In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him." (Homer.5.50-51). Both Melinda and Odysseus are being forced to do something they don't want to against their will, and it leads to great suffering, for Odysseus begins to miss his wife very much, and feels guilty because of what he has done, and Melinda feels like everyone hates her and wishes her gone because she called the police at the party, but then got to scared to actually explain
In this documentary, the viewers see a child that had been severely battered and abused by her father Clark Wiley, as well as being neglected by her partially blind mother Dorothy Irene Wiley struggle to find a place in the world after she is found and rescued from her abusive home. During those several years of torment Genie was deprived of educational and physical interactions which seemed to be evident at the time of her rescue seeing as she could only utter twenty words that were instilled in her when her father lacked sympathy and had outrageous burst of anger, as well as in the way she walked with her head hobbled over and her arms close to her body at all times. At the time, young Genie was transferred to a children's hospital in Los Angeles where a study took place about the Developmental Consequences of Extreme Isolation headed by psychologist
Soon later Tate went up stairs to tell his mom that Eunick was not breathing. Then he proceeded to tell his mom that she fell asleep and she had fallen off the couch and bumped her head on the table. When the investigator started to investigate he invited Mr. Tate and what the investigator found out is that the two were wrestling. So the investigator asked what moves did he use Tate demonstrated on the investigator. This was an absolutely brutal beating, that left poor Tiffany with 35 injuries.
Because of wetting the bed… There was this one nurse, she used to call me 'nigger'... What she used to do, she'd fill a tub with ice-cold water, put me in it, and hold me under till I was blue. Nearly drowned.” (Capote 132) Short sentences emphasize the terrible conditions of Perry’s life. He is abandoned, abused, never gets respect, and he has a thirst for knowledge but does not get much education. Perry lives a tragic life. Most of his childhood challenges result in long term effects on his life.
Mayella had no say in the trial, which caused her to have no power. The Ewell’s had little to no money at all, and struggled with class. The family lived behind a dump. In the trial with Tom Robinson, Mayella was scared to tell the truth because of the looks her dad was giving her when it was her turn to speak. Mayella was almost forced to say Tom Robinson raped her or her dad would have beaten her.
It was the eldest daughter, Fleur, about seventeen old then. She was so feverish that she’d thrown off her covers, and now she huddled against the cold wood range, staring and shaking.” Nanapush found Fleur without family, because her family died from the epidemic going around the town. This was such a traumatic experience for Fleur because she was sick. Usually when we are sick as children, we first look to our families for comfort and a method to make us feel better. However in Fleur’s case she was found alone in her family’s home but
When esperanza shares her fears with one of the boys mothers about the monkey garden incident, she felt as if she was “ the one that was crazy” making her “feel ashamed”(97)All esperanza wanted to do after that incident was to “will my blood to stop , my heart to quit its pumping.”(97) Esperanza felt as if she couldn’t depend on anyone anymore after what she went through because of sally, “why did you leave me all alone? i waited my whole life. you're a liar, they all lied.”(100) Esperanza was devastated by what had just happened between her and
With her controlling husband and being the only woman on the farm, Curley’s wife is constantly ignored or dismissed,“ Well you keep away from her, ‘cause she's a rat trap if I ever seen one. You let Curley take the rap. He let himself in for it. Glove fulla
In the book, Lily suffers from her lack of knowledge about her deceased mother and the abusive father she lives with. Her father T. Ray, constantly verbally abuses her and gives her cruel punishments like kneeling on grits for hours. Due to her mother not being there Lily fears that she lacks all femininity and imagines that her mother is her angel, watching over and loving her. The neglectfulness of T.Ray combined with her desire to know more about her mother, leads her to run away with her nanny Rosaleen. Lily and Rosaleen end up in Tiburon, South Carolina, where she meets people that finally truly love her.
Love is a mystery for many people, everyone has their views on what love should be and it is way more than just a definition in a dictionary. Love takes patience and time and not just forcing to find it. In the story, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurstone, the main character Janie Crawford is raised by her grandmother who forces her to marry an older wealthy man. Janie 's realizes that isn’t what true love is and runs off with another man called Jodie. After many years she realizes that marriage didn’t work out either, after Jodies dies she meets a man called TeaCake who she falls for and runs away with.
One day while working, she was brutally attacked by a stranger, who kept hitting and kicking her, crowded up in a fetal position Martha was typing to protect her unborn child. After the attack, Martha began to experience numbness, weakness on her body, depression and loss of memory. However, since she never got the right treatment during her attack, the doctor recommends her to have a “vocational rehabilitation”, but because she was undocumented she was denied any treatment. Like Martha, Roberto Chavez also suffered an accident from his work that left him with a severe back injury after falling fifteen feet to the ground and was also denied “vocational rehabilitation” due to the fact that he is undocumented. Another individual that suffers from workplace injury is Antonio Gutierrez.