When Rabbit Howls Analysis

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I am going to begin this paper with a couple of paragraphs from the book, “When Rabbit Howls,” by the Troops of Truddi Chase. “The words were not totally clear because she cried through them, telling of being placed atop the stepfather’s naked body, astraddle first his midsection, and then being moved lower. She described something flesh-colored and curved, with masses of dark wiry hair surrounding it”. . . .”Bestiality,” Stanley said, “wouldn’t be easy for anyone to accept, child or adult.” “Accept it or not, that’s what the stepfather trained the dogs for. As for the cow, the stepfather stood on a crate so that his penis would be level with the cow’s vulva. The child saw him one day, tried to run away. He decided to make her part of the activity. He wanted her to stand there fondling him while he copulated with the cow.” These instances happened to Truddi at a very young age. She has now been diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder. Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder is caused by severe childhood abuse.…show more content…
Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception. The different personalities are referred to as “alters.” Alters may have experienced a distinct personal history, self-image, and identity, including a separate name, as well as age. At least two of these personalities recurrently take control of the person’s behavior. Multiplicity, simply put, is about hiding, pain and survival, no more, no less. It is a desperate, completely creative, and wonderful survival mechanism. For the child who endures repeated and inescapable abuse, it may be their only

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