Unformatted text preview: the difference between criminal intent (sin) and people who commit criminal actions due to circumstance. In his conclusion, he writes that Andrea Yates’ crime of drowning her 5 children in a bathtub was “an awfulness that somehow drifts outside the limits or the relevance of justice—a failure of nature, like the scrambled instruments of whales that relentlessly swim onto beaches, to drown themselves in the air.” This statement is a surprising twist, given that the rest of the article was about a completely different case. The author is showing us that he is willing to place his “Coleridge line” perhaps further to the center than we might expect....
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- Winter '10
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