She was a loving wife to her husband, Nino, who died being shot by the kidnapper. She also has two twins who were in college at the time named Michael and Melissa. Debra was tending to her garden when she then goes back into the house and is hit on the head by the kidnapper knocking her off her feet. The kidnapper then rapes her, puts her in his trunk, and drives off. He takes her to his house where he holds her captive and ties her hands and feet together.
Later in her pregnancy she becomes very ill. Soon after, she dies along with her baby. Suddenly Jurgis comes into realization with what is happening. Matthew Morris writes, “Jurgis comes to see and comprehend the class system that has destroyed everyone he cared about, and to join the fight to change that system” that has made him lose his job and lead to his wife’s death (5). Jurgis decides to join a rebellion to protest the mistreatment of immigrants.
After the whole ordeal, Rasheed threatened that “[y]ou try this again and I will find you… [a]nd when I do, there isn’t a court in this god forsaken country that will hold me accountable for what I will do”(272). Rasheed once even got so furious he stopped talking and put a gun in her mouth. A loving and caring husband doesn’t do that. Tariq and Laila’s relationship was nothing like that.
Sethe who is the protagonist of the novel , never lived an easy life. But through that struggle she still manages to be a proud and noble woman. She was born in the South to an African woman who she never knew. When she was 13 she was sent to the Garners who owns Sweet Home and they were involved in slavery.
Celie lives with her Younger sister Nettie and a brood of half brothers and sisters. She lives a life of abuse and moil with a mother who is sickly and worn out with childbearing and soon dies, and Alphonso, whom she thinks is her father. But who later turns out to be her stepfather. Celie lives like a slave- cooking, cleaning and looking after the other children. She is denied to go to school, because according to her stepfather, she is ‘too dumb to keep going to school’ (CP 9).
When Soraya ran away with an Afghan man without her parents permission, her father hunted her down and dragged her back home. After being reunited with her mother it was the moment Soraya says, “I saw my mother had a stroke, the right side of her was paralyzed and… I felt so guilty. She didn’t deserve that” (173). Soraya reflects that every time she looks at her mother is what persuades her to become more docile, mannered and respectful. Despite trying to make up for her mistakes, people still spread rumors about her making her feel like she isn't good enough.
The second thing that Pelzer accomplished is that he puts a face on child abuse. Every day, we see kids getting slapped in Wal-Mart or the grocery store and parents threatening, “Just wait till I get you home!” In recent months, we have heard tales of the mother who drowned her five children, and the mother who starved and imprisoned her daughter. Students are killing one another in our schools, and the media is quick to report on every detail of their home lives. After a while, as we read these accounts, we become numb, write them off as yet another example of bad parenting, and think to ourselves, “Gee, that’s too bad.
An article was soon violated when Chlomo Wiesel announced, “I have terrible news. Deportation.” After the announcement from Eliezer’s father, Hungarian polices started shouting, “All Jews outside! Hurry! The time’s come now…You’ve got to leave all this…” After forced from their homes, they were sent to experience brutality at Auschwitz/Birkenau, Buna, Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald.
In both the will of the protagonist was tested. The climax of Beloved happened when Schoolteacher came to collect Sethe and her children to return as slaves. In her attempt not return to Sweet Home Sethe murdered he baby and injured her two boys. From that moment one Sethe’s life was forever changed. Schoolteacher calls Sethe an animal and she comes to believe it after her milk is taken and she is the reason 3 of her children are gone.
(AGG) In the beginning of the book, Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples, Najmah lived a simple and normal life, but soon found out that her life was nowhere close to normal and started to loose the people she loved, which shaped her all throughout the story. (BS-1) Najmah first started to face harsh conflicts and losses at the beginning of the story which affected her negatively. (BS-2)