Lizzie Borden Research Paper

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Who is responsible for the horrific death of Andrew and Abby Borden otherwise known as the axe murders? WHO-Emma Borden, “The relationship between the Borden sisters and their step mother, Abby Borden was not close.”-3. Andrew Jackson Borden, “Andrew was originally married to Sarah Anthony Borden and soon after married Abby Durfee Gray.”-3. Abby Durfee Gray, “Abby died in 1862 and suffered 17 wacks with an axe to the head.”-2. Lizzie Borden, “Lizzie Borden is claimed to have murdered her father and stepmother at her family’s house in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892.’-4. “Lizzie Borden was born on July 19, 1860 in Fall River Massachusetts, to Sarah and Andrew Borden.” -3. WHERE- Axe murder house, “Located 50 miles south of Boston, minutes from Providence or Newport...this landmark is accessible from all major highways.”-8. HOW- “On August 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were found murdered in their home. Lizzie was arrested and tried for the axe murders.”-3
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“Her father, by contrast, was reputedly dour and parsimonious—as well as eminently wealthy—and Lizzie and her elder sister Emma were ever at odds with him and their stepmother, often over financial matters.”-8. This explains how Mr Borden (Lizzie and Emma’s dad) was a stingy, but very rich man. “ But arguments about property and money are often about position in family structure as well.” -4. This says that amount of money and or property depends on where you stand in the family.“Plain and simple, and supplying a reason to kill since the days of old: money, and a not-insignificant amount of ill will on the side.” -5. Also, this quotes states that dating way back money was a key motive in the murders of the rich. Proven by the text Mr. Borden’s money was a leading factor to his death. Then, Lizzie had shown pure hatred toward both her father and step