Hester faced a terrible struggle as she attempted to find a place in a society which rejected her. The cruelty she faced is exemplified when one woman says, “‘This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die’”(47). The Puritan society she lived in believed that Hester’s sin reflected poorly on the society as a whole and that she had to be punished severely. The societal view of morality was that Hester had committed a terrible wrong which could be neither forgiven nor forgotten. The society enforced these morals by punishing her with the scarlet letter and making her an outcast.
“O womenfolk, if you know the rights that your husband have over you, everyone of you would wipe the dust from her husband’s feet with her face.” (Al-Hashimi) Throughout the history, Islamic women have been an embodiment of oppression and violence. As they call woman the “second sex’’, women in Afghan are doubly outcaste: one, as a woman, two, as woman of Islam. Women getting murdered, raped, looted, ostracized is a common sight in the country like Afghan. Particularly, the post- Taliban era brought home the onslaught of patriarchy and “Islamic laws” in their full form. Women, then, became the archetype of the Taliban “values and customs”, which were essentially bathed in blood.
Questions are up in the air and people want to know the answer. In the book, Terrible Typhoid Mary the author Bartoletti illustrates the main character by explaining how unvirtuous, this menacing woman really is and how she will intentionally kill people with her disease. First, Mary Mallon threatens anyone who accuses her of being a carrier of typhoid disease. For this reason, when Mary’s best friend and scientist George Soper accuse her of being a carrier for
We like to be at large” (Chaucer 267). Alison’s struggle for respect is compounded by the fact that feminine equality was not appreciated at this time. In addition, her views such as equality when she says, “Why do you hide the keys of coffer doors? It’s just as much my property as yours” (Chaucer 266), is seen as abominable since the world has been patriarchal since its inception. Finally, the male belief that women are ignorant is often combated when Alison repeatedly uses the Bible to justify her scandalous actions: “Had God commanded maidenhood to all/Marriage would be condemned beyond recall” (Chaucer 260).
In “Stop Telling Women What to Wear,” Pamela Divinsky compares the right of autonomy concerning one’s clothing choices to the dress-codes and regulations instilled by schools, workplaces, and the government, focusing on the controversy surrounding what women can and cannot wear. Divinsky uses this to draw attention to these institutions’ obsession with women’s appearances, and the fact that lawmakers and boards should have no say in the matter, referencing arbitrary dress codes, and most notably, the injudicious and unmindful passing of Bill 62. She laces her article with a subtle tone of scorn towards those who are “distressed” by the niqab, reprimanding their unjustified “discomfort” and prompting them to “get over it,” awakening them to the reality that their petty and paternalistic legislation even further oppresses and profiles women, and endangers their agency and rights. Divinsky makes quick work of multiple anti-niqab arguments, offering simple and feasible solutions that would appease both sides, and describing their opposition with belittling words such as “discomfort” and “disturb,” likening their concerns to the trifling remarks of an old-timer who is bound by their outdated dogma. “For many, opposition to the niqab is harder to pinpoint,” she subtly ridicules, implying that their uneasiness is irrational and has no valid grounds, as they themselves do not really know why they are so opposed to it, but they “just are.” Divinsky shows anti-niqab readers
A bad group called the Taliban attempted using violence to make her stop protesting against the bad things they were doing, like taking away girls’ education. The Taliban used violence to get what they want. She was even exiled from her homeland because it was not secure and protected there for her anymore because of the violent ways the Taliban used to try to stop her. This did not stop her though. She kept fighting for her cause, even in her new home in England.
We have learned why the Parents are the people to blame for the demise of Romeo and Juliet. They constantly are fighting, the Capulets oppressed Juliet to marry Paris, they inspired fear in their children. I feel this book showed that love can be a monster. It also showed that life is not a happily ever after. I learned
This idea can be seen throughout the book but becomes very apparent at and after the assault on Marjane’s mom. She recalls that “They insulted me. They said that women like me should be pushed up against a wall and f***ed. And then thrown into the garbage, and if I didn’t want that to happen, I should wear the veil” (74, 4-5). This demonstrates how fundamentalist men thought that since she wasn’t wearing a veil she was dressing “provocatively”, and therefore she should be used as an item and afterward would be useless.
Are coming from, Welter’s, “The Cult of True Womanhood.” If these cardinal virtues were not withheld the woman would be looked down upon by society and shunned for her actions. Chopin makes her argument to show that even with these specific guidelines set on them, they have the choice to be an individual within a society that judges women solely on a system of virtues. Chopin uses symbolism very vividly throughout the entire story, she does this by using a storm to symbolize the affair that is happening at the same time. This statement was far too bold for the time she wrote it in 1989, she held off to publish this story till 1969 because her ideas were far too complex for society during her time. Her depiction of the affair was almost idealistic and it was as
Abigail Williams is not your typical teenage girl. She is a girl that will drink blood to kill someone, accuse people of witchcraft, and have a affair. By looking at The Crucible, one can see that Abigail Williams develops the theme of reputation, which is important because people who fear losing their reputation spread hysteria. Protecting her reputation motivates Abigail Williams to accuse others of being a witch. She will say or do anything to cover up the fact that she took a blood charm to kill John Proctor's wife, whom she had affair with.
Peter Beinart, in his article, America’s Most Prominent Anti-Muslim Activist I Welcome at the White House, talks about the positions Brigitte Gabrielle takes regarding Islam and her relationship with the members of the new administration. Brigitte is originally a Maronite Lebanese, anti-Islamic activist. The background of the activist seems to be very important for Beinart to explain her opposition to Islam. He seems to criticize her position because it is supported by a historical personal biased background. This criticism is obvious by using the terms “distorts” and “bigotry”.