Sara does not want to return to the terrible oppressive lifestyle she was trapped in before. Instead of giving up her new life, she shoots the "intruder" in her house and puts an end to her husband's reign of terror over her.... ... middle of paper ... ...common and rarely reported. Memories of these experiences often become suppressed because of the personal humiliation and shame women feel about the situation. Notice that, in the movie, Laura never seeks legal retribution for Martin's abuse, all she wants to do is escape. Sexual abuse and spousal abuse are psychologically devastating for women because these are acts that inflict feelings of guilt upon the victim.
Celie's stepfather mistreated her in such a way that an accurate depiction was made. When Celie's mother became ill and unable to satisfy her husband, he told Celie to fulfill her mother's job. When Celie cried because of the pain, her stepfather said, "you better shut up and git used to it"(3). To assure himself that no one would find out about his secret he told Celie "you better not never tell nobody but God it'd kill your mammy"(1) and told Mr._____ "she tell lies"(9). As a result, when Celie's mother passed away, she felt that she killed her mother, when in fact her mother was terminally ill. After two pregnancies, Celie was unable to produce anymore children because her father injured her reproductive system.
With her observation she has noticed that Medea is literally wasting away since she has learned about her husband’s marriage, never moving her eyes from the ground. It is also at this point that readers get a hint of foreshadowing as the Nurse says, “And she hates her children now and feels no joy at seeing them; I fear she may contrive some untoward scheme; for her mood is dangerous nor will she brook her cruel treatment; ….for dreadful is her wrath” (Lines 14-18). The Nurse speaks about the way she has seen Medea look at her children. Since this betrayal came from their father, she despises them in a way as she no longer feels joy or happiness seeing them. With worry, the nurse explains what she thinks Medea will create, a scheme, to get revenge in a way that might either hurt her children or the husband and his royal bride.
After Celie is raped by her stepfather, she is told “you better not never tell nobody but God. It’d kill your mammy” (1). Celie did exactly as she is told and becomes silent about her abuse, an... ... middle of paper ... ... celebrate life’s pleasures that are given by God, to stand up for herself, and how to appreciate her own beauty (Slomski). By Celie overcoming her flaws she increases her self-confidence. Celie destroys Mr.___’s power over her, and turns it against him by getting him to like the pants she sews (Harris).
Her father made her the woman of the house and even the mother. Celie’s dad was raping her, and he told her not to tell her mother. Celie's texts are born when she is raped and silenced; the epigraph to The Color Purple consists of an unattributed, pervasive threat against speech. These stark words initiate the entire text: "You better not tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy" (Weisenburger).
The mother’s ridicule of her daughter’s blossoming body, and making the girl feel ashamed of herself for the natural changes during puberty resulted in self-loathing and an unnatural relationship with food. Her mother’s abuse extended to food as well, as she forced a strict diet on the family and blamed the daughter for it. Looking at the instances of her mother’s emotional, mental and physical abuse (forced diet), could convince the reader that her mother alone caused all the daughter’s pain. However, the father must bear the greater responsibility for his daughter’s
Women are not viewed or accepted as an equal so they struggle and fail to make a place in society. In Nana’s mind she feels n... ... middle of paper ... ... Laila and trying to save her life. In the end Mariam confesses to murdering Rasheed and she was killed for her act. Now if Rasheed would have confessed to killing Laila or Mariam in an act of defense he would have little to no punishment. The women in this novel struggled.
According to Fikira Berrada, a woman working at an NGO called Oum Kalthoum that helps girls in these situations, the parents reject their daughter because “they are ashamed” and “sometimes they don’t even tell their parents in fear of being killed” (Fikiria Berrada, Interview). As if this fact were not bad enough, even more horrific is the fact that their parents often kill their daughter for being pregnant after getting raped. This shows that these parents are uncivilized and need to learn how to deal with these issues. If not, as parents they are not doing a good job. Once the girls have announced their pregnancy to their fam... ... middle of paper ... ...rp8.pdf>.
You'll soon learnâ€¦you're wasting yourself". Helen drinks, she is poor, living off of men putting them before Jo, she is sarcastic and cold when it comes to Jo "I can't bear to be parted from you" and inappropriately shares her sex-life with her daughter but worse of all, she regrets that she has had a child; many of these attitudes make Jo fell disgusted towards her mother, making her even more insecure. Jo only being a child is scared and vulnerable, not having a mother rollmodle or any advice from her mother "It's your life, ruin it your own way", Jo without noticing she is following some of her mother's patterns making the some of the same mistakes, and following certain life styles, which are the same things that made her feel disgusted of her mother. Jo fells jealous of the attention her mother gets from other men, and as she has never been felt loved by anyone and has no experience of love whatsoever, Jo with no experience and with out an a advice a traditional mother would give, she soon gets pregnant. Helen moves with a man leaving Jo alone.
Pearl didn’t actually know that the “A” represented Hester’s sin of adultery, but instead she made a connection with the object. And still Hester leaves it be, and allows it to take its way through her life and the life of her child. Hester is made fun of and stared at with disgust, but still keeps the will power to look away and continue on with her life. Her daughter is also forced to suffer because of her decision. Not only do the older people of the community look down upon Hester and Pearl, so do the children.