The case of Marivic Genosa validly invoke the "battered woman syndrome" as constituting self defense for treachery attended the killing of her abusive, immature, irresponsible, alcoholic and violent husband while sleeping. The regional trial court in Ormoc found Marivic guilty "beyond reasonable doubt" of parricide and sentence her to death. The court however, is not discounting the possibility of self-defense arising from the battered woman syndrome for in may defined as a woman "who is repeatedly subjected to any forceful physical or psychological behavior by a man in order to coerce her to do something she wants her to do without concern for her rights." First, each of the phases of the cycle of violence must be proven to have characterized at least two battering episodes between the appellant and her intimate partner. Second, the final acute battering episode preceding the killing of the batterer must have produced in the battered person's mind an actual fear of an imminent harm from her batterer and an honest belief that she needed to use force in order to save her life.
Glady’s Heavenfire Case Battered Woman Syndrome has provided women who have been abused at the hands of their partners recognition in the criminal justice system and is allowing women to tell their stories. Although there are controversies surrounding battered woman syndrome, it should not be viewed as an excuse for killing their partners. It is a real disorder that has affected thousands of women 's lives all over the world. Discussing the Gladys Heavenfire case will bring awareness to the life of a woman who has been abused by her partner for several years. Furthermore, it provides information on Indigenous women who are more likely to suffer abuse than white women.
Partisanship and Misconceptions Introduction The saying “the pen is mightier than the sword” is widely known and referenced. However, contrary to popular belief, actions may speak louder than words. This rings true in the case of Michelle Carter, this specific case has been a reoccurring debate, in terms of whether Michelle Carter should be found guilty or not guilty for the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III. While those in favor of her being found guilty seek imprisonment, others, like the opposing side, seek to have her let off due to the situation not being entirely her fault. Summary In the article “Flowers: Woman who goaded boyfriend to commit suicide must pay for dark act,” Christine Flowers argues in favor of Michelle Carter being held accountable for the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III.
Dracula entertained the imagination of men and discussion of female sexuality. Due to the rigid class structure of the 19th century, mentioning sexual desires, adultery, and other ideas were too taboo to talk about. Lucy mentions this in Chapter 4 “Why can 't they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble? But this is heresy, and I must not say it” (Stoker 60). Mina and Lucy both are first characterized as innocent and virtuous but are soon affected by Dracula’s interference and their image of purity is tarnished.
Abigail wants Mr. Proctor all to herself on account of an affair that occurred between the two of them while the Proctors employed her. The charge of witchcraft is shifted from person to person throughout the play, much like it was in the real Salem witch trials. In the end, Proctor is not only charged with witchcraft, but is apprehended for adultery as
This becomes even more suspicious when Dracula decides to turn Mina into a vampire. Mina is not the only person in the bed; Johnathon is there too. Johnathon could have easily been awakened by this final attack but was not having experienced a similar situation and after Lucy had gone through the same experience, Johnathon should have been able to comprehend that Mina was constantly being fed on and that Dracula might attack again. However, Johnathon had not been opposed to the female vampires who tried feeding on him and he refuses to stay away from Mina after she started transitioning. It is likely that like Mina, he repressed these thoughts because he was subconsciously okay with Dracula attacking and feeding on his wife.
One of the goals of the literary theory of Feminist Criticism is to highlight and expose the patriarchy and misogynist behaviors and beliefs towards women. This theory can be applied to many literary works, including Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. In the final moments of Tom Robinson’s trial, Atticus makes a speech to the jury. Throughout his speech, Atticus makes several comments on how Tom Robinson did not commit the crime at all, blaming Mayella Ewell for bringing a false statement to court. Atticus ensues that Mayella’s desire to form a relationship with Tom was “...stronger than the [racial] code she was breaking…” (Chapter 20, pg.
Miklo’s actions and disruptiveness allowed him to pay for the variety of crimes he violated. He was on probation for beating his father, shot and killed a guy in a gang fight, and also killed another inmate while he was in prison. Cruz’s hard work and dedication to his artwork was thrown away due to his decision-making. He was using and
He questions her ‘do you hope that you can expiate the crimes of the past by suffering in the present?’ Thus demonstrating that this situation has forced David to ponder over the impact and importance that history has. Later on when Lucy asks as to why the rapists expressed so much hatred David explains that ‘it was history speaking through them […]a history of wrong…it came down from ancestors’ Coetzee explains in his essay “The Harms of Pornography” that ‘Colonialism fractured the social and customary basis of legality, yet allowed some of the worst features of patriarachalism to survive, including the treatment of unattached (unowned) women as fair fame, huntable creature’ and this is illustrated in the control that Petrus has over Lucy. The rape narrative is not only an account of sexual violation but also highlights a history that has been disturbed by racial injustice as well as ownership of land and possessions. David is blind to the history of his own actions; when he raped Melanie he does not acknowledge the ‘long history of exploitation of which this is a part’ of as Farodia Rassool highlights in the meeting. Melanie’s rape is an example of David’s misuse of academic authority, but Rassool suggests that it maybe something else ‘as teachers we occupy positions of power.
She further alleged that the only evidence linking her client to the crime was his disputed confession” (2). This is an example of the hundreds of complaints received by the Complaints and Corruption Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force annually. Officers are rarely charged in assault cases against suspects while in custody. By bringing in foreign officers for short periods corruption is less likely to occur or not at all. Most officers would feel as if they would have to perform at their best to set an example to “outsiders”.