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Lizzie Borden Miss Lizzie Borden Angela Carter has given her defense case and produced what is rather trivial evidence to the jury I the prosecutor will now provide the evidence which will convince the jury that Miss Borden is not mentally insane as Carter has shown with her evidential works but is in fact a cunning criminal who has used her social status to evade the criminal justice which I will finally bring upon her today Let us begin Beginning with the early years Mrs Borden was thrust into a life of material objects mental stress and a troubled family life that ultimately led to the murder of her parents Carters case tries to work off the sympathies of the jurors by portraying Miss Borden as the typical stereotypical stepdaughter who is mistreated by her stepmother This however is completely opposite of the case Using Kings circumstantial evidence we can begin to deduce the situation at hand Studying the situation before hand we can determine that the crime was pre-meditated Miss Borden was planning the assassination of her parents long before the crime was committed Women were held differently in society Christian women were held differently This is a fact that Miss Borden took into account and used to her advantage Since the death of her birth mother and the introduction of her stepmother Lizzie transformed herself into a spoiled young girl who her Father could never say no to Why could Mr Borden not say no Was it due to the fact that he felt sorry over his wifes death Or was it guilt over his new wifeLizzies new stepmother Seclusion was the only answer Lizzie would grow up a mysterious child with whom her parents would not have major involvement in She however would confide greatly in Mrs Russell and seek her for help An unbiased opinion is always better of course than the parents Starting from early on Miss Borden would develop
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