Hawthorne speculates that she does not want to leave because she cannot move on from her past actions of wrongdoing and feels an unspoken bond between her and her fellow adulterer. He further argues that she is viewed as a sinner in the opinion of Boston because she is the target of constant savage insults and is almost forced into seclusion. Although it may seem as though she wants to stay purely because of her stable income, or that the town views her as an important part of their society, she is still bound to the town by her commitment to her unknown lover and is still subject to incessant abuse by the townsfolk. If she were to leave, Hester would be acknowledging her society’s power over her life. She insists on her right to self-determination by staying in Boston and subjecting herself to non stop cruelty from the town.
In the books Ellen Foster and A Separate Peace the protagonists both go through turmoil and develop who they are as individuals. The narrator, Ellen, from Ellen Foster shows herself as a strong individual that has some baggage that she doesn't let stop her from achieving her ultimate goal, happiness. In A Separate Peace, the protagonist, Gene, was jealous of his friend and did something regrettable that changes Gene’s life and his friend’s forever. How these characters interact with others in the books shows the readers a lot about the identity of the protagonists. Ellen Foster is a book that paints a picture of a damaged girl in a damaged home and her journey to find the perfect family.
The influence this punishment had on Hester proved more influential than anyone ever imagined. Hester learned how to cope with isolation, and to see past the shallow views of the public for they do not mean much. She learned the importance of family and the ways in which a simple miracle such as the birth of a daughter can affect and influence your life. Hester took a bad situation and turned it into a learning opportunity. She proved her strength to everyone, even herself.
To be marginalized is to be treated as insignificant, which can serve to be a double edged sword that can serve the oppressor or the oppressed. Her marginalization allowed her to beg her grandmother “(Jacobs 116) not to allow her children to be impertinent to the irascible old man”. Her marganizalition aided her because her unimportance drastically reduced the rate at which people searched for her. This ability to go undetected not only protected her but when used resourcefully allowed her to protect her children from potential danger. Jacobs’ conviction and intuition allowed her to transform her grim predicament in order to find the silver lining.
Calling her out shows that she is not blind to Ms. Hilly’s racist tendencies. This also leads Ms. Skeeter to feel outcast from the group, being the only one to see something wrong in making a new bathroom just to alienate “the help”. This feeling of alienation led her to think for herself and create her own opinions. Once that happened, her thoughts and opinions became more concrete and she became more confident in them. Throughout the book, Ms. Hilly tries to get Ms. Skeeter to print her bathroom guide in the paper until Ms. Skeeter tells her “I will not print that initiative” (331).
In conclusion, either way, both women are extremely a selfish human being, especially Abigail because she looks out for own need only. But as for Elizabeth, her character change from being cold to noble and sincere when Elizabeth began to help John Proctor into confessing; telling him to forgive him, and she won’t judge him. Author Miller explains that women can be selfish when it comes to love. Also, it illustrates how a small amount of women’s selfishness can hurt tons of people. All women just want to keep all the love, they don 't like sharing, honestly, whether the choice is right or wrong, it’s what make them happy and feel secure even selfishness kills everyone.
Mrs. Foster is talked down on by the people of Plum because she lives how they want and Plum’s citizens envy her aura. A normal way human conduct is to resent something that is unusual to you. As young children, we are open-minded but the world conditions us to reject what is unfamiliar to
Her overall point is that she wants to be free and actually get satisfaction from activities other than painting, she felt constricted with Leonce. Thus, leading for her relief by ending her life at Grand Isle. In conclusion Edna doesn’t want that role of being a mother. She wants the intimate love that Robert gave her without the weight of Leonce and the kids on her mind. The Awakening is really about how people won’t love a person who they never did love and that marriage and kids will not change that.
In response, she takes another person to stay with her, Homer Barron. As previously stated, he is the unrequited love of her life, and this fact hurts her even more. “We were not surprised when Homer Barron… was gone” (135) proves that she couldn’t take the change’s toll on her life. If she was mentally stable, she would’ve taught herself how to deal with situations like this in a more healthy manner. Instead, she goes to these antisocial behavioral patterns.
Hawthorne implies that the punishment given to Hester were not suited for the sin she committed (Richardson 1). He also ridicules the fact that a Puritan leader can also become a sinner. Hester’s lover, Dimmesdale, is a brilliant minister and is respected by his congregation but commits the sin of adultery. When Hester was asked to expose the name of her lover, she refused and planned on shouldering all of the punishment. Dimmesdale, who was present during this time, did not admit to his sins and allowed Hester to suffer alone.
Even though she will well aware that her husband, sister and doctor find it a un- likely cure and are against it. We are also to that the narrator tries to cope with her problems as well. Unlike John, who simply ignores his obstacles, the narrator descends into a sense of imagination to help mentally heal herself. The narrator becomes almost compulsively obsessed with the idea of freeing the women behind the bars of the yellow wallpaper. She says, “There are things in that paper which nobody knows but me, or ever will.
The grandmother insincerely calls the misfit a good man because she simply would do anything to survive, even if that means lying. She does it because she doesn’t care about anyone but herself. She completely disregards her own son 's life in favor of her own. The Grandmother in "A good Man is Hard to Find seems to only care about herself. She constantly portrays herself as a saint and points out that nobody can measure to her standards.
Although she feels some humiliation from other members of society, she is strong enough to not cover up the letter in shame from the beginning of the novel. She wears the letter with pride and accepts her punishment without guilt for her actions. She exhibits self-determination by not submitting to the strict standards of her society. Dimmesdale, on the other hand, does not begin and end the story with the same sense of self as Hester. He does not own up to his actions,
Rebranding is not an easy thing to do yet Hester has made this happen as “ People brought all their sorrows and perplexities, and besought her counsel, as one who had herself gone through a mighty trouble.” people are coming to her for help with similar situation to what hester went through. They trust her enough to tell her their deepest sins yet at the beginning of the book she was shunned by the whole town. This displays the change that the town has taken because in the beginning of the book all they saw her as was the embodiment of the A and the sin she committed yet, now they are seeing her as a real person.
She reveals her feelings about herself in the Puritan society. She believes no amount of human forgiveness can take the scarlet letter away. Only God can forgive her and take away the letter. She is still holding herself accountable for her sin rather than the rest of the Puritan