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    July 20, 2012, James E. Holmes ended the lives of 12 people and injured 70 in the a Colorado theater. This paper will go into detail about the life and thought process of a mass murder and what would make him want to kill so many people and harm so many people. This next paragraph will discuss Holmes early life. Holmes was born on December 13, 1987 in San Diego. Son of a nurse and a mathematician. He lived in the suburbs, went to church every Sunday. Kids sometimes said he was not insane but…

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    Wack! Wack! Wack! That might have been you if you lived in New Orleans in 1918. But fortunately, it wasn't. Instead, it was 6 other innocent people from the area of New Orleans were murdered. There was much evidence collected but no one found a real suspect that fit the crime. Still today, researchers study the evidence and keep trying to come to a conclusion to who the dangerous Axeman of New Orleans was. Many people noticed that the Axeman used the ax that the victims owned. He would…

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    average. “Over one-third were shown to have a history of physical abuse, 26 percent were sexually abused, 50 percent were psychologically abused and 18 percent were neglected.” The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson is a depiction of how H.H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett) uses his skills of manipulation, charm, and deceit to commit several crimes, including theft, insurance fraud, and murder during the 1893 Chicago World 's Fair. Herman Webster Mudgett was a notorious criminal, responsible…

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    with gas and his guests would silently die in their sleep, or he would use chloroform soaked rags and suffocated them to death. After he murdered his guests, he would then burn their bodies at the bottom of the hotel’s basement. From these crimes, Holmes is said to be one of America’s first known serial killers (Larson, 2003). Furthermore, building the fair was a long and brutal process since it had to be completed in a short about of time. Daniel H. Burnham, one of Chicago’s talented…

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    order to find and kill many victims. Holmes loved Chicago, for grim reasons, as the book described. It was said that he loved how the “smoke and din could envelop a woman and leave no hint that she ever existed.” Holmes was a master manipulator. For example, he convinced a girl named Myrta Belknap to stay with him in Chicago. To Myrta, being with Holmes seemed exciting. She came from Minneapolis, a small and boring town compared to the booming city of Chicago. Holmes was described as “handsome,…

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    The Devil in the White City by: Erik Larson Crown Publishing Group, 2003, and 447 The book "The Devil in the White City" is about the serial killer H.H. Holmes and the architect of the World's Fair Daniel H. Burnham. Who was Daniel H. Burnham? Burnham was a man who rose to prominence. In 1893 Chicago won the bid for the World's Exposition. The architects chosen were Burnham and his partner John Root, Burnham and John needed to build something to give their city a better reputation. Burnham…

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    to waiting public. In the nearby Chicago community of Englewood resides a businessman, a doctor, and the United States first documented serial killer, Dr. H.H. Holmes. First Plot Point As the trains which shall overwhelm Chicago with tourist and people seeking new opportunities so is it occupied by predators seeking easy prey. As Holmes looks over the incoming guest he sees both an opportunity for both his business and his craft. Lying in wait a lone young woman separates herself from the…

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    Daniel Burnham

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    better known as the World’s Fair of 1893. The book is based on two men that are on the opposite side of the spectrum in society: Daniel Burnham, the architect of the World’s Fair, and Herman Webster Mudgett or better known as Dr. H.H. Holmes (Dr. Henry Howard Holmes), one of the first serial killers of America and psychopath. These two seemingly different stories come together in one event that made great city…

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    I chose to read about H.H. Holmes in The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, And Madness At The Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson because I wanted to learn about something new rather than the alternative athlete that I’ve done biographies on in the past. The novel shows the stories of two different people during the time of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, one…

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    “Resignation” Vs. “After the Burial” “Resignation” by Longfellow and “After the Burial” by Lowell differ significantly in the treatment of the author’s daughters’ deaths. For example, Longfellow’s poem is hopeful, while Lowell’s is hopeless. Longfellow believes his daughter is protected in Heaven and that one day he will get to see her in “celestial grace.” He commands a positive outlook by boldly stating, “Let us be patient!” On the other hand, Lowell focuses on the sting of death and the fact…

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