An account of the murder of Steven Hoskins The 6th July 2006 Steven Hoskins was found dead at the base of st Austell railway duct. Steven had been subjected to the horrific abuse at the hand of Sarah Bullock, Darren Stewart and Martin Pollard. Steven had taken a lethal dose of paracetamol was then made to leave his home and walk on to the railway duct accompanied by Sarah, Steven and Martin. Steven was afraid of heights had been for his whole life was forced over the safety rail where Sarah made sure that he let go by kicking him in the face and standing on his hands. Steven fell 30 meters to his death.
The themes that occur every day and in the novel “Destroying Avalon” and the film “The Colour Purple” are death/loss, bullying and relationships. Death/loss is something that occurs every day in society and people must overcome it to move on with their lives. Death is an equaliser to mankind regardless of our social structure, we all view death as a sadness because it is the end of our physical relationships. However the death of a young person is what creates the most despair for those who are left behind. For example in “Destroying Avalon” Avalon had to face the death of her best friend Marshall who took his own life because of being bullied for so many years and not letting anyone to support him through his tough times.
The Lovely Bones is a tragic tale of how Susie Salmon and her family dealt with her rape and murder at the age of fourteen. The novel is riveting as it combines violence, love and mystery into one story of a broken family and their healing. The book was written by Alice Sebold who herself was raped during her college years. The story does not have your typical perfect ending but one as Weldon describes, one in which Susie has come to terms with her death. Susie was only fourteen when she was raped and killed by a man she knew.
At an early age Angelou was raped by a friend of her mother’s while visiting her mother in St. Louis. This violent act left the young girl traumatized. When her uncle’s heard about what happen they killed the man who raped her. She felt as though his death was her fault and she did not speak for five years. When Angelou was 12 years old an educated black woman from Stamps by the name of Bertha Flowers helped her to break this silence.
On Halloween Eve, Beaui Bruneau a young teenager woke up and decided to kill his mother. According to one article, He told detectives he'd been concerned that his mother was “trying to kill him by neglecting him and yelling at him.'' So he decided on Saturday she needed to die. Stories of random aggression and violence such as this, all too often bring questions to the media. What is the cause of this unleashed aggression?
“Electricidad” play is about a young girl, the main title character, who is suffering over the death of her father. She also finds out that her mother, Clemencia, is the one who stand behind her father’s crime. Electricidad knows Clemencia also murdered her brother, Orestes who has been sent to Las Vegas by his father. At some point, I think the major conflict of the play is whether or not Electricidad will get her revenge against her mother no matter what. She loves her father too much that she could not let go of her father’s dead body and at the same time; she could not believe that her father is actually dead.
Sarah, having dealt with the things that she has dealt with, has evolved into heck of woman. When she was young, she was abused by her mentally unstable father. Sarah had told everybody that her mom accidently spilled a bowl of boiled spaghetti on her, but in reality her father burned her face with a wood stove at the age of three. No three year old should have to go through what has happened to Sarah;
The main character in the film, Babydoll, has been institutionalised by her abusive stepfather shortly after the death of her mother. In the opening scene, which shortly I will begin to analyse in full detail, we see Babydoll accidently shoot and, presumably murder, her younger sister, by misfiring a gun aimed at her stepfather whist trying to protect her. Horrified at what she has done, she flees, meanwhile her stepfather has rang the police and falsely claimed that Babydoll has murdered her sister in some form of crazed state, - resulting in her institutionalisation and the stepfathers probable inheritance of the contents of his deceased wife’s will, which she had previously left everything to her two daughters. The opening scene begins with the opening credits merging from the point of view of an audience in a theatre. You can clearly see a stage and the curtains rise to reveal the protagonist of the film, ‘Baby Doll’ sat in what appears to be her bedroom, facing away from the audience with her back to the camera.
According to Bullying Statistics (2013), “nearly 30 percent of students are bullies or victims of bullying” (Bullying and Suicide). This misbehavior can impact a person’s life tremendously creating short-term and long-term psychological conditions. Victims of bullying have displayed signs of eating disorders, sleep disturbances, lack of interest in school, withdrawal from family and friends, and thoughts of suicides. In some cases, the victims of bullying had committed suicide as a way of escaping his or her tormentors’ harassment. Last year, Angelina Green, a fourteen year old girl from Indiana hung herself from a tree, and left a suicide note on her bed for her mother explaining her death was caused by bullying (Goldstein, 2014).