Patricia Hearst Research Paper

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Around 9 o’clock p.m. on February 4, 1974, 19-year-old Patricia Hearst was kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, thrown into the back of a car, and taken away. Her kidnappers were later revealed to be the Symbionese Liberation Army, who demanded several million dollars worth of food donations in exchange for her release. Hearst claimed to have been raped by SLA member William Wolfe, stating that “she hated him”[1], but in a previous interview, she has called him “the most gentlest, most beautiful man I have ever known.” If Hearst truely was abusively coerced to aid in the robbery, she would not have spoke so highly of him. To further add upon that, she has kept a ‘trinket’ given to her by Wolfe. This trinket has been described as a “love
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