Melinda is affected throughout the novel increasing the amount of feelings of weakness and rejection and helps her recover from this as well. The novel begins with the introduction of Melinda giving perspective of her situation and her school, Merryweather High. Melinda is perceived as an outcast by her and others and is shunned from her peers; reason being that Melinda had called the police during a senior party. It is later revealed that the summer before her Melinda’s freshman year of high school, Melinda meets Andy Evans during this senior party. Outside the woods, Andy rapes her, giving reason to call the police.
I know as her parents they were terrified and that’s a night that they will not forget. The whole issue and the big question is how he got into their home and abduct Danielle. Like when did this all take place, why did she not scream or yell out for help? But again being that she was asleep and it was late, I’m sure when she was awake she probably thought it was her dad and felt comfortable. For her being such a little girl, it had
After testifying against him, several of her uncles beat the boyfriend to death in order to get revenge for what happened to her. Even though her grandmother helped her build her self-confidence, Maya felt guilty of causing his death by speaking his name so she stopped talking for about five years. In 1944, a short high school relationship led to a pregnancy in which she gave birth to her son, Guy, at the age of 16. Six years later she married a greek
The book Where It Began written by Ann Redisch Sampler, starts to create a vivid image in your mind that portrays a 17 year old, Gabby Gardiner retaining a complete make over (physically and mentally) before attending her junior year at Winston. Gabby then gets the bad-boy boyfriend, Billy Nash who gets her into all kinds of trouble that she doesn’t remember. Gabby and Billy later go to an party where she drinks and is later found unconscious with the keys to Billy Nash’s blue Beemer. Gabby is latter emitted to the hospital in means to figure out what happened to her. As the novel progresses, you see all the people around her acting unsophisticated to different aspects of the book.
In 2015, Brock Turner, a student from Stanford, sexually assaulted a young woman on campus. Turner claimed that “his actions [were] the product of a culture of drinking, peer pressure and ‘sexual promiscuity’’ which led him to having 6 months in jail on Judge Persky’s ruling. The aftermath of the case, Stanford University, according to Erik Ortiz, “banned hard liquor at all on campus parties; [however], beer and wine are still allowed”, meaning that Stanford made minor changes to address future problems and had little action on the topic. College should focus on sexual assault on campus by enforcing punishment, passing more policies, and learning to ignore their image to reduce the number of rape cases on campus.
The other victim is a young girl whose name was not given, and she was raped at a high school party after getting highly intoxicated. Many witnesses say that they saw her passed out, unable to walk, and even called her a mess during the time. There were various pictures and videos of her posted that night where the statements of the witnesses were confirmed (Strasser,2013). Both victims were taken advantage of and thankfully their rapists were both convicted. The first case was a little more difficult because there’s always going to be an issue with disability and consent.
Two friends, Louise (Susan Sarandon) and Thelma (Geena Davis), are to spend a weekend in a cabin, but when Thelma becomes the victim of an attempted rape and Louise shoots the perpetrator they embark on a road trip that takes them deep into a relentlessly patriarchal society. They even find themselves doing things normally associated with male characters in this particular genre, for example armed
Odysseus’ condemnation of his maids to death for adultery highlights this hypocrisy, as Odysseus willingly stays on Kirke’s island for an entire year committing adultery. Kirke tells Odysseus that “[they] shall mingle and make love upon [their] bed” (175), and Odysseus agrees. Upon returning to Ithaka, however, Odysseus not only neglects to share this with Penelope, but he sentences her maids to death for being disloyal to Penelope by sleeping with her suitors. Even Telemakhos takes part in their murder, telling the maids that he “[will] not give the clean death of a beast to trulls who [make] a mockery of [his] mother and of [him] too—[those] sluts, who lay with suitors” (424). Telemakhos’ words emphasize the vast gap between how men and women are treated—neither Odysseus’ crew nor Odysseus himself see anything unethical with his adultery, but women cannot possibly lose their chastity.
This leads to a handful of fights with Eddie the bartender. Another example is when his lover Wanda, sleeps with Eddie, and Henry becomes emotionally distraught and begins to argue and become confrontational with Wanda. This leads up to a scene where Wanda beats Henry over the head and leaves the apartment. Henry then begins an alcohol binge drinking session in which he throws Wanda’s clothes out the window and spends a day in a drunken stupor in his apartment. Alcohol creates a sense of well-being in some, and euphoria in others which adds to the allure of drinking alcohol to feel better (Doweiko, 2012).
Examples of violence in the novel speak Every 30 seconds a woman is sexualy assulted in the world. In the novel speak be Laura Anderson the main character Menlenda is sexualy assulted durning a party. In the novel Melinda was at a party with her friends. She met a boy named Andy who raped her. She called the police and left the party and didn't talk about to anyone.
All three of these quotes connect to the night Melinda was raped. On page 72 when she says "that night" she 's referring to the night of the party her and her old friends went to. A party she was not really supposed to be at. The night that she was raped in the woods. The night she called the cops and got slapped for it.
On 08-22-2016 at 1759 hours I was dispatched to 106 Harper Street in reference to a domestic assault. Upon my arrival I made contact with Donald Pickard, who informed me of the following: - He and his girlfriend Serena Barnes have been arguing because he cheated on her while she was in prison. - Barnes has been drinking and has started to throw things and has also been hitting him and scratching him. - Barnes has broken the television, DVD player, and a jar full of marbles. - He does not want to pursue charges just wants her to calm down and possible go somewhere else for the evening.