Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion Focusing on a series of notorious cases the author shows how French society created and sustained a complex series of conventions and assumptions about crimes of passion who committed such crimes wh

  • Title: Crimes of Passion
  • Author: Joelle Guillais J. Dunnett
  • ISBN: 9780745606415
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Focusing on a series of notorious cases, the author shows how French society created and sustained a complex series of conventions and assumptions about crimes of passion who committed such crimes, why they were committed and how the guilty should be punished Guillais examines how society, and above all the legal, political and medical authorities tried to make sense ofFocusing on a series of notorious cases, the author shows how French society created and sustained a complex series of conventions and assumptions about crimes of passion who committed such crimes, why they were committed and how the guilty should be punished Guillais examines how society, and above all the legal, political and medical authorities tried to make sense of crimes of passion Frequently such crimes were seen as part of the breakdown in the fabric of society after the events of the Commune, and the fear of this disintegration was fed by writers such as Zola, the popular press and the pronouncements of the Church These attitudes emerge, the author argues, in the behaviour of the men and women involved in the cases Their letters, suicide notes and courtroom confessions, which Guillais documents in detail, demonstrate an inexorable dramatization of the roles of lover, mistress and wronged husband The adulteresses and murderers became simultaneously heroes and victims, blaming society for their crimes And thus society itself, showing a mixture of condemnation and prurient fascination with these crimes, was put on trial.

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