The narrator in the book Incendiary by Chris Cleave is a very complicated character. She is a working class, East End women with post-traumatic stress disorder grieving the death of her husband and four year old son, who were both killed by suicide bombers at a soccer stadium. I think the way she handles certain situations in the book are a little far-fetched. The relationships she has with every other character in the book are all unhealthy, especially for a woman with mental issues. The book follows her, after May Day, in the year after her “chaps” death and is a detailed description of her life and how she continues on in her own private hell.
Aileen Wournos: Woman Serial Killer Leilani Daniels AP Psychology Background: Born Aileen Carol Pittman on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan. Wuornos' childhood was a troubled one. She and her brother were taken in by their grandmother when she was four years old after her father, who is claimed to be a schizophrenic and committed sex crimes with younger girls, hanged himself in prison. Their mother abandoned them in 1960. Her grandfather was an alcoholic and she had claimed he abused her.
Serial killers usually have a traumatic childhood, so it must be apparent that something went tremendously wrong with Aileen as a child that led her to be a psychotic serial killer. One of the main reasons that Aileen Wuornos became a serial killer was due to her upbringing. Her mother abandoned her very early in her childhood and her father was a convicted pedophile who eventually committed suicide in prison. One could only assume that she was adopted by close family members or a foster child. Another disturbing revelation about her childhood was that Aileen had sexual relations at a young age, but with her brother Keith.
James Minor Mr. Jones English 1420 22, June, 2014 Making the decision to put a person to death for a murder he/she committed can be very serious. That is why when I read the article about a 16 year old boy who had killed his mother, had a party and sold items from the house, I was in total disbelief. This behavior is totally unacceptable. The boy, whose name is Kitt, and his 3 year old brother were both in the home when the murder had taken place. According to relatives who lived nearby, Kitt had been upset because his mother had sent him off to boot camp weeks prior.
He says he fell down from the bicycle. Police does not trust him obviously. Then police finds out he was beaten by Joseph Russo and his brother Frank. The reason is he raped their sister, Leslie Russo who has mental problem. Later, police finds out he also raped a girl called Wendy Singer who died several days ago.
The young girl name was Marcie Calder two days before her seventeenth birthday she was killed and she was pregnant. Sam was the vice president of Salt Lake City High and was the track coach. Sam had a secret a fare with his student and one night she told her she was pregnant with his baby he didn’t know what to do and killed her and made it seem like she killed herself. Tony believed Sam of what he had said happened that he just left her at the park where they were talking and that was the last time he had seen her and went home. The trial went on and there as evidence that he had a mode if to kill her.
The grief, the loneliness, and hearing others around them discuss the issue only add to their problems. We also understand that no matter how heartbreaking the news sounds, our grief is only a small part of how their family feels. A couple of months ago we heard about Sarah Stevenson, the 14-year-old daughter of James Stevenson, who was raped and murdered brutally when she was walking home at night. We have heard many stories of what may have happened, but have
In March 2012 four-year-old Daniel Pelka was brutally murdered by his mother and her partner. As the shocking news hit the headlines it quickly became apparent that his death resulted from months of abuse and neglect. And the saddest part is, that his death could have been prevented. Failure in social care led to Daniel becoming “invisible” in a system that was in place to protect him. A serious case review found Daniel Pelka, was simply "not heard" at times and "no professional tried sufficiently hard enough" to talk to him.
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.
"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.