The case of Genie is one of the severe form of child abuse and neglect.The girl name used as "Genie" is basically used to safe her identity and privacy.And during all investigation about her case the above name is used.
She was born to a insane parents.Her father was extremely got distured by loud noises and didn't want children.Many of them died due to severe child neglect but the genie and his older brother survived.
She spent almost her whole childhood locked in a bedroom,isolated and i would say socially isolated and abused.Sometimes she was also tied with her potty chair hardly she was able to move her hand and feet.Whenever she made noise her father used to beat her with baseball bat.Her mother and older brother was not allowed to talk …show more content…
When she was identified as a feral or an isolated children she was 13 years old.Her case was soon become famous publically and scientifically in community.When she was identified,she was underweight and couldn't speak.And she also couldn't able to move her arms and legs straightly.And also couldn't able to chewed.
The Natinal Institute of Mental Health provided funding for the case of genie for scientific research.Her rehablitation team consisted of Susan Kurtiss and a Psychologist James Kent.Susan Curtiss Linnguist,attempted to teach her language and challenged her mental abilities and come to know that she was highly intelligent.Genie was not able to describe in words but can describe through pictures.But she was unable to describe herself.Despite of extensive training and learning she didn't able to develop grammatical sentences.
After the assessment Kent demonstrates genie "the most profound child he has ever seen......".With the passage of time she was able to learn to learn about the usage of toilet and about how to dress up.Afterwards due to lack of funding to continue her case she returned to her birth mother and she found difficult to deal her then genie was sent to foster …show more content…
The circumstances of Danielle Crockett's upbringing were unusual,isolated,abusive and tragic.She was not treated with love or affection at a very young age,depriving them of essential development years.We can say that how a mother could be so cruel and strict towards her daughter upbringing.When she was a child she needs special care but her mother didn't bother about her development.
Compare and contrast between Genie and Danielle Case :
Genie a feral or an isolated children was tied with her potty chair for 10 years but Danielle was kept in the small bedroom for almost 6 years.Both girls were malnourished and neglected by their parents. And not shown any love and affection for an extensive period of time.
In contrast,to the undetermined concept of physical as well as psychological abuse towards Danielle,Genie was beaten by her whwnever she make noises and want ti say few words such as "no", "stop it " etc.
The difference or comparison between both the cases is somewhat apparent in the intent of their caregivers. Danielle mother insisted that she did the best she could for her daughter and also felt a sense of loss when her daughter was taken from
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The story that I am telling you today is about Lita Morgan. A little girl who was adopted at the age of two by a cruel woman, who turns into a torturous nightmare in her childhood and adolescence. Christine Morgan forced her daughter from 4 years old to countless of cruel situations which broke her little soul and body. The abuse included: make her drink bleach from a cloth used to clean toilets, holding her head under the bath water until she felt breathless, and the constant threat to kill her.
Lizzie Borden is a very known serial killer but not by killing plenty of people, but only killing her father and stepmother. Along with her time period, the late 1800’s, it was very unknown for women to be killers and were seen as the “weaker sex”, which is also one of the reasons why Mrs. Borden was so popular for this case. But how do you get away with a murder of your parents? Lizzie Borden was born on July 19th, 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts. First born, Emma Borden, was very prepared at age of 6 to have a baby sister (Alice) and teach her how to love and would protect her from anything.
The final child of the couple was Genie. At a doctor’s appointment in late 1958 when Genie was 20 months old the doctor diagnosed her with mild retardation. However, this claim has been debated. Nevertheless, Genie’s sadistic father kept her in extreme isolation locked away in an upstairs bedroom. The window was covered in aluminium foil and Genie was tightly restrained to a potty chair in near darkness every day. At night she slept in a tattered sleeping bag tied down in a cot that was enclosed with chicken wire. Although she would often be left on the potty chair overnight. She was malnourished and Clark forbid his son and wife to speak to Genie. If she was to make any sound she was beaten with a wooden plank, and was allegedly sexually abused also. Though no one will ever know exactly what
Jeannette and her siblings adapt to self- sufficiency from a young age, from being emotionally and physically neglected by their parents. The children don’t expect anything so they learn to work with what they have and what opportunities come their way. Jeannette saw the suffering of the family and took this leadership for the family guiding her sibling in the correct path.
