Further on in the movie, the scenes in which Aileen practices pulling out a gun and using it are witness to the tendency of a woman to falter before the crime is actually committed. We can concur that had Aileen possessed the ability and tendency to draw and use a firearm to commit an act of crime, she may never have needed to practice drawing the weapon in front of the bathroom mirror in the first place. Furthermore, she chose to look at herself in the mirror as she practiced drawing the fire arm, which serves as all the more proof that she was still in doubt and required visual motivation in order to convince herself that the use of the fire arm was not something that she should be afraid of or regret in any way.Dialogues such as I always wanted to be in the movies (Theron and Ricci) show how Aileen, as a woman, did not possess an element of aggression from the beginning, but one of creativity. We can deduce that perhaps she even had a taste for the performing arts in this regard. However, later on in the movie, we can see her justifying the crimes of murder that she has committed in statements similar to her statement: people kill each other every day (Theron and Ricci). We can use these two statements by Aileen to understand how she the perception that a person holds can evolve as the person struggles to justify his/her actions. In Monster, this aspect appears to be most prominent amongst women than it is in men.