They also pointed out that when Odysseus had sex with multiple women during the poem but never faced repercussion for his actions. This whole argument from the prosecution because as I early stated, the defense proved the actions of the characters do not reflect the beliefs and views of the poem. The defense also disproved this argument presented by the prosecution by stating that the women
In fact, he never even met his father. And not trying to go out of line here, but I imagine his mother was probably a prostitute, because back in those days it was frowned upon to fornicate before marriage. People were still very religious. In 1775 the American Revolution had begun, and Jackson was prone to violence. He despised the British Empire.
Which possibly could have turned the entire case around she chose to stay quiet and comply with what everyone was telling her. Mayella was was just a poor girl who had never been to school a day in her life and suffered so much abuse from her father, she didn’t give herself the opportunity to be powerful. In a time of oppression and depression Mayella standing up would have been a monumental change but she never seized it and took advantage, she let everyone else take advantage of
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and is arrested. She boycotts not to ride the bus anymore because she was arrested for not giving up her seat on the bus. In this generation of time others would have probably thought of that being a crazy solution to a problem like that and others would have done the same
Edna disagrees with society prohibiting women’s freedom, so she rebels and rejects the judgement of others. When Edna learns of Robert’s planned departure for Mexico she becomes irritable and refuses to socialize with others, although society expects her to do so. Adele fruitlessly attempts to draw Edna back to her place in society. “‘Are you not coming down? Come on, dear; it doesn’t look friendly.’ ‘No,’ said Edna” (Chopin 42).
Abigail told him in the beginning of the story that all of the witchcraft was a sham, and he refused to tell anyone else. If he had just been open about the lies from the beginning, rather than waiting for more craziness to break out, then perhaps the judges would have been more lenient and not as quick to hang people, no matter the accusations. “ I think you must go to Salem, John. You must tell them it is a fraud.” (1163) Unfortunately, John Proctor did not listen to his wife and kept the secret to himself. In fact, the only reason he brought up the fact that it was a lie was when his own wife was accused of witchcraft.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout is losing her innocence due to her lack of a filter and too much curiosity. “What’s Rape Cal?” (Lee, 165). Scout, due to her lack of a filter, does not realize that some questions are better left unanswered for her age. She never was told not to ask these sorts of questions, or of she was she did not listen. She is innocent in this sense and asking the questions that she does, she is losing that innocence piece by piece.
Those aborted babies did no get chances to grow up, to see the world or to experience all the good things and bad things. The supporters of abortion think that why should babies come into the world when no one wants them. Also, the right for abortion should not be limited by governments or affected by religions. Abortion should not be tolerated because it is not safe, it can lead to many consequences, and causes more and more bad sexual behaviors.
In the city of Corinth, there is no moral/ethical code that the residents live by, so why would anybody try to stop Medea? I believe, that is why when Medea discusses her plans to seek revenge on Jason with the chorus, nobody says or does anything to try to stop her because they either do not believe she will actually do anything or they are too afraid to stand up to Medea, given her ruthless past. In a person like Medea who is blinded by this all-consuming desire to destroy Jason’s happiness, self-governance is not at all effective. If self-governance was present, I believe Medea would have never thought about killing her own blameless sons whom should not be coupled with the unforgivable mistake Jason made. But Medea’s lack of self-governance does eventually lead her to victory as noted at the end of the play when she tells Jason that “it relieves my pain to know thou canst not mock at me” as she flies away in her chariot drawn by dragons (Euripedes
While they may have been beaten and abused differently that does not change the fact that they were abused and the people who abused them did not pay for it. Monologues in The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler show this are “They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy… Or So They Tried” and “Under the Burqa”. In “They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy… Or So They Tried” the narrator speaks about how when she was younger she always wanted a vagina. The narrator felt as though she was not the gender that the doctor said and that gender is random so she had no choice in the matter as to what she was going to come out as. The narrator says “ I always knew I was a girl/ They beat me for it/ They beat me for crying/ They pummeled me for wanting/ To touch/ To pet/ To hug/ To help/ To hold/ Their hands”( Ensler 143).
The first case I researched that influenced American society was the Roe v. Wade case. Roe v. Wade ruled unconstitutional a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of the mother. In 1973 when this ruling was made, many states restricted and prohibited the practice of abortion. In 1970 "Jane Roe" (Norma McCorvey) filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas which criminalized abortions. Ms Roe claimed the law violated her constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy in a safe environment because she could not afford to travel to a state where it was permitted.