Observers in the town remark how the once-beautiful Delia has lost her shine because of her abusive husband. A practical joker, Sykes scares Delia fifteen years by using her fear of snakes. Delia has come to the conclusion that she does not need Sykes nor his abuse, particularly considering it is her wages that paid for their home. Sykes is a stereotypical abusive husband. He physically and mentally abuses Delia, takes her income while failing to make his own, and has an affair on the side.
Their attitude was that “children should be seen and not heard.” Children were very vulnerable to violence in the Victorian era, even within the home. They had absolutely not protection under the law. Pip was badly abused by his guardian Mrs. Joe, who was also his sister and because of this he became very sensitive and morally timid” She beat him with the cane for almost no reason, threw him against walls treated him like dirt. Mr Joe was also abused by his parents when he was younger. Dickens used Joe's past to show the consequences in later life for victims of abuse.
A pregnant Francine flees to her own home but gets little support from her once-battered mother, who is fatalistic about such things: ''Women have to put up with their men, especially if there's children. And mostly men don't mean it. If you make a hard bed, you got to lay in it.'' Over the next 12 years, Francine will be subjected to repeated brutal beatings. Making several attempts to escape, she runs
Causes and Treatment to Domestic Violence against Women 1 Causes and Treatment to Domestic Violence against Women Debra Fessett PSYU 561 Brandman University October 15, 2012 Causes and Treatment to Domestic Violence against Women 2 While domestic violence usually is against women, this type of violence will always have an effect on the men and children within said relationship. Domestic violence against woman and some men has been occurring for many, many years and was considered almost acceptable in some countries as part of a cultural lifestyle. Society’s view on a nationwide problem has been nationally recognized in many countries. While some of these traits are considered transgenerational, not all of them have been linked to learned behaviors. Domestic violence pertains to one individual using any means possible to control another individual.
After the death of his mother, Social Services stepped in, unfortunately, efforts to keep the siblings together, was thwarted due to David’s challenging behaviour including his sexually harmful behaviours. David was sent to a children’s home and his sister was fostered. Shortly after, David’s sister committed suicide and David was moved to a psychiatric care facility. David has experienced horrific trauma and has had little stability or continuity in his life, which has left him with deep rooted psychological
Domestic violence occurs in men and women of any race, ethnicity, or religion, whether they are gay or straight, rich or poor, teen, adult, or elderly. Most domestic abused victims are women being abused by men (Women’s Aid 2012). In attempt to prevent further abuse, victims can obtain a protection order and/or a restraining order. Protection orders and restraining orders differ across states but are both used to protect victims in different ways. Civil Protection Orders (CPO) are usually used to protect victims of domestic violence.
This essay will include a definition of domestic violence, examples of physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as statistics and studies to support the extent of the problem of domestic violence. Characteristics of abusers and the history of domestic violence as well as how it is dealt with will also be included. Research suggests that 90% of domestic violence is perpetrated against women by men. Over the years however there has been growing concern about the plight of men who have been abused and it is clear that women also assault men and that violence also occurs in lesbian and gay relationships. Domestic violence is now understood to extend beyond physical violence and beyond the home.
Throughout the novels, Frank McCourt, the protagonist in Angela’s Ashes and Paul Morel, the protagonist in Sons and Lovers face many similar family issues. In the novel Sons and Lovers, Paul grows up living with an alcoholic father. Paul’s father, Walter Morel, is does not support his family and is never home because he is always out wasting away his money on alcohol. Walter is also a violent drunk who comes home from the bar and fights with his wife every night due to her endless nagging. “She tried to force him to face things.
Sexual Abuse and Its Effects on Mental Health Millie Holt Rufus English Composition II – 1102 Professor Lockard June 16, 2012 Sexual abuse is the topic I have chosen to research, focusing on the mental health effects that it causes. Sexual abuse as defined in the Encyclopedia of Psychology is, “unwanted sexual activity with perpetrators using force, making threats, or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent” (12Ma19). After such a traumatic experience the victim usually suffers from mental health related illnesses such as, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and major affective disorders. While it appears that most sexual abuse is a physical crime against the body, it is also a crime that affects the victim mentally causing problems throughout their adult lives. Sexual abuse leaves both behavior and physical signs.
They were neither secure in their parent’s home not in their husband’s home. They were facing the sexual and physical assault, which kill their voices and their interest to live their lives. Even when celie give the birth to the babies of her father, her father take them away from her. She not only face the pain of being raped by father, giving birth to his baby, but she faced the pain of motherhood, when she want to kiss her baby but her father snatches and pretended to kill them.she also encounter the rape after her marriage, with her husband, who don’t care about her emotion and the pain which she feel. But the arrival of shug, in her life, change her life.