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    Amelia Dyer Research Paper

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    There is always a secret, no one should ever know, but if a person digs hard enough they will find it. Rather it is a baby farmer who is rumored to have killed over 400 children, a man who decided to control women and bending them to his own sadistic desires, or a woman who rapes, mutilates, and kills girls with her husband. Not all the skeletons in Britain’s closet are as well known as Jack the Ripper but they are just as cruel and unusual serial killers, such as Amelia Dryer and the couple Fred and Rose West . Amelia Dyer never had an easy life, her mother was a raving lunatic and once her mother died she lived with her aunt. During the times she lived as her aunt 's charge, Amelia trained as a corset maker. In 1861 Amelia moved into lodging where she met her future husband George Thomas (Lesley). Dyer then continued on to train as a midwife before she settled as a baby farmer(Amelia Dyer ‘The Reading Baby Farmer’). Amelia Dryer opened the baby farm in the late 1860s, and took in the unmarried woman once they could no longer hide their pregnancies(Amelia Dyer: the woman who murdered 300 babies). In the victorian era, the operation of a baby farm was a booming business. Many women would come with their babies because the fathers of their children were well established and did not have to pay child support. The point of taking the child to a baby farmer was to insure the babies are well taken care of, but in Amelia Dryer’s case, she would mistreat or even kill the babies…

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    In life some people are born into high status filled with luxury and other advantages, but it is up to them to maintain their power during difficult situations. In Shakespeare’s King Lear, Shakespeare has created Lear and Gloucester’s character based on the concept of nothing. Both Lear and Gloucester experience being on the top with power politically, physically, emotionally, and familially, then they hit rock bottom evening them out to nothing. Politically, Lear and Gloucester start off…

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    The case Grimm v. Gloucester County is about a transgender student G.G. or Gavin Grimm, who during the 2013-2014 school year was diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is a “strong, persistent feelings of identification with the opposite gender and discomfort with one’s own assigned sex that results in significant distress or impairment”(Psychology today 2018) . Grimm had at first gained permission from the principal to use the boy’s restroom during his 2014-2015 school year. G.G.…

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    “Gloucester is no less a tragic figure than his king.” By consider the role and dramatic presentation of Gloucester in the play, evaluate this view. The story of Gloucester and the mirroring story of Lear in Shakespeare's ‘King Lear’ presents both men as tragic figures, although it is arguable if Gloucester fills the requirements set out by the tragic heroes in the stories from Ancient Greece as well as his King does. In Poetics, Aristotle defines the tragic figures downfall as something that…

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    Many Americans are struggling with new laws that have been created to protect the LGBTQ community. In recent years, many states have passed the law for same sex marriage. As well as laws to protect transgenders from discrimination. Regardless of the new laws, the LGBTQ community continues to fight for equality. The case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. is the first transgender case to reach the Supreme Court. Gavin Grimm (G.G.) made headlines because of the discrimination he experienced…

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    Own Enemy? The Earl of Gloucester on the play King Lear by William Shakespeare is a nobleman in King Lear’s court, the father of two sons who do not belong to the same mother and a character whose fate matches Lear’s as latter’s daughters Goneril and Reagan resemble Gloucester’s son Edmund. Gloucester plays a critical role in the play as he demonstrates the hardships of living during the 17th century and under the Elizabethan chain of being. Nevertheless, Gloucester is responsible for his…

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    Lear and Gloucester. Both of these characters make irrational decisions that cause negative impacts not only in their lives, but in those surrounding them. Lear and Gloucester are blinded by their own excessive prides that they blame either their family or the Gods for their wrong doings. Lear tends to blame and hurt his most valuable friends and family, such as Cordelia and Kent. Whereas, Gloucester tends to…

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    Betrayal In Julius Caesar

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    After Gloucester is betrayed by Edmund, Edgar’s loyalty draws him back to his father. Edgar is disguised as a poor Tom, a beggar, for he is being hunted due to his brother’s forged letter. Gloucester has been blinded as a result of Edmund’s betrayal. Gloucester’s new condition pushes him towards attempted suicide. He asks Edgar to take him to the edge of a cliff, but Edgar guides him to flat ground and acts as if they are near Gloucester’s desired location. Edgar lies and says, “Come on, sir;…

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    scene of scheme. He starts by delivering a soliloquy revealing all of his dark intentions, including his ambition to become the next Earl of Gloucester "Legitimate Edgar, I must have your land"(1.2.16). Edmund starts with his rude plan by convincing Gloucester that Edgar is trying to kill him with ease. Gloucester breaks down predicting that things will get worse "These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us"(1.2.103-104) To Edmund his father's reaction is a consequence to the…

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    it continues to spiral into more and more chaotic scenes. While blame is obviously put onto King Lear himself for sending away the only daughter that had truly loved him which started quite a lot of trouble in itself, the Lord of Gloucester is also worthy of blame for the continuous chaos. To begin, if Gloucester never committed adultery, Edmund would never have been conceived. When asked whether or not Edmund was Gloucester’s son by Kent, he simply answered, “His breeding, sir, hath been at my…

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