She congregates all her courage and flees to take refuge in the house of her mother-in-law at 124 Bluestone Road. She is soon traced and was forced to be back as a slave. On finding no hopes for freedom Sethe takes the most horrific step of killing her own daughter to show resistance towards slavery. She is imprisoned for seven years for her crime and later secluded by the community and declared an
The slavery causes a destruction and confusion of the identities of the African Americans. The reference of the African Americans as “negroes” instead of names by the schoolteacher shows the dehumanized side of the slavery. When the schoolteacher accompanied by other three whites to catch the escaped slaves- Sethe and her family- he refers every black people he meets as “negroes” regardless to their names.
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. She’d come to still lying on the floor as her uncle was shouting at her auntie not to help her.” This shows how physical abuse of her uncle pushed fwadaus to take bad decision of burning her
Alphonso has already impregnated Celie once. Celie gave birth to a girl, whom her father clothing and seemingly killed in the woods. Celie has another child, a boy, whom her father also takes. Celie’s mother becomes very ill and dies. Alphonso brings home a new wife but continues to taking advantage of
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.
One day the aunt discovers that she is pregnant and that she is carrying an illegitimate child. And by the irony of fate; the village attacks her house led by the man who got her pregnant in the first place, panicked of the scene; she escaped and eventually gave birth. That night she killed herself and the baby by jumping into a well. Kingston says that her aunts’ ghost still haunts her because she revealed the story to the
9). In regards to the abolitionist movement, Solomon Northup’s slave narrative was particularly important because it revealed the inhumane treatment, such as the brutal beatings done by masters and overseers, the sexual use of slave women and the merciless separation of families, and in his personal case the abuse of the Fugitive Slave
The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill. Around midnight the night before, Parris had discovered Betty, his niece Abigail, and Tituba, his black slave, dancing in the woods, causing Betty to swoon. The local physician is unable to determine the cause of Betty 's illness. Mr. and Mrs. Putnam arrive and reveal that their daughter Ruth is also ill. There is talk in the village of an unnatural cause.
As a result of their marriage Linton has cut all ties off with her. Not to long after, Isabella discovers that Heathcliff used her as a tool of his revenge and only married her because she was the heir to the Grange. Six weeks after she runs away she becomes angry with her ill treatment and sends a letter to Nelly. She recounts her several months of horrible treatment from her husband and the rest of the members of Wuthering Heights and begs for Nelly to visit. She describes Hareton, Hindley, and Joseph (the cook) as “rude and uncaring”.
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.