The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was to show the evil acts that happened in Afghanistan in the end of the 1950’s to almost present day. The books author, Khaled Hosseini mainly showed the unjust treatment of the women in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns vividly describes how the afghan people were tortured. This book has high and low points with many plot twist that will keep most people off of their seats. The story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city.
Shortly after being found, Dugard had written a memoir about her abduction entitled, “A Stolen Life”. While taking readers on a journey through her twisted and brainwashing eighteen years, she explains that everyone has their own struggle in life, such as her struggle in the loss of her innocence. The book, “The Catcher in the Rye” aligns with Dugard’s story perfectly as it brings to light that childhood innocence should be kept safe and untouched. As Dugard publically talks about her book, she states on Hollywood Reporter that, “‘I 'm also writing my story in the hopes that it will be of help to someone going through, hopefully not similar conditions, but facing a difficult situation of their own -- whatever it may be.’" (Lewis) It’s apparent that Dugard realizes that everyone has their own story and although they might not be put under the same conditions, almost everyone has an experience in which they have to overcome. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield in “The Catcher in the Rye”, relates identically to this message as he had to grow up quickly because he had to witness the death of his younger brother,
Esther Greenwood- magazine editor by conformity, yet secretly suicidal by choice. She is the first seen victim of caving in to what she thinks she must act like within Plath’s novel. There are many highlight moments to depict how everyone, in a way, is just like Esther- hiding yet seemingly unafraid. From the beginning, we are told that she’s surrounded by popular, beautiful women and as far as we can infer, she had the dream job as an editor. However, we also find out that she hasn’t been happy since the age of nine and has attempted suicide on multiple accounts.
The novel, The Handmaid's Tale, centers on a woman named Offred. She is abused of her body when she gets constantly raped in order to provide a child from her Commander and his wife. It burdens her life daily. Many literary elements are revealed through the novel such as symbolism ….. That come together to affect the story, and the reader. Symbolism plays a huge part in the story.
"I saw a world where everyone was struggling in the body he or she 'd been given. That world and struggle seemed bearable to me, and even beautiful. "(Alvar 154). This quote is a good summary of the message that Mia Alvar is trying to portray throughout her various short stories in Into The Country as she chronicles the lives of those who are outcasts or abnormal. Alvar highlights the word "body" as a key word across her stories, as well as different representations of body image.
/ You already have a story of the torture / I suffered in my war-torn homeland" (Herd, 125) which starts off the tale with a serious undertone and showcases a glimpse of the dehumanizing actions the author experiences, particularly within the last line where she defines her birthplace as a 'war-torn homeland'. She starts it off similarly to the previous passages, where they convey their traumatizing encounters, but she chooses to address the character as 'you', which strips down the invisible wall between you as the reader and the speaker as it gives the feeling of being spoken to directly. Furthermore, the repetition of 'refugee' is significant as she knows that that is what she is labelled as, either by 'you' or the interviewer. Whether or not she has a job, family and an education, she will be labelled as a refugee which of which have negative connotations behind the title. The speaker uses 'you' with an underlying, accusing tone as a way of telling other people that they do realize and recognize that society labels them as
Joe’s horrific history was filled with many hardships and obstacles in her life. The horrific information that she has expressed in only a few words. When she wrote: “I Lost My Talk”. Her point of view was stated in every line written with each providing a mental & visual image in the reader 's mind, giving the audience a taste of what she went through. ”The scrambled ballad, about my word”, which is Rita Joe’s childhood and adulthood,
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Ghandi recited in hopes of inspiring youth. Mickey Bolitar, the main character in Shelter by Harlan Coben, becomes strongly affected by his words. Mickey takes action when no one else will, and in the end, saves the helpless. Coben’s 2011 suspense novel, Shelter, features a girl gone missing. Ashley's disappearance boggles the minds of many.
