Child Abuse In Jasper Jones Causes Conflict To Occur
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he Weather Underground explores the unbelievable story of the Weathermen, the notorious group of 70 s radicals who, outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, went underground to wage a low-level war against the U.S. government, bombing targets across the country that they felt symbolized the real violence.
From pitched battles with police on Chicago’s city streets, to bombing the U.S. Capitol building, to breaking acid-guru Timothy Leary out of prison, this carefully organized clandestine network attempted to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.
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In Jasper Jones, the Vietnam War and racism play a significant role. Because of Jeffrey Lu's ethnicity, he faces many hardships and struggles on a daily basis. This kind of violence the people were doing in the article was spurred on because of the racism going on at the time in American during the Vietnam War.

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CJ Bever's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:45 PM

In Jasper Jones, the Vietnam War and racism play a significant role. Because of Jeffrey Lu's ethnicity, he faces many hardships and struggles on a daily basis. This kind of violence the people were doing in the article was spurred on because of the racism going on at the time in American during the Vietnam War.

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Child abuse has long-term effects - Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

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Child abuse has long-term effects
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Child abuse 1; Child abuse 2.

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Child Abuse in Jasper Jones causes many conflicts. For one, when Laura is abused by her alcoholic father, it is probably the final string that causes Laura to kill herself. Jasper Jones was abused by his alcoholic father as well. This leads me to believe that Jasper and Laura bonded and grew so close as a result of the poor parenting and abuse they suffered. Not only will child abuse hurt the children physically, but the emotional and mental damage can be just as great. Laura cried after she was beaten up by her father every night, and Jasper probably felt heavy emotional pain too. The difference is Jasper covered it up and acted like he didn't care, but Laura cried. The mental effects are evident too. I feel like part of the reason Jasper and Laura began sneaking out at night was to get away from home. If you are abused at home, you will most likely have built a subconscious need to get away from home because of the pain you feel there. I feel like this child abuse and bad parenting led to Jasper and Laura sneaking out together to see each other every night. Also, because Jasper's dad was such a bad father and didn't feed him, Jasper had to go steal Jack Lionel's peaches at night to feed himself. This caused Laura to think that Jasper had disappeared. Laura, devastated at the loss of Jasper, being abused at home, and no longer having an escape from it (sneaking out with Jasper) probably felt that the only way to escape the world was through suicide. It is sad how child abuse can negatively effect our children, and this is very evident in Jasper Jones.    

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CJ Bever's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:47 PM

Child Abuse in Jasper Jones causes many conflicts. For one, when Laura is abused by her alcoholic father, it is probably the final string that causes Laura to kill herself. Jasper Jones was abused by his alcoholic father as well. This leads me to believe that Jasper and Laura bonded and grew so close as a result of the poor parenting and abuse they suffered. Not only will child abuse hurt the children physically, but the emotional and mental damage can be just as great. Laura cried after she was beaten up by her father every night, and Jasper probably felt heavy emotional pain too. The difference is Jasper covered it up and acted like he didn't care, but Laura cried. The mental effects are evident too. I feel like part of the reason Jasper and Laura began sneaking out at night was to get away from home. If you are abused at home, you will most likely have built a subconscious need to get away from home because of the pain you feel there. I feel like this child abuse and bad parenting led to Jasper and Laura sneaking out together to see each other every night. Also, because Jasper's dad was such a bad father and didn't feed him, Jasper had to go steal Jack Lionel's peaches at night to feed himself. This caused Laura to think that Jasper had disappeared. Laura, devastated at the loss of Jasper, being abused at home, and no longer having an escape from it (sneaking out with Jasper) probably felt that the only way to escape the world was through suicide. It is sad how child abuse can negatively effect our children, and this is very evident in Jasper Jones.    

Richard Hartzell's comment, February 28, 2014 2:25 PM
This article helps explain that Laura was probably suffering from PTSD and since she was a female she most likely internalized her pain, which ultimately led her to take her own life.