The diary excerpts of the Philadelphia Quaker, Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker originated from 1758-1794. During the early sections of her diary, she documented her progress with her needlepoint projects. However, once she marries a merchant named Henry Drinker, her entries begin to shadow the works of other women rather than her own. The purpose of her entries were originally to log her projects based on their completion and the intended recipient. The entries purpose, however, shifted as she began to take note of those women who worked underneath her/performed tasks for her, at that point her entries had narrowed in on the occupations of the women she had encountered. These entries hold value as it shows a wealthy woman gaining awareness of the
Humans often live closed up in a box, where people are strongly self-centered and accepting others becomes a hard action for them to take. They never truly understand themselves, more so each other, and this causes conflict between various groups and classifications. One of the most well known conflicts caused by different beliefs in religion was the Reformation. As generation passed and different royalties were placed in throne, the country of England constantly alternates between Anglicanism and Catholicism. One of the monarchs of England was Queen Elizabeth I, who was a committed Anglican. She was the last monarch of the Tudor family, and people questioned on whether she influenced the spirit of the Reformation. While some may argue that
Elizabeth is the most critical of how marriages are carried out compared to all other family members and acquaintances; as a result of this, she contains prejudice towards others such as Darcy, which causes her to explode with fury when marriages have been unethically conducted. Elizabeth believes in the importance of having a deep and meaningful connection with the person whom you marry and that the wealth and power one has is too influential of a factor when considering marriage. Therefore, the most important quote in chapters 27 and 28 is “I am sick of them all. Thank Heaven! I am going tomorrow where I shall find a man who has not one agreeable quality, who has neither manner nor sense to recommend him. Stupid men are the only ones worth knowing, after all” (Austen, 105) because it conveys how Elizabeth’s anger towards this issue has built up over time while conveying how terribly senseless and materialistic she believes many of the men who surround her are.
Judgement causes people to wear masks. In The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne, people in the community judge Mr. Hooper for wearing a veil. Since he lives in a Puritan community everyone knew everything about each other, and if anyone misbehaved everyone would know about it. Hawthorne makes this evident in the first paragraph when he describes the way the town reacted when he wore the veil to a funeral sermon. In his sermon Hooper states that God is always watching, but the truth is that the townspeople are always watching and judging their peers. ” As he entered the church people became disturbed. He wanted to see how people would react when he did something he normally wouldn’t do. “The next day, the whole village of Milford talked of little else than Parson Hooper's black veil. That, and the mystery concealed behind it, supplied a topic for discussion between acquaintances meeting in the street, and good women gossiping at their open windows. It was the first item of news that the tavern-keeper told to his guests. The children babbled of it on their way to school. One imitative little imp covered his face with an old black handkerchief, thereby so affrighting his playmates that the panic seized himself, and he well-nigh lost his wits by his own waggery.” Hoopers appearance leads the town to believe their own interpretations of why he chose to wear the black veil.
An old proverb states, “A shared joyed is a double joy, shared sorrow is a half sorrow”. This simple concept is much easier said than done. To feel joy double and feel sorrow half, we must develop and cultivate relationships with others. Throughout life people encounter many relationships that cause a variety of emotions, envy, greed, forgiveness, and loneliness. These character traits cause relationships to falter. Through American literature, students will understand how crucial the effect emotions have on the quality and outcome in human relationships.
In “The Minister’s Black Veil” the black veil affects Mr. Hooper relationship with his community in a negative way because it causes the townspeople to push him away. In the story “The Minister’s Black Veil” Elizabeth Mr. Hooper’s soon to be wife gets into an argument and says “Lift the veil but once, and look at me in the face,” said she. “Never! It cannot be!” replied Mr. Hooper. “Then, farewell!” said Elizabeth.” leaving Mr. Hooper. Due to Mr. Hooper’s actions it causes him to separate from someone who he really cares for and leaving him by himself alone with nothing else just Mr. Hooper and his black veil. Forcing him to feel lonely and isolated from everyone else. In lines 320-330 from the story it states “It grieved him to the very depth
Could a simple black veil take on the sins of an entire community? At intervals, veils are often thought to be worn by a bride in a wedding.For some women in the Muslim world, the veil they wear is a symbol of oppression. In The Minister’s Black Veil, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses strong diction, imagery, and details to portray the sacrifice needed to take on the responsibility of sin by Rev. Hooper donning the black veil.
