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Fantasy's Integral Role In The Creation Of A Killer

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Through out history seldom has an individual been able to holda city in fear. Most times people will just either ignore the individual,let the police handle the situation, or call them wacko or crazy. But thenthere are the extreme cases. On this end of the scale people may haveextreme mental problems or very strong motives, so extreme or so strong thatthey captivate an entire city or even nation. Jack the Ripper did it bykilling and murdering five prostitutes. In recent times it has been peoplelike Charles Manson and the Boston Strangler, who assaulted and murderedthirteen women keeping the entire city captivated in a state of fear.Serial Killers... Fantasy plays a very important role in creating and ormodeling a serial killer and it is shown through remorse, uniform andweather or not they have or follow a trademarked style. All of theseelements combined expose the fantasy portrayed by a serial killer.Pain, does a serial killer have or feel pain for their victims?Sometimes the killer may depending on the psychological state they are in.But then regarding the fact most serial killers grow up in violenthouseholds one might say that the killer does not or even can't feel remorsebecause violence is what they were brought up in and to believe is true soit is what they have been conditioned to believe. Or you could take theapproach that the killer feels they are being threatened by their victimsso they had to be removed from the picture altogether. Or finally it mightbe the killer is so mentally unstable that they have very little to noconsciences awareness of what they are doing. But what if they do feelsorrow? Can a serial killer feel sorrow? One researcher says no.'The inner workings of the mind of a serial killer cannot grasp the feelingof any kind of sorrow or remorse'. Therefore a serial killer is hatemanifested into a physical state and may or may not have motives to kill.Serial killers may be killing For many reasons weather it be forrevenge or whatever but one thing remains as a standard among killers youhave to be smart to stay alive. Once you have that intellect comesavoidance from the law and your capture. One of the best cases of aextremely intelligent killer was the case of the Zodiac Killer inCalifornia. His uniform was to kill couples parked in cars, by shootingthrough the window with a .44 gun. Then he changed his uniform victim tosingle women who were walking. Then once again he changed uniform this timeback to couples but only if they were not in a car. Thus showing he had aparticular type of victim, although he changed it, it still followed suithe was just smart enough not to become a pattern killer and changing hisuniform was so that the police would have little chance of catching him.Many killers have a uniform, a favorite way of killing if you like, Sort ofa pattern. This pattern mostly applies to the victim though.'Serial killers tend to go after women and children. However somehomosexual killers enjoy hunting gay men.' The...

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