In “ The Crucible, “ Miller uses the character Mary Warren to describe the confusion, anxiety, and peer pressure that the people of Salem felt at the time and to further put the audience in the shoes of one living in this crucial time in early history. Mary Warren is a vital character because she demonstrates an accurate illustration of how young women in this time period get peer pressured into committing crimes against innocent people. The author goes on to give insight to how a young woman in that situation might have lived and realistic experiences someone might have went through. The reader can learn lifelong lessons and themes from the role of Mary Warren because of the facts the things she did resembles a lot of recurring crimes faced today. In the beginning Mary comes off as a kind and well spoken young woman who tries to live life with moralistic principles guiding her.
Even the disturbing yet disconnected story of infant-snatching turns out to be foreshadowing for the stealing of her daughter, living safe somewhere in Gilead and all but dead to her mother (Atwood 206). This is the common thread that ties these flashbacks together: they are all pictures of her suffering, and whether they focus on her past life or her present, they are all problems that she continues to face. As she builds her resolve against the tyranny of Gileadean society, Offred’s memories become longer and piece together like a not-so-beautiful puzzle, tying together the past and the present into a new sense of perspective. One particular moment of reminiscence gives way to nearly a whole chapter of flashback, detailing the collapse of the American society and its slow but steady reduction of the rights of its women (Atwood 173-181). These stolen rights -- frozen accounts, mass layoffs from jobs, taking of private property -- drastically change the image of Gilead, at least to the previously oblivious readers, who prior to this retelling likely could not empathize very well with the protagonist.
The authors relate their stories together to show there is multiple ways of being kidnapped. Both Equiano and Rowlandson describe how they were kidnapped as horrifying yet miserable. Another reason the narratives are related to each other are the time periods of the 17th and 18th century. In the 17th and 18th century they had the wars and slavery where Mary’s family was kidnapped while Equiano’s family was captured for slavery. Describing how they both felt during their time period of being kidnapped can bring them together to talk more about their stories.
She would throw the baby overboard, only to jump in after her. Celianne’s family underwent physical mental and emotional pain. The remaining woman in the family was raped by the soldiers until they got tire; Danticat shows in a 2009 interview with Opal Palmer the two discuss Danticat’s early life “It’s still happening-the actual rape of girls and women by people in position of power and authority in Haiti, both foreign and local” (349). Celianne told her story of how she became pregnant from being raped by the soldiers, “. .
In the episode of Law and Order: Special Victim Unit season nine episode one, there was a case which a woman had multiple personality disorder. But what you do not know from first watching the show until the end, is that she was faking it the entire time. The police’s psychotherapist say that is very hard to properly diagnose this disorder. The events that lead to Janice Donovan “diagnosis” of multiple personality disorder was years of childhood sexual abuse by their father as well as witnessing it happen to her sister as well. This episode was a bit confusing because of the simple fact that she was lying and there were so many added elements into the storyline.
To be in conflict with traditional society’s beliefs in 1996 is difficult for many to do; however, author Sapphire fights that battle to bring readers attention to some of the most provoking literature that shows the harsh reality of life. The novel, Push by Sapphire published in 1996 was showing the life a 16-year-old girl, African-American named Precious Jones, who was constantly being raped by her father and molested and abused by her mother. This caused both of her pregnancy at age 12 and again by age 16; later in the novel finding out she got AIDS on top of that all by her father. Sapphire has a way of showing the truth of racism through many elements in Push, displaying how Precious and many other characters struggle with everyday
She then learns the truth about her ex-friend, Nora, and the group she was involved in that where smuggling drugs and Nora explained that Piper was an “accomplice”, during the court proceedings. After a 5-year exceedingly complicated trial, Piper was sentenced to 15 months in a women’s penitentiary, which is where the journey truly begins. Throughout her time in prison, she gradually learns how to deal with, observe, and survive the prison system, while getting a trivial job, finding ways to maintain her rationality, and creating a few bonds with some of the female inmates along the way. She gained a plentiful amount of knowledge during her 13 months there (out of the 15-month sentence), such as keeping busy with a job and doing activities, while staying in the guard’s “good graces”, but, ultimately, she begins to realize that, like herself, the prisoners were caught up in this abnormal criminal system. As she begins to complete her sentence, she is brought back into the courtroom to testify another gang member that was involved in this debacle that landed her in prison in the first place.