Abusive Childhood Essays

  • The Warmest December

    1270 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Warmest December The Warmest December is a story of a young girl and her family as they move through an abusive past with an alcoholic man. Kenzie struggles through childhood only to find that she has started to become her father, Hy-Lo. She visits him daily and relives painful moments from her past at his bedside. The book is filled with difficult accounts of her physical and emotional abuse as she grows up. This paper will discuss the topics of recovery and forgiveness after a troubled past

  • Understanding 'Fences' by August Wilson

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    Fences is about Troy Maxson, an aggressive man who has on going, imaginary battle with death. His life is based on supporting his family well and making sure they have the comforts that he did not have in his own childhood. Also, influenced by his own abusive childhood, he becomes an abusive father who rules his younger son, Cory?s life based on his own past experiences. When the issue comes up of Cory having a bright future ahead of him if he joins the football team, Troy refuses to allow him. The

  • Oprah Winfrey: Sexually Abusive Childhood

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    It Is Possible to Become a Productive Adult If One had an Abusive Childhood Some people think it is impossible for someone to become productive if they had an abusive or neglected childhood. There are many people that recovered from an abusive childhood. One person that you will read about later on in my essay is, Oprah Winfrey. She used to be sexually abused when in her childhood. Look at her now, she is one of the highest paid women. Not only that, she is an African American woman. People believed

  • Britney Spears’ Promotes Potentially Abusive Relationships in Her Song, Baby, One More Time

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    Britney Spears’ Promotes Potentially Abusive Relationships in Her Song, Baby, One More Time In her Top 10 hit ". . . Baby, One More Time," Britney Spears posits the song’s persona as a passive naïf. Continual references to blindness and hitting metamorphose the song from a teen-targeted summer pop tune into ideology enslaving young women into dangerous, constrictive views of relationships--and themselves. Using feminist and Lacanian theory allows us to see the speaker’s entrance into the Symbolic

  • Child Abuse and Neglect

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    been various studies based on childhood sexual abuse and relationships in adulthood. There have been studies that had shown that multiple maltreatment and loss experiences in childhood interfered with the formation of secure attachments that created adult problems in self and social functioning. Childhood maltreatment showed there was poor adult self-functioning in the form of higher levels of depression and lower levels of self-esteem. Self blame in response to childhood sexual abuse and maltreatment

  • Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence

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    Domestic violence describes a situation where one person in a relationship is using violence to control and dominate another person. Domestic violence victims and their batterers cut across all socioeconomic, demographic, and professional lines. It is an epidemic that is emphasized particularly with the female gender. While physical assault is often times the most common form of abuse, it is important to acknowledge that other forms of abuse are just as detrimental. Often times, fear and isolation

  • Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape

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    taken advantage of. In cases such as this, the victim may blame them self instead of the attacker. The shame involved in either being battered by or hurting someone we care for makes it hard to tell anyone, even those closest to us. People in abusive relationships often work hard at making it seem as if nothing is wrong. They try to convince themselves and others that “it’s not really that bad,” or that “it doesn’t happen all the time.” (Hicks 18) Additionally, societal perceptions dictate

  • My Community Service Taught Me About Leadership

    636 Words  | 2 Pages

    In the past four years of my life, voluteer work has left an indelible mark on my heart and mind. When I became a voluteer, I had a very vague notion of leadership. As my high school days come to an end, I am left with the feeling that I have finally come into my own shoes, discovering the things that are important to me and those that are not. I have found my personal leadership style, and I now pay attention to the leaders I come across each day. For this reason, voluteering has been both an enlightening

  • Excessive Behavior in The Great Gatsby

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    Tom’s excessive wealth, carelessness, aggressiveness, and abusiveness lead to the death of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Jay Gatsby, resulting in unhappiness for Tom as well as everyone involved. Tom is excessively wealthy, careless, aggressive, and abusive. Tom inherited a large amount of money from his relatives.  The narrator, Nick, says, “His family were enormously wealthy – even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach” (10).  He has excessive wealth and put it to use for himself

  • Domestic Violence in Canada

    1655 Words  | 4 Pages

    Violence has become prevalent within society; it is something the western world has learned to accept. With every minute that passes Canadians come face to face with certain acts of violence they may not have previously encountered (citation). Although, violence is not a subject that one can escape, women and children have unfortunately become the prime victims of violent acts. The media glorifies violence in other countries around the world it fails to address the presence of violence within Canada

