Gladys was a film cutter, who had her daughter unmarried, which at the time was seen as a not normal, and horrible thing. Marilyn Monroe had to face a difficult childhood to become the sex symbol she is known today. She never knew her father, and her mother, Gladys had psychotic issues, and was sent to live in a mental hospital. Marilyn said that earliest memories of her mother was her trying to suffocate her with a pillow. This caused her to live most of her life in a foster home, or an orphanage.
Monroe spent her childhood in orphanages, struggling without her mother yet she still worked to become a star. Her efforts landed her a star on the Hollywood walk of fame for her phenomenal acting skills. Marilyn is noted for these and her iconic shots in Playboy Magazine, which aided her in becoming a sex icon. Even though Monroe gained so much in her short life, she still ended up overdosing on barbiturates, also known as sleeping pills. She had been dealing with her mental health while trying to maintain her career and it ended up in a tragedy.
When people talk about the name of Marilyn Monroe, a blonde beautiful sexy female's image will appear in people's minds. What has the beauty standard shown us through Marilyn Monroe in the mid-20th century? Besides the beauty what other things did she need in order for her to be famous at that time? Marilyn Monroe's status as a sex symbol has influenced many artists since her time, even though the beauty standard has been different since then. If we look at the celebrities today, we can find many imitators of Marilyn Monroe: Madonna, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and even Lady Gaga.
In this paper, I will explain how (subordinating) Marilyn Monroe changed people’s lives and became one of the most recognized faces in the world. On July 1, 1926 Norma Jeane Mortenson was born. Jeane was born from a broken family her mother had a mental illness and her father was abusive. The responsibility fell on a friend of her mother. According to Barbra Leaming, who wrote Monroe’s biography, “It was 'Aunt Grace' who first encouraged Norma Jeane to believe that she was destined to be a star like Jean Harlow."
She was Longing for love in her life, and was divorced multiple times. At the end of her days, she ran into problems such as drugs and never escaped them. Marilyn Monroe had a tragic end to life, nut her legacy still lives on today. She was born June 1, 1926 in los Angelo’s, California. Her real mothers name is Gladys Mortenson and died of Paranoid Schizophrenic.
This caused Marilyn to grow up in a succession of foster homes, orphanages, and guardianships, where she suffered abuse. At the age of two she was almost smothered to death. Monroe was also on several occasions sexually assaulted; she later said that she had been raped when she was 11 years old (“Marilyn Monroe Biography”, 2013). Marilyn Monroe’s personality as a child strongly reflected her traumatic upbringing. When she was ten, she would fall into fits of uncontrollable sobbing and despair at the slightest aggravation (Spoto, 1... ... middle of paper ... ...th, Retrieved from http://www.bpdfamily.com/bpdresources/nk_a103.htm Henriksen, M. (2000, Feb).
(2) Marilyn’s mom was Gladys Monroe Baker Mortenson. (6) When Marilyn was born her mom was sent to an institution for mental health on behalf of her being diagnosed with paranoia schizophrenia. (6) Marilyn says “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because had never belonged to anything or anyone else.”(8) This quote reflects on how she was treated and also how she felt when she was in foster care. When Marilyn was a child she felt unwanted, she would try to replace her mother and father through marriages and attaching herself to her foster families. (9) When Marilyn was young she was molested by her mother’s new husband.
She is also known for her intriguing life with Brad Pitt, the constant criticism she receives about her acting and personal life, and her impact on men and women around the world. Angelina Jolie led a harsh and testing childhood that was defined by self-harm and doubt. Jolie is the daughter of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie was born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles California. Her parents divorced when she was just three years old and her mother raised her and her older brother, James Haven, unaided in New York ("Angelina Jolie Biography."
Her ability to accomplish so much as a woman and work with other men as a way to help herself is truly extraordinary. Many adored and loved her especially in the literary world. When she died many of her letters and letters praising her were released. Isabella Andreini will always be a significant woman in history because of the many doors she helped try to open.
To conclude this essay will show the impact of domestic violence on children and how Malaika being a child of an abusive Father did not have the skills to then protect her own children. It is the story of a women who due to an overbearing Mother, never had a voice, it is the story of the invisible children and how writing her book gave Malaika an opportunity to transform her experience from one of chaos to a quest of understa... ... middle of paper ... ...dicine: an Integrative Text. Raphael N. Melmed 2001, Oxford University Press. New York Children of Alcoholics – How parent’s drinking can affect your life – David Stafford. 1992 Judy Piaktus London Leaving Abusive Partners Catherine Kirkwood SAGE 1993 London The Illness Narratives – Suffering and Healing and the Human Condition – Arthur Klienman, M.D – 1988 – Basic Books – USA Shackles – Overcoming Domestic Abuse – A Modern Day Taboo – Malaika Cohen with Carole Yeoman, 2008 – Canaan Press, West Sussex Changing Violent Men – R.Emerson Dobash, Russel P. Dobash Kate Cavanagh, Ruth Lewis – 2000, Sage Publications USA The Wounded Storyteller, Body Illness and Ethics, Arthur W Frank, 1997, The University of Chicago Press Making an Impact – Children and Domestic Violence – A Reader second edition, Marianne Hester, Chris Pearson, Nicola Harwin and Hilary Abrahams