Barbara was born in 1948, convicted for manslaughter, due to emotional duress, sentenced for 25 years, to be suspended after 10, arrested in 1996. Barbara’s story stood out the most to me and i found it very interesting and sad. Barbara 's life has been filled with tragedy since she was young. Barbara was molested by her grandfather when she was a child, and was too young to understand what had happened at the time. Barbara ended up telling her mother about what happened recently after, but her mother told her to keep it to herself.
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Ashly was trapped and abused minutes from her house for years. She can even recall seeing her mother out a window posting missing girls ads and not being able to call out to her in fear she would be killed. Although Ashly was eventually able to escape from her pimp, she still has to live in a treatment center to aide her. (BreakTheseChains). Another victim was 13year old Maria Elena.
She was the oldest daughter of Sethe but sadly was murdered by Sethe herself and this act was committed by Sethe because she believed she was protecting Beloved from slavery. She is the one who brings change in the lives of Sethe, Paul D, and Denver but also the community. She first haunts her mother as being an infant ghost in their home but once fled away by Paul D; she comes back in a form of a young woman who starts to live with them. She feels betrayed by her mother due to the fact that she was murdered so therefore she is demanding for her mother’s emotions. But at the end she disappears and becomes a painful past of African Americans.
Abuse, humiliation or insult throughout one’s childhood can scar an individual for life. Dorothy Allison’s “River of Names” is a short fictional story about a girl who tells her dreadful childhood stories as humor in an attempt to forget about her past. In Allison’s “River of Names,” Allison shows us how the narrator is defeated by her childhood and therefore cannot have a normal lifestyle. Allison’s narrator suffered greatly throughout her childhood. Seeing her cousin commit suicide and die before her eyes is not easy for an eight-year-old, or for anyone for that matter.
Does great duress or physical hardship ... ... middle of paper ... ...empathized with, it is another issue all together as to whether one would be justified in carrying out the action behind those feelings. The same can be said for suicide, feeling as though you’d like to end your life, depending on what your circumstances are, may be reasonable, but once you’ve killed yourself, will the legacy that you leave behind justify your actions? Works Cited 1. American Association of Suicidology 2010 Final Data Report www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=262&name=... 2. A Journey That Ended in Anguish” written by T. Christian Miller of the Los Angeles Times articles.latimes.com › Investigations 3.
Some examples shown through the song are poverty, education, healthcare, marriage and family. All three girls’ different stories and struggles they face. The first girl mentioned is Lisa, she feels alone in the world, her mother is a drug addict and likes to bring many men home. The song talks about things in the beginning work out well, but later on in the night, the mom and the man end up fighting. The men beat Lisa and when Lisa tries to tell her mom, her mom does not believe her.
This issue is constantly filled with mix feelings and attitudes which the writer will attempt to present in the following paragraphs. The first argument is based on morality. One has an obligation the victims’ families so that they can have a sense of closure. Unfortunately, the murderer has deprived the victim’s family and friends of a loved one. Their grief begins with the murder.