criminals - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The criminals who do what they do to acquire daily bread for themselves and their kin, I think we can all comprehend and forgive. We have a sense of "Robin Hood" fairness when it comes to these matters. Yet beyond survival and necessary comfort for good health of body and brain, criminal acts need to be shown as greed that reaches out and damages society, damages the community. Yet we also need to see that both forms of criminal are obvious and predictable results of a money-nexus world.
In a world where money is easier to obtain by foul means than good, and money is power, criminals will rule the world.
Society cannot afford to keep telling stories that revere or give social status to cruel and indifferent criminals who commit gross acts of violence (physical and emotional) to become personally rich. For they are showing cold emotional indifference and we cannot afford to have these characters as role models.
The confessing codes need a master to handle them. They cannot be interpreted by one who is an amateur of the craft. Everybody confesses everything, their deepest crimes and fears in everyday language. For a code-breaker it is simple to follow the trail and expose them all. Gemma was one of the linguists who could break them. Some saw what she did as magic, yet in truth she was partnered to the positive universe, a tool of the divine force and saw nothing special in herself. She was as natural as the trees and the fish in the oceans. Yet in the "junk" speech, the ad libs and the stories people tell, in their creative flourishes, there are clues. Much is actually junk, fears of nothing and misplaced guilt, yet a master such as her could tell what was real because the universe placed flags only she could detect, shone lights that only she could see. It was as if her soul shone a black light and the criminals were marked in some invisible ink. She was the ultimate detective, the one sent to uncover the hidden world of vice, sent to restore true virtue.