Her family told her that her husband and children were a mistake and that her husband was cheating on her. She felt oppressive and snapped. She decided that ending her life would be easier than having to live with all the stress and bullying. Nicole attempted to commit suicide by cutting her throat from ear to ear; she failed at ending her life, but she is now in the hospital getting mental help. Megan Meier, age 13, was depressed for years before she committed suicide.
Many women are murdered by their families each year by way to keep family honor; sometimes unreported. Other females frequently support these attacks. According to Hillary Maywell, attacks can be started when a female has marital infidelity, pre-marital sex, flirts, or fails to serve a meal on time. Hillary explains that the officials of Egypt say there is nothing to be done about this violation because the concept of women’s rights is not culturally relevant to the society. Thousands of Women Killed For Family Honor tells the story of how in April 1999 Imran, a 28-year-old married woman seeking a divorce from her violent husband after 10 years of marriage, reluctantly agreed to meet her mother in a lawyers' office in Lahore, Pakistan.
As he recounted what had happened, the messenger said, “And then she groaned and cursed the bed in which she brought forth husband by her husband, children by her own child, and infamous double bond” (Sophocles 20). She abandoned her newborn child, expecting him to die, and when he didn’t, that child grew up to be the killer of her husband. Unknowingly, she wed her husband’s murderer and son, the deadliest of all sins in Greek society. In How to Get Away with Murder, Wes experienced tremendous guilt as well as feelings of confliction as he had to wake up each day knowing the terrible thing he had done. Jocasta too had to live with the many sins she had committed, and that punishment was far more cruel than what she deserved.
However, his actions resulted in a nasty divorce between the two. My older half-sister became depressed and tried to commit suicide more than once (she also does not know Christ and refuses to), my grandmother also tried to commit suicide to ease the pain of losing her daughter, and my aunt and uncle cut themselves off from the family in order to try and deal with the pain. In a way, my mother was like the “glue” that held our family
Not only was killing the child painful but the haunting of the house brings more pain and despair on those that live there as well. The daughters of both stories symbolize the horrendous consequences of human enslavement for the choices these young parents had to face. At the end of the day the parents want what they felt was the right thing. They’d rather they live on like that then to see their children suffer. The mother, Sethe lives in an abandoned home that she calls her own with her only daughter Denver.
Abigail?s main motive for destroying Elizabeth is revenge for being thrown out of the house and for having John Proctor, the man that she loves. Another character who seeks revenge is Mrs. Putnam, who has had seven children die shortly after childbirth and blames her midwife, who has many children. Rebecca Nurse is charged ?for the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnam?s babies? (71). The trials are an opportunity for Ann Putnam to seek vengeance against Rebecca for having healthy children and grandchild... ... middle of paper ... ... life and goes back to these girls who turned on her in an instant.
Then Paula explains the marital status between her and her husband, which is that they are separated. She talks of their wedding, their children and then she moves on to talk of the savage attacks Charlo gave her. She tells of times when she was raped, battered and even more brutal, nearly killed. She told the doctors that she fell down the stairs or ‘walked into doors’ to justify her broken bones and bruises, because if she told them the truth, Charlo would hurt her, yet again. After seventeen years of too much pain and torture she received from him, she gives him a taste of his own medicine and throws him out of the house for good.
She was raised by her grandparents but her grandmother was an alleged alcoholic and her grandfather was said to be abusive and had been molesting her. She was forced out of her home at a young age and became a sex worker. “Aileen reported that she would fight with her victims about sex and that when they became abusive, demanding that she have intercourse with them, she endeavored to protect herself from being raped” (Arrigo, 2004, p. 386). Living a dangerous life in order to survive, Wuornos had said that she murdered seven men because they had raped her. In the film, “The Selling of a Serial Killer,” it shows Aileen Wuornos testifying on her behalf.
Mary reported that she was forced to perform sex acts starting at the age of five at the bequest of her mother. Mary’ mother was physically abusive to her, reportedly choking her and attempting to kill her on multiple occasions. Even as a baby, Mary was not nurtured by Betty, treating her as an object rather than a child. Actually, Betty attempted to give Mary up for adoption, which was thwarted by Betty’s sister. Furthermore, Mary’s father was abusive in the family home to both Mary and her mother.
The client stated that she came to therapy because she has been feeling really lonely and feeling as though that she is not enough since the death of her father. After the death of her father, her mother did not pay her any attention; she understood that her mother was grieving, especially when her grandfather passed a year later. I stated that the frequent death that surrounded her mother, seem to have caused her mother to distance herself from her. She responded “yes, and it even gotten worse when my mom started to date and eventually marry my stepfather”. She mentioned that once her little sister was born, she became jealous and envious.