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murder has the ability to drive a person to madness, what do you think it means?
"TRUE! nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why WILL you say that I am mad?"
It is flamboyant and way over the top. Really, who talks like that? Combine that with the fact that this dude wants to kill his roommate because of a bulging eye confirms he has a few screws lose!
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I suppose on some level most people know murder to be original sin. THe taking of life is the gravest of crimes. If one pretends not to have a conscience for acts of murder and brutality, their conscience may well catch up with them in one way or the other. I hope that's what you were getting at.
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