Ken And Buster Brown And Child Sexual Abuse

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When people think of the word “abuse” they often think the most common, sexual abuse. What many don’t know is the many forms in which abuse can be present in someone’s life without them recognizing it. There is physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental and sexual abuse. Chappie “Bone” was a victim of most like, physical, verbal, mental and sexual abuse. He was physically abused by his mom, Ken, and his grandmother. Verbally abused by Ken and Buster Brown and sexually abused by Ken. Not only was abuse presented to Chappie but also to Rose “Froggy” and even Willie “the cat”. Drugs and alcohol is also another form of abuse we see in this novel by not only Chappie but many of the other characters. Child sex abuse is the main abuse known in …show more content…
Bone never had the courage to tell his mom or anyone about the abuse he had gone through. Just like in the article, Child Sexual Abuse by Melissa, it is believed sexual abuse in children is the most unreported type of child maltreatment. The victim, especially if it’s a young child, may not know what is going and cannot understand it. Most of the sexual abuse …show more content…
It’s believed that it is more common than it has been previously thought. Incest abuse like in Rule of The Bone could be caused by the roles being confused. History of child abuse in one or both parents, or alcoholism, drug addiction or even the inability to establish a normal social life outside the family can cause a person to be sexually abusing against a child. Many of the incest child abusers were beaten as children, or even sexually and emotionally abused by someone in our outside their family. Though, incest abuse has existed throughout history it has never been as widely reported as it is today. The worst part of incest molestation is that studies show that children abused are more likely to become abuser themselves. Bone is traumatized by his abuse and is different from many of the boys his age because of it. Like the article mentions, “If the effects of sexual abuse do not manifest themselves in physical ailments, they often show up in the victim’s behavior.” The behavior of Bone from beginning to end was always the same; though he went from Chappie to Bone he was always so distant because of the secret of his sexual abuse. His behavior included doing drugs, stealing, lying and even had thoughts of committing suicide. When the children grow up they suffer many of the same consequences and behaviors. They begin to drink at a much younger age to try an escape the

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