Sam is hoping she doesn’t need an abortion because she couldn’t afford it, and then her parents would be angry. Halsey’s voice delivering these lines, was slow and deliberate. She sounded heartbroken as she told this first story. She didn’t want to have to watch her friend suffer. Halsey continues her poem with the her own story of sexual assault.
The main character of 13 Reasons Why, Hannah Baker, suffers sexual assault, verbal abuse, and public humiliation in her high school years. Eventually, Hannah cannot take it anymore and she slits her wrists and dies. However, before she commits suicide she records 13 tapes, each tape made for a specific person who caused her to kill herself. She gives instructions for the tapes to be received by each of the convicted and once they are done listening, they must pass the tapes on to the next of the convicted. Hannah kills herself for attention and blames other people for her sinful actions.
She is also showing elements of antisocial personality disorder. Twyla more than twice mentions her desire to kill someone without any further remorse and due to truly trivial reasons. It is clearly visible in the fragment when the girls are introduced to each other. Twyla thinks: “if Roberta had laughed I would have killed her”. There is also an example of when Twyla 's mother comes to visit her at the shelter and greets her, babying her a little, she thinks then: “I could have killed her”.
During her young and difficult life, she started writing letters to God and express how she feels. She had tremendous abused from her father Alphonso who raped, beaten, and impregnated her twice. She presumed that Alphonso also killed her children after she delivered them. Alphonso had a new wife after her mother died. After quite some time, Alphonso wanted her instead of her pretty sister Nettie to marry a man they known only as Mister but with a real name of Albert.
Before seeing a psychiatrist, she had already attempted suicide. Visits with her psychiatrist reduced her drinking, but did not stop her abusing Veronal tablets since she was addicted. “Depressed in the aftermath of a minor love affair, she used her supply of Veronal in a second suicide attempt” (Crane). Big Blonde is written as a background to show how she struggled and to tell readers the mistakes she has made in life. Life can be tough sometimes and that is what Dorothy is trying to demonstrate.
Susanna Kaysen, the protagonist, is diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder, due to her attempt at suicide by consuming an entire bottle of alcohol with aspirin. Susanna has issues in all types of relationships in her life, regarding that she does not have a concrete relationship with her parents, and does not seem to have any friends, due to her clear fear of abandonment. In the beginning of her stay at McLean, Susanna viewed the other patients as crazy, and truly had mental illness, unlike her. Ultimately she was able to develop friendships with the other patients, resulting in them helping each other throughout the movie. Susanna self destructive behavior stems from her troubling childhood caused by emotional problems from her parents.
Through the novel, we can see how Gilead negatively affects the psychology and mentality of the handmaids that makes them to give up to the system and brain washes them. One example is Janine. She is rejecting her victimization and ignorant of her own victimization, Janine looks revolting, pathetic, and distressed. For example, Offered describes Janine as pitiful since she tries to fulfill Gilead’s roles. She describes her how she throws herself into the testifying and feels arrogance in describing her rape story and abortion; subsequently, feels guilty when she had done nothing wrong.
For this assignment, we had to analyze the case. The article was about a young woman who got killed by a man because no one helped her until she was so hurt that she was going to die anyways. We got to see why some of the bystanders didn’t want to get involved. After that, we had to reflect on it by answering some questions. The questions were about why people didn 't help and I said that they didn 't want to get involved.
Those that have been killed are someone’s children, fathers, mothers, brothesr, and sisters. There death has cause so much grieve to their friends and family. I believe that no one want to lose their love ones from gun violence. Allowing students to carry firearms on college campus would likely compromise the lives and safety of innocent students, faculty, and staff. We can start by rectifying the problem and not adding to the problem of gun violence by allowing guns on
After Blanche was raped and Stella did not believe what had happened, she falsely told her sister “…the rest of [her] time [she] is going to spend on the sea…”(pg. 148) when in reality she was just leaving because of the rape. Blanche often made up stories to escape the humiliation in her life. Within A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams characters demonstrate that how one views one’s self is not always realistic. People tend to lie to one’s self to make reality seem superior.