Furthermore, the narrator goes through a rough time during the story because her mother feels like she can be good at something and stick to it. The narrator thinks otherwise because of the fact that she wants to do something that is in her best interest. For instance, the narrator’s experiences as a child were difficult to deal with because of the suffering that the mother gave to her. The mother had authority over the narrator and forced her to involve in things that she did not want to do. An indication of the story is, “Only two kinds of daughters.
The people began to notice her more as the person she is, rather than what the scarlet “A” defined her as “The letter was the symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her,--so much power to do, and power to sympathsize,-- that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by it’s original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman’s strength”(168.) On the other hand Dimmesdale went down a different path, he did not confess his sin, this led to
Hester eventually morphs the public's view of the scarlet letter into something positive. The narrator says, “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” (Hawthorne 96). In a time when women were severely oppressed Hester manages to the defy the odds and lead a successful and fulfilling life on her
The scarlet letter ‘A’ did not stand for “adultery” anymore. It stood for “able.” “The letter was the 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 signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength.” (Ch. 13, pg 107) She had gained respect for having raised her child as a well behaved young girl, and having provided for the both of them with an honest living as a seamstress, all the while being cut off from the rest of society.
All characters in the crucible are puritans, which means that they are religious and they often attributed frightening occurrences to devil’s work, but Miss Putnam is the most pious puritan in this book. When Betty blacked out, Mrs. Putnam simply concludes that Betty is bewitched and cannot hear Lord’s name without pain, while Rebecca Nurse thinks that it is a normal disease that a child gets. Mrs. Putnam’s seven babies all died without any apparent reason. Convinced that someone used witchcraft to kill her babies, Mrs. Putnam sent Ruth to Tituba to contact the sprits of her dead children to find out who killed her babies. She doesn’t mean to harm anybody; she just wants to find out the reason why her babies have been dying.
In Playing God on No Sleep, Anna Quindlen argues that motherhood can be difficult and overwhelming, because of the belief that God made mothers because He could not be everywhere. Quindlen is able to empathize and articulate why many mothers feel the need to be relived of the duties of motherhood. Quindlen believes “…[mothers are] meant to be all things to small people… (2001). However, she continues to insist that it is difficult to “be al things”, because of factors of being overwhelmed, stressed; and not having the opportunity to vent to friends, because more than likely they are experiencing the same stressors. She suggests that weight of motherhood was spread around families and towns, possibly reducing some of the added stressors of
Douglass has shown how religious slaveholders are the worst especially when entertainment comes into play. The first being from one of his slaveholders Master Thomas, he whipped a young woman while reading a quote from the scripture to explain his reason for whipping her. The next example was with his other Master Mr.Covey, he would go to church and preach the word but come back beating slaves and going against the almighty God. The last example that is shown is again shown with Mr.Covey, he was guilty of compelling his woman slave to commit the sin of adultery. All of the examples illustrate that religious slaveholders are worst than non-religious slaveholders.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Pearl Prynne is the most symbolic character. Throughout the novel, she is portrayed as the main symbol of adultery. Pearl’s name comes from Hester’s constant reminder of her sin and “as being of great price,-purchased with all she had,-her mother’s only treasure!” (Hawthorne). Hester was seen as an outcast by her community. The letter “A” she wore symbolized adultery and having Pearl makes her sin more obvious.
John Wilson. Ms. Hester Prynne is the protagonist of the story and she ends up committing adultery and is forced to wear the letter “A” embroider on her clothing to shame her in front of the community. Pearl who is Ms. Prynne’s daughter who seems not to pure to many and is still young enough to be saved in a religious view, and is constantly forcing Hester to try to let them keep her daughter to train her properly to grow up as a Puritan or Quaker. Roger Chillingworth is the actual husband to Ms. Prynne’s who had sent her to Boston before him since he had to deal with affairs in Europe and had eventually got captured by Native Americans upon arrival to Boston and stuck around to try to save Ms. Prynne from embarrassment because he still cared deeply about her even though she had an affair with someone else in his absence. Reverend Dimmesdale is the actual father to Pearl and was the man to have had an affair with Miss.
In “Two Kinds”, Amy Tan uses visual imagery to reveal the true tension in of mother-daughter relationships, when parents push their children to their limits, they truly want the best for them to succeed and have no regrets about what they did or did not do in their childhood years. All relationships have their ups and downs, however parent and child relationships have some of the toughest challenges when it comes to pushing their child to be the best they can. Jing Mei and her mother have a hard altercation with one another when Jing Mei cries in frustration about her future and her mother “shouted. “Only ask you be your best. For you sake.