Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is a play written in 1953 that exposes the mass hysteria occurring in salem, Massachusetts in 1692 During the play, people in the village were accused of doing witchcraft by people who either didn 't like them or wanted their land. Everyone in Salem walked in fear that someone would accuse them of being a witch. When one person accused you of being a witch, everyone agreed because no one wanted to also be accused of being a witch. In October 2014 the popstar Kesha said her producer Dr. Luke alleged drugged and rapped her shorty after she turned eighteen. Since Kesha is a very well known and loved singer all of her family, fans,other famous friends backed her up by showing their love and support.
Armand never knew Desiree’s origin, therefore when the conflict arose he instantly blamed it all on Desiree. He hardly knew Desiree, yet he married her anyway and had a son. Another literary device that is used in “Desiree’s Baby” is situational and dramatic irony. For example, like Jeniffer Smith states in Short Stories for Students that “ Several critics of “Desiree’s Baby” have charged that the ending is a trick ending, or an O. Henry ending, so-named after the short story writer famous for the reversals that came at the end of his stories”(Smith 73). Chopin is well known for using these endings in her stories.
Juliet's nurse knows exactly what goes on ,and continues to deliver messages between the two. “Good Heart, and faith I will tell her as much/ Lord, Lord, she will be a joyful woman” (II.4.163-164). What the nurse means by that is she has a message from Romeo to give to Juliet ,and she knows Juliet will be excited to receive it. Juliet's nurse is agreeing with their young forsaken love, this is the nurse's first mistake. Keeping a secret from the enemy families is a lot of weight on her
In fact it can be considered as one of the darkest times in history. In the novel , The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a story about a puritan woman who commited adultery and was not killed only because she was conceived. She was judged by nearly everyone in her town, even years later when her daughter grew up. If anyone were to be nice or even treat her in a good way they would be viewed as an enemy so nobody even dared. The townspeople all wanted to be apart of a group and that group consisted of shunning anyone who disobeyed the Ten Commandments.
In New York, during the 19th century, about 13% of prostitutes entered the profession due to being seduced and abandoned (Zaharides 53). This fact is likely because women, unlike men, would lose their pure reputation by having sex before marriage. Such indiscretions by a woman at this time would have earned the label of “fallen woman” (Zaharides 2). Maggie was already labeled a fallen woman by her family even before there is any evidence that she may have lost her virginity. In fact, after their first date, Pete attempts to get a kiss from Maggie.
“Of course I want to be a model. I want to paint my eyelids gold. I saw on a magazine cover and it looked amazing- turned the model into a sexy alien that everyone looked at, but no one dared to touch. ” -Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak In Laurie Halse Anderson’s YA novel Speak, Melinda Sordino, a freshman who struggled throughout her freshmen year of school, was sexually assaulted at a party prior to the beginning of the school year. She was later bullied during school because she called the cops to report the rape, yet nobody knows exactly what happened because she hung up before she clarified what had happened to her.
This story seems so outrageous and archaic. However, after reading the summary of the story provided in the article, I was reminded of the plotline of one of my favorite musicals, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In this film, frustrated by not being able to woo any girls, a band of brothers kidnaps a group of townswomen to be their wives. While this movie makes fun of the actions of the brothers, in the end, the brothers do succeed in procuring wives. This idea that women are objects to be claimed at ones’ leisure is still existent in
Because of this scene Romeo is able to see Juliet for the first at the feast that the Capulets have erected. Finally after most of the men scenes showing that they are the “dominant” gender, the matriarchs and other women are introduced in scene three where Lady Capulet calls for Juliet and her Nurse to explain to her what Paris has offered and what her father would like her to do. The Nurse, who is practically Juliet’s mother, begins to go on a rant with sexual jokes that describe what Juliet may do on the night of her wedding day. Juliet is at the age of thirteen and does not yet fathom the concept of marriage and sarcastically agrees to what her parents have set before
As Feldstein explains, “the young woman (…) agreed go have sex not in spite of her desire of respectability and self-restraint (…). Rather, the sex took place because of the nonviolent civil rights training that the young woman had recieved”. That song represents both a critique to the stigma of female sexuality in African Americans, as the mother asks her daughter not to go to the march “For they'll rock you and roll you/ and shook you into bed. /And if they steal your nuclear secret/ you´ll wish you were dead”. In addition to that, “Simone mocked, but not rejected, the value of passive nonresistance as a means to improve racial relations” (Feldstein 1365).
In the 1891 play (turned musical in 2005) Spring Awakening, a teenaged girl named Wendla falls in love with the suavely anti-establishment, self-proclaimed intellectual Melchior. Armed with nothing but their hormones and a mother's' tale that babies only come to married couples to guide them, the inevitable happens. Through Wendla's botched abortion leading to her death, the suicide of a close friend, and being institutionalized at a reformatory, the reader follows Melchior as his parents' lie comes to its disastrous conclusion. One hundred ten years later, Charles Taylor's essay, The Morality Police, complains of similar stories occurring in the modern day, reaching from movie theatres to sex ed classes. I have to agree with Taylor's thesis: