In addition, Lillian Jean demands for respect from Cassie and even Cassie was treated badly by Lillian Jean’s father during her first trip to Strawberry. Taylor (1976), Mr. Simms glared down at me. “When my gal Lillian Jean says for you to get yo’self off the sidewalk, you get, you hear?” (pg. 96). Cassie who is just a nine year old girl for the first time encountering a conflict regarding racism and facing such a humiliation by the whites.
Big Little Lies is a television show that depicts the lives of several wealthy families and their conflicts between the mothers and their children, who are in kindergarten. Jane is a single mother who moves to the region with her child Ziggy. She soon runs into Madeline, who has a daughter of the same age and they quickly become friends. Madeline introduces Jane to Celeste and the three spark a close friendship, as they bond over their hatred for another mother, Renata. All of the mothers get tied into an on-going murder investigation, where the victim remains a mystery until the final episode of the first
The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was to show the evil acts that happened in Afghanistan in the end of the 1950’s to almost present day. The books author, Khaled Hosseini mainly showed the unjust treatment of the women in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns vividly describes how the afghan people were tortured. This book has high and low points with many plot twist that will keep most people off of their seats. The story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city.
Cyntoia was born to an alcoholic mother with records of multiple psychiatric disorders; quoting from Brown’s mother, “Bipolar, personality disorder, suicidal, manic depressive, which is an unguarded condition. At times I’ve had homicidal thoughts for people that have hurt me. I’ve been raped, and I always wanted to do things to them for hurting me.” Furthermore, to add even more to the trauma, Cyntoia, her mother and grandmother were all raped over the course of three generations. Cyntoia’s mother also was unable to take care of the girl, as she has a history of intergenerational abuse; She had also testified to heavy drinking, about a fifth of whiskey per day, while pregnant with the girl; mother’s alcoholism had resulted in Cyntoia being born with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, which has slowed her brain development and had lowered her IQ. Brown’s mother began using crack cocaine when the girl was eight months; furthermore, by the time she was 2 years old, Cyntoia was given up for adoption.
Haifeng Yang English 1110.01: Secondary Source Integration Instructor: Torsa Ghosal 30th June 2016 Root of prejudice In the short story Soap and Water written by Anzia Yezierska, the protagonist who was an immigrant was depicted very unlucky through her college life and 10 years after graduation because people felt bad about her uncleanliness. Most of her depiction left deep impression about how hard life for a immigrant student could be. The diploma was held by Miss Whiteside because physical unclean appearance of the protagonist was considered not eligible to teach. She missed considering the hard life of the unclean girl. She worked hard to pay tuition and at the same time need to study hard for a good grade.
"Ah can’t die easy thinkin’ maybe de menfolks white or black is makin’ a spit cup outa you: Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate." Nanny is beyond exhausted. She grew up during slavery, was raped and had to raise her child, Leafy, without a father. Nanny never got married because she was worried that Leafy would be trampled upon like she was.
One of the most successful African-American women, Oprah Winfrey, has established herself to be one who gives back to charity, displays her influence over the entertainment industry, as well as changing many lives throughout her lifetime. Oprah experienced unimaginable horrors during her childhood, she had been raped at the age of nine as well as molested by her cousin, uncle, and family friend. She ran away from home at the age of thirteen and was sent to a juvenile detention home but denied admittance because all of the rooms were occupied. She became pregnant at the age of fourteen, and because she felt it was not right to have an abortion, she decided to keep the baby. She had given birth to a beautiful baby boy who later passed away due to complications.
The pregnant women who were raped either had miscarriage or delivered deformed children. The mothers of the raped girls was unable to speak due to the severe trauma. The sons whose mothers were raped refused to even look at the faces of their mothers. After begged by their wives,some husbands accepted them so that their childrens will not be orphaned but then also they were never treated with the respect that they deserve as a wife or as a mother. In one case, a 80-year-old victim was kicked out of the house by her son and in other case, one sister was raped, but the stigma casts over all the six sisters.
Out of fear of her parents and the social stigma as well as the poverty associated with being single; many child wives are compelled to remain in a loveless and violent marriage (hope4childwives.com, "Consequences of early marriage") Step Four: Identify the Root Cause(s) The conflict between rich and poor exists since the beginning of time, but its factors changed from a generation to another. Slavery, illnesses, genocides, abuses, rape etc. all these problems are related in a way or another to poverty and lack of resources as well as power holders. In my opinion, poverty is the main reason for child marriage, it can lead to hunger, lack of resources and access to medical care. Poverty is also the reason which leads to ignorance, the need for financial recourse at any price, even if it is selling girls to an old rich groom.
The character Lila had to leave her schooling and stay at home to look after her two sisters. Women experience social evils in society. They have been treated cruelly which affects them both physically and mentally. In Desai‟s novel Fasting Feasting, Uma‟s cousin Anamika has to face the cruel torture imposed by her husband and her mother-in-law. “Anamika was beaten regularly by her mother-in-law while her husband stood by and approved – or at least, did not object.”(Fasting Feasting, 71) She is beaten by her husband even when she is pregnant.