This book is told from the perspective of a marginalized literary figure you have already met this semester…how has Rhys transformed her story? Thinking about Antoinette’s childhood, cultural heritage, cultural displacement and loss of personal identity (including her name) can we make a case for her madness? What does it add to this theme of madness to have it narrated alternately by Rochester and Antoinette?
as Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgeway, and the Zodiac Killer have become household names due to the horrific nature of their crimes. One of the most prolific serial killers in American history is John Wayne Gacy. Nicknamed the Killer Clown because of his profession, Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978, which is one of the highest known victim counts. Gacy’s tale has become so well known that his crimes have been featured in popular culture and TV shows, such as American Horror Story: Hotel and Criminal Minds. Forensic science has, and continues to, play an important role in the solving of the case and identification of the victims. John Wayne Gacy’s history of sexual and emotional abuse was instrumental in piquing investigator’s interest of him as a suspect. John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Being the only son out of three children, Gacy had a strained relationship with his father, who drank heavily and was often abusive towards the entire family (Sullivan and Maiken 48). In 1949, a contractor, who was a family friend, would fondle Gacy during rides in his truck; however, Gacy never revealed these encounters to his parents for fear of retribution from his father (Foreman 54). His father’s psychological abuse continued on into his young adult years, and Gacy moved to Las Vegas where he worked briefly in the ambulance service before becoming a mortuary attendant (Sullivan and Maiken 50). As a mortuary attendant, Gacy was heavily involved in the embalming process and admitted that one evening, he climbed into the coffin of a deceased teenage boy and caressed the body (Cahill and Ewing 46). Shocked at himself, Gacy returns to Chicago to live with his family and graduates from Northwestern Business College in 1963, and accepts a management trainee position with Nunn-Bush Shoe Company. In 1964, Gacy is transferred to Springfield and meets his future wife, Marlynn Myers. In Springfield, Gacy has his second homosexual experience when a coworker drunkenly performed oral sex on him (London 11:7). Gacy moves to Waterloo, Iowa, and starts a family with Myers. However, after regularly cheating on his wife with prostitutes, Gacy commits his first known sexual assault in 1967 upon Donald Vorhees. In the coming m>GET ANSWER