Hester Prynne: A Symbol of Sin In Robert Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is a struggling single mother who committed adultery. Hester Prynne’s husband sent her over to the Puritan colony and was supposed to come over very soon. When he was on his way, Hester’s husband was captured by Indians and kept as a slave. Hester had her daughter, Pearl, out of wedlock. The Puritan society openly scorns her for her sin.
Dana is distancing herself from being a slave doesn’t feel that she could ever be subjected to it like Alice was. She uses pronouns like “her” to describe a slave to show that she will be associated with one. Rufus no longer understands the difference between friend and master at the loss of Alice. Dana was able to make the selfish decision of killing Rufus, rather than submitting herself, for the good of herself, not the good of anyone else. She could not stand to become like Alice, a slave at the hands of a master; thus, her determination to escape stemmed from her will to remain independent.
Being a woman means her protective instincts kick in, she would protect her son and husband at any cost. Being a woman means she can provide moral support for her family, and be the gentle touch they need when everything goes wrong. Lady Macduff is selfless, she cares about others deeply, as in, her son and husband, she would stand by them because of true love, not because of some ulterior motive. In addition, she has no wish for power, she does not want positon, or gold, or anything of the sort, those things do not intrigue her, what is important for her is her family’s wellbeing. Moreover, Lady Macduff has this vulnerable air about her, she is defenceless against anyone who would want to do her harm because of her kindness, and so, she was doomed because of it.
John Updike described Hester Prynne, the main protagonist, as “a mythic version of every woman’s attempt to integrate her sexuality with societal demands.” In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne was used as a symbol of women’s struggle and acceptance to meet society’s expectations as a woman and especially as a wife. These expectations being; loyal, the proper mom for her child and following the guidelines of the Bible by not committing any sins, etc. She was labeled as an adulterer but above everything else she became a power identity and a symbol of bravery. Before understanding why Hester was a mythic version for all these reasons, it is important to first understand who Hester is, what she did and why she is such a crucial character in this 1850 romance novel. Hester Prynne is mother of Pearl whom she had through an affair with Arthur Dimmesdale.
She had to guide herself through the rough times; she learned her limits. Through these limits, she became a brilliant and independent woman in the place where it is hardest to do so. During the wartime in the middle east, Malala encouraged education over war, “instead of focusing eradicating terrorism through war, he should focus on eradicating it through education.” (Malala 68) She could quickly succumb to the pressures to fight an oppressive regime with violence, but Malala shows that not following the natural path can lead one to wisdom. Her wisdom lets the idea of education move others along in their lives and move toward their enlightenment. She helped change the world after getting through a very tough situation.
Have you ever notice in the book The Color Purple that the main character’s doesn’t break his/her roll playing in the book. “The main part to this story is that she had been raped by her stepfather and he wanted her instead of her mother. But her mother had soon found out that he had raped her and she put alphonso out of the house for what he had done. Celie and her younger sister, Nettie, learn that a man recognized only as Mister wants to marry Nettie”. This is quoted from the part 1 of my book report.
Women defying men to save other women. Freeing themselves, not only from men but from society’s submissive stereotype. Trifles will always be taught in American Literature because it is too profound not to be read. Susan Glaspell wrote this play for the women who felt confined, yearning for freedom. She is still pleasing audiences with this lovely play and always will.
These characteristics are brought forth by the scarlet letter. It is these same aspects of Hester that enable her to keep her sanity during her arduous time spent in isolation. Therefore, even though the scarlet “A” brings Hester great pain and suffering, it also transforms her in a way that allows her to withstand the burden that is brought on by the disgraceful symbol. As told by the narrator, "The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude!
Louisiana in the 1800s was riddled with slavery, and it was necessary to push an image into popularity in order to hide the immorality of the slave owner’s actions. This is explored in Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin. In her story, she writes about Armand’s emotions toward Désirée, “Moreover he no longer loved her, because of the unconscious injury she had brought upon his home and his name” (Chopin, 3). As a social elite, the need to hold his status and keep his family in favor of others had Armand ostracizing his love for Désirée. As was expected of the time, plantation owner’s had to broadcast certain opinions about people of color.
This is a very important quote that explains why the governor wanted to take Pearl from Hester. The governor changed his mind when Hester said that she could teach Pearl why she should not sin and what would happen if she does. It is clear that Hester loves Pearl no matter what. At the end of the novel, it states, ”But where was little Pearl! If still alive, she must now have been in the flush and bloom of early womanhood” (Hawthorne 233).
Anne makes the girls call her Madam and is very cruel to them. While working on her duties, Isabel befriends Curzon, another slave who works for a Patriot Law Officer Mr Bellingham. Curzon tells Isabel of an opportunity to work as a spy to overhear any information from the Locktons concerning the conflict occurring right now. Isabel initially refuses but once she sees Ruth emotionally damaged from the Locktons abuse she immediately realizes they need to escape their owners. Isabel
Troin Bellisario, from Pretty Little Liars is such a great leader, because she is integrity, self-assured, and last but not least commitment. She has motivated many people to never give up on their dreams. Integrity is one of the first things that relate Troin on the show, and in real life. When the rest of the girls had a doubt, or have a question, she would respond with pure honesty. She has mentioned “you don’t have to be perfect at everything, and that it’s okay to make mistakes”.
A Good Man Is Hard to Find “A good man is hard to find” is applies to a woman who is easily to deceived, a poor judgement, and blind by faith. In the story, grandmother want to go to Tennessee to visit, but her son insisted to take his family go to Florida, which is where the “Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen” is heading. Grandmother is tried to convince the children not to go to Florida by the shown her son “Bailey” the newspaper of the escapees that is “headed toward to Florida,” but Bailey would not listen to his mother and assumed that they will not end up meeting “the Misfit.” Not only Bailey did not want to take his family to where his mother want to go, but attention of his children are ignored her, but instead of mocked her by