In Gacy’s early life he was the victim of his father’s scorn being beaten constantly by his father with a razor strop. A couple instances know would be when he stole a truck when he was 6 and his father beat him for it, one other told instance of abuse was when John and another boy were accused of molesting a little girl where his father again beat him with his trusty strop. However it wasn’t just physical abuse he was given his father also emotionally abused him calling him a failure telling him he was dumb and stupid. Gacy was an ill boy born with a heart defect leading him to be hospitalized most of his life from ages 14 to 18, where his father accused him of faking everything. The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence.
A novel called To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. There is a case between an African American named Tom Robinson and a white woman named Mayella Ewell. She accused him of raping her. Tom was always kind to Mayella by helping her with things to do because he felt bad that she was always working. He passed one day and she asked him to get the box on top of the chiffarobe, so he got on the chair and got it then she put her hands around his leg, but she claims that he threw her down and raped her.
Through Scout’s eyes and Harper Lee’s voice, multiple cases of social injustice, primarily racism, are exhibited via excellent use of irony, symbolism, and humor. Irony - the use of phrases that contradict one another - is evident throughout most of the book. In chapter thirteen, Aunt Alexandra (the elitist and stubborn sister of Atticus) unexpectedly comes to live at the Finch residence, as she claims “it would be best” for Jean Louise “Scout” Finch (the curious, tom-boyish narrator) “to have some feminine influence” in her life (Lee 170). Upon learning that Scout would like to visit Calpurnia’s (the strict yet nurturing maid of the Finch residence) house in chapter fourteen, Aunt Alexandra’s discrete racism is introduced as she is extremely opposed to the idea. Later in the chapter, Scout overhears Aunt Alexandra discussing with Atticus (Scout’s detached father) how he’s “got to do something about her,” her being Calpurnia.
Even though the uncle was not a blood relative, it was still a big deal that she was raped. Her father’s humiliation, caused them to be kicked out of the house and that night they had nowhere to go. The uncle was charged and then let off the hook by Fulamatu. He was also accused of raping other girls in that village. Fulamatu expresses to Nick and Eva that she doesn’t feel bad for herself because of what she’s going through.
Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
Frederick Douglass also symbolizes the corruption of slavery on slaveholders through his characterization of Mrs. Auld. When Douglas first met Mrs. Auld, she was the first kind face he had seen, but after years under the influence of slavery, her heart grew cold and she proceeded to beat him. Similar to Douglass, Prince recalls an experience she had with the son of her owner Master D-. In the beginning of Prince’s life, children had been her one source of compassion that shared a different complexion. Children were undefiled by the evils of slavery, like Prince’s childhood friend, Miss Betsy, who cried when they were separated.
It describes how the rights for African Americans were clearly different from Whites. As stated above, the theme is represented by the main conflict in this story. Skeeter felt inspired to write a book about African American maids in her hometown while struggling to keep it a secret from everyone. Risk of anyone finding out would be breaking the Jim Crow Laws. The conflict created in The Help supports the theme of overcoming racial segregation.
I call these people insecure, but these people are usually men but not always. This violent and aggressive behavior takes place in the home and is a hard situation to get out of. Examples of domestic violence portrayed in the film was Paul slapping Farrah in front of her friends and his guest, she would go to her room and cry and he would always come and apologize and say he didn't mean too. Every time he would abuse her it would get worse and worse and to the point they had to be separated by the police. Another example is, when Paul pulled Farrah’s hair and dragged her out the house and beat her, he hit her with closed fist and opened fist.
In Roots, there is scene where we can see an African American women leading her daughter to Mr. Ames’ cabin. During this scene we see that the girl, who appears to be a teenager, is very jumpy and scared. Mr. Ames comes to the door, the mother gives her over to Mr. Ames, and Mr.Ames drags her into his cabin to rape her. It was very common for young African American women to be raped by their owners or overseers. In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, we see an example of sexual abuse when Aunt Hester sneaks out to meet with a man named Ned Roberts.
Kingsolver uses media in the book to show how women are over sexualized. Kingsolver shows women treated and seen as objects that are used for others’ gain, not as individuals with their own thoughts. There are also examples where the women are mentally and physically abused, and the consequences of these problems. The Bean Trees is a novel that questions the treatment of women and girls in not only the time it was written, but even in today’s society where many of these issues are still present. Kingsolver wrote her novel to spread awareness to the discrimination and injustice through a cohesive narrative and her characters’ development to connect to her
“The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892 at the height of the Victorian era is often mistaken as a feminist short story. She tries to tell its readers how women have been confined in this “domestic role” since the beginning of time. The narrator uses the wallpaper to represent the society she lives in. Not only does the wallpaper affect the narrator, but also it influences everyone that meets it. And how these roles ultimately will drive any woman insane.
Assuredly crime can have negative effects on anyone involved, however when the offender is familial, it can have an increased amount of detrimental effects on mental health. In the novel The Farm, Tilde is raped by her father repeatedly as a child. After she finally ran away, she leads a nearly perfect life, until her and Chris retire and move to a new country. In their new home, Tilde finds an abandoned building that Chris frequents, with many used condoms on the front lawn. It is 6.2 times more likely for a victim of rape to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than someone who has never been raped.