“A parent objected to the novel [Their Eyes were Watching God]’s language and sexual explicitness” (“Banned And/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century”). Inevitably, the explicit manner in which Hurston writes with becomes on objection. However, explicitness contributes to the value of the book. It emphasizes Janie’s search for love and identity. Without the dialect and sexual remarks, the moral of love and self-expression would not have stood out and Hurston would not have been able to deliver the realism of being a black in a southern community.
Angela Davis in her book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, argues for the overall abolishment of prisons. Amongst the significant claims that support Davis’ argument for abolition, the inadequacy of prison reforms stands out as the most compelling. Reform movements truthfully only seek to slightly improve prison conditions, however, reform protocols are eventually placed unevenly between women and men. Additionally, while some feminist women considered the crusade to implement separate prisons for women and men as progressive, this reform movement proved faulty as female convicts increasingly became sexually assaulted. Following the theme of ineffectiveness, the reform movement that advocated for a female approach to punishment only succeeded in strengthening
The Crucible still remains in society today because of the hysteria of Salem witch trials.The main character in this play is Abigail Williams, Abigail is very manipulative and wants everything to go her way. She is the main character and causes trouble everywhere she goes. The Salem Witch Trials is about hearings and prosecutions of people who were accused of witchcraft. In The Crucible Abigail is a no good villain. Abigail first commits adultery with Elizabeth Proctor’s husband John Proctor.
You are supposed to unbiased in this situation, and report objectively and when you weave in (well you actually didn't even weave it in) the fact that she was charged and had illegal drugs, you are now now creating a scenario for some of your readers to now judge her, her fiance and the situation...whether you intended to or not, you've already forced some of your readers into a judgement zone. I cannot tell you how disappointing this was to read. I hope you reconsider in your future writing how you report, what can be omitted, and what should be reported on
“ Even though Judge Aaron Persky argued that a longer sentence would have “severe impact on Turner,” the victim’s letter to Turner states that the assault had “serious impact” on her (Baker). In her letter, she narrates how this hurt her. This is evident when “Emily Doe” says, “ I would drive to a secluded place to scream. I didn’t talk, I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep” (Baker). The judge should have put into consideration the adverse effects of the assault on the victim before giving a shorter sentence to the
In this paragraph I will be talking about Marilyn Frye’s article called “Sexism” and I will discuss whether I agree with her argument or not. Firstly, Frye gives an argument for sexism saying “sexism is not always apparent either to those who suffer from it or to those who inflict it upon others. It is imperceptibility of sexism that enables it to flourish in our society” (Frye, p.844). Marilyn Frye is trying to say that sexism is usually ignored in the real world to those who get hurt from it or to the ones who causes it. In my opinion, I will say that I do agree with Marilyn Frye’s stand on this subject for a couple of reasons.
The reason why we need morning after pill is because of unprotected sex and unwanted sex, and unwanted sex means rape. People believe that the number of rape cases will increase, since Plan B One-Step is an easily accessible pill and the women can prevent pregnancy from it, meaning that the person who raped her will not have to take any responsibility afterwards. The pill can also negatively impact us by being looked upon as a ‘safety net’. After having unprotected sex, woman will think that the morning after pill can solve everything. Yes, it does, but it largely harm their bodies in a lot of ways after taking it a couple of times.
Racism To Kill A Mockingbird was, and still is, a book read by many. There are so many things to learn from Harper Lee as she has written a classic American novel taking us through times and matters we’ve never lived ourselves before. Scout, the main character, is a young girl who as the book goes on learns many life lessons. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer in Maycomb County. When Mayella Ewell, a poor white woman, accuses Tom Robinson, a black man, of rape, Atticus takes up the trial and will represent Tom Robinson in court to help prove his innocence.
Atticus is also very cautious about how he explains certain delicate topics to her, such as when she brings up the issue of rape he says that “Rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent.” (Page 149) explaining it in such a manner that she is still a bit curious as to the nature of rape yet does not inquire further and lets it go. " 'I asked him if I was a problem and he said not much of one, at most one he could always figure out, and not to worry my head a second about botherin ' him.” (Page 249)These lines show how skilled Atticus is not only in comforting his children but also in showing them how much they mean to him. The relationship between Jem and Scout is much like any other sibling relationship, full of love, support and trust. Scout looks up to Jem, greatly values his opinion on many different topics and trusts him completely. She follows his lead on may things such as when Atticus enquire about the nature of a game they are playing which depicts Boo Radley , “ Jems evasion told me our game was a secret so I kept quiet.” (Page 45) Jem in turn enjoys spending time with her and adores her.
Hale then goes against his practice to convince the accused to confess to save to their lives: Hale goes to Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey and begs them to confess to witchcraft even though he knows they are not guilty of it. Hale knows if they confess they will serve jail time but at least they will not be hung (1222). Hale explains to them that if they lie and confess, God would not be as upset with them as he would if they gave up their lives for being honest. Hale’s doubt of witchcraft is present because he knows the women are not guilty but wants them to confess. He feels very guilty for being apart of the deaths of so many people and will do anything to save anyone he can.