Lily was a white person. This time period made it difficult for black people to do many of the things that white people do. On page 121, Lily was surprised when Zach said,”’I wanna be a lawyer.’”Lily then said,”’That’s fine with me,’ I said, a little annoyed. ‘I’ve just never heard of a Negro lawyer, that’s all.’”In the beginning of The Secret Lives of Bees, there was a big event where Rosaleen, Lily 's stand-in mother that was a picker out in the orchard, went to register to vote and she didn’t like some white men that were harassing her so she dumped her snuff juice on their shoes. She wouldn’t apologize so they took her to jail.
Killing a mockingbird is a sin in many cultures because of the animal’s innocent nature; in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird she immaculately illustrates this. To Kill a Mockingbird is about the Finch family, which consists of: Scout (Jean), Atticus, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandra. They reside in the modest town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. The father of the family, Atticus, is defending a colored person, Tom Robinson, in a court case regarding rape. In turn, this affects Atticus’ children, Scout and Jem, negatively.
Curley’s wife best demonstrates this towards the stable buck, Crooks. During a confrontation in Crooks’ home, she throws a tantrum against the innocent stable buck, confessing that he needs to “keep his place then nigger”(81) and how she could get him “strung up on a tree so easily it ain 't even funny”(81). Curley’s wife is abusing the power that she only has because she is Curley’s wife. She truly has no authority over any of the workers and saying this is a threat. Even when Candy tries to defend Crooks, she still insists that “Nobody’d listen to you an’ you know it”(81).
In the Victorian Era, women hardly had any rights from having jobs to abiding by a dress code. Before they were even married, they experienced prejudice . According to the “The Working and Middle Classes in Victorian Era England”, women were seen (by men) as emotional and unstable to the point where “they were incapable of making rational decisions.” This was completely unfair for women because the fact that they raised kids and managed domestic life showed their responsibility proved that they could make rational decisions. This denies their basic human rights because women have the freedom to think and make decisions. Once a woman marries, all of her property would go to her husband and she must live under his shadow.
First, Mayella is a villain because she thinks she is superior to Tom Robinson because she is white. This starts when Mayella claims that Tom Robinson raped her. Mayella was lonely and friendless, so approached Tom Robinson. After meeting up several times, she kissed him. When he did not return the kiss, she accused him of rape.
Mr. Bingley brings friends into town, his sisters and one Mr. Darcy. All of the girls swoon over Darcy at first, until they realize that he refuses to consort with anyone of a lower social status. He particularly insults Elizabeth Bennet by stating that she is plain and he would never dance with her, even though she is standing there without a partner. Later, Jane falls ill after visiting with the Bingley’s and Elizabeth walks miles through the mud to visit her and ensure she is well. The Bingley sisters make fun of Elizabeth’s lower social status the whole time she is there, and display major prejudice against her.
She was the sign of misfortune in the entire novel: deprived of sexual interaction with her husband for twenty years, delivering Milkman as a consequence of a shock from a frightening accident, and withstanding the physical violence of her husband even in front of their children. She was never respected or seriously loved by any male characters in the novel—Milkman was ashamed and careless of her, Macon her Husband hated her, and even her father was somewhat embarrassed by their intimacy which Ruth intended. Ironically, she was the daughter of the great Doctor who has a street named after him and the wife of Macon Dead, who is the richest person in town. This contrast emphasizes the tragedy of the character that despite her superior or seemingly advantageous status quo, she still led a miserable life. Morrison quoted that she started the book as an attempt to shatter some of the common stereotypes the 1960s has brought to African American community, which, as she reckons, has left out an enormous portion of the racial character for over-emphasizing the beauty and strength and thereby
Her agonizing fall climaxes as Mrs. Hale realizes that “She was going to bury it (the canary) in that pretty box” (Glaspell 16), uncovering a motive for the killing of her husband. The respective protagonists were also driven into madness by their husbands and a lack of support from their friends. With the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” her husband as well as her husband’s sister were simply ignorant to her pleas for help. Minnie Wright, on the other hand, suffered from a mentally and physically abusive relationship and a lack of support from any friends at all. Despite the commonplace of men in powerful positions in each story, they are both considered feminist works as women are given a larger role and have better ideas than
The author of the story is very demeaning to women regarding their attitude and role in society, as a result, it becomes obvious that the author was male. Throughout the story, women were pictured to be bad causing little children who read this tale to question women entirely. The tone of the story changes from heartbroken for the little Brahmin boy to the distaste of females when gender roles are discussed. The author explains that the wife wanted to get rid of the Black Cow after she found out the Black Cow was nourishing her Brahmin stepson, she “begged [her husband] to sell the black cow, and said she would neither sleep nor eat until this was done.” (Tatar 169). This form of childlike behavior emphasizes that the author views women as nagging and annoying which functions as a forewarning of future female behavior that could be harmful.
Hester has a daughter as a result of the affair. She names her daughter Pearl. But then comes Chillingworth which causes some conflict. Hester has come to love Dimmesdale and doesn't know wether to stay with Chillingworth or run away with Dimmesdale and Pearl. Hesters adultery and wearing of the scarlet letter affects Pearl because she is born from sin, she has no father figure, and she is isolated.