Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Something in the Way She Smiles: Amanda Knox's Emerging Profile
Additionally, I now believe that her inner problems - coped with by her in solitary mode over the course of many years - metamorphised into a sociopathic personality which has become her "mask". Very little honesty is likely to ever be forthcoming from her. In a sense, she probably has convinced herself that she is innocent. A journalist mentioned that there is something "odd" about Amanda's smile in the courtroom: Not only is it inappropriate in such a situation, but it seems incongruent and at odds with her eyes. I would wager that this is a symptom of her disocciation: From herself, and from aspects of reality which she never had a chance to cope with and to incorporate.
Her family does much to further the disingenuousness of her presentation: Filling her with terror that if the "real Amanda" were known to them, they would have her locked up and the key thrown away. It will be interesting to see if the actual truth of the events of the muder will come to light in this trial; not from her, but from her lover, Raffaele Scolecito. It would appear that he presents as far more reality based: Serious and scared looking, as though the full implications and consequences of the night are fully comprehened by him. Amanda looks to be like a little girl watching a story unfold.