She is thought of as nothing but a sexual object, and is taken advantage of over and over. She is stepped on repeatedly by her stepfather and is threatened not to say anything. “You better not never tell nobody but God. It’s kill your mammy” (Walker 1). She is silenced not to tell anyone about her explicit rapes because she knows it would kill her mother, and therefore only expresses her hardship to God.
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.
Hamlets ridiculed feelings for women was because of his mother’s disappointing action. Hamlets mothers’ marriage with Claudius not so long after his father’s death did not show her devotion to her husband’s memory in the way a loving wife should. ”O god a beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourned longer” (l.2.150) degrading Gertrude, as he believes an animal would find the loss of its mate more upsetting than the queen did when she lost her husband. In his mind women are frail and weak this is why he says that women is just another name for weakness. “Frailty, thy name is woman” (l.2.148) generalizing that all women are frail and incapable to withstand temptation.
Anney was frightened to fail her relationship as a result of her being so dependent on her husband Daddy Glen. If she ever left him she wou... ... middle of paper ... ...o stop all this nonsense, before you make me really mad.” Glen was very controlling and wanted everything done his way. Whenever he got into a fight with his wife or had a bad day, he would inflict his feelings on Bone’s physically and emotionally. When Anney walked in on Glen molesting her eldest daughter, she was torn between her first born and lover. Anney lived in a world where she was a second hand citizen; with her lack of schooling Anney was always depending on a male to take care of her.
Her father, always in the middle of some economic failure, would beat Mary's mother and the children during his drunken fits of rage and frustration over losing money and being a failure. She had witnessed time and again her mother being abused by her father, and many times she would throw herself in front of her father to keep her mother from receiving yet another blow (Ferguson 1). Another domestic violence situation she encountered was that of her sister, Eliza. Eliza had suffered a nervous breakdown, and Wollstonecraft was convinced that this was caused by her husband's abuse. Wollstonecraft then proceeded to kidnap her si... ... middle of paper ... ...iety would be viewed as chauvinistic.
It'd kill your mammy" (Weisenburger). She was so young and scared. Her dad favorite Nettie more than her, so he decided to hurt her. He got Celie pregnant and gave the baby away to a preacher and his wife. Living in that house was like hell to Celie, she hated every minute of it.
Finally, Lizzie borden killed her Father and Stepmother and she should have been imprisoned. She had bad relationships with her parents, was upset with her family's lifestyle choice, and, even though they were her parents who raised her, she didn't seem to be, “all there” when answering questions from the police. Lizzie disliked her stepmother, disagreed with her Father, and answered
” (362) thinking that she was an unwanted child. She later on disliked her mother saying “You should 've let him put her in there. I wish she’d rotted in here” (363) and “Like what? ” I said “Abandon their children” thinking that she a psycho leaving her with T.Ray and not going to come back for her. However, later discover that Lily the one that killed her own mother when she was packing her stuff and about to bring Lily along.
Beatrice murdering her husband didn’t come out of nowhere like her children thought— it was due to built-up tension, pressure, and abuse until she finally snapped. She couldn’t withstand being a bystander— to her the only way to preserve her status and her children’s lives was to murder her husband. Beatrice clearly displays symptoms of battered woman syndrome, however, some of these symptoms are congruent with post-traumatic stress disorder, such as emotional detachment to life at the end of the novel. Kambili uses words such as “vacuously” (302), to describe her mother. According to her daughter, her mother doesn’t, “ reply to her[Sisi], Mama simply sat and stared” (298).
Ellen shared similarities from both her parents because she was the offspring of the two combined. To Ellen’s grandmother Ellen looks like her father because she despises her father and blames Ellen and him for her daughter’s death, so she is not willing to see her daughter in Ellen. Ellen’s grandmother thinks that Ellen and her father had a hand in killing Ellen’s mother. She tells Ellen, “A big clown smile looking down at me while she said to me you best take better care of me than you did your mama” (Gibbons 73). She feels that Ellen did not try to help her mother, which is why she blames Ellen too.