She is discriminated at every juncture. She is further tormented for her illegitimacy as coming under pressure from this wives, Jalil decides to get this 15 years old daughter Mariam married to a brutish widowed cobbler 30 years her senior. Pitted against the vagaries of life once again Mariam sees her condition being static. Her married life is filled with fear and her repeated miscarriages dishearten Rasheed and he feels that he shall never be able to father a son. Seeing his hopes being destroyed of fathering a son he subjects Mariam to regular and frequent cruel acts of physical punishment.
The mother’s ridicule of her daughter’s blossoming body, and making the girl feel ashamed of herself for the natural changes during puberty resulted in self-loathing and an unnatural relationship with food. Her mother’s abuse extended to food as well, as she forced a strict diet on the family and blamed the daughter for it. Looking at the instances of her mother’s emotional, mental and physical abuse (forced diet), could convince the reader that her mother alone caused all the daughter’s pain. However, the father must bear the greater responsibility for his daughter’s
‘They were always asking her things, before I came here.’ … ‘Did the Fuhrer take her away?’ … ‘I knew it.’ The words were thrown at the steps and Liesel could feel the slush of anger stirring hotly in her stomach. ‘I hate the Fuhrer’ she said. ‘I hate him.’” (115) Liesel’s mom leaves her with foster parents because she wishes to protect her from the fate she is enduring. The words Paula, Liesel’s mom, uses go against Hitler because she is a communist which resulted in her being taken away and Liesel to lose her mother and experience the loss of her. This shows Liesel experiences unhappiness because of her mother’s disappearance which is caused by the words she openly uses that contradicts Hitler.
He also give us his idea on abuse, but I can't give away that so you'll just have to pick up the book and figure it out yourself. Khaled Hosseini begins the book off by talking about a girl named Mariam, a girl who has been mentally, verbally, and emotionally abused by her mother and father. She grew up being shunned for being born out of wedlock. Her father, Jalil, was worried about her ruining his reputation, so he makes her stay with her mother in a filthy home outside of Herat. Her mother, Nana, verbally abuses her everyday by calling her a harami (bastard), making her feel worthless.
He even got bolder about it and soon went as often as he liked" (p. 18). I believe that separated parents can really affect so badly a family; and like in many cases, this happened in Essie Mae's. I think George Lee, who was her eight year old uncle, was one of the most negative persons during her childhood. This boy, who was supposed to take care of Essie Mae and the other kids, was a total bad model for her and that's also why she hated him. Many times this kid did hit them for any reason and he never cared about them.
Constance's family life is a major point of interest in the book and is really what the story revolves around. Coming from a broken family, with her dad leaving Constance, otherwise known as Clare with 5 other brothers and sisters and her mum. The Father was hardly around only to bring Christmas presents and food. Clare was abused by her mother everyday, terrible physical abuse was inflicted on the growing body of Clare, benign cancer of the breasts caused by constant punches and squeezing from her mother. Emotionally shut out and neglected by her mother, taunted and teased all the time by her mother and her new husband, frequently called UGLY and told she was not welcome and unwanted.
In an even more dysfunctional twist, Precious’s mother confesses to their social worker that she has hated Precious since the first time that her boyfriend expressed a sexual interest in their daughter, rather than her. Despite all the ways that Precious was victimized, she is hesitant to come clean. She is fearful of telling her teacher or social worker the truth about her home life or her children. This can be one of the most difficult phenomenon of child psychology to understand. Having been a victim of maltreatment for as long as she would be able to remember, Precious would have a diminished view of what she should have been able to expect from her parents.
She is a sweet girl who is quite cheerful and make everyone laugh at the silly things she does. My sister is always there for me, when I need a hug or a laugh. She can walk but cannot talk, and almost die during surgery. I often questioned God why is my sister the one who goes through bad things even though she is a good person, but that is just a way of life. No one can escape bad fortunes, it is just like a smoke floating on top of our heads.
Maria and I never really have deeply connected emotionally but we still have such a great friend ship. With all of these components of her personality is what really bonded us together for all of these years. We still hang out and do crazy things just as we would when we were kids. Her consistency in her life has never changed and I admire how true she stays to her self. She has made me realize the need for balance of keeping a relaxed but cheery attitude, and to never live a boring life, always excite things up as much as you
Of course, Torvald’s true feelings about his appearance come out explicitly during his fit of rage in the end. Torvald is excessively consumed with how others view him and has no moral objections to having his wife perform sultry dances in front of other men. 11. Nora’s behavior towards Torvald in expecting him to fall on the grenade that Nora created was in fact unreasonable. Also, at the end of the scene when Nora decided to abandon Torvald and her children was also unreasonable.