A Stolen Life: A Memoir: An Analysis

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Eighteen years is a very long time. Nobody deserves to be kidnapped, raped, and taken away from their family for for one day, let alone eighteen years. Jaycee Dugard was an average eleven year old girl, until in June of 1991, when she was kidnapped by a man named Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy. Jaycee then spent the next eighteen years of her life under their captivity, and was regularly raped. Consequently, she became a mother of two, and was forced to be the sister of her children. This abominable captivity may have lasted until Phillip Garrido’s death, however she was rescued, and reunited with her mother, thanks to two Berkeley cops. A Stolen Life: A Memoir is a book that must be taught as part of high school curriculum without fail, for the message of hope, and because the inexcusable actions committed must be brought to the…show more content…
Dugard’s story posses the power to open society’s eyes, to make the readers see that the victims should not be punished, ashamed, or looked down upon; the wrongdoer should undergo punishment, shame, and being looked down upon. This book additionally contains the power to show modern society that it needs to swallow its manners, tact, and pride to enable others to speak out when one sees something amiss. A Stolen Life: A Memoir furthermore wields the astonishing power to make those who have read this book to listen to the outcry of the unprotected, and the brave, who do speak out. The indicated power is accessible, yet will go untapped if this book is not taught. Dugard’s story also demonstrates how one should never lose hope, which is smothered in fear and bitterness in today’s society. The teaching of Jaycee Dugard’s book, A Stolen Life: A Memoir, will deeply benefit youth in multiple ways; to neglect this is book purely
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