Plot Summary Fourteen year old Celie has led a very rough life. Her mother is very sick, and when she goes to visit the doctor Celie is left alone with her father, Fonso. While the mother is gone, Fonso rapes Celie. Celie's mother dies soon after and now Fonso rapes Celie more and more often, saying "You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't" (p. 1). Celie has two children by her father, both of which he takes away right after they are born.
Daniel was orphaned as a result of Roman oppression. His father, in an attempt to save his brother from imprisonment for failure to pay harsh Roman taxes, was caught and crucified. His mother died from grief. His younger sister, once sweet and open, is thereafter terrorized by fears and demons. Daniel and his sister are left in the fate of their poverty stricken grandmother, who apprentices Daniel to the local blacksmith.
In 1990, after fifteen years of marriage, Jesperson got divorced and saw his dream to become a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. He was unable to follow his dreams due to an injury during training. That same year he returned to truck driving and began to kill. Jesperson is known to have killed eight women over the course of five years. Strangulation was his preferred method, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child.
Edmund worked for the department of transportation in Santa Cruz and began to pick up hitchhikers, bring them to deserted areas, and brutally rape and kill them. He killed a total of six college girls from the area, promptly earning him the title of Co-Ed killer. This all culminated when he decided to kill his mother with a ice pick, beheading her and using her head for oral sex. He later killed his mother’s friend who he had called
"White Oleander," by Janet Fitch is a book that viciously grabs my mind and emotions and plays with both my intellectual and emotional comfort. It is a heartbreaking story of a young, twelve year old girl, who is taken away from her mother whom she is deeply attached to and placed in a series of abusive and harsh foster homes. This is because her mother is sent to a life-sentence in prison for first-degree murder of her boyfriend. Having grown up in a loving, caring household, I cannot imagine having to endure the suffering the main character, Astrid, did. Throughout her foster homes, she was forced into child labor, starved, and even shot at with a gun by one of her foster mothers.
She believes that Henry is having an affair with Nancy, a young mulatto girl. She begins to mistreat her, and invites a nephew to come rape Nancy. Fed up with the abuse, she seeks help with two abolitionist neighbors. She eventually makes connections with the Underground Railroad, and flees to Canada. 25 years later, Nancy visits her mother in Virginia.
Grading in Special Education by Susan M. Brookhart looks at a different grading strategy. She thinks students in special education need to be graded based upon their goals in their Individual Education Plan's (IEP). Brookhart expresses that grading students in special education at a lower level then everyone else is unfair to both students in special education and to those not in special education. This is an interesting article/book for parents to read because it gives them some ideas of questions to bring up to their child's case mangers on different ways to grade their children in special
Throughout the novel, he and his family struggle with the loss of Buck, Conrad deals with his suicide attempt, and sees a psychiatrist weekly. Conrad’s mother, Beth, damages her relationship with her husband, Calvin. Conrad and Calvin struggle with Beth who is constantly arguing with one or both of them. There are several graphic descriptions of Conrad’s suicide attempt, and a few sex scenes. Foul and harsh language is used in dialogue and in Conrad’s thoughts in the novel as well.
Ruthie, who is the youngest daughter of the Joad family told one of the girls in the cam that her brother (Tom) has killed two men and his currently hiding near. After Ma Joad finds this out she tells Tom to really leave, because she is fearful for the rest of the family and is scared that they are in danger. Tom then leaves to do the same that that Jim was doing which was gathering migrant workers. There was word out that there wouldn't be a job open for anybody, because cotton season was finishing up. The land becomes flooded from the rain that was set in and Rose of Sharon has her baby, they all go to a dry barn for safety from the
The welfare state people tried getting more of the children to leave the house also. At this point, Malcolm’s mother had a complete mental breakdown. Resulting in her being sentenced to a mental institution in Kalamazoo. She remained in the institution for twenty-six years until Malcolm and his siblings got her out. Institutional racism picked apart Malcolm’s family piece by piece because of the color of their skin and because of his father’s involvement in the