- Netflix’s New show attracted backlash from across everywhere.
- Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten to death in prison by Christopher Scarver.
- His murder involves Necrophilia, Cannibalism, and dismemberment.
- Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer had murdered several people without letting anybody know.
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer also known by different names such as Milwaukee Cannibal or Milwaukee Monster was an American sex offender and serial killer, who committed the murder and dismemberment of 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991.
Many of his murders involved Cannibalism, Necrophilia, and preserving the body parts permanent-typically part of the skeleton or all.
Although he was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and psychotic disorder, he was found legally sane during his trials.
He was convicted for 15 of 16 murders that he committed in Wisconsin and later, he was sentenced to 16 terms of life imprisonment in 1992.
However, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for additional homicide, which he had committed in Ohio in 1978.
In the month of November 1994, he was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate at The Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.
What is the matter with Netflix’s New Show?
Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story shows how an alienated child who witnessed aloneness and left without much care and affection, turned into a monster who went in search of bodies whom he liked.
In this story, the representation of his character shows how he lured the people to his and his grandmother’s house where he used to have some sex, and that he used to give them sleeping pills and sedatives after which he would cut them into pieces.
These events in Netflix’s Monster show attracted public outcry and backlash, as it hurts the sentiments of those victims’ families.
Let’s dig into his past: childhood
His childhood was not a normal one that we generally see around us and in his early days, he was not cared for by his parents.
From an early age, he witnessed violent fights and quarrels between his parents. His father rarely used to stay at home because of his profession. However, his mother most of the time used to stay in bed due to illness and mental issues.
These events made Jeffrey Dahmer attuned to violence and has become normal.
That is why he never felt anything wrong with his victims’ pleas for their screams of agony or mercy.
These events, make us feel that the early sign of alienation and its cure, is really very important for the child, otherwise, it could become a disaster, not for a child but for the family, society, and nation whole.
Abandonment Issues Are Real
We all are social animals and require some emotional and attachment support and connection from our parents, peers, and people but in Dahmer’s case, these things were not available to him.
From his teenage, Dahmer used to fend for himself mostly on emotional matters, as he did not get them for starting. He witnessed his parents get divorced when he was a child and left without much care and affection, which was necessary for every child’s care.
After his parent’s divorce, he was left for 3 months, taking care of himself. This same thought used to come to his mind to never let his victim go away from him.
whenever he would see his victim trying to escape and wanting to go away, he mostly killed them with sticks or something and cut them into small pieces for disposal.
Over – possessive
In school days, when he entered puberty age, he realized that he is gay but he could not get any support nor did he tell his parents.
after attaining a certain age, he used to visit gay bars and bathhouses, where he interacted with the victims, his possessiveness came out unhealthy level, and he wanted to have complete control over the victim’s bodies.
That is why, he indulged in necrophilia, and cannibalism and performed botched lobotomies to preserve their remaining bones and head for sexual activities.
Counseling was not available to him
From an early age, he could not get any proper attention and counseling which was very important for his mental development. While attempting murder, he somewhere knew that he was doing wrong.
In many interviews, Dahmer shared that he had a compulsion to take complete control over the victim’s bodies and consequently, led him to kill them. Even he revealed that, if he had gotten medical help via therapy sessions early on, this compulsion would not have ruined his victim’s lives and his life.