the story of a pretty 16 year-old servant girl who conspired with a ranch hand to kill their employer and his mistress and escape with their belongings. They were captured in several days, and later, in a much-publicized trial, found guilty of premeditated murder. The young man, James McDermott, was sentenced to death, and the girl, Grace Marks, narrowly escaped it. Alias Grace begins after the murderess has served 8 years in prison. The death of Nancy Montgomery, Kinnear's housekeeper and mistress, has been disregarded as both villains had already been sentenced to death.
Based on a horrible murder in 1843 in Canada, the novel " Alias Grace" tells the story of a young Irish-born servant girl who plans to kill her employer and his mistress. It is a very horrifying tragedy. An analysis of Grace Mark's behavior reveals many things. Her actions in the novel show that she is guilty of the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery. She plans with a man named James McDermott, hired help, to kill the love of her life and the mistress he is seeing.
Ms. Morrison was also a senior editor at Random House for twenty years. She has degrees from Howard and Cornell Universities. A host of colleges and universities have given honorary degrees to Ms. Morrison. Among them are Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Lawrence College, Dartmouth, Yale, Georgetown, Columbia University and Brown University. Ms. Morrison was commissioned by Carnegie Hall in 1992 to write lyrics for "Honey and Me", an original piece of music by Andre Previn.
Salem Witch Trials One infamous part of American history, was the Salem witch trials of the year 1692. This led to the results of the execution of a group of young girls in Salem, Massachusetts (“The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692”). During this time fourteen women and a total of five men ended up being accused of being involve with witchcraft and possessed by the devil (“Salem Witch Trials - Facts & Summary”). Not only did the fourteen women and five men put to death, but one eight other people die in prison waiting got trial (“The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692”). In the amount of men and women being accused, one child and one baby were in prison as well waiting to be proven they were witches (“Salem Witch Trials - Facts & Summary”).
Toni Morrison novel, Beloved originated from a nineteenth-century newspaper article that she read while doing research in 1974. The article was about a runaway slave named Margaret Garner, who had run away with her four small children sometime in 1856 from a plantation in Kentucky. She traveled the Underground Railroad, to Ohio, where she lived with her mother-in-law. When her Kentucky owner arrived in Ohio to take Margaret and the four children back to the plantation, she tried to murder her children and herself. She managed to kill her two year-old daughter and severely injure the remaining three children before she was arrested and jailed.
I was trying to understand, breaking down stiff little slogans that had been drilled into me.” When two other “Manson girls”, Mary Brunner and Catherine Shaw, a.k.a. “Gypsy”, were sent to jail and placed with Leslie, Susan and Patricia, Leslie grew tired of listening to their Manson talk and confided to Patricia that “I’ve changed. I’m not into this.” “It took three years to understand” and five or six years of therapy to “take responsibility” for the terrible crime she had helped commit. After reading and watching videos about these killers it would strongly believe that Leslie Van Houten should get another chance at
Their accusation, claim to be against a slave Indian named Tichiba whom belonged and lived in the home Reverend Parris. Now along with the two girls others in the village start developing the same symptoms and also accused Tichiba. With the unease that had set in, the Governor of the colony appoints Cotton Mather to describe in written form the events of Salem. Mather had written a book three years prior depicting a witchcraft trial. The book was about three children that had claimed that they were being tormented by a witch named Goodie Glover, who was later convicted and executed.
From losing her mother and enduring an abusive father, to working in a brothel where men used her as they pleased, to having her husband locked up in jail with no way out. Does that excuse her killing an innocent man? and through the loss of her mother and enduring her abusive father, she ended up in a brothel where she met her husband. Through marrying him, she stuck by his side even through murder. That brought on committing murder herself and ended in her death.
The Reverend Parris speculated that witchcraft had aroused after the strange illness and behaviour of his daughter, Betty and niece, Abigail. Salem was already a god-fearing town, they had the stresses of everyday life in the 17th Century and witchcraft was a good excuse to use. By the summer of 1692, the Salem witch trails began. After the poor evidence and lies were given, a total of thirteen women and five men were hanged. One was even crushed to death.