Violence Is A Never Ending Struggle
Many stories takes place in different areas, seasons, years, even time zones, but there’s always a specific reason why stories takes place during this time. The story “Barn Burning” dealt with a lot of different scenarios during this time period, the story was set around the Civil War Era. There were many forms of racism and prejudice that existed such as: prejudice toward ethnicity, genders class and social class during this time. As time moves forward things and people changed, but some situations stayed the same. In the “Barn Burning” several acts of violence were displayed. According to Webster violence is described as the use of physical force to harm someone, to damage property, etc., great destructive force or energy. According to The Violence Prevention Initiative of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador there are nine distinct forms of violence and abuse such as, Physical violence; Sexual violence; Emotional violence; Psychological violence; Spiritual violence; Cultural violence; Verbal Abuse; Financial Abuse and Neglect. In the story “Barn Burning” Mr. Abner Snopes treated his wife inferior by always displaying his authority over her; For example, when Mr. Snopes had to repair his landlord 100 dollar carpet from France, he ordered his daughters to scrub the carpet his wife insisted on doing the cleaning, but Mr. Snopes demanded her to get back in the kitchen and finish cooking supper. During this time men looked at women as the lesser gender. The respect level that some men have towards women has not changed much in 2014. In many countries women are still treated and considered the subordinate class.
In the MUSLIM TIMES it was stated that Afghanistan is ranked as most threatening and unsafe to women in categories of health, non-sexual violence and economic discrimination. The Women in Afghanistan have a one in 11 chance of dying in childbirth. Some 87% of women are uneducated and 70-80% of girls and women are forced to marry. The Congo is another country reeling from war and is associated with female disaster. The Democratic Republic of Congo has been ranked second due mainly to astounding levels of sexual violence, it has been estimated that around 1,150 women are raped every day, or some 420,000 a year, according to a latest reports in the American Journal of Public Health. Pakistan, India, Somalia and even in our home land of the United States of America violence toward women is still prevalent, in the case of Ariel Castro kidnapped three girls held them captive in his Cleveland house for about a decade. Ariel Castro raped, murder, and sexually assaulted each woman, and fathered a 6-year-old daughter with one of the young girls. According to espn.com just a few weeks ago running back Ray Rice knocked out his then-fiancée with a left hook at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 2014 the level of respect between men and women are not always equal now. Another tragic form of violence that was exhibited was Arson. According to “The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines arson as any willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.” In the “Barn Burning” the father Abner Snopes, is in court, accused of burning down Mr. Harris's barn. Abner Snopes son is called up to testify against his father, and he knows he's going to have to lie and say his father didn't burn the barn. The Justice and Mr. Harris realize they are
Putting the young boy in a bad position and they let him off the hook. The Judge tells Mr. Snopes to leave the county and never come back. In the “Barn Burning” the father Abner Snopes, is in court, accused of burning down Mr. Harris's barn. Abner Snopes son is called up to testify against his father, and he knows he's going to have to lie and say his father...
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