Genie: A Scientific Tragedy Topics for Discussion

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Who is Genie? Why was she abused? Describe her abuse. What was the reason for this abuse? Who perpetrated it? Was the right person punished for this behavior? What impact did this abuse have on Genie overall? What happened to Genie once she was rescued? What problems were noted with Genie in the hospital? How were these problems dealt with?

Who is Jean Butler? How does she come into Genie's life? Why does Butler attempt to become Genie's foster mother? Why is this denied? How does Butler react? Would Genie's life have been improved in Butler's care? Explain.

Who is Susan Curtiss? How did she become involved in Genie's case? What did Curtiss do with Genie? For what purpose? What were the nature of Curtiss' tests conducted on Genie? What did these tests prove? What does that say about Genie? Why did Curtiss write her dissertation on...

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