Laming Report (2003) Victoria Climbie Details: In 2000 in London, an eight-year-old girl Victoria Adjo Climbié was tortured and murdered by her guardians. Her death led to a public inquiry and produced major changes in child protection policies in the United Kingdom. Victoria Climbie was born in November 1991 in the Ivory Coast. She died in February 2000 in London aged eight. To escape the poverty of Africa, her parents entrusted her to her great aunt who brought her to Europe.
It is revealed that the girl in the flashback is Alice herself, who was kidnapped from her home 8 years previously. Alice was left chained up for two months in the basement of the same farmhouse "Kristen" had burned down, in order to survive the past torture, she created different personalities. It is then revealed that Alice is suffering from multiple personality disorder, creating Tammy, Zoey, Sarah, Iris and Emily. Over time Alice's own personality became so overwhelmed by that of the others that she became lost. Through experimental techniques, Dr Stringer explains that her treatments were working until "Kristen" appeared.
The demon possesses Katie again, and she murders Micah, after several hauntings taking place in the house. In the final sequence, Katie wanted to move out to escape the demon so she can live her life but when Micah went up to get Katie, she said she wanted to stay because if she left the demon would follow her. The next night Katie was dragged from her bed across the floor and into the hall she was screaming. When he woke up due too all the screaming he ran to find her and everything was silent. Then suddenly, Katie killed Micah.
Diary of a Fairy Godmother Hunky Dory’s mother always bragged saying Hunky will be the wickedest witch where ever the four winds blow. All that changes when her aunt Malice takes her to a castle. There Hunky finds out about fairy godmothers. Or F.G.’s for short. At school Hunky is framed for sending a chain letter.
Alias Grace Based on a notorious double murder in Canada in the1840's, the novel Alias Grace tells the story of a pretty 16 year-old servant girl who conspired with a ranch hand to kill their employer and his mistress and escape with their belongings. They were captured in several days, and later, in a much-publicized trial, found guilty of premeditated murder. The young man, James McDermott, was sentenced to death, and the girl, Grace Marks, narrowly escaped it. Alias Grace begins after the murderess has served 8 years in prison. The death of Nancy Montgomery, Kinnear's housekeeper and mistress, has been disregarded as both villains had already been sentenced to death.
She began over 25 years ago and has 27 books in all. Her writing focused on women and their sexuality and legal status. Because of this her writing was banned from being published in Egypt. She faced many “wars’ in her life. From 1973 to 1978 she researched women and neurosis from that she was inspired and published her novel, Women at Point Zero, which was based on a female, who was on death row, that was in jail for murdering her husband.
The is a movie all about revenge, it involves a group of assassins called the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. The main character Beatrix aka The Bride(Uma Thurman) was a member of the group but she was caught getting married in an old chapel church by her boyfriend of the time Bill who was the leader of the squad. He got his squad together and they attempted to beat her death and Bill finished her off with a gunshot to the head killing his unborn child. The sequence I will be analysing begins at 29.40 in the film and ends at 36:40 and uses the micro features, Sound, Cinematography along with Mise-en-scene. This extract from the film creates a lot of emotion and meaning for the viewer.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief is a story narrated by Death and is about a young girl by the name of Liesel Meminger in Nazi Germany whose mother planned to drop her and her brother off with foster parents in the fictional town of Molching, Germany. She could no longer take care of them, and on the train ride there, her brother died. That’s when Liesel stole her first book, The Grave Digger’s Handbook. She went on to meet her foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann and Rudy Steiner, her best friend. Hans and Rosa began to hide a Jewish man, Max Vandenburg, in their basement until Hans made a mistake that forced Max to leave before the authorities came and found him.
The Werewolf, Angela Carter Summary * A girl goes to visit her grandmother, but encounters a werewolf on the way, whose paw she cuts off with a knife. When she reaches her grandmother's house, the paw has turned into a hand with the grandmother's ring on it, and the grandmother is both delirious and missing her hand. This reveals the girl's grandmother as the werewolf, and she is stoned to death. The girl then inherits all of her grandmother's possessions. Key Characters * Child * A young woman, who is worldly because she lives in a harsh, mountainous country where people die young.
“Life doesn’t always end after death”-anonymous. In the novel The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, she really captures life after death. Susie Salmon, 14, was raped and murdered on her way home from school one day. As her soul leaves earth, she accidentally brushes the shoulder of a girl that she hardly knew who was standing outside the school. She enters her own in-between-heaven.