Since there were so many “young men her father had driven away,” it can be inferred that Emily’s father was a very unwelcoming man who did not believe any male was good enough to meet the Grierson standards (Faulkner 55). As stated by Victor Strandberg, “driving away her suitors so as to keep her housekeeping services for himself, Emily 's father has ruined her chances for a normal life” (par. 3). After the death of Mr. Grierson, all that Emily had left was herself and the house because of the seclusion her father created. However, she could have willingly escaped this confinement because her father was no longer there to set rules for her.
The townspeople gave Hester the punishment of wearing a scarlet letter “A” on her chest and using her as an example of a transgressor. Hester’s husband hates her for doing an adultery act while he is lost at sea. They both despise each other, because of betrayal. Though they both commit a wrong act. The Puritan religion has strict beliefs, and anyone who lives in the town must follow all the strict rules.
Mrs. Reed put her in a cheap orphanage called Lowood School, where it was also horrible because no one cared about those children. She lost her dearest friend of tuberculosis. Because of this, Jane became a governess where she fell in love of Mr. Rochester. She cannot marry him because she found a terrible secret, transmitting that a women would not rise up on social classes during the Victorian period. Additionally to this, the plot around in a gothic horror theme where ghosts and secrets.
Matt Martin Mr. Anderson Honors English III 9 November 2017 Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a novel about Hester Prynne, a woman who commits adultery in a Puritan society, and how it affects her life. Hester not only scars her own life, but also Dimmesdale 's, who is one of the town 's ministers. Her husband has been gone for multiple years, so she expects he is dead and can love freely again. Her crime is discovered and she is nearly executed due to its extremity in the Puritan society. Hester is very lucky not to be executed for her crimes, instead, she is forced to go about life with an “A” on her chest, showing her crime so everyone can see.
We shouldn 't all be equal, and treat each other the same. Frederick Douglass never got an education because of the color of his skin. This lady came along and thought Douglass how to read until her husband found out and forbid her from teaching Douglass. It was harsh on him especially not having anyone there by his side. He ended up escaping and change his name to Douglass back then his name was Frederick Bailey.
Hester has committed a sin that required two people, yet she bears the burden of shame alone. Hester soley takes the blame from her mistake, refusing to give up the name of the man she had an affair with. She accepts the endless amount of shame the village throws at her. As she walks out of the prison cradling her daughter, Pearl, the townspeople watch her in contempt. They whisper and glare as she walks up to the podium where she will face the public shaming or consequences of her sin, “It was, in short, the platform of the pillory; and above it rose the framework of that instrument of discipline, so fashioned as to confine the human head in its tight grasp, and thus hold it in the public graze”
The Bulgar captain decides her fate for her by taking her as a prisoner of the war; he thought her “pretty as well as useful” (41). However, after he had run out of money and “had grown tired of [her] he sold [her] to Don Issachar” (41). Men who lived during the 18th century were clearly able to do as they please with women without a care for their feelings. Voltaire brings this issue up an abounding number of times in order to raise awareness to those living in his time period about the oppression of women. He attempts to make the public realize that the popular saying, “women are to be seen and not heard,” is not acceptable because women do have feelings and thoughts that get trapped in the 18th century
In The Scarlet Letter, a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a narcissistic personality is seen in the character of Dimmesdale, the reverend in the Puritan town of 17th century Boston, and secret lover of Hester Prynne. Hester, having given birth to a child out of wedlock, is forced to wear the letter “A” on her chest as punishment for her adultery. She is ceaselessly insulted and ostracized by the other Puritans for the rest of her time in the town. Meanwhile, Hester refuses to reveal who her lover is and thus, Dimmesdale is able to maintain his facade of a pure and holy reverend. However, Dimmesdale belittles Hester’s suffering while punishing himself out of shame, revealing his narcissistic tendencies.
Margot is now no longer able to see the thing that brings life to her soul. After the dark clouds roll in William realizes his jealousy got to him, as a result he made an awful decision. Don’t let jealousy get the best of you or you will not only leave someone else in sorrow, but leave yourself regretting. At the beginning of the story Margot is bullied by William and her classmates. She is disliked because of many different aspects, and no one ever believes a word that she says.”Think the sun is a flower, that blooms for just one hour” (Bradbury), chanted Margot; She was soon faced with disbelief, William cried out that she was not the author of that poem whilst she in return argued with him.
Not only Sethe was the victim of the brutal white society, but also the victim of her husband. She suffered a lot because of her husband who was supposed to be her protector from the external world. Hence, Halle who was the husband of Sethe mistreated her because he was hiding in the barn loft when the Schoolteacher’s nephew sucked out her breast milk. Traumatized by his wife’s suffering, Halle eventually lost his mind. Being a victim of slavery, Sethe was deprived even from a natural right as a living human being when she naively requested a marriage service to honor her union with Halle.