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The Rape Of The Lock

- Throughout the years women have struggled with discrimination against what they can and cannot do and how they can do or not do something. Women are looked at as being pretty and being housewives. Many people today follow the same sexest guidelines are in the past old years. These types of women are supposed to obey their husbands all the time and they were not allowed to work. Alexander Pope, the author of The Rape of the Lock, writes this poem of a woman, Belinda, who he criticizes upon his heroic-comical ways....   [tags: Woman, Poetry, Female, The Rape of the Lock]

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The Rape of the Lock

- The Rape of the Lock Pope's portrayal of Belinda and her society in 'The Rape of the Lock' This Lock, the Muse shall consecrate to Fame, And mid'st the Stars inscribe Belinda's Name. In 'The Rape of the Lock' Alexander Pope (1688-1744) employs a mock-epic style to satirise the 'beau-monde' (fashionable world, society of the elite) of eighteenth century England. The richness of the poem, however, reveals more than a straightforward satirical attack. Alongside the criticism we can detect Pope's fascination with, and perhaps admiration for, Belinda and the society in which she moves....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays]

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The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock

- The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock The argument can be made that the purpose of the Rape of the Lock is to attack the vanity of women. Pope states this directly in his dedication to Arabella – “to laugh at their sex’s little unguarded Follies,” and the author’s use of the mock-epic seems to reinforce this purpose through its comparison of the epic odyssey to trivial events. In this comparison there can also be found a description of the relationship between the sexes not as a mutual co-existence but rather as a war with both sexes constantly striving for supremacy....   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays Alexander Pope]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope It all began in the year 1712 when the infamous Lord Robert Petre cut a lock of hair un- knowingly from the head of his beloved Arabella Fermor, setting off a chain of events that would soon lead Alexander Pope to write one of his most famous poems, The Rape of the Lock. Pope’s main purpose was to “laugh the two [lovers] together” and solve the social crisis that had resulted; however Pope also accomplished a little something extra (L1C 2504). Hidden inside his poem is a crafty criticism of the society that helped to create the crisis over the stolen lock in the first place....   [tags: Rape Lock Alexander Pope Essays Poetry]

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Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock

- Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock The main character of Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" could be considered both hailed and damned by the overseer, but the complexities and sometimes contradictions of Belinda spark a more unbiased view. The appearance of Belinda and the world in which she lives is described in a very fantastical and beautiful way. Even small details such as the arrangement of Belinda's hair are due to wondrous entities known as the Sylphs, whose sole task is to make sure she is looking her best....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays]

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Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock I will be examining lines 147-160 of Canto IV in The Rape of the Lock. In this selection, Belinda speaks in a monologue, apparently regretting past actions that have caused her the loss of her lock. However, it becomes clear that she is exaggerating her loss and the preventive measures she could have taken. By citing radical changes that would have been necessary to prevent the occurrence, she makes it clear that it is very difficult for a woman to escape men....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock

- Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock "The triumph of the Baron's rape is in exactly the same high language as it would be if he were Hector." In The Rape of the Lock, Pope uses the mock-epic style to satirise the seriousness with which a trivial misdemeanour (the theft of a few strands of hair) and the ways of gender polarised society can be blown beyond all sense of proportion. Thus the male mentality, through the Baron, is portrayed as lacking depth or personality beyond that required to achieve its ends; men objectify and devise "strategems" (4,120) to conquer their female obsessions; they are "victor[s]" (4,162) who self-importantly congratulate themselves as meritin...   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays]

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The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock

- The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock I found Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" a delightful, amusing poem. Throughout the poem, trivialities are compared with events and objects or consequence and the insignificant is treated with utmost importance. Its very title gives the reader an immediate clue; "rape" and all its connotations bring to mind a heinous crime of physical and spiritual violation. Perhaps this description could apply to the theft of a lock of hair, but only in a world where normal morals are perverted....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock Commodities have been a part of human culture from the start of the first civilizations. They can be crudely constructed or richly made works of art; they are still objects, however. Some people treasure their possessions more than anything in the world. These objects can become the driving force behind a person's life and desires. When someone's prized possession is stolen, it may seem as though a disaster has taken place....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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The Rape of The Lock

