Both women and children are granted no voice, no bodily integrity. If they are lucky like Claudia and Frieda Macteer, they will learn resistance strategies from their parents. But, if they are unlucky like Pecola Breedlove, they will learn various kinds of disempowered response. The novel also shows not only the suffrage of racial oppression, but also the tyranny and violation brought upon them by the men in their lives. The theme of male oppression over the women in the novel reaches its brutal climax during Pecola's father rape for her.
Sam is hoping she doesn’t need an abortion because she couldn’t afford it, and then her parents would be angry. Halsey’s voice delivering these lines, was slow and deliberate. She sounded heartbroken as she told this first story. She didn’t want to have to watch her friend suffer. Halsey continues her poem with the her own story of sexual assault.
In this story the excess of detail is quite evident as this 4 page story only consists of 3 sentences, with all the details connected through a series of comma. The first sentence itself is nearly 2 and a half pages long. In this story, the reader can easily spot the maximalistic approach as sentence seem to repeat the same content, for example: “Occasionally wetting the finger to turn the page, wearing prescription sunglasses whose lenses were chemically treated to darken in fractional proportion to the luminous intensity of the light to which they were exposed, wearing on the trailing hand a wristwatch of middling quality and expense, simulated rubber thongs on his feet, legs crossed at the ankle and knees slightly spread, the sky cloudless and brightening as the morning’s sun moved up and right, wetting a finger not with saliva or perspiration
“Night” by Bret Lott and “Worry” by Ron Wallace are two short stories that, even if they are different, they have similarities between them. Bret Lott shows up a father and his concerns about his child. Ron Wallace, in change, shows up the parents’ concerns about their daughter (and their house). At “Night” we can appreciate how the father worried about his kid just because he woke up and heard the child breathing. In “Worry” we can see the mother talking, arguing and even fighting for her daughter with her husband, he does not pay attention to what she is saying; his worries are all about his house.
I chose Child Abuse as my topic because I feel bad for the children who suffer from getting abused in different types of ways. When you grow up around abuse, you end up being insecure about yourself and always think that they are not good enough for anything or anyone. I read The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison for the second unit of literature because the title of the book caught my attention, and the book also relates to the last book I read called I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Studies show that “90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by a family member”(Do Something).
Once, there was a woman who claimed that her identity is like the spirit of Caesar. She was raped when she was nineteen, and public condemned her of losing her virtue, even though virtue is not a woman’s consumable good that can be achieved by purity or lost by accident. This reaction is similar to that of a school teacher in the poem of Martín Espada, My Native Costume. In the poem, the teacher asks the writer to wear traditional costume for the students even though the writer defines himself as a lawyer. She is full of prejudice that the Puerto Rican people will always wear traditional clothes, but she rather thinks that she is doing a good job for her students while saying “the children want to see a native costume” (Espada).
Scout reacted in a violent way by losing her temper and engaging in fights with her classmates when she found out that they are disrespecting her father. In a family assembly, scout beat up her cousin after he claimed that Atticus disgraced the family name by being a “nigger-lover”. Her act was seen as a wrong behaviour for a young lady, so unlike men, women are not allowed to either have a temper or engage in fight as it’s recommended by the patriarchal society which makes them the Other in this case. Scout involuntarily settles in the centre of this gender discourse, where her options and deeds cause others to detect long-established gender roles she occupies a middle place between masculinity and femininity which is referred by Homi Bhabha as the third space .her her actions define her as a tomboy, which clashes with the paradigms of Maycomb society that only means that my not being a southern Belle, she is set to be the
Amy would then seek out the best of her life to avoid thinking about the grave and her own demise. However, she failed as soon as her husband confronted her about staring outside the window at their child’s grave. Amy became violent and berated her husband about how he had been acting and how nonchalant he was after their son died. She believed that if she could recover from the grief of her son’s death, she would choose not to instead. Amy’s behavior shows that she is
Rather than intervene and be the loving protector his son needed, he allowed the abuse take place. Eventually, years later, he and his wife separated, David talks about how his father left for good, and how he saw little of him growing up. David’s brothers did not have it any easier. They too received foul treatment from their mother, but nothing like David. From the time they were small children, Ron, Stan, Kevin, and Russell, learned to alienate whichever family member was the main target of their mother’s rage.
even her voice was affected by his condition, and she was not allowed by her mother to paly or do what other teenagers do because her mom was overprotective to her. I go on a journey with Joy as she struggles against what she’s always known to be right, and wanting to fit in. Joy finds her self being a awkward ,she feel that she always doing wrong . One of the things Joy begins to deal is when he find her mother's book entitled ' Big Girls Dont Cry'. It’s a book of fiction, but it is very obviously based upon her mother’s life.