While Melinda takes her anxiety out on her lips, her art is symbolic of how she feels about herself after Andy Evans raped her. The trees she draws for Mr. Freeman depict her emotional state in the aftermath of a numbing, traumatic experience. Melinda’s lips are mentioned when she is extremely uncomfortable and wants to disappear. For example, when Rachel/Rachelle is called up to help Melinda with an algebra problem. In this passage, Anderson writes “I pull my lower lip all the way in between my teeth.
The second example of classical conditioning is a law and order svu show I watched a few days ago. The episode opened up with a woman who has scratches all over her face and had shards of glass in her. She claimed that she was raped and has brutally beaten. Later on in the show the detectives went to her house to look for her to ask her questions but she wouldn’t let them open the door. So while the girl detective was trying to talk to her, she said that she knows that she’s hiding is because the only time she came out is when she got beaten and raped.
This caused her to be humiliated and punished in front of the whole town. Hester Prynne unquestionably the protagonist of this novel even though she had committed sin at the beginning. Hester Prynne was given the chance for this story to never leave the town and she wouldn’t have had to wear the letter “A”, but she decided to stay in the town and succumb everything that was given to her. She tried to accomplish the best and succumb all of the punishments that were meant to diminish her. She constantly made herself useful towards the other people, and used the talents and gifts that were given to change the meaning of her punishment into her becoming he legend of her Puritan Age.
I had never heard of this tragic Romona Moore case until we had a chance in the class to watch the horrific crime, which was perpetrated against this young woman, in the. It is a terrible distress what happened to this smart and hard working young woman, by two despicable pieces of garbage, but what is even more of a tragedy, is the way, the New York City police department dismissed her family and friends when they reported her missing. All of civilians have a right to the same resources as anyone else who need a help from police or who reports a missing person, yet, victim’s family were ignored. In addition, there are another ignorance which was deprived of humanity. The man who knew about Romona Moore's kidnapping and torture did nothing to aide or assist her even he didn’t report to police.
Pontellier’s property. Edna partly believes that if she can prove her independence from her husband that Robert will want to be with her. She no longer cared about the needs of her husband she was fully lost in her own dreams. “Without even waiting for an answer from her husband regarding his opinions of wishes in the matter, Edna hastened her preporations for quitting her home on Esplanade street and moving into the little house around the block”(Choplin 84). Moving out of her husband’s house made her feel free, she didn’t want to be surrounded by her husband’s belongings, she wanted to be completely self-efficient.
After her father’s death, all Emily had left was her house and no money. For this reason she was in denial of the fact that she owed house tax which she knew she would be unable to pay. If she is unable to pay the tax it could lead her to becoming homeless. It was easier for her to pretend the problem didn’t exist than face it then deal with the consequences. Emily believed her denial so strongly that she outwardly ignored letters as well as turned away the city’s authorities saying “(she) had no taxes in Jefferson” (145).
Second of all, trees can relate to Melinda very well and represent her in a way. She starts out in the beginning new and fresh like a tree's sapling. Later in the story she grows and progresses. Melinda begins to become more familiar with the school as she grows. Still she goes without friends or much help with her schooling.
She claims to be a victim of assault and abuse and a battered woman. She was on the stand for 18 days where she portrayed Travis as a sexual deviant that was violent and very demanding sexually. She claims to have been abused as a child by her own father. She claims that Travis got mad at her for dropping a camera in the shower while taking pictures of him. Whichever story is correct, the fact that she continuously has changed it cannot be good for her.
On the day of Phoebe Prince’s suicide, three of the accused, including the male football player who earlier had a relationship with Prince, engaged in persistent taunting and harassment of Prince at school, in the library, and auditorium. One of the accused followed Prince home from school in a friend’s car, threw an empty can at her, and yelled an insult. It was right after this final incident that Phoebe Prince hung herself at home. She had endured three long months of torture and abuse at the hands of these classmates. Even after Prince’s death, the classmates continued to slander her on the social networking website
"(source) Says a girl who was being consistently cyber bullied through her freshman year. She became depressed and suicidal by the end. This shows how hate speech can become a physical harm to someone. People sometimes attack not just a single person, but a whole group. A bunch of homosexuals are cyberbullied and are too afraid to get help.