- Looking back on past events can cause one to realize their insignificance. At one moment that event may seem as if it is the only thing that matters, and in the next it is trivial. If reality sets in, the event can pass, or a trivial grudge is held without end. In The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope makes light of such a situation. Using mock-epic poetry, Pope is able to use contrasting situations to show the insignificance of some events (Brown 4). Alexander Pope writes The Rape of the Lock during the 18th century as science and reality are emerging....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- Social Satire in Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” Alexander Pope’s distinct use of satire and mockery make this parody of Ulysses’ “The Iliad”, more socially dramatic and induces much rhetoric. Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” shows many interesting characteristics and can easily be understood in the terms of early English literature. Through close supervision and examination of “The Iliad”, one can see the similarities and some of different plot twists in which Pope intended. Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” has biblical teachings throughout in Helps the reader to realize that it is it satirical....   [tags: illiad, christians, rhetoric]

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The Rape of The Lock, by Alexander Pope

- The Rape of the Lock, written by Alexander Pope, is a mock-epic with a serious purpose. This narrative was written to diffuse a real life quarrel between two high-class families in 18th century England; the Petres and the Fermors (Gurr, 5). The character’s names were changed but their characteristics hold true; simply put, Belinda, young and beautiful, had a lock of her hair cut off by the Baron and this thus causes a feud amongst the two families. Pope wrote this mock-epic by employing humor and light-hearted wit in order to diffuse the tensions, but also to mock the superficiality of that society....   [tags: Book Review, Mock Epic]

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The Role of Women in The Rape of the Lock

- On the surface, The Rape of the Lock is a retelling of an episode that caused a feud between two families in the form of an epic. One might believe that in his version, Alexander Pope portrayed the women of the story as shallow, vain little girls, however on a deeper level the women are crucial to the story. Aside from not being as helpless as they appear, each woman possesses a different kind of power that contributes to their character greatly. Rather than being the conceited and shallow figures expected of the time period, the women in The Rape of the Lock posses more power than meets the eye....   [tags: Alexander Pope, poem analysis]

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Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- ... She wears her locks knowing they will lure everyone to her beauty and she may mesmerize them and have the power. The title of the poem points to a rape, but not the conventional rape the reader may think of, rather, it is the rape of a lock of hair as Pope writes. Often women are blamed for the actions that led to a rape, and the reader can interpret Pope as saying that Belinda got what she was looking for, considering she did a lot of extra work to lure men into her web. Her beauty was incredible, “If to her share some female errors fall, / Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all” (1.17-18)....   [tags: women want to win]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- “The Rape of the Lock” is a poem written by Alexander Pope that uses Horatian satire to satirize the trivialness of a lock of hair being cut from a woman’s head without her knowledge. Pope writes the poem in a mock-epic style to help trivialize this minor incident. Pope uses the conventions and techniques of epic poetry in his mock epic. These techniques include heroes that are elaborately described, use of supernatural beings, and description of trivial things as battles. Unlike most epic poetry where males portray the heroes, Pope uses a female, Belinda, as his heroine....   [tags: horatian satire, triavalness, belinda]

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Analysis of the Poem, The Rape of the Lock

- In classic literature it is considered a sin to think too highly of yourself, having too much pride or vanity would lead to feelings of dislike by people of your class. The reason you would be disliked is because your peers will get annoyed with you. In “The Rape of the Lock,” by Alexander Pope, he takes that distaste and annoyance toward people to a whole new level. In this now classic new twist on epic poetry, it’s timeless characters can be anyone from any time period. Pope’s version of epic poem is a very welcome twist to an old classic....   [tags: poetry, analytical essay]

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Canonical Literature: Rape of the Lock

