The Characters Of Sexual Violence In Bastard Out Of Carolina

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Response to MNCASA website At mncasa.org, I found a lot of information I did not know about sexual violence. There is so much that I didn’t understand and even more that I never will. I can relate much of what happened in Bastard out of Carolina to the information I found. In this journal I will apply my newly found knowledge to the book. Glen committed incest, sexually abused a child, and sexually harassed Bone (Allison, 285). All of these are terrible, but the one that stood out the most to me was incest. I would have not at first thought that his actions would be considered incest since he was unrelated. On further inspection, however; I found that “incest can be committed by a parent, sibling, other family member, or an unrelated person …show more content…
Any they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead” really outlines my thoughts. I can apply this to many of the traits and actions of the characters of Bastard Out of …show more content…
I think that because of beating her he got more violent, and that caused him to lose his job or get demoted. Then when he rapes Bone, he gets his heartbroken by Anney (290). I think that these events are not karma but as Baldwin suggests, consequences to the choices and lifestyle that person makes. Because Glen chooses to do these bad things, he is also hurting himself. Shannon is evil on the inside, she doesn 't often express it but she is constantly thinking evil thoughts about other people (157). Then she sprays lighter-fluid on a fire, I believe because she was imagining the kid who fun of her burning (200). The can explodes and kills her, I think that this would not of happened if she did not have such evil thoughts. Again we see that people pay for what they do by the live they lead. Anney needs a man in her life to support her financially and emotionally. Unfortunately she is so desperate that she will not let go of Glen even if he is beating Bone (276). This causes her to be stressed out all the time, because she knows the consequences of living with Glen are Bone being beat. This is another example of how she pays for her choice. In the end she has to live with the fact that her husband she chose to love raped her

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