Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho Short Essay - Answer Key

Harold Schechter
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1. What did the town of Plainfield, WI become associated with as a result of Ed Gein?

Ed Gein gave the town of Plainfield, WI a bad reputation. The town became synonymous with darkness, insanity, and horror. Ed Gein was the most sensational thing to happen to the town, and it gave the town a place in headlines that was entirely negative.

2. Describe Ed's father.

Ed's father was orphaned as a young boy and raised by his grandparents. He was brought up to be a quiet man, and he began to drink a lot. He also drifted from job to job. He seemed to lack the drive and ability to impress his wife.

3. Describe Augusta, Ed's mother.

Ed's mother was a dominant tyrant in the family home. She was disappointed that she gave birth to two boys and was very devoted to her religion. Augusta believed that having any type of sex other than to procreate was a sin and she stuck to this rule.

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