- Children grow up learning that just because someone teaches something, it doesn't mean they'll follow their own advice. In Rape of the Lock, Clarissa lectures: “Say, why are beauties praised and honored most,/ The wise man’s passion, and the vain man’s toast?/ Why decked with all that land and sea afford,/ Why angels called, and angel-like adored. Why round our coaches crowd the white-gloved beaux,/ why bows the side box from its inmost rows?/ how vain are all these glories, all our pains,/ Unless good sense preserve what beauty gains;/ That men may say when we the front box grace,/ ‘Behold the first in virtue as in face!’” (Canto 5 9-18)....   [tags: children, clarissa, shakespeare]

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The Rape of the Lock

- The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope's mock heroic epic The Rape of the Lock appears to be a light subject addressed with a satiric tone and structure. Pope often regards the unwanted cutting of a woman's hair as a trivial thing, but the fashionable world takes it seriously. Upon closer examination Pope has, perhaps unwittingly, broached issues worthy of earnest consideration. The Rape of the Lock at first glance is a commentary on human vanity and the ritual of courtship. The poem also discusses the relationship between men and women, which is the more substantial matter in particular....   [tags: Papers]

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Rape of the Lock

- NOTES ON THE RAPE OF THE LOCK This is possibly of Arabella Fermor (1696-1737), a famous London society beauty. She was the heroine of Alexander Pope 's humorous poem, 'The Rape of the Lock', about the theft of a lock of her hair. (http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/11948- popup.html) Did you know that “The Rape of the Lock” is such a famous poem that it even has its own website. Here is its address, as well as some other very helpful websites on the poem, the mock-heroic and Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock Home Page – http://www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/pope/rape.html http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/locknote.html http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/ http://andromeda.rutgers...   [tags: Alexander Pope]

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The Importance of Being Earnest and The Rape of the Lock

- What is the true role of women in life. Is it to surpass men and soon become equal to them. Or is it to remain in the domestic role which society has placed upon them. Whichever it may be one thing that is agreed is that, the “woman’s question” can be agreed upon in many ways by popular literary authors of the 17th and 18th century. The “woman question” is a phrase, which is used within the 17th through 18th century, which spoke about the ever-changing role of women during the time era. Though all women did not agree upon such phrase, it still defined the change which....   [tags: Alexander Pope, Oscar Wylde, ]

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The Rape of the Lock and 'Tam o' Shanter'?

- In this essay I will look at The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope and 'Tam o' Shanter' by Robert Burns, and conclude if they have genuine morals and if so what are they and how do they compare to each other. The Rape of the Lock in an overview seems to paint a picture of human vanity and the rituals of courtship. The poem appears to have a light almost trivial subject- the unwanted cutting of a woman's hair, however the fashionable/upper class world sees this as serious. In more of a detailed reading the poem also portrays the relationship between men and women, in particular with how they are more concerned with social status, physical beauty and material values as opposed to their moral...   [tags: Comparisons, Novel Analysis]

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Alexander Pope's Epic Rape of the Lock

- Alexander Pope’s epic Rape of the Lock, is essentially a lampoon of traditional epic literature. It is teeming with comparisons between the main character Belinda’s actions, and Homer’s Achilles, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Greek mythology in general. Her character’s image is painted as vain and unconcerned with consequential matters, unlike that of Achilles’ character from Homer’s Iliad; however he was full of wrath and pride resembling that of Belinda’s traits. But, that is where most corresponding attributes end; the scales in which both play out as an epic are far from akin....   [tags: literary/character analysis]

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Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock is not studied and admired only because of its style and form, but also for its base content and underlying themes. Pope's ability to manipulate text into mock-heroic form, constructing a flow of satirical description is what makes this poem one of such quality. The piece was first published in 1712 by the request of Pope's friend, John Caryll. It was to make peace between the Fermors and Petres, two prominent Roman Catholic families at the time....   [tags: Papers]

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Literary Analysis of "The Rape of the Lock"

- Author and his times: Alexander Pope was born in London in 1688. Because he was a Roman Catholic living in a predominately Protestant society, he was largely excluded from the university system and therefore was self-taught, for the most part. At the age of twelve, he contracted tuberculosis, a disease that left him stunted and misshapen. Consequently, he suffered a great deal of emotional trauma and social anxiety. His only tool for interaction was his incredible wit and talent for writing. He soon formed a number of lifelong friendships in London's prestigious literary circles, and found his happiness there....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Duality of Belinda in Pope’s Rape of the Lock

