Women was treated poorly in Umuofia because men believe that they were weak and in inadequate. “ Even as a little boy Okonkwo had represented his father 's failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was Agbala. That was held first came to know that Agbala was only another name for a woman that also mean a man who had taken the title” Achebe 15. Okonkwo not only was verbally abusive to his wife, but was verbally abusive to his oldest child; Nwoye. Okonkwo mentally killed the woman, through his words and thoughts.
Domestic Violence in the Native American Culture When mentioning the term domestic violence, physical violence usually comes to mind for many people, including things such as a broken nose or a black eye. While these things are frightening and true forms of abuse, there is far more to domestic violence than what meets the eye. Domestic violence can present its self in several other forms including emotional, verbal, and even sexual abuse. 1Domestic violence can be a critical issue that has a negative impact on four out of five Native American women and men in the United States in their lifetime according to indianlaw.org ( Walker 1). Being a Native American woman who has observed domestic violence as a child and became a victim as a wife, later on, I feel that it has unfortunately given me a deeper perspective of what domestic violence victims endure.
The Salem Witchcraft Trials had many effects on the town of Salem, Massachusetts. A lot of the effects were negative, destroying the community, government, even individuals. The Witch Trials affected the community of Salem in multiple ways. The witch trials created many tensions between several families in the town. The most acknowledgeable dispute from the play was between the Putnam’s and the Nurse’s.
The women who face IPV are exposed to several types of harm, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Physical abuse, the most well known form of domestic violence, is a malicious crime that unfortunately many women will face in their intimate relationships. Any act that is meant to cause bodily harm can be considered as physical abuse, such as choking or slapping. While it’s awful to think that anyone in a romantic relationship can be a victim, studies show that millions of women will be abused in their lives. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women in the U.S. aged 18 or older will be severely beaten by their partners.
When you live with a family that think you are ugly and told you every day that you are not beautiful. When you see, your parents fight always and you cannot do anything, also if you exposed to domestic violence, and no one take care of you this is a bad environment to live in. pecola lived in that kind of environment and she get mad at the end because of her family, “An experience of violence can lead to lasting physical, mental, and emotional harm, whether the child is a direct victim or a witness.”
His father’s answer is “Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.” (39) in another words, what a person goes through no matter how bad is it does not give them an excuse to do something wrong. His sister on the other hand does not believe on her father’s words, she becomes angry at Charlie for telling her father saying that she hate him and calls him freak for what he did. This quotation demonstrate an immature display of character that cause the reader not to sympathies with Charlie’s sister. She was in a physical and mentally abusive relationship and she choses to remains oppressed by a male dominated figure. Charlie shows how he respects his sister and how he thinks she deserves more that he still replied nicely to her after she calls him a
Her sister Celie saved her from different bad circumstances in life from being abused by their father, from being uneducated and from being married to a man she barely know. Nettie served as a motivating force for Celie to endure all the troubles she experienced in her life. Alphonso An abusive man who fathered Celie and Nettie but it was revealed in the end that he was not their biological father. He abused and raped Celie during her teenage years until he send her off to marry a man stranger to Celie. He is a picture of an abusive, cruel and pervert man who only thinks about his own satisfaction and disregarded even his own flesh and blood.
In the trial, it’s revealed that Mayella is physically, verbally, and sexually abused by her father. Because Mayella can often be intimidated by her father, as a result of her gender, she wasn’t able to stand up to him, and his abusive characteristics towards her.
In life discrimination and prejudice in the society can lead to violence, and violence can change a person and a family forever. The prejudice against castle people in Corrigan lead Jack Lionel to discriminate against his son’s marriage and therefore ruining the relationship between them and their family. Jack never wanted Jasper to be born and never thought about understanding David (Jasper’s dad) (245). He banished his son from the house after he told him that he loved Jasper’s mother and wanted to keep Jasper. This affected David a lot when Rosie died as she was the only person left in his life.