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.
When Jurgis is told what happened to his wife, he quickly becomes triggered. He marches up to where Ona works and, “beats Ona’s boss Connor. Connor has raped Jurgis’s wife Ona”( Mark Bracher 147). After a few weeks, Ona realizes she is pregnant. Later in her pregnancy she becomes very ill.
Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and suffered a hard childhood that later on affected her writing. When she was eight years old, Maya was sexually abused and raped by her mother’s boyfriend. After he was found guilty, the man was murdered and it was thought that it was by Maya’s
In Lorain, Ohio, 9-year-old Claudia MacTeer and her 10-year-old sister Frieda live with their parents, who take two other people into their home: Mr. Henry, a tenant, and Pecola Breedlove, a temporary foster child whose house was burned down by her wildly unstable father, Cholly: a man widely gossiped about in the community. Pecola is a quiet, passive young girl with a hard life, whose parents are constantly fighting, both verbally and physically. Pecola is continually reminded of what an "ugly" girl she is, fueling her desire to be white with blue eyes. Most chapters ' titles are extracts from the Dick and Jane paragraph in the novel 's prologue, presenting a white family that may be contrasted with Pecola 's; perhaps to incite discomfort, the chapter titles contain much sudden repetition of words or phrases, many cut-off words, and no interword separations. The novel, through flashbacks, explores the younger years of
Unfortunately, this issue is still evident even after 60 years. Abbey, a 17 year old Australian committed suicide after years of being sexually abused by her dad, by someone who was supposed to care for her and look after her. “My guts screamed ‘no contact’ but I felt so alone. I was pressured into accepting contact orders or told that the outcome would be even worse.”, said Gill, Abbey’s mother. This clearly shows that Abbey’s dad had more power than her mum.
Mary Flora Bell was born May 26, 1957 strangled to death two little boys in Scotswood, Newcastle in a rural inner-city suburb. She grew up in an unstable home to her single parent mother Betty nee McCricket a prostitute who was often absent from the home. Her mother tried to kill her by feeding her pills as treats Mary endured sexual abuse her mother forced her at early age of four to engage in sexual acts with men. Family members recalled numerous counts how Betty had attempted to kill Mary and cover it up by making her death look accidently when she was younger. Mary who had been a chronic bed wetter was severely humiliated by her mother rubbing her daughter 's face in the pool of urine.
In the book,”The Program.” by Suzanne Young, Young begins with the protagonist,a seventeen year old named Sloane Barstow, who witnesses her classmate, Kendra Phillips, being taken away by a handler during school. Kendra Phillips is terrified and barely hanging on to reality. Two years ago, Sloane's brother, named Brady, committed suicide and six weeks earlier, her friend Lacey was taken by “The Program” as well as her father because she was “sick” In an attempt to manage with the constant monitoring of their reactions to all of this, Sloane, James Murphy, and their friend Miller try to cover their emotions and act normal. Sloane and James are dealing with Brady's suicide while Miller is trying to cope with the loss of his girlfriend, Lacey,
Gaia wasn’t brought up like most outer-enclave children. She is the daughter of an very prominent midwife, whose life depended on surrendering three newborn children per month. While her mother is away, Gaia, who is seven at the time, spills her father’s hot honey all over her face. Scarred for life, Gaia cannot get married or give birth to any children because of her disfigurement. Her
This statement represents what “The Secret Life of Bee’s” is all about. Lily, the protagonist of the novel, struggles to find love within her biological family after her mother died when she was four years old and her father, T-Ray, became bitter towards her and the world around him. After Lily was older she gained a boost of confidence when her housekeeper, Rosaleen, who was also the only person who loved lily when she was growing up was beaten down by a group of racist that attacked her. When
She is denied to go to school, because according to her stepfather, she is ‘too dumb to keep going to school’ (CP 9). She is repeatedly raped by him and becomes pregnant twice, but the babies are taken away from her. Celie becomes a mother of two children born of incestuous union but they are sold by Alphonso for monetary benefit. Celie’s life is the representation of the female slaves whose children were forcefully taken away by the slave masters who enjoyed the financial gain by selling children. Celie mingles her physical suffering with the psychological torture through many letters that she writes to God and her sister.