  • Rose Madder

    1856 Words  | 4 Pages

    Norman Daniels a crazy cop who is in pursuit of his wife Rosie. Bill Steiner is the guy that Rosie buys the picture from and they also fall in love, Anna Stevenson is the owner of the Daughters and Sisters organization that helps women coming out of abusive relationships. Peter Slowik is Anna Stevenson’s ex-husband who tells Rosie to go to the Daughters and Sisters place and he is later killed by Norman. Rose Madder is the woman in the picture that Rosie bought, and Mr. Lefferts is a man who gives Rosie

  • Serial Killers: Nature Vs. Nurture

    1541 Words  | 4 Pages

    in an abusive household. Growing up in an abusive home life can majorly affect a person’s developing personality, and morals. When a child is brought into a world where they are abused, or mistreated, that will influence their decisions later in life. If they are only treated poorly by the ones who are supposed to nurture and care for them, how are they supposed to know that it is not okay to do those things to others? Serial killers are known for growing out of disturbed or abusive childhoods. They

  • Child Abuse Outline

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    Name: SI HONG LONG Matric No: S43963 Group :1 Introductory Paragraph Hook “STOP ABUSE !”. General statements The abuse has been come with an abundance of effects that affect the victim being abused and the people witnessing the abuse. Thesis Statement There are three effects of child abuse which are physical health consequence, behavioral consequence and psychological consequence. Body Paragraph 1 Topic sentence The first effect of child abuse

  • Essay On Child Trauma

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    of abusive parents of guardians with the abuse ranging from verbal to physical abuse. Trauma among young children has become a global; health concern and many civil rights groups have addressed the issue and measures that need to be taken to handle this challenge. Trauma among the young people had a negative effect on their growth and has been associated with negative behavior change among young people.Behaviours such as drug abuse and crime among the young people are attributed to childhood trauma

  • Essay On Tom Robinson's Childhood

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    Many well known people with a neglected childhood have grown up to become influential adults. Although the belief that it’s impossible to become a strong, productive adult if one had an abusive childhood is prominent, I firmly contradict. There are numerous characters in literature and people in modern times, who have overcome their youth challenges. To be a strong grown-up doesn’t necessarily mean to be successful. Being a powerful adult can also mean having good morals, and being gracious even

  • Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Case Study

    700 Words  | 2 Pages

    maybe even be unable to recognize, possess, or reciprocate, love. Most children have unpleasant parts of their childhood, and I am no different. My parents divorced when I was very young, but my mom was able to keep us. This only lasted for a period of four years, then I was taken from my mom and given to my dad. It did not take long for my situation with my father to turn into an abusive one. My father did not abuse me much, but he stood back as others were more than willing to fill in for him.

  • Domestic Violence In The Film 'Good Will Hunting'

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    1.When a youth goes through suffering (ex. domestic violence, abusive relationships, etc.), numerous complications emerge throughout their development. They may be consumed by irritability, suspicion, and trust issues and have behavioural patterns, including paranoia, dishonesty, and impulsive behaviour. Others develop personality disorders similar to PTSD. The long-term effects of child abuse are also shown through the movie character Will Hunting who suffered child abuse in foster care and now

  • Child Labour Persuasive Speech

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    day with abuse. Dark, cold, alone, isolated, trembling fingers, ghostly pale faces mirroring you. This is the reality for children across the world who have become accustomed to their circumstances. They've learnt to surrender their lives to the abusive stranger after tattooing into their minds that there is no savior. Without realising the threat left upon their lives. This is the emotional state these children are left in from the harassment. Their self assurance dissipating day by day. Their minds

  • Unmasking Child Molestation: A Global Perspective

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    prisons. World Childhood Foundation has created an unsettling image to show the public what these monsters see and what a gruesome crime it is. Childhood is meant to fun and full of encouragement, but when a child is molested it scares them for life. World Childhood Foundation helps children who are at risk or already in an abusive environment and brings them to a safe place. World Childhood Foundation has offices spread out all over the world in the USA, Germany, Brazil, and Sweden. Childhood works within

  • Stereotyping During Adolescence

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    Adolescence is a transitional stage from childhood that is accompanied by change in physiques, emotions, psychological and social factors. During this stage, most adolescents become rebellious, ignoring their parents instructions, and rather embrace rules that make them comfortable. One of the characteristics of teen development can also be influenced by peer pressure. Even though most adolescents are said to be rebellious during this developmental stage, it is also important to look at the cultural