Genie was beaten up if she made noise and her father would make a barking sound when annoyed with her. When Genie was rescued, she had calluses on her bottom from sitting in a chair for such a long period of time. Genie would have to allow food to soak in her mouth for a long period of time so she could easily swallow. Genie also unfortunately resulted in a hunchback from sitting in a chair and sleeping in a baby’s crib for about twelve to thirteen years of her life. Thinking of all this breaks my heart to hear how an innocent little girl was treated.
Lisa, My Nonverbal Observations Lisa has had a brain injury since her father pushed her mother down the stairs, depriving her brain from the essential nutrients flowing from mom. Lisa came into my life eight years ago, verbal and nonverbal communication has constantly been a struggle to comprehend and determine the truth from a seven-year-old in a fifty-year-old frame. Talking to a child is always enlightening, they speak the truth; unless it gets them in trouble. Observing Lisa, I saw the slouching shoulders, hand held down into her lap clasping her hands tightly to cause her knuckles to whiten. Biting her lower lip as she glances around the room trying to talk to you and gather her thoughts.
In fact, Oprah had to overcome many challenges and obstacles during childhood. This included taking a beating regularly as her grandmother would whip her for almost everything. Due to this, she went to go live with her mother who had to work long hours as a maid. This caused Oprah to be neglected; which later in life led her to being sexually abused by friends and family. On top of it all she was living in poverty during these traumatizing experiences.
Genie Wiley’s Background Genie Wiley is a pseudonym of a girl that went through many trials in her life. All of which had been bottled up in the horrors of living in a small room for twelve years in confinement with her abusive father. Reason for her being inside a room for twelve years is because her dad, Clark Genie, was self-centered and thought Genie was mentally retarded, thus he locked her up under the guise that he was protecting her. In doing so Clark separated Genie from her nearly blind mother, Irene Wiley, and six-year-old brother, John Wiley. Not only did Wiley lock up his own daughter but he spoon-fed her only Pablum and milk, spoke to her in mostly growls and barks, and beat her with a wooden paddle every time she attempted to
The lead in the novel is Lilian Girvan a single mother that lost her husband in a car accident leaving her a single mother. It has been a tought time for the young mother as she has dealt with suicidal thoughts and several mental breakdowns. But finally she is getting the hang of being a widow as she is now watching TV, showing up to work on the regular, and taking her two children to school. The only problem is that having lived a life full of intensity, she finds herself so bored with the daily drugery. She finds a little excitement from her work as she can be called upon to illustrate the weirdest of things such as whale genitalia.
Louise was unable to recover from the shock of her husband’s death and was placed in a mental hospital in 1937. Having no parents caused the eight siblings to go in a different direction in life; Malcolm was placed in a foster home like shown in the movie and was the only black kid in his class. He excelled academically like shown in the movie and also in reality, but things started to turn when he was asked by his teacher about his future plans. Malcolm shared his thoughts with his teacher about becoming a lawyer; however he was discouraged by him and was
Feral Child Task This task will majorly focus on the lack of social and cognitive development of Genie and its connection with Piaget’s and Erickson’s human psychological development theories. As one of the most well- known feral children in the 20th century, the young girl Genie had been confined to a room, isolated and abused by her parents for over a decade before the rescue. Due to the severely abnormal development occurred in the childhood, Genie’s linguistic ability was nearly undeveloped, her limbs were not fully extended, her development was delayed from various perspectives. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development states four stages of cognitive development. During the first Sensorimotor Stage which Piaget
On November 4, 1970 thirteen year-old Genie Wiley was rescued from a life of extreme neglect. She wore diapers when they rescued her, as she spent her days locked away in a dark room, strapped to a training potty. Genies’ nights were spent tied up in a sleeping bag within a crib enclosed with chicken wire. Beyond all of that, Genies’ father forbade the rest of the Wiley family from speaking to her. It was also apparent that she had been beaten for making noise.
The poem ‘Morning Praise of Nightmares One’ which is written by Lauire, Ann Guerrero depicts a strong notion about abuse and elements of despair when children at tender age are dealt with extreme abusive behavior. The overall theme of the poem is around the narration of a young girl who is living a life of pain in a house where she is inflicted with torture, pains and bruises. Despite of her miserable condition nobody is helping her. She is facing each morning with screams of nightmares which are never ending and no one is there to comfort her. From the title of the poem it can be analyzed that mornings which are a sign of beginning of a new day begins with discussion of nightmares.
Similar to both Jackie Robinson and Feng Ru, Helen Keller served as a role model in her country and the world through the challenges she overcame throughout her life. When Keller was only nineteen months old, her sight and hearing was lost to an illness. She often found it infuriating when dealing with her disability. Keller continued to struggle coping with her illness, becoming “very wild and unruly.” (newsela.com) It was difficult for her to understand other people and communicate with them. At this, she often broke out in a tantrum.