As a child was she was by her father with Justa Samperio her mother. Justa was an alcoholic woman who mistreated and physical abuse Barraza. “One day her mother lost in his addiction and not having money, changed to Juana for three beers, allowing an older man molesting Juana and raping her. José Lugo was the man who tormented Juana over four years.” (Arcia, 2011).
She wants a better life for herself. She found herself a mother for her siblings, she didn’t go to school, and when she liked a black man and seduced him. He is the one that she can control and everything else she is just powerless. She was devastated when he refuses her; she wanted to remove him from her way, instead of telling the truth she accused him of raping her fact that making advance towards Tom Robinson (the black man) gives Mayella power. Her feeling of guilt motivated her, the society want accept that a white women seduced a black man a trying to take advantage of him, she is a victim
The novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is about a girl named Melinda, who shows signs of depression throughout the story. She has no friends and is hated by people she doesn’t even know. This is because she called the cops at a party, where she was raped. Anderson includes literary elements to show how Melinda is depressed. Throughout the novel, she uses many different literary elements to show Melinda’s conflict.
Both women and children are granted no voice, no bodily integrity. If they are lucky like Claudia and Frieda Macteer, they will learn resistance strategies from their parents. But, if they are unlucky like Pecola Breedlove, they will learn various kinds of disempowered response. The novel also shows not only the suffrage of racial oppression, but also the tyranny and violation brought upon them by the men in their lives. The theme of male oppression over the women in the novel reaches its brutal climax during Pecola's father rape for her.
He suffered from an offensive childhood at his mother’s hands. Most of the time it’s the troubled childhood that lead serial killers to kill but sometimes other factors like mental conditions and the inability to fulfil their physical and sexual desires can contribute as well; hence, making it a mystery that what exactly is that derives serial killers to kill. Edmund always had a difficult relationship with his alcoholic mother, who forced him to live in the basement. She was wary of him that he might hurt his sisters as he decapitated their dolls’ heads and forced his sisters to play ‘gas chamber’ with him.
Elizabeth was right for lying to the court about John Proctor’s infidelity. Elizabeth believed it was her fault for him turning away due to the strictness she kept due to her belief that no one could truly ever love her since she was so ordinary. “I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me" (144). Elizabeth goes on to say how during the three months she was taken, she looked into herself and could not blame Proctor for being a lecher. This is because Elizabeth had sins of her own, also by being a cold wife had prompt Proctor 's lechery.
Both poems aim to convey the severity of the issue of sexism. Both also extend their points into showing how, women, from a young age, are discouraged from their dreams and are told that they are less than males, oppressed and exploited by males for their own advantage. In International Girls Day, Lam conveys this concept through straightforward phrases “Who has been told she can 't attend school although her brothers can”, “Who is stoned for a rape that male judges call adultery”, “Who weeps or who can no longer weep / because of the men who trespass her body;” ; and thinly veiled references, “Who is beaten and fearful; who is beaten, but fearless”, “Who is starved because she speaks out, speaks back, just speaks”, “Who has had acid thrown on her dreams”.
11.) Pecola 's life issue is she has an inferiority complex, which causes the majority of the conflict in the book. "It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes were different, that is to say, beautiful, she herself would be different." Pecola starts to think she is ugly because her neighbors are tell her that they think she is ugly, the way her own family treats her, and her friends. Pecola 's mother even says in the book that she thinks Pecola is ugly, "Eyes all soft and wet.
Hamlet’s views on women is adulterous which pertains to the misogynistic tendencies in the play; thus, Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, sparks up his misogynistic approaches. Hamlet is repulsed with Gertrude since she was quick to re-wed immediately following Old Hamlet’s death and cries: “She married. O, most wicked speed, to post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” (1.2.156-157). Hamlet is shocked that his mother remarries to Claudius, Old Hamlet’s brother, before letting the tears on her cheek to dry.
Rosemary Almond was a housewife that was abused by her husband, Derek Almond. Throughout the book we saw that she really loved her husband, but because of the stress that her husband was going through with the terrorist on the loose and the pressure from the leader he was mean and abusive towards her. She played one of the damsels in distress in the book because she was in situations where she needed to be rescued. First by her husband who abused her and almost shot her, but decided not to because the gun was not loaded. We can see that he hurt her badly in panel 6, page 65 where there was a red spot on her clothes because he slapped her and hit her for asking for them to be intimate.
As a child she stated was sexually abused and was also kicked out of the house by her grandfather. Which lead her to go down the wrong path and also the wrong side with the law. She never met her father but he was a child molester and she was abandon by her mother leaving her and her brother to stay with their alcoholic grandmother and their grandfather who had a temper and she later stated had sexually abuse her.
She feels ashamed and blames herself for not being a good enough wife for Tom, just as Melinda feels guilty as though the rape was her fault, even if it really wasn’t. It is later revealed that in reality, it was actually Tom who had done all those atrocious things. He would lie to Rachel, blaming her for all the things he had done, just to make her feel guilty, weak, and worthless. Just how Andy had made Melinda feel after he raped her. With this connection, I can better understand Melinda’s character through Rachel’s in The Girl on the Train, which I read and enjoyed before I read
John Proctor fears his name’s identity, which is evident near the end of the play when he resists Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale’s posting his name on the church door, accusing him of witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who involved in an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as the Proctor’s maid. Elizabeth fires Abigail, once she realizes her maid and her husband’s covert relationship. Elizabeth’s dismissal causes Abigail to become very angry, for women had little power at the time, let alone unmarried women like herself. By playing her Mafia-like wailing and doll piercing games and forcing the other Salem girl to participate, Abigail determines to terminate Elizabeth and keep John for herself (460-473).
The Salem Witch Trials were a gruesome series of hangings. These events happened during the 17th century in Salem, Massachusetts, hence the name. The Crucible tells the true story of various accusations that resulted in asphyxiation. Abigail Williams is responsible for most of the hysteria that went on in the story. Her lies caused a negative chain of events in the form of the hangings.