With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful. Edith dreamed of being a celebrity, she wished to be a perfect girl, and to live in a perfect world "in which only married women had babies, and in which men and women stayed married forever." The shacks in which Eddie grew up were less than desirable, and supposedly thought of as contemptible, by people of a higher social class. When Edith moved to the boarding house, with set meal times, she was quite ashamed to think of how people living in the shacks didn't have meal times, they simply found any food they could and ate by themselves when they were hungry. The potato-chip plant that Eddie worked at
Her views about others, the points she makes, her view of life, and her quotes are going to be the evidence for everything said about her. The sister to twins Pedro and Pablo, Angela suffers great humiliation when her newlywed husband discovers that she is not a virgin, Angela is the youngest daughter of the Vicario family, who have raised her to marry. Even though she is prettier than her sistersm she somewhat resembles a nun appearing meek and helpless. The Vicarios have watched over her carefully, so angela has had little chance to develop social skills or to be alone with men. Everyone expects Angela to be chaste.
Incest seemed to be a very common part of life for Celie when she lived with her father. The same could have been true for Celie’s sister, Nettie but Celie protected her sister from the incestuous embraces of her Pa. Celie was able to overcome this incestuous relationship with her father when Mr.______ decides to take her hand in marriage. (TCP novel) Nettie also had a problem with Pa and later moved in with Celie and Albert but it soon became apparent that Albert still had an eye for Nettie which forced Nettie to leave. (TCP novel) As one can see, incest was a part of life for Celie but she was able to escape it with a marriage to another person who abused her. The second theme which will be discussed is violence.
In 1910, she gave birth to Brigitte, the first of three daughters. Like her father, her husband disciplined his children harshly. She thought this was good, since it encouraged her children's independence. Her mother, Clotilde, died in 1911 and this brought more difficulties in her life. This is when she decided to explore psychoanalysis.
Marian said she felt fortunate to have found refuge. On the other hand, Nadia was 17 years old, her husband cut off her nose and ear while she was sleeping, she has undergone six operations and need more. Nadia said "I don't know anything about happiness". Another girl Gulsum, was kidnapped by her father, who was estranged from her mother, was forced to marry the son of her father's lover. Her husband and her mother- in- law beat her and threatened to kill
To her parents she is an unlucky child because her mother died giving birth to her. She is treated differently to her other siblings. Niag is Fathers new wife. She is an evil, mean stepmother who always makes sure Adeline is treated badly. Father is Adeline’s dad who always goes along with what Niag says.
As an introduction to the practical relevance of false memories Steffens & Mecklenbrauker (2007) describe a woman who has been in therapy for many years because “she has trouble trusting men; has panic attacks; has a distant relationship with her father; and suffers from disturbing nightmares” (p 12). However, at some point in the therapy she “recovers” faint memories of early childhood abuse by her father. She is not sure if these are old memories or reconstructed memories of her beliefs and feelings. Yet, the self help literature for victims is quite clear. For instance, “you must believe that your client was sexually abused, even if she sometimes has doubts because no one invents abuse” (Steffens et al, p 12).
This resulted in her getting involved with an older man at the tender age of twelve. Dreaming to be a mother from that young age, she finally adopted two young girls, Marie and Jeanette, in the hope of becoming a loving and nurturing mother to them. However, wounds of their past conflicted with Hogan’s dreams of the present. She soon discovered the pain and trauma her daughters went through as abused children. “With our oldest daughter, all the pain fell outward, onto others, whom she would hit or abuse, but for Jeanette, pain came to an inward point” (84).
Usually when this happens, that person is ridiculed or reprimanded for behaving against the norms set forth by society. Researchers believe that gender is an inborn manifestation of a person’s sex as evidenced by the case study of David Reimer. When he was born, David’s parents had him circumcised and the surgery went wrong and his penis was removed. Consequently, his parents reared David as a girl. Despite never being told that he had been born a boy and being brought up as a girl, David had always felt like a boy.
Secondly, the main character had three mothers that happened to be sisters. One of them became pregnant before marriage and in order to hide the identity of the one that was pregnant, the other two mimicked the symptoms of pregnancy so it was impossible to tell which one was the real mother. The mothers had to live with the shame that came from themselves and the people of their village. Lastly, Sufiya Zinobia Hyder, the women that married Omar, felt shame all of her life. Sufiya’s father did not want a daughter, he was ashamed of her.