Abigail is a girl longing for a relationship of a married man named Proctor. Miller demonstrates that ulterior motives can destroy relationships and even the demise of a community shown through Parris’ need for a positive reputation and Abigail’s mischief against Elizabeth Proctor. Firstly, Miller exposes the way which Abigail’s ulterior motive of hoping to be with John Proctor causes separation between Elizabeth and John Proctor. Abby is at the center of the witch hunts as she refuses to disclose the truth and begins to accuse others of witchcraft. Abigail’s ulterior motive is to have a relationship with John Proctor and get rid of Elizabeth.
Through the character of Dr Jekyll character, we can see an unwillingness of entering the social order, which is made evident by Mr. Hyde, his direct opposite. At first he drinks the drug in order to enter into a realm that has no social mores, no laws from the father to follow. He assumes a Mr. Hyde, the new identity so as to test those boundaries. Through the “monster culture” we can establish that Dr Jekylls unconscious desire is personified in Mr. Hyde, and this will enable us to see Dr Jekyll as the illusion of reality and he was not whosever he claimed to be. He possessed unconscious desires which he had to let out.
This is farther reinforced in ‘one night, in the fall, she runned away.’ This denotes her longing to run away from her terrible fate. It also brings her entrapment by her husband into light. The verb ‘runned’ shows just how illiterate the farmer was and how unjust it was at that society where illiterate men still had more power over woman and how woman were depicted as powerless and obedient to men. The contemporary
She put her imperfect characters in often times disturbing conditions. Her writing delved into religion and the morality of her characters when such situations arose. O’Connor brilliantly uses dark twists and foreshadowing to give her stories an additional appeal. In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, the story opens with the grandmother not wanting to go to Florida on account of the fact that a murderer had escaped and was on the loose(361). This exemplifies O’Connor’s proficient use of foreshadowing.
Believing in a religion other than Christianity is fatal. Reading, writing or speaking out of character result in death. Fear is made custom in society in order to get people to conform to the views of the new leaders. This is the way of life in Margaret Atwood’s Novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The book is narrated by a handmaid named Offred.
Throughout the novel Toni Morrison takes us on Pecola 's journey to self-destruction because she lives in world that doesn 't find her beautiful or even worth to be looked at. The novel tells not only the story of Pecola but the story of the whole black community that unable to conform to white standards of beauty are condemned to sink into a pit of darkness. In this paper I will discuss how beauty is constructed in The Bluest Eye. Beauty is one of the main topics in The Bluest Eye and its importance relies on the fact that this is a novel about finding self-identity, but most of the characters from the novel search for their own identity in others. They value beauty over other things such as intelligence because they live in a society in which beauty is constructed in a way that they associate it with being loved and approved by others and as I just said they establish their self-worth based on how others perceive them.
The documentary reveals that the current state of honor killings is still prevalent and is typically the result of women seeking freedom. Ashraf was essentially escaping an arranged marriage while also searching for personal freedom and liberation. In Ashraf 's community, such freedom was regarded as a deviance and the sought after solution was to kill the female who brings shame or unwanted attention to the family. Ironically, honor killing is not a feasible solution as a family from the film was still not able to restore "family honor" after an honor killing and had to move out of the area. This leaves one to ponder the question: is there really honor behind honor
In doing so, the woman would have to follow her husband’s lower caste and this would bring bad luck to the family of her husband, “How many times did I tell him that marrying a noblewoman would only bring bad luck?” (Rusmini 126) Moreover, this form of marriage is a disgrace to both parties. Therefore, these two people of different castes, Telaga and Wayan must possess sufficient courage in order for them to break society’s principles, “I must be brave, for my own sake.” (Rusmini 112) This is where the rising action and eventual climax of the novel occurs; Telaga has chosen the path that she believes will bring her happiness if she marries Wayan. Telaga is ready to change the course of her life from being a Brahmana woman to a Sudra woman, “I’ve taken leave of the ancestors, and now I’m going to give up the name Ida Ayu . I’m going to be a true commoner!” (Rusmini 144) In the eyes of their in laws, it is madness. Nevertheless, Telaga “wanted to tell him that she had been happy, that her marriage to the commoner, Wayan, had taught her something of the meaning of life.” (Rusmini
Instead of accepting her mother’s perspective, Kingston merges reality with fantasy as she explores the possible personalities of her estranged relative. Instead of complying with the cultural belief that one must not bring dishonor to one's family, Kingston explores what would cause someone to “drown herself in the drinking water” (16). This strong language is a metaphor that suggests than women are destroyed by the very same thing that allows them to live. This dichotomy is presented in “White Tigers” as some talk-stories depict “swordswomen jump over houses from a standstill” (19) while others communicate that women must be demure. This inconsistent portrayal of gender roles depicts the narrator's struggle with identity.
The author of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, once declared, “Never allow anyone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” In the poem “the bullet was a girl,” Danez Smith captures the effect of when one has lost love. Romance ends with a heartbreak and depression. The figurative language in the poem contributes a darker and deeper meaning to the poem. For example, the speaker metaphorically delineates his feelings, as “the bullet was a girl…” (4). The “bullet” has a negative connotation to it because it often is associated with gun violence, warfare, homicides, and death.
Imagine being judged for the choices you make. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and The Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry the characters in these three novels search for independence under unfortunate circumstances. This results in difficult decision making situations that they are later judged for. However, Hester confronts her sin, the Younger family moves into a white neighborhood house and the Wall’s kids move away from their abusive parents. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is seen as a disgrace for the town.
Although it largely depends upon the specific type, mental illnesses in general can degrade the rationality of a person’s decision-making ability. Since a person diagnosed with a mental illness is unable to properly make cognitive and logical choices, they are more likely to misuse firearms, thus posing a danger to themselves and others. Therefore, we must enact strict regulations that immobilize mentally-ill people from obtaining firearms. Gun regulations may seem repulsive to some people in our country, because for them, guns are the equivalent of freedom and security, and to regulate those firearms may be regarded as an encroachment upon American liberty. However, it is crucial to identify how this fallacy plagues our society; a gun is a gun, it is a weapon designed for the purpose of ending someone’s life.
Not being able to live up to what the North had in mind for white womanhood, meant that she was deemed unworthy of happiness just for the fact she tried to free herself by giving up her virtue. Linda Brent was also prevented from the high expectations of preserving her purity due to Dr. Flint pressuring her countless times. As stated by Brent, “When I found that my master had actually begun to build the lonely cottage, other feelings mixed with those I have described” (Brent, A Perilous Passage in The Slave Girl’s Life). She was hinting at an occurrence between Dr. Flint and herself, where it seems that he was pressuring her into giving him her purity. It was hard for anyone to stay pure if they were always coerced or even forced to engage in any sexual
In the 19th century, the misogynist standards left women in a state where their potential was suppressed. Charlotte Gilman argued against a society where a woman’s mentality and physical health was not fully cared for because of men. She herself had been a victim of these standards causing depression and her journey to not rely on another man shaped her feminist attitude. In 1892, she wrote a piece entitled The Yellow Wallpaper where she unravels the destruction anti-feminist attitudes can cause. By the use of setting Gilman formed her meaning that women deserve not only the same rights but compromise/ To start off, let’s look at the isolated house in the yellow wallpaper The narrator speaking in first person is Jane, suffering from postpartum depression, an illness not discovered at the time.
And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam 's dead sisters..... Mark this Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (144). The kind of power Abigail have, show that she is not petrified toward kill her friends, just to defend her name at Salem. Likewise, she not willing to help to individuals who needs help to be