The Bluest Eye Essay

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Sexual Assault Affects A Person’s Psyche
Sexual assault is a sensitive subject when it comes to most people. No one can tell whether the person they come across has been sexually assaulted before. There is signs indicating such events like withdrawing from normal activities, or feeling “down”, low self-esteem, anxiety or worry about situations that did not seem to cause anxiety in the past, avoiding specific situations or place, etc. Sexual assault is never an easy bridge to cross and the road to recovery is never an easy route. In the “Bluest Eye” written by Toni Morrison, it tells a story in the narrative of Claudia MacTeer. She tells the story of childhood memories about what happened to Pecola through seasons and the influential
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In the book “Perks of Being A Wallflower” written by Stephen Chbosky, pursues the life of Charlie, an introverted teenager, through his freshman year of high school. The novel discusses Charlie’s unusual style of thinking as he navigates between the worlds of adolescence and adulthood, and attempts to deal with touching questions spurred by his interactions with both his friends and family. In an epilogue, Charlie realizes he’d repressed memories of his aunt Helen molesting him, and he starts to understand why his psychiatrist had kept asking him so many questions about his childhood. Charlie parents found him on the couch, naked and catatonic, and brought him to the mental hospital. This shows how whether it be male or female, both are psychologically affected by sexual assault.
In most cases the offender is someone the victim had never seen before, but it is possible that the offender could be someone the victim is close to as well. According to, The majority of perpetrators is someone the victim had known. Approximately seven out of 10 of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim, such as in the case of intimate partner sexual violence or acquaintance rape. The term “date rape” is sometimes used to refer to acquaintance rape.

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