EQ2. Some of the similarities between Danielle and Genie is that they were both treated negligently by their care givers since a very young age. They had underdeveloped social and communication skill, and were severely underweight. From the primary socialization stage point of view, they did not learn basic skills, such as language, how to act, and values. Because they did not get pass that stage, they were not able to continue to the next stages, because they were unable communicate, they did not know how which behavior was acceptable, or not, within a social group.
For example, Genie Wiley, whom is the child who was locked up and tied to a toileting chair in a room on her own for 13 years as her father believed she had a disability. This act of isolation has had a detrimental effect on her development. When Genie was found she was unable to walk properly, was unable to eat solid food and could not talk, this was believed to be because indications showed
She allows herself to believe all she is told. She also allows herself to believe that being treated as she is is going to make her better, when in fact it is only making her worse. Her being sent up in a room, like a penitentiary will add loneliness to her illness. Her being told not to write or not to go and see family and friends, again, adds to her loneliness. She is separated from society. Therefore, she feels as though she is alone in society. She gives into the fact that the male-dominated society would rather her alone, than be with lots of women and cause chaos. She gives into everything the world wants instead of listening to her inner self. She ignores herself, causing her to act out in madness. When one does not listen to one's inner self, he or she is then turning away from his or her conscience. It's like the "devil and angel" episode that has been seen in numerous cartoons. If the person listens to the little devil, it will end up being the wrong decision. It the person listens to the little angel, it will be the right decision. The narrator listens to almost neither. She allows what is happening to happen and does nothing but sit back. This would cause anger inside anyone.
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Jeannette Walls, the second oldest child, was chosen to be interviewed next. Jeannette Walls is a tall, skinny, pale, orange haired thirteen year old girl with large scar across her body. Jeannette got this scar from an incident when she was three years old and living in trailer park in southern Arizona. During this time, Jeannette was left unattended and allowed to cook hot dogs and her dress caught on fire, leading to her to receive severe burns that required a skin graft (Walls 9-10). Jeannette Walls, being only three years old at the time, was far too young to be left unattended and allowed to use a stove, which results in her receiving severe burns. This blatant neglect from her parents shows their irresponsibility, due to the fact that they allowed they left a three year old child unattended and allowed her to get into an extremely dangerous situation that could have resulted in the death of the child.
(INTRODUCTION)Being abused and neglected should not be occupying a ten year old’s mind. In the the book Ellen Foster written by kaye Gibbons, a young girl undergoes abuse from her alcoholic father after her mother commits suicide. Ellen is then left to fend for herself and along the way she becomes mature and responsible . Eventually she ends up finding herself a loving home and a family to take her in. Being abused and neglected by people who should have loved her , Ellen is traumatized; she ends up fending for herself causing her to become more responsible, and becomes mature.
(2) She generally concealed her emotion, even when she talked about her experience of abuse and rape. While, she sometimes behaved dramatically and occasionally produced short-lived angry outbursts.
She tends to be good at the vocabulary of colors and the adjectives, but for some reasons why she have a problem to build up simple sentences without grammatical problem. “We have language is out gene, we have language because of nature, not just nurture” said Chomsky. Genie’s father believed that she is mentally retarder, but I don’t think the same as he did. I can see Genie had a process in learning and the understanding in human speech; it might not be optimism, at least she is in a process, and that means she is capable to learn, doesn’t mean she is retarder.
Although a light read, her experience is heart-breaking as she is abused at home, institutionalized, and instead of being treated for her depression, doctor’s attempt to “feminize” her with eye shadow and lipstick. She is the type of advocate that makes noise in a silence because she tells a tale that would otherwise be unknown.
While a mother was escaping an abusive relationship in search of welfare assistance, she took her thirteen-year-old daughter along with her. “Genie,” as she was called, intrigued the social worker in the welfare office. She was mesmerized by Genie’s posture, size, and stance. Curiously enough, the worker thought Genie might have been a case of unreported autism in a possible six- to seven-year-old (Rymer 1993). As a result, the worker notified her supervisor, who contacted the police.