- In Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope uses the epic form to satirize 18th century English society. The mock epic’s protagonist, Belinda, portrays a duality of women as both materialistic and chaste beings. This duality, dictated by society, shows contradictory values. Belinda’s duality illustrates itself best in the toilette scene at the end of Canto I. In this scene, she functions as an epic hero readying for battle, yet she merely gets ready for the day. Her toilette displays both cosmetic goods and religious symbols, showing equal importance to both her beauty and her religion....   [tags: Beauty, Religion]

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Anne Finch's Opposition to The Rape of the Lock

- Anne Finch's Opposition to The Rape of the Lock The Restoration Period (1660-1700) was a period of social, political and philosophical turmoil, which laid the foundation for future centuries. This period was marked by an advance in colonization and trade and by the birth of the Whig and Tory parties. In poetry, works of Alexander Pope and Anne Finch and a number of other poets distinguishes the Restoration. But, there are several objections from these poets; one particular opposition occurs between Pope’s The Rape of the Lock and Anne Finch....   [tags: Papers]

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Connotations of Marriage and Social Morals in Alexander Pope´s Poem "The Rape of the Lock"

- ... 25-32, Pope) The poem reveals the superficiality and immorality of mankind making judgements in favor of appearances rather that morality. Belinda’s idea of 'honour' is seen to mean little more than 'reputation'. The sexual truth is finally admitted when Belinda wishes the Baron had been “content to seize/ Hairs less in sight, or any hairs but these” (IV.175-76, Pope). This sort of innuendo was remarkably popular, reflecting no doubt of a powerful taboo. Pope wants to suggest that beauty enhances or even sublimates the coarser passion....   [tags: Enlightenment, Courtship, Sexuality]

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Contrast Between Satire in The Rape Of The Lock and A Modest Proposal

- Contrast Between Satire in The Rape Of The Lock and A Modest Proposal        Although Alexander Pope's, "The Rape Of The Lock" and Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" are both witty satires, they differ on their style, intention, and mood. To begin, in "The Rape Of The Lock," Alexander Pope uses Horation satire to invoke a light, whimsical, melancholy mood to illustrate the absurdity of fighting over the cutting of one's hair. In fact, Horation satire is defined by K. Lukes as a device that is: " urban, smiling, witty" and "seeks to correct the human foibles." and is further reiterated in The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Literary terms as: "Horation satire, often contrasted with the bit...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparison of Pope's The rape of the Lock and Swift's A Modest Proposal

- Although Alexander Pope's, The Rape of the Lock, and Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal are both witty satires, they differ on their style, intention, and mood. To begin, in The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope uses satire to invoke a capricious, melancholy mood to illustrate the absurdity of fighting over the cutting of one's hair. Hidden inside this poem is a crafty criticism of the society that helps create the crisis over the stolen lock. A Society in which appearances ere more important to a person’s sense of identity, and treats the insignificant with utmost importance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock

- Use of Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock Jane Austen and Alexander Pope had had a myriad of writing styles and techniques from which to express the desired themes of their works.  Satire, however, seemed to be the effective light-hearted, yet condescending, tool that enabled them to surface the faults and follies of their moral and elite society.  In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, satire is used to the full extent in revealing the glutton within a pious and sacrificing nun, the vain hunter within a poor and meditative monk, and the vulgarity within a honorable woman of society.  In Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock, Austen and Pope u...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Dunciad: Mock epic and parallels to Rape of the Lock (another satire)

- The Dunciad: A Mock Epic. Honors English The fourth book of the Dunciad describes the fall and slow death of the English society that once taught him all the things he knew. He lashes out at his critics, accusers, and nay Sayers in his allegorical poem. It symbolizes a mock epic because of the elaborate use of words, calling on inspiration from a higher force, and using his work not so much to tell a story, but to point out the faults of a social order that can’t or chooses not to see what they’re really doing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Should Not Be Charged With Statutory Rape

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Rape Culture Controversy

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The Role of Gender and Ethnicity in Perceptions of Rape and Its Aftereffects by L Schneide

