Death. Essay

978 words - 4 pages

It was cold a Friday night. The rain fell hard enough to fill a child sized pool within an hour. Less than an hour ago the fourth victim attached to a series of similar deaths, had appeared. The victim was once again a young male. His eyes had been gouged out. the weapon: a single, custom made gold high heel. The name "Maria Johnson" was engraved in the heel. The heel was found five feet from the body; the heel was doused with blood. The man's identification, said that he was twenty one years old; A whole ten years younger than I. His name was Carl Tacs; he would have been an attractive man, had his eyes not been brutally clawed out. Each of the men's throats had been crushed, as though they had been attacked, from a barrage of strikes from small, yet powerful, hands.

I sat at my desk; crippled from a atrocious migraine. This case was very different; we knew who the murderer was. A young, attractive woman; who liked to party and shop. She was a black belt in kickboxing; she also ordered her shoes from ''. Maria was an accountant; she lured her victims into dark alleys, behind clubs and pubs. Two months ago we tracked her down at her condo down in south New York. Miss Johnson had escaped and was now on the loose. She had been my younger brother best friend.

She had an abusive childhood; her mother had an extreme case of agoraphobia and bipolar disorder, which often caused her to get violent. The father was an alcoholic; he had not been abusive just neglectful. Her only friend was her older sister; seven years had set them apart. She was killed while attending college seven years earlier. Five young men had been accused; but not convicted, due to lack of evidence. Two of the men had committed suicide, and the other three have since dropped out.

There was a knock at my office door.

"Come in!" A young man in a blue suit opened the door. His badge said “John Blake”

"Detective Smith, I have somthing to tell you."

"Call me Matt."`My voice was raspy; hours of sitting in this chair had taken its tole. He had a look of compassion and fire in his eyes.

"Your younger brother called to inform us that he was going to confront Miss Johnson." I looked up at him. I had almost forgotten how tired I was.

"Where are they?" My voice shook with uncertainty. The look in his eyes told me what I had feared.

"I, I don't know; he called from his cell phone. The call only lasted ten seconds.If you don't mind me asking? Why is he doing this?" My voice steadied itself as I said.

"Wouldn’t you do...

Find Another Essay On Death.

Death Essay

967 words - 4 pages Death is an inescapable event in human life. Human beings, to a certain extent, are afraid of the unpredictable and inevitable death issues and deadly threats. Reason behind the anxiety is due to the difficulty to find a definitive answer of a question on life and death (Becker, 1973). We aware their ultimate fate of nonexistence and deaths often occurs uncontrollably. In order to explain the death anxiety, terror management theory (TMT) was

Death Essay

1730 words - 7 pages best years of our lives and I felt horrible that she would not get to experience them. Tears filled my eyes as I scrolled down the several status about her death. She was not my friend but I knew who she was, and it made me cry even more when I realized I wouldn’t see her in September. The next day the entire school gathered in front of her house for a memorial. About a hundred people were there, all crying and holding each other as we all


740 words - 3 pages I would agree with the idea that having a high self-esteem helps to buffer someone from a fear of death. There is more than one reason for why I agree to this belief, and the reasons are a little complex and tend to run together into one another. During one’s early part of life (such as in childhood), death oftentimes seems distant to those who have a relatively happy time. I would categorize my childhood in this sort of way and as such was


1173 words - 5 pages Death’s (the narrator) fascination with the colors of the sky functions as imagery. It helps set the mood of the story. Death’s eagerness to observe different colors indicates his indecision about whether the human race is good or evil. In his analysis, human beings are capable of being either good or bad. Death merges these colors into the Nazi flag; a black swastika in a white circle surrounded by a field of red. Zusak compares the


836 words - 3 pages Death "Comrades, you're in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. There's a long road of suffering ahead of you. But don't lose courage. You've already escaped the gravest danger: selection." This quote is from the book Night, by Elie Wiesel. This book is based on the life of a young teenager trying to survive in a concentration camp during World War II. It was very hard to survive in a death camp. That is what Auschwitz was. Auschwitz


