H. H. Holmes

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  • Ted Bundy: A Life Story Of A Serial Killer

    Serial killers are neither born nor are they created; rather they are the product of both elements when put to extremes. A predisposed mental disorder is sure to cause one to have some troubles in life, but does not automatically make one a future serial murderer. Along with that claim, a troubled childhood is also not grounds for future damnation. But when combined in extremes, one begins to become at risk for a very complicated- and sometimes deadly -future. Originating from former FBI…

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  • Devil In The White City Essay

    characteristics and events to give the reader a wider, better idea of who Holmes really is, as well as letting the reader draw their own conclusions about characters that may not be as foregrounded as others. We are given hints on how other people view Holmes, including females. While he was described as rich and good looking, at the same time, he gives a look and feel, a sort of devilish impression. Larson writes of Holmes (in terms of relating to the devil physically), “It is a marvelously…

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  • The Bartholomew Fair In The Beggar's Opera

    During the summer of the years 1133 to 1855 a famous fair came into London, most commonly known as the Bartholomew Fair. Hosted in Smithfield, otherwise known as the location popular for slaughterhouses and public executions, the fair was a trading event that attracted Londoners of all classes. Ben Jonson uses this factor to his advantage with his play entitled, “Bartholomew Fair.” The type of people, activities, and crimes that occur at the fair gives Jonson the opportunity to reflect on his…

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  • Summary Of The Poem Chicago By Carl Sandburg

    ‘Chicago’ Carl Sandburg The poem ‘Chicago’ by Carl Sandburg describes the city of Chicago in the United States of America, presumably at the time of writing, 1914. Sandburg is first speaking to the city, then speaking to the people who is reading the poem. Sandburg has described Chicago as a city of the big shoulders, busy and brawling. Sandburg’s deep affection for his city arises, in spite of the outsiders staring at the hard working people who colonise the city. He makes us imagine Chicago…

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  • World's Columbian Exposition Of 1893 Analysis

    highlights the contradictions of United States culture, the same culture that brought us innovativeness and hope and the one that brought fear and panic. This paper will analyze the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the life of serial killer H.H. Holmes to contextualize the many contradictions of United States culture in the 1890s. In 1890, a majority voted that Chicago be the home for the World Columbian Exposition of 1893. The architects and city planners of Chicago envisioned a city…

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  • Herman Webster Mudgett: The First Serial Killer

    genuinely defined the word. Holmes was at large around the same time as Jack The Ripper. He committed his crimes on all people regardless of age, gender, relationship status or status in life. No one was safe from the acts he committed in the mid 1800’s. To give a little light on who Holmes is, He was born in New Hampshire in 1861. Went to medical school in Michigan and moved around a bit before staying in chicago IL. It is believed that in the time from school to chicago Holmes had already…

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  • Nature Vs. Nurture In Serial Killers

    most of the time, the motive is not clear. One explanation of this could be a personality disorder known as antisocial personality disorder. Many serial killers have this disorder. As he is described in Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, H.H. Holmes possesses symptoms of antisocial disorder. People with this affliction are described as “a person [whom] exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members; may be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con…

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  • Dr. H. Holmes Insane

    Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as Dr. H. H. Holmes once said “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing....” This quote came from Holmes at his confession trial in 1896. Holmes is thought to have had a fortunate childhood, so it is unsure what the main cause of his dire need to kill so many people in his life time truly was. While Holmes only confessed to twenty-seven murders and many insurance…

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  • Juxtaposition The Devil In The White City

    In The Devil in the White City, a novel published in the year 2003, Erik Larson describes the greatness of both the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and one of America’s first serial killers, H.H. Holmes. In the novel, Larson uses juxtaposition, imagery, and repetition to emphasize the characteristics of good and evil for the reader. In his implementations of juxtaposition, Larson directly contrasts the characteristics of opposing elements. In his contrast between “the moral” and “the…

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  • Born Evil In The Devil Inside By Charles Manson

    IN the mind of the worst of the human race We all fear something, don’t we? Yes, yet it is hard to say things that we are afraid of do not intrigue us, make us wonder. Where it came from what made it what it is well this paper is my dive into the mind of something that intrigues me personally yet I am also afraid of. The mind of the serial killer the monsters among men we all fear people that can take a human life but why do they well in my research I found some similarities such as personal…

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