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The Rape Of College Rape Incidents

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Rape And Sexual Assault And Rape

- Sexual assault and rape are terrifying, violent crimes and represent a serious problem in society. Edwards, Turchik, Dardis, Reynolds, and Gidycz (2011) reported that up to 25% of US women will experience completed or attempted rape in their lifetimes. Aronowitz, Lambert, and Davidoff (2012) state the most vulnerable population is women between the ages of 16-24 and 25 out of 100 women will report being raped during their college years. Miller (2014) reports 67% of victims know their perpetrators while only 24% attackers are strangers....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Violence]

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Rape : Rape On College Campuses

- Rape on College Campuses 1. Introduction “I felt his hands start to move down towards my shorts as if he was trying to unbutton them or pull them off. I was still crying at this point and felt so scared that I couldn’t move” (Henneberger, 2012). These are words written by a college freshman after she had been raped, but they are true for many others as well. According to the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties, “every two minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted” (Get the Facts)....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse]

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Rape : A Victim Of Rape

- One out of three African-American women will become a victim of rape in their lifetime. (Starling, 1998) Rape is a subject that many people do not like to talk about and many incidents go unreported. Rape is put into three different categories; Date Rape, Marital Rape and Sexual Assault. Victims of rape are not subjected to just gender, race, or age group it happens to men, women, children, and the elderly. Many people do not realize the change in a person’s life after being raped or sexually assaulted....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Is Rape A Victim Of Rape?

- just want to sleep. Acoma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my mind too?” said Laurie Anderson. Laurie Anderson, like many others, expressed herself in this way after being raped. Rape occurs every couple of minutes somewhere around the world and in some cases never reported. Rape can leave victims physically, psychologically, and emotionally damaged. According to girlshealth.gov rape is sex that you do not agree with, including forcing a body part or object in a person’s vagina, rectum, and or mouth.” In other words, any illegal sexual activity forced onto an individual without consent....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape Is An Act Of Rape

- According to the Department of Justice National Crime survey, every 2 minutes someone is raped or sexually assaulted in the U.S. Just March 16, 2013, two high school football players were convicted of rape. One offender asserted” I just needed some sexual attention,” and the girl was too drunk to answer, but did this give them permission to have sex with the girl without her permission. Emphatically no, even though the offender will say the victim gave them a reason under no circumstances does anyone deserves to be assaulted....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape And The Murder Of Rape

- Imagine a world where robberies can be justified. When a man claims to have been robbed, he is asked a series of questions to justify the legitimacy of the supposed crime. Even if the robbed man names the robber and has proof against said robber, the man who was robbed is never fully believed. “You often give to charity, you probably wanted to be robbed,” he is told. Thus, the robbed man is held responsible for himself being robbed, and the cycle continues with the next victim who says he was robbed....   [tags: Rape, Abuse, Sexual assault, Crimes]

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The Rape Of Rape Culture

- Rape culture still exists Rape culture is a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. Many women live in the fear of being raped while most men aren’t disturbed by this at all. Men see women as objects. Women are raised to have no power in relation to men. Women have just as much rights as men but they feel inferior due to societal beliefs. Women often get blamed for being raped. From whether they were drinking to what they were wearing....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Abuse, Scapegoating]

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Rape And Prevention Programs For Rape

- This is a paper about rape and prevention programs for rape. I could not find anything about preventing rape locally so found a website that goes in all 50 states. Rape is about power and is a crime that should not be taken lightly(Nemeth,2012). Rape is classified as sexual assault in Arizona and had a lot more detail in it then just rape(Format Document,2012). I could not find anything about rape prevention in bullhead city. But I found the CDC 's Rape Prevention Program(CDC,2014). It is a program where people get educated about rape....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Abuse, Sexual assault]

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Rape As A Victim Of Rape

- Rape is the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse. According to the Sexual Assault Statistics “,only 16% of rapes and sexual assaults are reported to the police department per year.” Women who are a victim of rape suffer a lifetime of fear, emotional stress and depression, but their rapist is sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison, depending on the severity of the case. After 25 years, Crista Stephens out of Houston, Texas can now speak about the night she was attacked and raped, but still, trembles every time she speaks her rapist name....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault, Assault]

