Essay on Domestic Violence And Its Effects On The Society

1724 Words May 23rd, 2016 null Page
Domestic violence can occur between two people in an intimate relationship. It is a serious and pernicious problem around the world that ruins lives, breaks up families, and makes a lasting impact on the victim. Victims of domestic violence are more likely to experience repeating victimisation than victims of any other types of crime. Additionally, domestic abuse shows no preference. If one partner feels angry or upset, no matter their sexual orientation, eventually the feelings will come out towards their partner in a violent way. There is an erroneous belief that domestic violence mainly affects low income families because of the poverty stricken areas the families are living in, but this is untrue. Domestic violence does not skip on the wealthy. However, A victim in an affluent family may simply have more access to reliable sources to deal with the abuse privately, than the poverty stricken couple in an indigent area.

Hector Tobar, notable author and journalist, presents the issue in his novel The Barbarian Nurseries in 2011. While there is no evidence that he was involved in a domestic violence case, he effectively portrays the pure horrors that victims face while in an abusive relationship. He introduces Maureen, a married mother of two living in a grand house in a gated community in an Orange County suburb, with the presence of undocumented immigrant servants and her husband, Scott. As the novel progresses, the family is going through an economic downfall after many…

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