Why did you pick this?
I picked this sick and twisted true life story, of famous serial killer Albert Fish,
because it really gives you an inside look, it allows you to look inside the mind of a killer.
And as morbid as it all is, its also very interesting, aswell as shocking.
The best horror stories, are tragically based upon real life experiences.
Why are you interested in it?
One of my “hobbies”/interests, is observing, and learning, human behaviour.
Why do people do the things they do in certain situations? say the things that they say?
think the things that they do? And what is more interesting than learning about someone who can do horrible, unthinkable, questionable things to people, with no thoughts of remourse or sorrow?., People who do such things, and are proud of their actions, dignified by them even!
Making a connection!
The book ‘Acceleration’ that was read in Literacy, was about a serial killer.
A boy finds this anonymous serial killer’s journal, in the lost and found where he works. This journal is filled with horrific experiments, ideas, and thoughts written down. The boy feels obligated to hunt down this twisted killer and put an end to him, himself. It’s about a man hunt. Albert Fish was a famous killer, a rapist, and a cannibal. Who openely admitted to his crimes, proudly. He also endured a man hunt, only he didn’t exactly know it. Nobody knew who he was, he went by many names, still no one knew his true identity. Until he unvailed himself, by sending a letter to the family of a young girl who he had murdered a few years earlier. He gave himself away. He was finally caught, locked away, and eventually executed, death by electricution.
Making a personal connection.
The Fish family was a family of mental illness, I also come from a family of mental illness. The Fish’s family reputation of mental illness could have been one of the reasons Albert Fish turned out the way he did. It could explain his strange behaviour, and revolting thoughts. His actions throughout the years could have been absent, with the help of proffesionals.., or maybe not? Nobody will ever know why he did the things he did, mental illness or not, it shall remain a mystery.