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Victims Of Rape And Rape

- accused and, in reality, it is [the victim] who must prove [their] good reputation, [their] mental soundness, and [their] impeccable propriety” (215). This is still true in today 's day and age. Victims of rape still have to decide if they are going to report their rapes or not. They are forced to deal with the many traumatic side effects. Some of those side effects are physical, some are emotional and some are a chaotic combination of both. Also the victims of rape have to handle the sometimes crippling stigmas associated with being a victim of rape,including being blamed for their own assault....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Sexual Assault, Rape, And Rape

- What is sexual assault. Sexual assault is, “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape” (Sexual Assault). Sexual assault is something very serious and dangerous and can mess a person’s life up both physically and mentally. Females are feeling unsafe on the grounds of places were they are going to get an education to make a dream come true....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Rape, Racism, And Rape

- In class we have discussed a sensitive topic about rape, there was a lot of issues discussed, key questions raised, and even some possible solutions offered, In this paper I will be writing about the issues that was discussed upon in this meeting which was talking about rape. When talking about rape it is something serious people out here in this world are dealing with especially more females than males when it comes to this. and also this paper will be talking about how rape culture is perpetuated, what is rape culture?, this town hall meeting raised up a lot of good scenarios onto how this world deals with rape and how people feel about it....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault, Gender]

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Rape And Rape Culture On American Society

- Rape and rape culture have been a longstanding issue in American society. Looking at modern influences such as the media, our nation’s history, and the way our Consider the following: How has rape culture evolved through our history. What role does the media play in rape culture. And most importantly, how has rape become institutionalized in American society. First things first, it is important to understand what the terms rape and rape culture truly mean. Many people see the two terms and interchangeable....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Violence against women]

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A Brief Note On Rape And Rape Crimes

- It’s a very real and sad state of affairs that there are still too many instances of rape and then victim blaming. Just a few years ago, one of the most notorious and shocking rape crimes made headlines out of Steubenville, Ohio in 2013. The local high school’s administration was accused of covering up the rape of a teenaged girl by at least two football players at a party while she was unconscious after being heavily intoxicated. As a minor she has had the advantage of not having her name revealed by the press, but she still had to deal with all of the terrible things that had happened to her on top of her sexual assault....   [tags: Rape, Abuse, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Is Rape A Murder?

- If a person hits someone with their left hand when they are right handed, did they still hit someone. When a person hurts someone without intending to, did they really hurt that person. This is the same situations as when a girl is raped. Being held against a person’s will and sexually taken advantage of is rape. Even if a person is drunk, wearing tight clothes, or about to have sex and then changes their mind and says no, it is still rape. People may say that girls are the reason why they are raped but it is no ones fault except the rapist....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape And Its Effects On Women

- Rape is something that has been taken very seriously in the United States, or may I say in the world. There are many victims that play apart of this problem. Schools are taking charge and making sure that the safety of this issue is being set. What many don’t know is that Marital Rape is also a big that can happen to girls. There are people that pay no attention to this factor because there is a marital relationship between the two. Marital Rape is affecting many women physically and emotionally because of the lack of interest people have for it....   [tags: Rape, Marriage, Spousal rape, Woman]

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Rape And Social Disorganization Theory

- Rape and Social Disorganization Theory Introduction There are different definitions of rape and why it occurs, I will be discussing the different types and characteristics of rapes well as why I chose to use the social disorganization theory to discuss rape, and the reasons behind why it happens using that theory. The theory correlates the social control of the rapist’s neighborhood and the lack of control, which can often lead to delinquency. Summary of Criminal Behavior The definition of rape according to the FBI used be “The carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will” which only included women, because the thought was that men could not be the victim because they were a...   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Types of rape]

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Rape Should Never Be Considered

- The answer to this question seems quite obvious at first: rape should never be considered ‘okay,’ but too often in our society it is allowable. Excuses are made, victims are blamed and the perpetrators face little to no punishment. In our society it often feels like raping someone breaks only a folkway instead of a mores. The perpetrators rarely face legal or social consequences for their actions while the victims often find themselves further violated by society. Very few people would answer the above question as it is affirmatively, but how would people, in this case Pennsbury High school students, respond to this question when it is phrased in such a way as to not provoke such a knee-jer...   [tags: Rape, War rape, Victim, Question]

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Is Rape A Crime?

