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Summary Of Mrs. Cogdon's Actions

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Mrs. Cogdon’s actions were clearly voluntary acts. There’s no evidence that she was in fact sleepwalking. To assume that Mrs. Cogdon could get out of her bed, leave the house, retrieve an axe from a woodpile outside, return to the house, enter her daughter’s bedroom and accurately strike her daughter in the head twice all while being in a unconscious seems preposterous. Mrs. Cogdon had to at least somewhat conscience and aware of her actions. I state this because of the decision leave her home to retrieve the axe. Imagine you’re in a dream and are worried about an imitate attack, wouldn’t you grab the closest object that can be used to fend for yourself. If house is surrounded by war, why travel so far to retrieve a weapon? Also, in a dream
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