John Updike described Hester Prynne, the main protagonist, as “a mythic version of every woman’s attempt to integrate her sexuality with societal demands.” In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne was used as a symbol of women’s struggle and acceptance to meet society’s expectations as a woman and especially as a wife. These expectations being; loyal, the proper mom for her child and following the guidelines of the Bible by not committing any sins, etc. She was labeled as an adulterer but above everything else she became a power identity and a symbol of bravery. Before understanding why Hester was a mythic version for all these reasons, it is important to first understand who Hester is, what she did and why she is such a crucial character in this 1850 romance novel. Hester Prynne is mother of Pearl whom she had through an affair with Arthur Dimmesdale.
(52) It may be through this constant self-correction would undermine her project, however, it does not. In fact, the self-correction makes her journey even more credible. Through her constant humility, Teresa balances her authority as a writer and expert on spiritual matters by constantly being humble about her knowledge of Christian mysticism. Through constantly bringing up her uncertainty and lack of knowledge about Christian mysticism, Teresa balances her authority as a writer and an expert on spiritual matters. It seems as though Teresa cannot go a chapter without bringing up her doubts on this difficult topic.
She has continue to strive for a better place for every human, no matter race, gender, sexuality or past life. Isn’t that what moral courage is all about? The amount of pain and suffering she has endured is beyond imagination but she has taken her struggles and has thrown them away as if they are nothing to her. Oprah winfrey is a hero, to me and many people, for good reason. How could you possibly not love Oprah Winfrey.
“I am glad you are no relation of mine. I will never call you aunt again as long as I live.” Jane Eyre is a strong woman that goes through a great deal of grief and change throughout the course of her life. Throughout the entirety of Jane Eyre, Jane seeks herself and tries again and again to obtain what she wants in life. She works hard towards her goals and eventually grows into someone that is confident and someone she is proud of. Jane Eyre obtains her goals at the end of the novel by using her faith in God, nature, and herself to overcome her obstacles; this faith and strength also keeps her family and the judging, oppressing nature of man from stopping her from obtaining what she wants in life.
The book “ I am Malala” is a book that speaks essentially of something everyone deserves, withal not everyone has. Education is an interesting topic in this book it speaks about is how Malala started from zero all the way up to the big leagues. The use of rhetorical devices in The Book “I am Malala” Is a captivating story of a young girl who fights for the education of women which in her ideals is considered a right. Rhetorical devices in the book are present throughout the entire book since Malala is a person who utilizes emotions and facts to back up her arguments and she uses these rhetorical devices in the face of danger. Malala is a strong young woman with the power to change the world through the use of her voice.
Mary Rowlandson Ashleyann Mabatid Azusa Pacific University College Mary Rowlandson Reading this week’s assigned reading about Mary Rowlandson was interesting. Mary Rowlandson lived a Puritan life and she devoted her life to God. She had strong feelings that her actions and the followers around her did the right thing when they were confronted by the wilderness and people they did not understand. Her faith prevented them from understanding what was happening in the New World. The Puritans were devoted to Christ’s salvation.
Hester is full of strength and hard work “As Hester Prynne builds a new life, her hard work and charity end up altering the letter’s meaning.” Hester is the person who changes the meaning of the letter. She does not let the letter “A” define her as something she is not. Hester ends up being a very helpful person in The Scarlet Letter and Hawthorne tells us that “The letter was a symbol of her calling. 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 significance” (146). People later realize that Hester has changed and become a wonderful woman who loves to help.
They all positively affected her in the process of becoming a moral agent. The Importance of others helped her to continue to be there for Matthew and his family even when members of the Christian community wanted to turn their backs on her, because she felt is was the right thing to do. The Importance of Developing one’s conscience encouraged her to guide Matthew into making the right choice in the end by taking responsibility for his actions. Lastly, The Importance of having Direction in life helped her to not give up on Matthew and in the end although he still had to face the death penalty, he died free from his sins, and Sister Helen knew she did everything she could to help. In conclusion without the aspects of the human person being a part of this movie, it would not have all played out as well as it
This quote is a perfect example of how The Grandmother believed in her God to save her from her situation. O’Connor’s catholic faith shows in quotes like the previous one. O’Connor puts her faith in words and writes stories about it. She interprets the idea as if the reader does not believe on a God. O’Connor also carefully draws out her characters.
“Do you ever pray? (258).” “‘If you would pray,’ the old lady said, ‘Jesus would help you’(259).” These quotes imply that the grandmother is a Christian. As a Christian, judgement, lies, manipulation, and selfishness should not fall under her terms. However, they do. This grandmother is a true hypocrite, and it shows from the