Stalin's father would drunkenly beat him and his mother almost daily. To escape his father's wrath, Stalin and his mother moved into a friend's house. This friend was named Christopher Charkviani. Which was when her house cleaning took off because people were feeling sympathy towards her. Even after this whole episode went down with her and her abusive husband, Ekaterina was still determined to send Stalin to school.
Mayella had no say in the trial, which caused her to have no power. The Ewell’s had little to no money at all, and struggled with class. The family lived behind a dump. In the trial with Tom Robinson, Mayella was scared to tell the truth because of the looks her dad was giving her when it was her turn to speak. Mayella was almost forced to say Tom Robinson raped her or her dad would have beaten her.
In the book, Lily suffers from her lack of knowledge about her deceased mother and the abusive father she lives with. Her father T. Ray, constantly verbally abuses her and gives her cruel punishments like kneeling on grits for hours. Due to her mother not being there Lily fears that she lacks all femininity and imagines that her mother is her angel, watching over and loving her. The neglectfulness of T.Ray combined with her desire to know more about her mother, leads her to run away with her nanny Rosaleen. Lily and Rosaleen end up in Tiburon, South Carolina, where she meets people that finally truly love her.
The film I decided to write about was “ The Burning Bed.” Farrah Fawcett, who is the main character in the film is a victim of domestic violence and serious past of abuse with her ex husband Paul. The Burning Bed starts off with Farrah and Paul as young adults who fell in love with one another and had three children. Shortly after being together the two had children then got married, throughout the relationship Paul abused Farrah constantly in front of family and their children. Paul’s family was completely blind to the abuse and it turned out Farrah had no one in her corner trying to help her. Over time, police reports were made and then a divorce was finally filed when she was pregnant with her third child.
Once, Jimmy Taylor came walking by us yelling, “Melissa! Whattaya want with that old, fat, Black lady, any ways?” Before I could retaliate, Miss Johnson said to me, “Now, you musn’t, we must feel sorry for that terrible child. His mother must have done gone and not thought him no manners!” She actually wanted me to bow my head and pray for him. (Even though I went to his house and punched him out the next day.) My friends would tease me for spending the whole summer with Sadie Johnson, “The cookoo of Connecticut,” they called her.
She mentioned that her father was treating them badly, and torturing her mother and her sister. I felt sorry for her because she told me that one day, she had witnessed her father yelling at her mother for some money to buy alcohol. At that time, her mother was screaming and crying, as she couldn’t tolerate being hit by him. Then her mother took her daughters and ran away to her grandmother’s house. Till one day, the father showed up at the grandmother’s house.
Summary of The Lost Boy David Pelzer, author of The Lost Boy, shares his struggles of dealing with an abusive mother that lead to his life in foster care in his memoir. He details the beginning of his story by revealing the abuse of his mother who referred to David as “the boy” and even calls him “it”. While he has three older brothers the Mother chose David to take out her anger on and the family even referred to the abuse as “the family secret”. Forced to live in the basement, David tells how he dreaded every commercial break where his mother is forced to pay attention to something other than the television which was usually physically or verbally abusing him. David found himself looking forward to school which was the only place he was given food and dreaded the end of the day where he was forced to return to what he called “The House” and “The Family”.
The distressed caused by being in prison is too much for John that he cannot think clearly. John is offered a choice to admit that he and the others practiced witchcraft, and be set free or serve a life sentence. John is under so much stress that he keeps changing his mind and not signing. John was unable to sign because he would not be able to deal with the townsfolk’s ridicule. The stress of suffering caused John to be hanged and have his wife Elizabeth to raise his child alone.
It wasn’t all my fault...The whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train” (3). Not only is he being isolated from a group of potential friends, but also he is building the expectation of him being the real phony. Also, when he was in the age of thirteen, his parents “were going to have [him] psychoanalyzed and all, because [he] broke all the windows in the garage. [He does not] blame them…[he] slept in the garage the night [Allie, his younger brother] died, and [he] broke all the goddam windows with [his] fist, just for the hell of it” (34). His melodramatic action has demonstrated his internal conflict.
When he was younger, his father used to abuse him terribly. He got the vacuum cleaner cord and stuck him in a room and beat him until the skin was coming off his back. He ran to Aunts how after his father went to bed and when he walk in, he didn’t say a word. All he could do was cry. His Aunt lifted up to see