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The Abusive Relationship In Fiction (spoilers)

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Gaslight (1944)
The Ingrid Bergman starrer lent its name to what psychologists now consider a common type of abuse, where information is intentionally manipulated to make the victim doubt his or her own perception. In the film, Bergman's husband, Charles Boyer, lures her into marriage and deliberately creates circumstances to try and convince her that she is losing her sanity. He tells her that the things she sees are a figment of her imagination. His motive is to have her certified as crazy, and institutionalised, so that he can search her house for her aunt's jewels, who he had murdered before the marriage.

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Set in rural Georgia during the first 40 years of the twentieth century, the film centers on the life of a fictional character named Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an oppressed black woman. In the film, Celie endures rape, sexism, the loss of her children at birth, a tyrannical husband, domestic violence, chauvinism, the loss of her sister, and the demoralization of her friend (Sofia), who also loses her freedom to the law.

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Fear (1996)
When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.


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Enough (2002)
Enough is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Michael Apted. The movie is based on the 1998 novel Black and Blue, by Anna Quindlen, which was a New York Times bestseller. It stars Jennifer Lopez as Slim, an abused wife who learns to fight back.

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Waitress (2007)
Jenna (Keri Russell) is a waitress[3] living in the American South, trapped in an unhappy marriage with controlling bully Earl (Jeremy Sisto). She works in Joe's Pie Diner, where her job includes creating inventive pies with unusual titles inspired by her life, such as the "Bad Baby Pie" she invents after her unwanted pregnancy is confirmed.

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Precious (2009)


Gabourey Sidibe plays an overweight, 16-year-old girl who lives in the Harlem projects with her mentally and physically abusive mother. She's pregnant for the second time by her father (her mother's boyfriend) with her only escape being momentary fantasies of a better life. She uses strong profanity, and has low-self esteem, but still has the will to persevere, especially when others attempt to help her.
Mo'Nique plays her mother who is emotionally and physically abusive toward her, thinks welfare is a privilege, uses strong profanity, allows her boyfriend to rape and impregnate Precious, and smokes.
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