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Both Butch Hayes and Samuel Levine both committed the same crimes against a young person yet the viewer is positioned to feel differently to both of them-more sympathetic towards Hayes rather than Levine This is because of the manner both their characters were portrayed using among other things techniques specific to the genre feature film and novel One of the main factors which manipulate how we feel about Butch and Samuel are the way they are both characterised Hayes is intelligent and sensible as shown in the way he constantly outsmarts the police He is sane and also inwardly good He only killed the people who hurt the ones he loved Butch is portrayed as not being bad but will be bad to survive He only acts ruthless when there is a reason to be brutal An example of this was when he saves Phillips mother from Terry the criminal he escaped with He is human with human faults which we can relate to but we see past all that to his core his integrity But although he is good as well as that he is also in spite of everything sinister and still resorts to inducing fear and intimidation His intelligence also works against him for he is psychologically smart which enables him too completely scare of his victims eg the black couple This makes me feel quite wary of him But he has had a bad childhood and yet has risen above it Samuel Levine on the other hand is completely frightening This may just be because Im female and Levine stalks and abducts a female who is around my age but it is also because he is Monster This makes him seen worse because he is unpredictable and you never know when Monster will overpower Levine and take control Levine is volatile in the way that he is impulsive and acts child-like with child-like values but he is also
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