Henry Lafayette Dubose shows both how the racism in Maycomb was very present and how it was normalized too. She normalizes racism when she called Atticus a “nigger lover”. Her using this phrase shows that she saw it as shameful to treat coloured folks equally, and she is very comfortable with saying it. Her racism is also clear when she says “Your father's no better than the niggers and trash that he works for!” [Lee 110]. She is showing how present racism is in Maycomb because she thinks that coloured people ranks as “trash” and that she is better than them.
3. The omniscient narrator guides the reader into Hester’s head. As she walks to the scaffold, the reader learns that Hester is tortured and suffering and feels as if “her heart had been flung into the street for them all to spurn and trample upon”. Although Hester puts on a strong and brave visage, and hides her agony through her stubbornness, this point of view clues the reader into how sensitive she really
In the crucible one of the themes was impacting false accusations. One of the accusations was how Abigail (one of our main characters), accused a poor woman named Sarah good that was a beggar. Abbey accused her of witchery by fainting and saying she saw her spirt. So when they told her that she was going to be hanged if she doesn’t confess she confessed. This shows how the court listened to anyone who “cries witchery”, Sarah was and easy target because she was the lowest class in society.
13, pg 107) She had gained respect for having raised her child as a well behaved young girl, and having provided for the both of them with an honest living as a seamstress, all the while being cut off from the rest of society. Hester was allowed to assimilate back into the community. John proctor was only given one chance to save himself and his wife, and that chance forced him to fall out of God’s good graces by lying. John Proctor fancied death over the guilt of being a sinner, and was content with knowing that his refusal to confess to witchcraft would preserve the good that he believed was still in him. Elizabeth Proctor - “He have his goodness now.
The accused citizens of Salem are all innocent. Elizabeth denies all belief in witchcraft because she has a pure soul, and she is a well-respected citizen of the village. Sarah Good is a homeless woman who confessed to witchcraft just to save her. John Proctor is an honorable man who has ethics and has never severely wronged anyone in his life. These people are the most noble and well- respected people of Salem.
If a suicide attempt is a cry for help, then what is this? A whimper, a peep?”(45,87) Now these quotes connote the worst of Melinda’s thoughts. The point where she didn't want to show people that she was in pain but let her body do that for her. Thats all that Melinda wanted, for people to see her hidden message of help. Melinda liked the pain she gave herself because that’s what she could only feel, since she was raped, to young to understand.
Elie was in a unfortunate circumstance and was beaten for no apparent reason, and the French girl gave him hope. Her words and actions show her caring morals, as the French girl even risked her life to comfort Elie. After Elie was beaten by Idek the Kapo, he “ached all over. [He] felt a cool hand wiping [his] blood-stained forehead. It was the French girl.
When observing the stage directions, John Proctor can't look at Elizabeth when he asked about confessing. It's been shown he still has shame and guilt for what he's caused. John also respects Elizabeth’s opinion because of how honest she can be and how good of a woman she is. Elizabeth had state that she
Mrs. Auld was a kind person who was unlike other white women. Slaves could look her in the face and she smiled, putting the slaves at ease. She taught Douglass how to read but Mr. Auld forbade it because he said that teaching slaves how to read would give them a way to escape. Slavery began to cause Mrs. Auld to become cruel. Douglass described this change as “That cheerful eye, under the influence of slavery, soon became red with rage...and that angelic face gave place to that of a demon.” This explains how slavery is horrible not only for slaves but also for
The protagonist Mariam is a poor villager who lives in a remote area in Afghanistan, in contrast to Laila who is a smart, educated daughter of a schoolteacher. Khaled Hosseini has an interesting way of portraying the two female protagonists. He discloses the tyranny and hostility that the Taliban enforce on women just because of their sex. A critic viewed the novel as ‘a powerful portrait of female suffering’ making the reader explicitly aware of the harsh environment Mariam and Laila had to tolerate. One review expressed that ‘Hosseini defends the rights of women to decide what to be in life’ , this could show that Hosseini directed the novel to be in favour of feminist views.