Child Sexual Abuse as a Serious Issue in Reference with a Novel, Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

  • A Greeni Emima PhD Research Scholar, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Barathiar University, Coimbatore
  • G Vinothkumar Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages Barathiar University, Coimbatore

Abstract

Living Dead Girl story follows a prepubescent girl named Alice, who has been kidnapped by a pedophile named Ray. The novel takes place 5 years after Alice’s abduction when she was 15 years old. They pose as father and daughter, though they have no connections to anyone in the outside world. During the time they were inside home, he deprived her of food in order to retain her body as a child itself and he dresses her like a child and then he will rape her everyday. Alice refers to herself as a Living Dead Girl she is numb on the inside and is looking forward to the day when Ray will finally kill her, like before, Ray lived with the first Alice until she reach the age fifteen and her body had begun to mature, so he killed her, but he had never been suspected. As there are many types of sexual abuse, most dreadful abuse is child sexual abuse, where it is recognized as a serious violation of human well-being. CSA is unacceptable international problem that can affect children of both the gender.

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2020-12-22
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Greeni Emima, A., & Vinothkumar, G. (2020). Child Sexual Abuse as a Serious Issue in Reference with a Novel, Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. Shanlax International Journal of English, 9(S1-Dec2020), 58-59. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v9iS1-Dec2020.3619
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