In Sharron Pollock’s, Blood Relations, the play follows the conflict of Lizzie Borden, and her family, who pressure her to wed a widowed man, Johnny Macleod, which leads to her emotional breakdown and decision to murder her step-mother and father, and in the short story “Simple Recipes” by Madeline Thien, it is narrated from the viewpoint of a daughter from a Malaysian-Chinese immigrant family, who’s family has conflicts with adapting to their new culture in Vancouver Canada, while maintaining their native culture to please their father. With both works of literature, Lizzie and the daughter are conflicted with the wishes and demands of their fathers, as both daughters witness or experience violence from their fathers, and characters outside
Goal 1: Lizzie will improve her emotional and behavioral regulation. • Lizzie and her mother were in a pleasant mood when the QP met with them for a session. • Lizzie’s mother reported, “over the weekend Lizzie had one massive blow up because she snatched a cup from her baby brother and it drop and the bottom broke out then I picked the cup and threw it, so it shattered into multiple pieces.” • Lizzie’s mother shared, “Lizzie just went off when it shattered, but she was angry as well.” • Lizzie’s mother acknowledged, “it was not the best response, but sometimes I just want to go off too when Lizzie starts on her rampage.”
Towards the end of the book we are able to notice less and less conflict between Lizzie and her mother. Their encounters seem to be more intimate therefore strengthening their relationship and becoming closer; we are able to notice this shift happen after her mother becomes a councilor in Lizzie’s favorite camp. Instead of wanting to not be seen with her mother, the opposite is demonstrated with Lizzie seeking for people to see that she there was some sort of association with each other. Lizzie would be happy to see her and even initiate sitting with her, reactions that her mother would not have expected from her. Although there were some arguments here and there, their relationship drastically improved.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a feminist advocates the rights and equality of a woman. Therefore, in Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock, Lizzie Borden, the protagonist defines her role as a feminist to advocate her rights and equality for her independence. Thus, Lizzie Borden wants to gain the property from her father when he passes, to illustrate her independence and take control of her actions. However, since she is a woman, her father does not allow her to take control as he believes that men have the power to impose the rights. Therefore, Lizzie takes actions and advocates her beliefs to prove that she has an equal right for herself.
The night of September 30, 1988, the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper committed not one, but two murders. These two stand out among the other five for both their intensity and the impossible time frame that their murders were achieved in. At one a.m. Elizabeth Strider was found dead, then not an hour later and not more than a mile away, Catherine Eddowes body was discovered as well (Whitechapel Jack, The Double Event) Catherine Eddowes and Elizabeth Stride were not friends, they did not know each other and they didn’t even frequent the same alleyways.
BRIDGEWATER, Ma. — Another arrest has been made in connection to the death of a South Jersey woman who was set on fire in Massachusetts, 6abc reports. Ovi Cruz is being accused of misleading police, according to prosecutors who say Cruz lied about how well he knew the man wanted for the murder of Ashley Bortner, reports say. Fernando Owens, 43, of Dorchester, Mass., is wanted for the murder of 29-year-old Bortner. Bortner, a Paulsboro native, was found Nov. 3 alongside railroad tracks in Bridgwater, Mass.
The accusation of witches has been around since the earliest of time. Witches are said to be products of the devil and follow upon the path to hell. The Protestants and the Catholics had similar ideas as to where and what witches were according to the three writings of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther stated, “Witches are the Devil’s whores…” going on to state that they do horrible things to please the devil. John Calvin talked about how the witches were taken over by demons.
In 1836, the gruesome death of a prostitute encaptivated the public eye and began a newspaper frenzy that centered on a morbid fixation of the life and death of Helen Jewett. Patricia Cline Cohen's The Murder of Helen Jewett pieces together the facts of Helen's life and death in an attempt to describe gender inequality in America by giving a meticulous account of life in the 1830s. (Insert small biography) Around three in the morning on Sunday, April 10, 1836 Rosina Townsend, the madam of the brothel, was spurred from her bed at the south end of Thomas St by a man knocking on the front door.
(First person experience of German scientist working on a cure for the mutants, Dr.Edward Richtofen) It is April 26, 1986 and Chernobyl has just exploded. It has killed 31 people and almost 4,000 people could have long-term effects. That is where it gets scary. It is almost 30 years later and those 4,000 people died, but that’s what the public thinks.