Comparing Women In The Scarlet Letter And Letters To John Adams

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When it comes to the topic of American history most of us would argue that many historical events were very powerful for colonial people and what we know today as America. Yet many people look back and remember the treatment that people faced and injustice that ruled America for many years and gave it the identity of having powerful actions. In the stories, “The Scarlet Letter” and “Letters to John Adams” we see how women are seen as non-being that have no say in anything social or political during the 17th Century since men are superior .
In “The Scarlet Letter” a fiction story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, we see how women are shamed for having a baby at young ages and for adultery the women are sent to prison to pay for the crimes .After being
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She also expresses her beliefs and asks of her husband to be thoughtful of the women when declaring independence.Throughout the story she expresses what she feels is wrong with the world like how the slaves are being kept from freedom.She states how she believes that everyone should have freedom and doesn’t believe that people should take from the ones who don’t have anything ”fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have “.Abigail also states how she wants her husband to give the women some kind of power so men don’t become tyrants with absolute power.”I desire you would remember the ladies ,and be more generous and favorable to them than your ncestors.Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands.Remember,all men would be tyrants if they could “.This goes to show that Abigail believed that women should have some kind of role in politics even society other then being the dedicated mothers.Being the first lady she also believed that slaves had the right to freedom and that everyone was
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