One type of abuse was the abuse directed to Jane by the Reed family. Jane’s’ aunt makes her life a misery. Jane is starved of love and affection. Mrs Reed finds fault with Jane because she wasn’t a content child. Jane says, “ She really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy little children.” Mrs Reed gives an unbelievable amount of cruel treatment to Jane; for example, Mrs Reed has a new set of rules exclusively for Jane.
She looked pathetic and miserable all the time, her solemn face told everyone that heir was something disturbing about her. She discovered that life was deceitful, all the time she seemed to be contemplating on what she could do. She couldn’t withstand all the indignity she had brought to herself, the pregnancy seemed to be getting to her nerves and she was getting emaciated day by day. Alice’s mother had a premonition that her daughter was undergoing through a psychological torture. She called her and told her not to harden the situation.
Ray is exceedingly cruel to Lily throughout her childhood, and does not consider Lily’s feelings. He treats his daughter very poorly and does not act like a father should. “‘Your mother?’ [T. Ray’s] face was bright red. ‘You think that goddamn woman gave a shit about you?’ ‘My mother loved me!’ [Lily] cried. … ‘The truth is, your sorry mother ran off and left you.’” (Kidd 39) This quote shows how T. Ray is very harsh to Lily, saying words that are harmful.
She was both physically and emotionally abused. She was neglected; the only attention she got was bad attention. Her mother called her worthless and some of her mother’s boyfriends hit her. Childabuse.org was there for her and now Carla is doing much better (Bob Cooper). Emotional abuse, in my opinion, is a terrible type of abuse that a child could go through.
Her mother, Nana, verbally abuses her everyday by calling her a harami (bastard), making her feel worthless. Nana wasn't the only person that abused Mariam in her young life. Jalil, her father, also abused her mentally by telling her things that he could not uphold. He also is very ashamed of having Mariam in the family and eventually tries to kick her out.
This hatred calls for retribution on the husband that hurt her and her children so bad. Medea threatens Jason and his new bride and earns the wrath of Creon, the King. She makes excuses for her actions and begs the Cape to let her son stay in Corinth for one more day. And certainly we all make excuses in our life when we do things that are mean or even filled with hate.
There is no way that my mistress will vent her anger in some small way” (Lines 41-42). The Nurse, towards Medea 's children, reminds them how horrible their father is, as he left their mother helpless, a traitor to them and their mother, she also vents out her worry over the actions that Medea would take, from the knowledge she has acquired by being with Medea for so
. . I was offended, took it far too much to heart and was insolent and beastly to her, which, in turn, made her unhappy. We were caught in a vicious circle of unpleasantness and sorrow. (Frank 156) Anne thinks her mother is cold and there is nothing about her mother that is actually caring and affectionate to her daughters.
After Tom’s endless complaints of felling like a prisoner and Laura’s animosity toward her mother, Amanda finds herself changing into someone she hates. In the poem Amanda states, “My devotion has made me a witch and so I make myself hateful to my children!” (Williams, 2013, Scene 4, p.1044). Throughout the play Amanda emphasizes her problems by blaming everyone, but herself. Amanda calls Tom selfish because he wants to leave and travel the word. She also blames her husbands abandonment on her financial status.