At just nine years old, Oprah’s mother left Oprah’s nineteen year old cousin in charge of her, Oprah was raped for the first time (“Overcoming Obstacles”). These abuses continued on until Oprah was thirteen years old and ran away from home. In 1968 fourteen year old Oprah gave birth to
As shown in the story the key by Nnedi okorafor. She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds.
Heather Hogue 9/28/2015 CRMJ 358-001 ECA: Shattered Summary The book I chose to read was called “Shattered” by Debra Puglisi Sharp and Marjorie Preston. It depicts Debra’s life and how she was kidnapped from her home in April, 1998. 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.
Wuornos grandfather beat her and her grandmother was an alcoholic. When she was just 11 years old she started trading sexual favors for money, beer, cigarettes. She suffered through this for a few years and at the age of 14 years old, she was given up for adoption, but soon after she was kicked out of the house. During this time she was spending more time way from the house and traveling alone around the country under assumed names and living in the woods. In the early 1980’s Wuornos found out that her brother died of cancer, this is when she moved to Florida and began working as a prostitute.
Seethe and her children lived in Ohio for 25 days before the people from the sweet home slavery found her. In attempt to protect her children from being taken by the slave masters, she killed Beloved. Seethe was lucky enough not to have been taken back to the Sweet home due to the laws that abolished slavery but was kept in the house were Beloved was killed. Soon after Seethe started living in the house, she was hunted by the ghost of her dead daughter who kept on breaking stuffs, destroying things, and scattering the house. According to the movie, this was the reason why Seethe told her children to run away.
Genie Wiley’s Background Genie Wiley is a pseudonym of a girl that went through many trials in her life. All of which had been bottled up in the horrors of living in a small room for twelve years in confinement with her abusive father. Reason for her being inside a room for twelve years is because her dad, Clark Genie, was self-centered and thought Genie was mentally retarded, thus he locked her up under the guise that he was protecting her. In doing so Clark separated Genie from her nearly blind mother, Irene Wiley, and six-year-old brother, John Wiley. Not only did Wiley lock up his own daughter but he spoon-fed her only Pablum and milk, spoke to her in mostly growls and barks, and beat her with a wooden paddle every time she attempted to utter even a single sound.
Abdulrahman Musa Garba A00015834 PHILOSOPHY 300 Dr. Lionel CM von Frederick Rawlins Role Model: Oprah Gail Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey was named after a scriptural the Old Testament scripture from the bible named Oprah from the Book of Ruth. An administrative mistake made in the hospital she was given birth to recorded her as Oprah and since then the name “Oprah” stayed with her (Bio.com). Her mom, Vernita Lee, worked her life as a housemaid, she took her last name from Vernon Winfrey, a city councilman who was serving in the equipped shaped powers at the season of her birth to the world in spite of the fact that a rancher that lived in Mississippi named Noah Robinson later agreed or radar claimed to be her biological Dad. After her birth,
Literary Analysis Paper Book Title: Wuthering Heights Author: Emily Brontë The Author and Her Times: Emily Brontë was born on July 30, 1818, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England to Maria Branwell and Reverend Patrick Brontë. She had a brother, Branwell, as well as four older sisters, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Maria and Anne. Within a couple months of Emily Brontë’s birth, her mother passed away from cancer. Emily, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Maria went off to school at the Clergy Daughters’ School when Emily was six. At the school, Elizabeth and Maria contracted tuberculosis so the sisters returned home.
She spent her first couple of years living with her grandmother, but when she fell ill, the six year old Oprah was sent to live with her mother in a boarding house. This is where she would not only grow up around poverty, but also experience years of sexual and physical abuse. Oprah was raped for the first time at age 9 and continued to be raped for several years. Eventually she moved with her father and began to turn her life around. The stable education environment she lived in, allowed her to strive academically.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”- once said Marilyn Monroe. From going to foster home to foster home, to becoming one of the worlds biggest stars. Marilyn Monroe is one of America’s biggest icons. She had a detrementing childhood, multiple relationships all of which ended on a negative note, to the ups and downs of her career, to when it all had to end. Monroe is a role model to many.