She told the officer that she was a bad mother and expected to be punished. This crime will unravel the reasons why a loving mother, of five, had drowned all of her children, tangled in issues of depression, religious fanaticism, and psychosis. Why would any mother murder all of her children? When Andrea was brought in for questioning she was asked “who killed your children” and she said “I killed them”. Then she was asked “why did you kill your children” and she replied “because I am a bad mother”.
ESSAY TITLE:”USE THE CASE STUDY AT THE END OF THE MODULE. ASSESS THE CLIENTS ISSUES AND DESCRIBE YOUR TREATMENT PLAN.WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES MIGHT ARISE?” ABSTRACT Miss E came to therapy for weight loss wanting to lose 2 and a half stone in all. She is 29 and came out of a failed relationship 6 months ago. She is now ready to look for another partner but is scared as her previous partner of 6 years was very controlling and almost seemed to want her to stay overweight. She had struggled with her weight since she was 12 or 13 and her parents badgered her about being unattractive and eating too much.
The young girls and their leader Abigail are the core of sin and evil in the girls and the community. Throughout the story accusations are thrown at others from the community who are believed righteous. Ultimately in this story the sin is coming directly from the devil. The girls are believed to have formed a pact with the devil and are now attempting to lure others to come with them. Overall, in both texts, sin and how sin affects the lives of the people and their communities is the recurring theme.
(Witch Hunts) Witches were thought to be consults of the devil who gave up their bodies and led others away from the church for the devil in exchange for otherworldly power. In addition to this women were marked as being sexually voracious, the origin of this mindset being the Garden of Eden. (Witchcraft and Midwifery) It was also believed that because women were weaker than men and had fewer rights, they were more likely to succumb to the devil in order to obtain their wishes. (Witch Hunts) In this respect they were “...by nature instruments of Satan -- they [were] by nature carnal, a structural defect rooted in the original creation.” (Steven Katz, Gendercide Watch: European Witch-Hunts) Because of the influential role religion held in European communities, these associations women held were powerful instruments in their accusations. Still tying into religious influences, the very physical appearance of a woman could lead to the belief that she is a witch.
All through school I was at least a B student, until my sophomore year. My mom had found some lumps and the doctor just told her they were caffeine lumps. Come to find out, she had breast cancer, and had already had it for many years. A simple misdiagnoses led her into Stage 4 Breast Cancer. To me this was worse than hearing I would be deaf in my right ear for the rest of my life.
Hysteria in Salem In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed in a society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch and the accused would actually be forgiven if they blamed their accusations on another individual. In this play, a group of young girls is accused of being witches. These girls then blame other people in order to get out of trouble and even pretend to be "bewitched" in front of the court during a trial. This leads into the deaths of the innocent people who are accused and automatically found guilty.
One thing she hears the voice telling her to do is to kill her sister Mary. She convinced her sister is responsible for her relationship failing, because her sister did not like her boyfriend. She is upset with Mary because Mary told her that her boyfriend leaving her was for the best. Mary did not like Matt and thought that Anna could find a better man who would treat her better. So Anna has visions of murdering Mary by chocking her to death or pushing her down the flight of stairs at home.
Since she thought everything was perfect she agreed to go to the next level with her boyfriend. He convinced her by saying they were gonna ‘Make Love’ . Kim had no idea he was cheating with a promiscuous girl. When they ‘made love’ they made the choice to not use a condom. Two months later Kim was very sick for some reason so she went to the hospital results came back and not only was she pregnant she had an STD called herpes that is incurable; 3 weeks later she lost the baby due to the STD.
She was diagnosed with everything from depression to bipolar disorder. Andrea was very close to a preacher named Michael Woroniecki and his wife Rachel. When Andrea started having children, Rachel would write to her and tell her how evil Andrea was, and how it was "better to kill oneself than to mislead a child in the way of Jesus," (Denno, 2006). With those thoughts fresh in her mind, Andrea fell into a deep depression. Andrea’s husband, Rusty, took her to numerous doctors seeking help for Andrea.
I found myself infuriated and judging this woman I had never met, blaming her for her actions. In my opinion she was using the insanity plea to save her own skin. After doing some extensive research I found myself touched, even moved and full of compassion for a woman that was lead down such a self destructive path by an overbearing, controlling, rigid conservative religious nut named Randy Yates. Most mothers who kill their children are younger and generally start out as teen-age moms. Andrea Yates doesn’t fit the profile of a mother who would kill her children.