Imagine having children compare a murderer to the person he/she has murdered. The novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens contains a story centered around England and France before, during, and after the French Revolution. Between these two important cities, many major events happen:relationships shatter, and love appears. Two characters of the novel that possess both differences and similarities exist in Miss Pross, a maid, and Madame Defarge, a revolutionary. Both of these women care passionately about their families; while one holds herself with independence the other relies on codependency, and both kill to protect their morals.
Tessie Hutchinson challenges the ruling in the lottery when her husband initially selects the slip with the black dot; however, her challenge causes a domino effect which, ironically, causes her to be targeted as the sacrificial lamb stoned to death by her own family, friends, and neighbors. As seen in other literary-based selections like The Island and The Hunger Games, the familiar themes of oppression and suppression within a totalitarian and oligarchy government creates an open-space to challenge long-standing traditions that have gone unchallenged or unquestioned. Yes, we see in even these novels/movies where a rage against the machines of tyranny are place, the government still somehow take complete control of their well-being due to their fearfulness and
In consequence of Atticus defending the case of Tom Robinson, a black man, in a racist era, both of his children Scout and Jem get attacked by Bob Ewell. We also see Mrs. Dubose, who’s suffering from a morphine addiction, discontinue its use fully aware she will be in pain. Doing what is right is more important to her than continuing her bad habit. Not only does Boo Radley put his innocence at risk but, he also seeks more attention towards him which is not what he wants hence being excluded from society after living a miserable childhood. Courage means fighting for what is right, no matter what the cost.
The similarities these two stories share is, they both have female protagonist who are married and dealing with emotional states of their lives- Mary is pregnant and Mrs. Mallard has heart trouble. Also, both protagonists are young women who are living in a society where it is expected of a women to get married and have children. In addition, they both show two women who eventually realize that they can handle being single and free from the societal standards in the late 18th and early 19th century. However, they also differ because Mrs. Mallard is coping with her husband’s supposed death while Mary Maloney is done with her husband’s excuses and lies. Also, Mary murders her husband by the falling action unlike, Mrs. Mallard who dies towards the end of the story.
Quote: “who love in doorways coming and going in the hours between dawns” expresses the physical mistreatment such us prostitution as a must to survive, in a society where you’re not allowed to live your own life. Just as James did on the letter by hoping for a better future, Lorde did too on the poem by wishing that one day that withered hope they had would come to a fulfillment. “This illusion of some safety to be found the heavy-footed hoped to silence us”, here Lorde expresses the real brutality forced on black people to not even hope to take any action for their better
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne centers around the idea of shame, a controlling characteristic of life that influences every characters actions. This novel focuses on the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a strict Puritan society. When Hester Prynne commits adultery in this town, she is forced into a lifetime of public shame. This not only changes her way of life, but her daughter’s as well. Yet the man that she commits adultery with is not exposed, and instead endures his own private shame, which is arguably more brutal than if he revealed himself as her lover.
Dove here uses “darkness” to reveal the tone of despair and uses a metaphor to compare the acts of being physically chained to that of being “chained” to slavery. Because this line conveys the misery Northrup feels as a result of being enslaved, the Dove is able to further delineate the immoral acts of Brown and Hamilton. In “The Abduction”, Rita Dove recounts the story of an African American being tricked into slavery by two men for their own benefits in order to illustrate the immorals of the
Abigail first commits adultery with Elizabeth Proctor’s husband John Proctor. Later on, she accuses people of doing witchcraft which causes their life. Abigail Williams uses the Salem Witch Trials to put out all the resentment she has towards everyone. From this broad accusation, it shows how weak the human beings really are, and how greediness and to want for personal gaining. Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices.
The evil of slavery is exposed completely by an unconventional, which is the best-case condition. At the beginning, Shelby in Kentucky appearance as one southern slave-owner that breaks the stereotype that masters treated slaves harshly. In addition, the character of his wife, Emily Shelby, is more
For example when a young boy (“Teapot”) comes to her house and falls down the steps, the mother of the child blamed Sula for the boy’s injuries and then starting taking care of the child for the first time. Here once again we are shown how Sula is made into the scapegoat. Later after Sula’s death the women no longer cherish and want to take care of their children so they abandon them once again. (Morrison, page. 113-115, 117) In the case of Sula, this ironically replicates the sexual shaming of African American women in slavery.