- As long as human existed, there was always rape. In Greek mythology (religion), there were rape occurring constantly, gods, especially Zeus, rape other gods, creatures, and humans. In the late Roman Republic, there was a legal law called Raptus ad stuprum, “abduction for the purpose of committing a sex crime.” Although rape was a crime in Roman Republic, rape was a popular theme in their religion, myths, and legends. Not every force sex is deemed to be seen as rape, such that slave rape is not considered a crime, but more of a property damaged to the owner....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Police, Sexual assault]

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The Stranger Rape Scenario Analysis

- The stranger rape scenario was about a women walking home after having coffee with her friends and a man just comes up to her and sexually assaults her. Study 1 concentrated on blameworthiness based on the scenario presented to the participants randomly; that being a scenario of acquaintance or stranger rape. Study 2 focused on sentence length for perpetrators recommended by participants based on type of rape. For both, study one and two they had used Likert scales to determine blameworthiness and sentence and to measure benevolent sexism in relation to study one and two....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Statutory rape]

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Rape Culture: How Society Reacts to Rape

- What do you think and feel when you hear the word rape. Do you feel uncomfortable. Maybe even angry. Your certain feelings and emotions towards this word is a result of rape culture. Rape culture, essentially, is how a society as a whole sees and reacts towards rape or instances of rape. In 2013 rape was defined by the FBI as, “Penetration… of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” (Division’s Crime Statistics Management Unit 1)....   [tags: controversial rape cases]

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Victims of Rape

- Rape is a form of victimization that is highly underreported. The crime of rape has been denied throughout the ages. Women were believed to secretly desire the prospect of being raped. In addition, there was even the belief that rape was not possible (Pilkington, 2011, Lecture Unit 4). In some ways, this denial of rape has continued within our society. Denial about victimization has only added to the negative feelings rape victims have and why they choose to let their victimization go unreported....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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The Rape of Nanking

- Nikolina Jovanovic Global Lit Accel Dudek April 4, 2014 Rape of Nanking In late 1937, the Japanese army brutally murdered and assaulted civilians in Nanking, China over a period of six weeks. This event in history was one of the most horrendous and also an event that is rarely talked about or taught in school. This part of history was known as the Second Sino- Japanese war. The Japanese had a contempt for the Chinese people, thinking that they were the lowest race on the planet. China had a benefit by being a larger country and because of that Japan always had something to fear....   [tags: Second Sino-Japanese War, mass rape]

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Alcohol and Rape

- Exposure and Outcome Rape can ruin lives. The sexually violent act is associated with a long list of public health concerns, including disease, unwanted pregnancy, physical trauma, mental and emotional suffering, and death. While rape can be simply defined as sex without consent, the impact rape has on society is complex. Victims are often stigmatized. They feel ashamed, weak and at fault. An estimated 18 percent of women in the US reported being raped at least once in their lifetimes, according to a 2007 study cited by the Center for Research on Violence Against Women....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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The Rape Epidemic

- Rape causes depression, loss of self-esteem, self-incrimination, and suicide. Therefore the consequences of rape should be life in prison or put in a mental institution. Rape should be banned nationally because you don’t know who could be raped next. Victims fear personal and family safety after a tragic incident like being raped. Narration The trauma of rape can lead to depression and can put victims in a horrible mental state of mind. Symptoms of depression can go unnoticed for long periods of time especially if the victims doesn’t speak out and tell someone....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape Is A Horrible Event