In the darkest times of sadness, in the deepest confines of human affliction, hope and liberation are found in becoming openly vulnerable to the ones who understand and care the most. This concept is the embodiment of the relationship between Jane and Elizabeth Bennet in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. As Elizabeth’s sole confidante, Jane functions as not only an advocate for trusting openness as Elizabeth’s sister and best friend, but as a representation of societal norms and a foil character to Elizabeth’s judgmental nature, aiding the triumph over Elizabeth’s constant battle with pride and prejudice .
How willing are you to give up your whole life and reputation to help others by proving a point? In “The Minister 's Black Veil” Nathaniel Hawthorne writes about a minister named Mr. Hooper who changes his whole life to try to show the people in his congregation that they are living in sin and need to change their ways. The author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born around the time when Puritan life was the norm and everyone was a Puritan. Hawthorne also admired his ancestor’s ways and their lifestyles as much as he felt the need for people to have the freedom to strongly disagree about something (Grant). Grant says, “ It is this rich combination of his ancestral soil, a strong sense of the richness of the American past, and that moral quality” which
Is it possible to wait for someone you love for long time? The answer is yes. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Elizabeth was adopted to Victor’s family, and was described as a beautiful women. Elizabeth represents the passive women, who has no rights, weak, and empowered by Victor. Victor decides to leave Elizabeth and follows his passion. Victor goes to university to create his monster and stay there for long time. Victor 's passion about creating the monster is more important than staying with Elizabeth. When Victor was there for long time busy creating the monster, he loses contact with elizabeth, which made her thought that Victor found someone else he loves or he doesn’t love her anymore. This illustrates women weakness and inferiority. Elizabeth doesn’t have any power over Victor because her love is only from one side. In past and present men believes that women belong to men as if they were property or they cannot speak for themself. Elizabeth is willing to do anything just to make victor happy. On the other side, Victor is not willing to do anything for elizabeth to make satisfied, he sees her as property he leaves whenever he wants, and comes back also whenever he wants as if she is not there or she no feelings or emotions.
In Act IV of The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor was accused and found guilty. In many cases its very difficult to tell if people are innocent or not. Even though the accused swear under oath, doesn’t mean that they will keep that promise. In some cases an innocent person is said to be guilty and are punished for a crime that they did not commit.
On first impressions of his intended, the satirical Mr Bennet was ‘captivated by youth and beauty and the appearance of good humour which youth and beauty generally give’ (Austen, 1984) however shortly after a marriage constructed upon lust and desire, Mr Bennet’s ‘respect esteem and confidence’ in his wife soon vanished forever. Consequently, Mrs Bennet was demoted by her husband to the ranks of entertainment and a source of amusement for her ‘ignorance and folly’ and want of ‘decorum and propriety’ (Austen, 1984) Moreover with the loss of respect for his wife and the realisation that ‘a pretty face is but sorry compensation for the absence of common sense; and that youth and the appearance of good nature, with the want of other good qualities
Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most studied and influential writers in history. His many works use symbolism and allegory to portray their purpose, filling them with deep meaning and offering a wide variety of interpretation. Hawthorne was not particularly proud of his family history; he disagreed with some of his ancestors positions in the salem witch trials. He distanced himself with that part of his family and added a “w” to his name to further do so. Hawthorne was born in Salem Massachusetts, which gave him a prevalent theme of puritanism in many of his stories. (Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography). One such story, The Minister’s Black Veil, captures Hawthorne´s unique style and background.
Even in her blindest moments, Elizabeth Bennet is an unfailing attractive character. She is described as a beauty and has especially expressive eyes, but what everybody notices about her is her spirited wit and her good sense. Mainly because of that good sense, Elizabeth is her father 's favorite child and her mother 's least favorite. Her self-assurance comes from a keen critical mind and is expressed through her quick-witted dialogue.
“Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.”