Sunday, September 30, 2007

post 1 outside reading

Alice Sebold was walking home one night from a friend's dorm room when she was grabbed by a man and told he wont kill her if she does what he says. She then put up a big fight. But she was dragged to a tunnel in a park near the entrance of an amphitheater. There, she was raped. She was a virgin so she didn't know how to give a blow job when she was told to. After he was done with her he told her to put her clothes back on and then he took the little money he had. She then had to walk back to her dorm room when everyone was staring at her and trying to help her, she just ignored them. When she finally got back to her dorm she went straight to her friend Mary Alice's room and told Linda, another friend, she had been raped. Linda fainted. When Alice knew she couldn't help her she went to the RSA and told him she had been raped. He then took her to his office and called the police. When the police arrived they took Mary Alice out on a gurney and drove her to the hospital. When she arrived there she was taken to a room where she was going to have to have a vaginal exam. Dr Husa had managed to find some DNA from the raper. She then was told to pee and when she did all that came out was alot of blood. After the exam was over she was told she could take a shower. She wasnted to scrub off all of him. After she tried she knew that she couldn't do it. She then went back to her dorm room and had to go into the dean's office and have a talk with the police. She tried her best to explain what he looked like. No matter how much she tried it never seemed to come out. She then was able to go back to her room because she needed to call her mom. On the way she saw a man named Victor who gave her a hug but she couldn't hug back. Then she made it into her room and called her mom. Her mom was worried but came and picked her up. She had to go back later to follow up. As she drove home she dreamed about her childhood. How her mother was enver able to make the crops grow, how her family was different than everyone else's and how her mother drank. Her mother would have flaps. That are just like panic attacks. She remembers her dogs and how they would steal her mom's used maxi-pads and the whole family would go on a chase to get them back. She remembers how her father never showed any love towards her mother and she remembers how on hwer fifteenth birthday her mom took her to New York but couldn't make it cause of her attacks.

After reading this passage from the book it makes me a little more scared to go out. I think i am going to be a little more careful. It makes me feel really bad because this could happen to anyone who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. I can't believe that there are people out there like that it makes me unhappy at what the world is. How people can have pleasure from that or think its okay. I don't understand at all. I feel that this book is going to show me something and teach me how i can protect myself.

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