Analysis Of Jennie Dixiann The Spin Of Death By Cathy Day

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Jennie Dixianna didn 't know how to live with the troubling memories she had as a child. She was broken and thought she couldn 't seek help and repair herself. In the short story, “Jennie Dixianna or The Spin of Death,” written by Cathy Day, explains how Jennie Dixianna became a survivor from the lose of her mother, being molested by her father and manipulating Porter. Day explains how Jennie lived her life with all this that happened in her past and how she learns to deal with it. Jennie wants attention and wants to feel loved but only from Porter. Day describes how Porter makes Jennie feel whole again and helps push the memories away when she 's with him and wants to gain power from him. Day states how she lived her life with horrible events …show more content…
Being abused can affect anyone in different ways, with Jennie she learns how to understand what men want and desire. “Jennie felt his hands, then more.”(34) Day uses this quote to show, this is when the physical abuse had started. She mentions this because the abuse started right after her mother died. She mentions this because she wanted to show how Jennie is surviving with all abuse and how she 's dealing with it. Jennie wasn 't just physically abused but she was mentally abused also, “Im ready when you are.”(32) Day explains how Jennie was mentally abused because of her father and how he didn 't treat her with respect. Day states that because her father showed her how he acted Jennie thought that all men would act this way. So Jennie never stayed attached to men for so long because to Jennie men only wanted her for sex. Day explains how Jennie has to impress men to get what she wants because to Jennie men only want women for their looks. Jennie dealt with the abuse since she was six and doesn 't know how men can treat women with a lot more respect. Day states when she gets older Jennie finally broke and told someone that her dad was abusing her. ”Jennie was sixteen when she finally told Sister. All of it.”(39) Day explains how Sister was there for support on the decision Jennie was going to make and shows us how Jennie is finally at peace and the abuse would eventually stop.

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