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
Maya Angelou proceeded not to speak for the next five years in fear that others might die. Eventually she acknowledged her blamelessness in her sexual assault and the man’s death. Soon after she found that she had a talent with words and the same strength and attitude as her mother. At sixteen, she became pregnant with her son Guy and raised him despite her young age. She worked various jobs, until working as a prostitute, nearly losing her son, changing her ways, and taking up performing.
Although, Jesse James was just another outlaw, her had a supporting family and a conflicting lifestyle that led to his infamous death. Jesse James had a total of seven siblings. (Three blood siblings and four half siblings.) After his father had gotten ill and passed away, Zerelda James, his widow, remarried and abandoned her four kids. She quickly came to realization that she was not happy with her current marriage and left her husband and once again remarried, taking her kids with her.
Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson, lived through an unstable early life. She was born in St. Louis, Arkansas, but moved away to Stamps, Arkansas at age three due to her parents’ divorce. There, Angelou lived with her brother, Bailey, and her paternal grandmother (Galenet - Self and a Song of Freedom in the Southern Tradition). As discussed in her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, seven-year old Maya was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. The man was consequently murdered by her uncles, and Maya, feeling responsible for his death, ceased talking and remained speechless for five years.
Daisy leaved Tom and went to the town with Jay Gatsby in a way that seemed like she escaped from Tom because she wanted only to be with Gatsby. He was so angry at that moment because “… Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour age secure and inviolate, were slipping precipitately from his control” (Fitzgerald 75). Tom Buchanan had reached the highest level of anger after he was told by Gatsby that Daisy did not love him anymore and they love each other for five years and when he had heard that “[He] turned to Daisy sharply” (Fitzgerald
After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy. The whole school was making fun of her and wasn’t soon after her whole community found out. She was being shamed for her pregnancy and couldn 't get a good paying job to support her new family. When she was ready to have her child, she went into debt because she couldn 't afford for the care she need for her and her child. Not soon after, she became poor and went into poverty.
In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school. As a child before reaching her middle teens, Nancy was molested by some men from her area. There were no reported early criminal acts completed by Nannie Doss before her serial killings. Her household was very strict and she could not get out and do things with others. She committed 11 murders.The Giggling Granny completed her first murder while being with her first husband.
After Dads death, she reconsiders her life and choices she's made; most significantly, her marriage with Eric. The fathers death causes the family to drift even farther apart and they don't meet again until five years later on Jeanette and her new husband's
Just from the word bastard, the audience is able to understand the very judgmental life Hamilton faced since birth. His father’s rejection and abandonment left him with his dying mother, Rachel, which resulted in Hamilton becoming an orphan at the age of thirteen. Chernow also discusses how “Rachel, James Hamilton, and their children moved from Nevis to St. Croix, where Rachel had once been imprisoned for several months on charges of adultery, and how James Hamilton abandons Rachel and his natural children shortly after arrival, leaving young Alexander without a father figure” (Miltimore). After being left on his own, Hamilton faced many tragedies, but he was able to overcome them and accomplish many things. Since Hamilton 's mother had been charged with adultery, she was viewed as a whore.
The characters lose a part of themselves when they are searching for their true love. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie was arguing with Jodie, while he was dying, about how he never treated her right after being together for 20 years. They revealed many things about themselves during this talk, especially how Jodie was hurt on the inside too. Janie looked at herself and realized this, “The young girl was gone, but handsome woman had taken her place”(108). This quote shows how Janie regained herself after that horrible relationship.
The next lady under indictment and to receive trial, sat Sarah Osborne, a sixty-nine-year-old widow who remarried to an indentured servant. Her first husband died and Sarah had to take care of his two sons and estate. on her own. When his sons came of age, the estate would become theirs and Sarah would have to move out. Osborne was not a regular attendee of the church due to a physical inability.
Dolley Madison was one of the most beloved people of her time. The death of her first husband and son was a very sad time for her. She mourned for a few years before marrying James. Dolley took her mind off of her sadness by hosting a lot of parties. After marrying James, she was kicked out of her quaker friend group.
Justin’s story is very different from a normal child abuse case. Starting at a young age, Justin has definitely lived a life full of difficult obstacles to overcome Starting from birth, Justin 's mother was only 15 years old who abandoned him by giving him to her mother to care for. Even though Justin 's grandmother was concerned about his safety and wellbeing, the grandmother was obese and had several health issues and unable to take care of Justin for very long. Justin had a very painful life leading up to the events below. Justin’s grandmother died when he was 11 months old.
Children at the same age as Perry, 13, will one day be in a home where they have to survive on their own, then the next they are in an orphanage. The mother of Perry Smith passed away soon after she left his father. The battle she fought was an enthusiastic battle with alcohol, the next day she lost and choked on her own vomit, this was probably the worst experience of Perry Smith’s life. When Perry Smith’s mother died, when she left the children, they moved into a Catholic orphanage where Perry got beaten for wetting the bed. The author, Capote seems to achieve a feeling of sympathy for Perry Smith, because his childhood was a series of unfortunate events.
Charles Millies changed to Charles Manson after his mothers’ engagement, was born in Cincinnati Ohio, to Kathleen Maddox and Walker Scott. He was born to a sixteen-year-old prostitute and alcoholic who had no possible way or experience of raising a child. In order to give her child a name, she married William Manson but he soon abandoned both of them. After his mother not stepping up and raising him and his father walking out, Charles headed to the streets and getting arrested multiple times for petty crimes. At age 17, Manson was spending his time in prison.