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.
There was some difficulties with the move but she had appeared to be doing well. Then, she was removed from her psychologists care, and research on Genie stopped. The doctors and scientists did not have enough money or enough findings to keep going with the research. Genie was given back to her birth mother who shortly put her in foster homes because she could not handle the task of taking care of Genie. Due to the treatment of her in foster homes, Genie was scared to speak and she had regressed back to silence.
Melinda in Speak suffers during her freshman year of high school, when she gets raped by a senior at her school. She is terrified of telling anyone and whishes it never happened, as seen in the book "Anything to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head too?" (Anderson, 165). In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him."
The novel Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill is narrated by Baby -- the 12 year old protagonist and daughter of a single father and heroin addict, Jules. Baby never knew her mother and is unaware that she has any other family. They live in various shabby hotels in Montreal’s red light district. This paper is an exploration of the pathway effects caused by lack of familial support and how Jules addiction created a milieu that leads to Baby being ostracised by society. Suggestions are offered to alleviate their struggles.
Because of wetting the bed… There was this one nurse, she used to call me 'nigger'... What she used to do, she'd fill a tub with ice-cold water, put me in it, and hold me under till I was blue. Nearly drowned.” (Capote 132) Short sentences emphasize the terrible conditions of Perry’s life. He is abandoned, abused, never gets respect, and he has a thirst for knowledge but does not get much education. Perry lives a tragic life. Most of his childhood challenges result in long term effects on his life.
When he was 6, he already had poor behaviour where he stole a toy from a store but returned it and apologized after getting caught by his mother. He had few friends in his school but was bullied by some classmates and neighbours. When he was in Grade 4, he experienced blackout. He lived his life at the hospital from 14 to 18 therefore was not able to go to school. When he was little, he had psychological problems so he was said to take a psychiatric evaluation which took 17 days.
It was the eldest daughter, Fleur, about seventeen old then. She was so feverish that she’d thrown off her covers, and now she huddled against the cold wood range, staring and shaking.” Nanapush found Fleur without family, because her family died from the epidemic going around the town. This was such a traumatic experience for Fleur because she was sick. Usually when we are sick as children, we first look to our families for comfort and a method to make us feel better. However in Fleur’s case she was found alone in her family’s home but
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
Superstition is at its height before and during the witch trials. Although there is a high mortality rate amongst babies, Mrs. Putnam has had seven babies die within the first few days of birth. Her only child, Ruth Putnam, has also been acting strange lately. Wondering the cause of her babies’ deaths, Mrs. Putnam is willing to sends her only daughter to illegally conjure spirits with a Barbadian slave. When condemned for sinning Mrs. Putnam states, “‘for how else is she struck dumb now except some power of darkness,’” which exemplifies her belief -- an evil force is to blame for her babies’ deaths (Miller 12).
For Eddie Turner, life began with adversity and misfortune. He had been born prematurely, weighing only four pounds at birth, and the first three years of his life were spent in and out of the hospital. As a result, his physical development was abnormally slow, and he remained quite sickly. It has been said that children can be extremely cruel, and as Eddie grew, so did his low self esteem. The other children in Eddie's neighborhood would taunt and mock him with persistent criticism, and his mother's overprotectiveness and coddling, only served to contribute to his weaknesses.