They often do not know how to treat these illnesses when they do show up in women. In Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted, Susanna is told that she is mentally ill. They treat her for borderline personality disorder when she does not feel that she has any mental illness at all. When she arrives at the institution she feels as though she does not fit in as she does not see herself as crazy. In Kaysen’s memoir, she is being hyper-treated by the doctors and nurses
The Scarlet Letter is focalized on the consequences of adultery for a female in Puritan society. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is punished for adultery that resulted in her daughter Pearl. Hawthorne describes the emotional impact of the punishment and how the Puritan society treats Hester afterwards. Hester Prynne is forced to stand on a scaffold in public and wear the letter “A” on her chest as a reminder of her sin. As seen in her punishment, the Puritan justice system is vastly unique from today’s modern justice system.
Rex was abused by his own mother when he was young. Though he does not speak about this and Jeannette Walls does not dive into this, it is apparent that his mother abusing him had a psychological effect on him. This can be seen in his actions such as cheating on his wife and offering his daughter as a prostitute. The latter takes us into our next incident of sexual abuse. Walls was offered by her father to have sex with one of his friends in return for money.
Issues of the Case Study From the description of the case study above, the issue concerned is child abuse and neglect. Joyce had experienced child sexual abuse by her now-absent father when she was a child. At all ages, females are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse as well as incest or sexual relations between individuals who are so closely related. Girls are more likely to experience long-term victimization by relatives or family acquaintances in their home ( ). As Joyce’s her parent fails to provide her with basic needs, she has been neglected physically, educationally and psychologically.
She becomes the target of incest at times culminating in rape and resulting pregnancy. The culprit is often the father. Sometimes other relatives also become instrumental in the female child’s victimization. Thus protectors turn into predators. Rape connected with incest becomes the gravest offence against the female child.
Nothing avails except to set them apart from innocent people. and many people, neither wicked nor innocent, but watchful, dissembling and calculating of their chances, ponder our reaction to wickedness as a clue to what they might profitably do." This brutal crime on Sylvia Likens almost seemed like Gertrude was taking her inner anger of herself out on Sylvia. Due to the struggles Gertrude had, dealing with the seven children with barely any child support, living in a rundown home that barely had food to feed three. Gertrude took her sufferings out on Sylvia until she died.
The film starts with Shalini contemplating suicide but lacking the strength to do so. She is portrayed as an alcoholic and depressed person waiting for an escape from her negligent second husband. She is the kind of mother who is so immersed in her own troubles that she couldn 't gather any care for her daughter. Living in a luxurious flat in which everything is provided, she feels like a prisoner. Though a victim herself, she tries to use the kidnap of her own daughter as an escape from her unhappy life.
The author touches a lot of different and important themes with this story. The short story begins in medias res and do not progress linearly. It tells us about a woman who emotionally abuses her younger brother. She doesn’t have any children herself, and one day she decides to abduct her youngest
Their role was to have children and take care of their household chores. The woman who did not fulfill the expectations of the people in the society and their family was considered as a fallen women. The character of Tess is regarded as that of a fallen woman, she has been represented
Instead of finding safety, she was a victim of misogyny. She had become pregnant at the age of thirteen and married Felix, the leader of the gang who had committed the crime against her. Candy continues to suffer abuse as she became, ‘a child-abuse wife.’ as she says in Bourgois’ book (2003: