Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman 's strength.” (13.3) Instead of letting this letter define her mistake she took it upon herself to remain strong and keep her head high, not only for her but for her daughter. By turning her head away from the negativity and making sure she set an example of resilience, Pearl would grow up to understand the large strength it took for her mother to stand
Kelley expressed her emotion by stating how powerless they were. Kelley is fighting for what is right towards child labor laws. Unfortunately, considering she is a woman, she felt powerless towards the system. Although, her emotions were powerful enough to make her message effective. Her passion towards the issue can be seen throughout the passage.
Antigone could not live her life suffering because of her brother, therefore she withdrew the punishment, which led to her taking her own life because she was not able to honor her brother in a proper burial. Not only did Antigone die for what she believed what right, but she sacrificed her own life for the gods’ law. Divine law vs. man’s law and the “place” of women are two of the many main themes of Antigone. The theme divine law vs. man’s law is brought up when Antigone had asked
this shows the severity of her predicament because she is denying something that is almost never given to them. Although this is not a resistance that affects her counterparts, this in itself was a woman straying from the inhumane norm without the help of
The fact that Antigone went against the orders of Creon shows definite female power. Antigone followed her beliefs strongly, and ignored the threats of higher powers telling her to do otherwise. Antigone took responsibility for her actions, and did not try to hide the fact that she was rebelling. Finally, the fact that Antigone commits her own death at the end, shows her unwillingness to accept male
She has proven herself as a bizzare, independent and strong or in other words she is lady of situations in it real sense due to her manipulative tactics. But the hypocrisy of the situation lies in the fact that still she is very determined to live her life according to the norms of the society around her, as the era depicted in the play is the time of 19 century. This interesting case, Hedda can be analyzed by the hints from her past and the lines of dialogue especially her slips of tongue. She is a female but she defies the demands of patriarchal society. She refuses to follow the traditional norms and standards in which women are expected to be servile and passive, as Ibsen puts it; “she really wants to live the whole life of a man “.In the play Hedda Gabler, Hedda tries to go beyond the limits.
From leaving her family to leaving Mariah, her path to becoming an independent woman has forced herself to sacrifice a sense of security that comes with belonging. The lack of strong feminine role models to look up to forces her to define herself as a woman independently. Lucy’s own paradigm of what a women should be so heavily stresses independence that she forgets how important interdependence really
In other words, she ended her own life rather than staying alive and working through the problems. He showed how women acted during the Renaissance period, dependent and confidential. Women were expected to act in such way, because of this, they adapted to that behavior and became submissive. Women lost their sight of strength and dominance, which played a role in Juliet’s death. Juliet decided that without her true love, she couldn’t live.
“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I’m changing the things I cannot accept”,this was once said by Angela Davis.Melba and Assata both changed what they didn’t accept.Assata and Melba were both women activist who wanted change during their time period.They had different strategies for making change but they had similar problems they had to face.Melba and Assata was women activists with many similarities and differences. Melba Pattillo and Assata Shakur were different in many ways.Melba was a quiet girl who killed people with kindness when she integrated to a white school.Assata was more on the side of militant and brutal when she was a part of the Black Panther Party.Melba fought for education while Assata was fighting
Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam makes many valid points about women’s identities in marriage. Mariam’s choices throughout the play reflect her understanding of the fact that in the world she lives there is no space for a chaste, honest, independent woman. The standards that a woman of the time are impossible and Mariam’s attempts to grapple with them are doomed to fail. After experiencing the freedom of self expression afforded to her after she believes her husband has died she is unwilling to re-enter the position of a subordinate. Mariam is aware the death is the only way to maintain the self she has created.