AJ 103 Serial Episode Eleven
Part I – Please listen to the Serial Episode and post a thoughtful question in our class forum as described in the Syllabus.
Part II – Please respond thoughtfully to at least one other student’s question as described in the Syllabus.
After listening to this week of serial, I thought it was almost all about Adnan’s personality and whether he did it or not. A theme that seems to be going on throughout the podcast is that Hae broke Adnan’s heart and that it was very wrong according to his beliefs. I think this might have had a pointing finger since we learned that according to his faith when a woman almost takes control, you feel less like a man. This could have been a factor that prompted Adnan to rethink his strategy of what to do. Another thing that I doubt is that in the episode, Adnan is heavenly portrayed as a psychopath with murderous tendencies. One vital aspect is understanding his motives of why he might have done it is given by ‘Huing.’ According to him, many murders are not premeditated, which means they are not planned, as often happens when someone is being pushed over the edge. In Adnan’s case, I believe that this might have been the case. If we look at his religion playing a significant role, his mindset could easily have pushed him towards the extreme to commit something. But the quote stating most killers aren’t psychopaths, I feel, fits pretty good on Adnan if he did commit the murder. And only four people do believe that Adnan was even capable of such horrific actions, to achieve the murder on Hae, that he used charming views to deflect guild which according to those people would classify him as a psychopathic killer in the end. But, I do also believe that people who, according to Koenig, push for innocence despite the circumstances are wrongfully convicted turned out in the episode to be just as likely as being someone who did it. According to Huing, I think that the idea that many potential murderers might have amnesia is that they forget things and say outright that they have absolutely no recollection of doing the act. When it comes to Adnan, I feel that it is now a 50/50 chance that he is the killer. He displays tendencies of having to do it according to all these experts, but in the end, the question remains whether they have the proof. My thoughtful question is whether the breakup between Adnan and Hae did push him over the edge to the point that he committed the murder?; he certainly has the motive and means if you think that the act of breakup is the powderkeg that the action in motion, next week will likely tell the final pieces.