- “Most sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance or date. Approximately 75% of all rapes are date or acquaintance rapes. Most of these crimes either go unrecognized, unreported, unsolved, or unproven” (“The Hard Facts). Date rape is a terrible event and can happen in several ways, but it can be prevented. It can happen when someone is forced to have sex without consent on a date or at a party or when the attacker uses any type of abuse drugs in order to “spike” the victim’s drink and then commit the act of sexual assault; but how to prevent date rape is to recognize what it is and the dangers of it, to be cautious of all surroundings, to identify specific behaviors, and to be careful o...   [tags: Rape, Date rape drug, Sexual assault]

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Rape As A Weapon Of War

- These policies are crucial because of the prevalence of rape during war and because some of these rapes will lead to unwanted pregnancies. Rape has historically been part of war and is one of the most invasive crimes that can be committed against a person. Whether it is the 200,000 Korean women held as sex slaves during WWII , the 250,000 to 500,000 girls and women that were raped during the Rwandan Genocide or the girls that have been kidnaped and are being used as sex slaves by ISIS , rape has historically been used as a weapon of war....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Pregnancy, Sexual slavery]

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The Issue Of Rape Kits

- You have asked me to write a paper based on the issue of rape kits in America being untested. Some of the questions to be addressed are, could the United States police departments be held liable for the amount of unprosecuted rapists and backlogged rape kits based on a theory of criminal negligence and or a theory of disruption of justice. Could police offices across the country be held liable for the mental stability and self-destructive states of the victims they have failed based on the same theories stated above....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Police, Statutory rape]

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The Myth of Rape Culture in America

- “Rape is as American as apple pie,” says blogger Jessica Valenti. She and other feminists describe our society as a “rape culture” where violence against women is almost invisible. According to feminists, films, magazines, fashion, books, music, and humor cooperate in conveying the message that women are there to be used, abused and exploited.(Kitchens, 2015) Rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against...   [tags: Rape Culture Essays]

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The Harmful Effects of Rape

- The concept behind the word, action and idea of rape is a scary thought. Rape is defined as a type of sexual assault, usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent (Kelland, 2011). Rape is a demoralizing crime that can leave the victim with lasting negative psychological affects. This paper will discuss the different types of rape, the cause and effects with rape and the harm rape can cause to its victims. When most people hear the word “rape”, they automatically think of the attacker being a stranger forcing themselves upon another and doing unwanted sexual things to the victim....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape: How Will Be Next?

- “The sexes are at war” according to Camille Paglia, author of “Rape: A Bigger Danger Then Feminists Know” (2). The number of date rape cases is on the rise, especially among college students. Paglia claims that the cause for this is women not being careful around men. However, feminist like Susan Jacoby, author of “Common Decency”, claims that is more of a social cause. According to research the causes are women not being self aware, the media and the leading cause being alcohol and drug use....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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A Closer Look at Date Rape

- “Feminism has not prepared them for this,” states Camille Paglia in her essay “Rape: A Bigger Danger than Feminists Know.” The “them” in Paglia’s statement is referring to women, and she is discussing the topic of date rape. Susan Jacoby, on the other hand, writes in her article “Common Decency,” that feminism is not responsible for the rising cases of date rape, but that it is the men who are at fault. Paglia’s argument is insightful and accurate, but Jacoby’s writing is flawed and not well-researched....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Medical Center : A Victim Of Rape

- On Wednesday 08/31/16 at 2118 hours I was dispatched to Multicare Auburn Medical Center to contact a victim of rape which occurred at 1006 17th ST SE in the City of Auburn, King Co, WA. I contacted the victim, Keshia Lobehan, and her friend Cynthia Roberts in room 20 of the hospital emergency room, where she was in the process of getting a rape kit completed. Lobehan stated she had been raped yesterday, Tuesday 08/30/16, at the above address by a male she knew by "Jerry". It should be noted Jerry was later identified by a Wisconsin driver’s license as Jerry Brown....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Police]

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Rape And The Civilian Society

- Despoil in the military occurs more often than many civilians believe. It is very important to address situations that are entirely intolerable. Rape in the civilian society is seen with disgust and dishonor. When women or men are raped many, don’t report it since they are ashamed that they have endured such an atrocity. Rape is not just an action against an individual, but a violent crime that can scar a life permanently. Rape transpires in all parts of the world, including the United States....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Assault]

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