Lizzie Borden Research Paper

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"Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one." Wrong. It is all wrong because Lizzie Borden is innocent. In 1892, the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden were committed. The real question is, is Lizzie Borden guilty or innocent? I strongly believe that Lizzie Borden is not guilty for the murder of her father and stepmother. I have these beliefs because there is no physical evidence proving that Lizzie is guilty, she wrote letters showing grief and a sensitive side, and Andrew had many people against him due to his business dealings. Altogether, it is simply not a possibility that Lizzie is guilty.

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People made her seem like someone with a black heart, and no feelings because of the ways that they talked about her. What they didn’t know, is that Lizzie actually did have feelings, and she expressed them within these letters. With this being said, these letters somehow just seem to disappear in the wind because they don’t fit in with the stereotypical story about Lizzie Borden being guilty.

Andrew Borden was a man with many things in life, one of the most important being his business. With business, there comes many things. You may gain money, you may lose money. You may become more liked, you may become more hated. One of the biggest things you may gain are friends, and one of the biggest things you may gain are enemies. The last fact is that Andrew Borden had enemies. On the contrary, people may say that Lizzie had strong motives that would have caused her to kill her father and stepmother. Lizzie Borden’s testament implies,
“A. There was a man that came there that he had trouble with. I don't know who the man was.
Q. When?
A. I cannot locate the time exactly. It was within two weeks. That is, I don’t know the date or the day of the month.
Q. Tell all you saw and heard.
A. I did not see anything. I heard the bell ring and

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