Sylvia and her sister lived with her mother who abandoned their father Lester and left with them. In 1965, Betty was arrested and sentenced to jail time for shoplifting. This left the girls homeless and forced to care for each other. Lester learned of Betty’s incarceration and came to town in order to collect his daughters when he was directed to the Baniszewski home where the girls were staying after being invited by their friend Paula. A deal was struck between Lester and the head of the house Gertrude.
In excess of the nine years, Gina Dejesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry were tied up with chains stuck in between the walls. That had to give birth to Amanda Berry’s daughter in captivity. Recent reports have speculated that there were multiple pregnancies among the three women that weren’t counted for due to beatings and malnourishment. Castro reportedly covered Dejesus 's head with a bag when he raped her because he knew her family well, and because she was a friend of his daughter
As a child her biological father mentally and physically abused Janet. Her stepfather sexual abused her until she left home at the age of 19. Her husband also abused her physically and sexually. Barbara Ayres’ story of her daughters is an example of indirect victimization. Barbra herself was not the victim of the crime but she has to deal with the aftermath of the incident.
Many facets of poverty were impactful on Liz’s life, but the three most important aspects were drug addiction, hunger and family dissolution. When Liz was growing up her parents lives were consumed with drugs. At one point in the book Liz’s mom steals her birthday money from her to buy drugs. As she observes throughout her life how much drugs wreck her parents and her family. Lizzy vows to never ever do drugs.
Maya was a great lady known for her acclaimed memoir. Maya Angelou had a rough childhood, her parents were divorced and she and her brother were sent to go live with their grandfather on the mom side. She experiences racial at firsthand and she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, for her being harass her uncle killed her mother boyfriend and the experience of being harass made her
When she was little she lived with relatives and her grandmother until her disowned mother had returned and took her in. Sadly enough, her mother is still being disrespected by her past husband and wives, and she is even raped by a man that took the child as his own. She eventually kills herself with opium and her regretful family members take care of An-Mei as their own. When An-Mei’s Daughter Rose gets married with a man named Ted because of his respect for her forthrightness and protectiveness of her, even against her own mother, they marry and have a daughter. Later however, Rose becomes so obsessed with “What would he want” that he forgets what it was like to be dating her and be enjoying time with her.
Between Sethe and Beloved, there is always a dramatic situation occurring. Sethe, a former slave, lives in house 124 in Cincinnati, Ohio along with her daughter, Denver, her two sons, Howard and Buglar, and Baby Snuggs, her mother-in-law. Many years ago Sethe gave birth to a beautiful baby girl but ended up killing her while she was just a sweet little infant to keep her from getting taken by the slave catchers and being treated horribly as a slave. After she killed her baby many people that knew Sethe, held a grudge against her including her mother-in-law. Proceeding the death of Sethe’s baby, Baby Snuggs became very ill and eventually passed away.
Maya Angelou’s life was far from normal and smoothe, quite frankly, her life in the beginning was as rocky as a mountain. According to CNN’s timeline of Maya Angelou’s life,her parents had split up at a very young age, having her brother and her live with their grandma. Not even 10 years later, her mother’s boyfriend had raped her at 7 years old and before he could be sentenced off, it was said her uncles had murdered Freeman( the boyfriend). Even if that man had done something unforgivable to her, she felt responsible for his death and became mute for 7 years. These events in her life so far were the reasoning and inspiration to write one of her best selling books, “I know why the Caged bird Sings”, which is about her perspective on the events of her early life and how she became stronger from those
This statement represents what “The Secret Life of Bee’s” is all about. Lily, the protagonist of the novel, struggles to find love within her biological family after her mother died when she was four years old and her father, T-Ray, became bitter towards her and the world around him. After Lily was older she gained a boost of confidence when her housekeeper, Rosaleen, who was also the only person who loved lily when she was growing up was beaten down by a group of racist that attacked her. When
Mary Flora Bell was born May 26, 1957 strangled to death two little boys in Scotswood, Newcastle in a rural inner-city suburb. She grew up in an unstable home to her single parent mother Betty nee McCricket a prostitute who was often absent from the home. Her mother tried to kill her by feeding her pills as treats Mary endured sexual abuse her mother forced her at early age of four to engage in sexual acts with men. Family members recalled numerous counts how Betty had attempted to kill Mary and cover it up by making her death look accidently when she was younger. Mary who had been a chronic bed wetter was severely humiliated by her mother rubbing her daughter 's face in the pool of urine.
As Griselda grew up she was experiencing developmental psychology, the development of an individual through the course of their life. She has experienced abuse from a parent and is a criminal all before reaching adulthood, she also a very terrible financial status. Her and her mother were poor and they lived in a poor neighborhood. There was also a lot of violence going on around the country due to the civil war, all the violence she witnesses, the abuse, and their financial status would cause her to act in more serious crimes. She would soon resort to kidnapping in order to make money, she had gone into a wealthy neighborhood and kidnapped a boy from his family.
Peterson stated that when she was eight-years-old her mother and father divorced. She stated that immediately after her parents divorced her mother remarried her stepfather. Ms. Peterson stated that when she was eight-years-old her stepfather started physically and sexually abusing her. Ms. Peterson stated that she told her mother about the abuse, and her mother blamed Ms. Peterson for the abuse, and continued to allow Ms. Peterson to be exposed to her boyfriend. Ms. Peterson stated her mother’s failure to protect and believe her made her feel worthless and unloved.
In both the will of the protagonist was tested. The climax of Beloved happened when Schoolteacher came to collect Sethe and her children to return as slaves. In her attempt not return to Sweet Home Sethe murdered he baby and injured her two boys. From that moment one Sethe’s life was forever changed. Schoolteacher calls Sethe an animal and she comes to believe it after her milk is taken and she is the reason 3 of her children are gone.