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Characters from  The Alienist Esthela Caito Professor M. Arguello History 141
John Moore <ul><li>John Moore is a crime reporter for  The New York Times  who is very focused on his work. </li></ul><ul>...
Dr. Laszlo Kreizler  <ul><li>Dr. Kreizler is a psychiatrist or the “alienist” who also works with the murder case.  </li><...
Sara Howard <ul><li>Sara plays an important role in the investigation team, she is the liason. </li></ul><ul><li>There is ...
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Characters from the alienist

  1. 1. Characters from The Alienist Esthela Caito Professor M. Arguello History 141
  2. 2. John Moore <ul><li>John Moore is a crime reporter for The New York Times who is very focused on his work. </li></ul><ul><li>Moore is determined to solve the case of the murder of a male child prostitute named Gregorio “Gloria” Santorelli. </li></ul><ul><li>Moore also works well with the other investigators. </li></ul><ul><li>Moore & the team of investigators perform post- mortems on different individuals that relate to the case. </li></ul><ul><li>He shows his commitment to the investigation by having to deal with several mod attacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Toward the end of the novel, Moore and D. Kreizler’s (another investigator) lives are in danger when they come in contact with men from the mob. </li></ul><ul><li>Moore & Kreizler’s lives are saved when a fellow investigator comes into the scene and shoots the mod leader. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler <ul><li>Dr. Kreizler is a psychiatrist or the “alienist” who also works with the murder case. </li></ul><ul><li>He is of great help to the investigation team. </li></ul><ul><li>He shows the team many of his psychology books & articles so that they can all try to understand what goes on the in mind of the killer. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kreizler does numerous evaluations of murderers & analyzes the info to see if it helps with the case of Gregorio. </li></ul><ul><li>Later on, a fellow psychologist agreed that a female in the killer’s childhood most likely contributed to the killer’s psychological state. </li></ul><ul><li>Kreizler realizes that he experienced the “psychologist’s fallacy” and shows his humility by apologizing to Sara (the investigator that proposed the belief in question). </li></ul><ul><li>Later on in the novel, we find out that the reason why Dr. Kreizler refused to believe that a female played an active role in the killer’s childhood was because Kreizler himself was physically abused by his father as a child & his mother did nothing about it . </li></ul><ul><li>He shows a bit of hardheadedness in his character when he refuses to accept another investigator’s belief that a female played an active role in the killer’s childhood. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sara Howard <ul><li>Sara plays an important role in the investigation team, she is the liason. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a point in the novel in which Moore suspects that Dr. Kreizler and Sara are romantically involved. </li></ul><ul><li>This idea is never confirmed though. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara contributes greatly to the investigation team. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara is the one who brought up the important idea that a female played an active role in the killer’s childhood. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara also shows that she is considerate and respects privacy because she and Moore did not reveal to anyone else- the personal information about Dr. Kreizler and how he was physically abused by his father as a child. </li></ul><ul><li>Sara also shows bravery in her character when she jumps in and shoots the head mob leader to save Moore and Dr, Kreizler. </li></ul>

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