Friday, April 15, 2011

Symathy for serial killers?

People who kill are condemned in our society; especially when they get some joy out if it. It's impossible to know what is going on in the mind of a serial killer. They usually plan their moves and follow through precisely so that they can get the most enjoyment out of their act.

In "Contractor's Routine" we see a different side to the story and it gives us insight into the reasoning for this serial killer's actions. We get to see parts of his past that have led to his present thoughts that he may try to fight off, but can not completely rid his mind of. I find myself feeling sorry for him. Once I see where he's coming from and where he has been my mind starts to draw conclusions as to why he is the way he is.

This is what brings conflicting feeling within myself. Is it okay to have sympathy for a killer? Even more so, it is okay to have sympathy for a killer that gets a kick out of planning his killing and viewing them as accomplishment? When is killing someone ever okay and can someone who kills for the hell of it ever truly be forgiven?

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