Ted Bundy is a killer who loved and desire to torture, kidnap and kill. Many have described him as America’s worst modern day serial killer. What was unique about Bundy is he did not have to use violence to overpower his victims. Bundy used his good looking and charming looks to manipulate young college women to help him because he would pretend he had a disability. In just six months, six women had been abducted by Ted. He did his killing in Utah, Colorado, and Florida. Bundy confessed to murdering 30 woman just days before his execution in Florida State Prison on January 24, 1989. Authorities believe there was more than 30 roughly round the hundreds. Bundy’s crimes were one for the books, he did not just murder
his victims. He took the extra mile to beat them, raped them many times, penetrating them with sharp objects and at times he would have sex with the dead bodies. What cause or lead Ted Bundy to kill would it be his sexual desires and his first breakup.
hundreds. Bundy’s crimes were one for the books, he did not just murder his victims. He took the extra mile to beat them, raped them many times, penetrating them with sharp objects and at times he would have sex with the dead bodies. What cause or lead Ted Bundy to kill would it be his sexual desires and his first breakup.
Would you say porn would be an addiction? We are all guilty of watching porn because it could have been introduce to us or curiosity is killing the cat. According, to Gene McConnell and Keith Campbell in the article The Stages of Pornography Addiction, there are five stages of porn addition. Step four and five are Desensitization and Acting out sexually. Desensitization is when that person addicted is now numb of the pornography and is looking for the pleasure of watching for the first time again. Acting out sexually is when the addicted person bring their fantasy to the real word. I believe Ted had a sexual desire due to looking at pornography, which lead to his murders and the way he murdered. I believe Ted was at a stage five he was looking to find the same feeling of watching porn but better.
Another cause of Ted’s murders was his first breakup. Ted’s first girlfriend was Diana Edwards. They were both attending University of Washington. This relationship brought out a lot of Ted insecurities. He thought he was not good enough for Edwards because she came from a wealth family. She was the one to brake things off with Ted. Ted was heartbroken and had the urge to have his revenge. This is why his victims were so young, pretty, white and slim because they resembled Diana. His retaliation over the break up was killing and raping women.
Ted Bundy is a killer, psychopath and most of all a monster. Jeffery Jerome Cohen’s Monster Culture, Thesis III, states that “the monster always escapes because it refuses easy categorization” This is a perfect example of how we categorize Ted. We were in disbelief he would be capable of these horrific murder just because of his looks. Women took his handsomeness and charmingness for gradated and Bundy used it for his personal gain.
In the end, even though Ted was a monster young woman had the desire to help or fall into his trap because of his attractive, eye-catching, and start demeanor. Which made it easier for the kill. He did not have to do that much work for the next victim. The blame of this actions were his addiction to sexual desires and the heart break up. What if his heart was mended and his addiction was cured would it still lead to murdering or would he find a place in our society.
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