878 words - 4 pages today I know that it started in my shoulders, and suddenly I was so cold, cold. My family was crying, but I just stood there. I felt that my strength was gone, I was feeling numb and unprotected. My grandma was the first person who I would go to if I had some concerns or problems in my life. She always had time for all my stories and she was helpful and never judgmental. My grandma had lots of rings, and her wish was that after her death every

Death Becomes Death

1904 words - 8 pages Death becomes Death In reality all we can expect in life as the living is that one day we will all die. Even if we are Oprah Winfrey with all her chartable giving’s or Adolf Hitler and his many victims who faced death, having their race nearly annulated, we all die someday. We do not have the means to speak, plead, trick, and or even bargain with this indestructible force. We cannot touch, feel, see, fight, wrestle, or even make love to death

Death Penalty

952 words - 4 pages The employment of the death penalty as the ultimate criminal sanction has been subjected in enormous debates. Many people view that capital punishment should be illegal. Since 1977, the executions have increased almost eighty-five percent. The number of people put on death row has risen from five hundred to over thirty-five hundred. Some of the popular reasons that many people want capital punishment to be illegal are poverty issues with

Death essay

638 words - 3 pages Jonathan JosephEnglish 1102March, 2014The thought of death is more intriguing than the thought of life. Even if we do know what happens in life, we don't seem to have any scientific proof of what death consists of. In the circle of life, death is always the end result. Vivian struggles with the idea of death, and how it slowly comes to take her life away. The topic of death can be seen as a freighting subject, because no one really knows for

Death Penalty

1169 words - 5 pages Death Penalty The death penalty, outlawed in most of Europe, Canada, Australia and most other countries in the world, is still practiced in almost 40 states in the U.S. Today, there are more than 3,000 people on death row waiting the day of their execution. They are put to death by methods such as hanging, electrocution, lethal injection and by firing squad. Since the death penalty was reinstated bye the supreme court in 1976, by the Gregg v

Death Penalty

1115 words - 4 pages Thesis It is more reasonable to utilize the death penalty than to abolish it. The death penalty should not be abolished because (1) it deters people from committing murder and (2) because the death penalty gives peace of mind to the victims and their families and puts an end to the crime.      Arguments for the thesis (1) The death penalty should not be abolished because the fear of the highest form of punishment

Similar Essays

Death Essay 1284 Words

1284 words - 5 pages Two Different Views on Death Death can be represented in numerous ways. Emily Dickinson's view of death is a calm accepting representation. Wallace Stephens' view on death represents a celebration. Death can be a time of acceptance or denial. I have chosen to compare the differences on the theme of death between Emily Dickinson's poem, Because I Could not stop for Death and Wallace Stevens' poem, The Emperor of Ice-Cream. Emily

Death Essay 692 Words

692 words - 3 pages People throught out the world and throughout time all had different perceptions of death. Some people accepted death cause they knew sooner or later it was going to get them and there is no way to escape it. Other people ran trying to escape death cause they were afraid of death but they still could never escape death. Death is one of the few forces in reality that is absolute. In "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. a ballerina and

Death Essay

1553 words - 7 pages When you think of the word “death” what exactly comes to mind? For most people you may think of pitch black darkness for death is the opposite, the recipical of life just like darkness is the opposite of light it remains a mysterious phenomenon that we all must experience. Just like darkness we don’t know what’s inside it, we have no idea what happens after death therefore we fear it. In fact in Eckhart Tolle’s article “The Origin of Fear” he

Death Essay 1179 Words

1179 words - 5 pages The death penalty, or capital punishment may be spoken of as a method of the past, but ninety-four countries still employ the "˜punishment' to deter and kill murderers. Like any issue that has moral or ethical roots the death penalty has both "˜for' and "˜against' arguers. Both sides believe that their views and opinions are the one that society should follow yet it is really only possible for any society to employ one. Until this