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The "monster" as a boy in post-WW II Austria

Questions related to The Independent's article on Josef Fritzl
  1. Which of the qualities of "monster" does Fritzl demonstrate?
  2. Critique the arguments of those who explain Fritzl as a victim of forces outside his control. Do you agree with these arguments? Why/why not?
  3. How should society treat men (or "monsters") such as Fritzl? What is the appropriate response when the heinous actions of such men come to light?