Her defiance becomes stronger and will carry her through different hardships. Her determination and lonely stand repeats again when she confronts Governor Bellingham over the issue of Pearl’s guardianship. When Bellingham wants to take Pearl away from Hester, Hester reply’s with, “God gave me the child! I will die first!”(Ch.). When also pressured even more for the child’s care, Hester pleads, “God gave her into my keeping.
mother half doubted... thou art not my child! Thou art no Pearl of mine!...said the mother… (Hawthorne 89-90). Even though Prynne is playfully stating this question there is this inner question that she is not able to hide after the fact that Pearl is present to constantly make Prynne question herself. “God gave her the child…
Then comes Antigone, the girl who thinks she has the right to act against the law. This poses a moral dilemma for Creon, as Antigone is his niece, the last of the descendants of Oedipus. However, Antigone makes the decision easier by explicitly taking pride in her actions and slighting his uncle. Her justification is merely that Creon’s law is not the mandate of her God, and that the burial of a family is more imperative than all else (500-523). When confronted by Creon with Polynices’ treacherous crime, she cannot put up any defense.
In questioning, Antigone uncovers that she knew her actions went against Creon’s orders, but she could not disobey the Gods “because [she] feared a man” (459-460). To maintain his power in reign, Creon determines Ismene guilty by association (488-489) and demands the sisters be sentenced to death promptly. Ismene, who refused to participate in the burial, attempted to persuade Creon to let Antigone and herself free. She pulls on Creon’s heart by speaking of his beloved son, Haemon, “‘but she is Haemon’s bride--and can you kill her?’ . . . ‘[she is] the only one so joined in love with him’” (568-570).
There’s a power balance between the three men and the two women in The Reeve's Tale that is influenced by patriarchal values. The author limits actions performed by female characters to carry stereotypical assumptions of gender expectations. If you examine closely, the miller's wife is unnamed purposefully because she is considered untrustworthy and invaluable to Symkyn. Also, any credibility that is given to a female, has to have a man present to accept those responsibilities. This formulates that women cannot exist without having some type of man to establish their credibility.
(Tobin 14). To sum up the article, “A Radically Different Voice”, Anne Hutchinson showed the culture of how frightened leaders were from a different opinion and voice that threatened their vision of society (1). Hutchinson was a fighter and did not quite, no matter what leaders tried to accuse her of or jumble her own words around. She was the first female voice to express her opinion on how she felt about her faith.
Although Emilia does not ever say these powerful words out loud, she is still willing to not follow her husbands commands despite his strong character. Emilia proves again that she has powerful thoughts when she stated that,”Let husbands know, Their wives have sense like them; they see and smell, And have their palates both for sweet and sour As husbands have’ (Othello IV.3.92-5) Emilia contends that women are physically the same to men,they both get distraught and have issues that trouble each other, they should treat each other similarly. Women can still analyze literature about the inequality and rights for women through many of the injustices that are modern today.
It 's like what Aunt Lydia said about “freedom to and freedom from” Pre Gilead, it was protection from [everything below is not yet editted] •“A Matriarchal Gilead”: how disunity forms through restriction (first talk about their restrictions and why it is that way, then talk about how the women are set up in this matriarchal/caste system; eg; domestic work, handmaids and commanders wives and marthas) ◦at that point we can try to pick apart who the real enemy, at first sight, in the handmaid 's tale, it might be men, but they can easily be victims themselves •“Handmaids: Superior or inferior?” ◦EXPLOITED but at the same time, idealized into weakness. ◦“the salvaging” sex is a primary way of organizing humans because it is so easily recognized; superior and inferior groups, in the handmaid 's tale, allow for cheap or unorthodox distributions of labor, in which the society depends on to function. ◦
Also considering the benefits that come with having a baby in Gilead, it shows just how more cautious and by the rules she is. However towards the end of the book Offred 's actions change drastically and she ends up doing things that are definitely not allowed. In chapter 36 when Offred is offered lingerie by the commander her reaction is, “Yet there is an excitement in this thing, it
In Oleanna, Mamet initially assigns Carol diction that pinpoints her inferior status but then advances with Carol’s word choice becoming more commanding. As the end of the play approaches, Carol begins to emphasize the shift in power that has taken place. Her word choice displays how she has more ascendancy over John as she begins to denounce his actions: “All your silly weak guilt, it’s all about privilege, and you won’t know it. Don’t you see?” Carol’s assertion of her newly-attained power focalizes how she can finally express her opinion and let her voice be heard.
I won 't ever do it again”( Esquivel 12), is what Tita said when she got scolded. Mami was considered more polite than saying mama according to Mama Elena and if they didn 't, they would get slapped. However towards the middle of the book, Tita couldn 't cope with her anymore. Near the end, Tita announced her hatred for her mom by exclaiming,” I know who I am! A person who has a perfect right to live her life as she pleases.
Destruction due to Personal Guilt Adultery negatively impacts the lives of all individuals involved. Hester and Dimmesdale were each equally responsible for their shameful sin of adultery. “The Scarlet Letter” reflects what can result from this sin with the individuals’ two separate scenarios. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses how Hester and Dimmesdale deal with their sin to prove that private guilt is more damaging than public shame.
Sex is a big deal. Today's culture suggests that women can have sex whenever and with whomever they want. In the world today, people are not criticized as harshly as they are in the Puritan culture, as in The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne. In the novel, Hester Prynne is driven to be successful regardless of her sexual mistakes. Even though Hester does not act embarrassed or shameful of her mistakes, she uses them to teach herself how to be confident in her way of life.
Katerina Kilgore Mrs. Gardner AP English 10 March 2017 “Chronic remorse…is a most undesirable sentiment” “Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing.
Hester’s Challenge In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester is a very strong and independent woman. She goes through all the judgement from the townspeople alone without anyone but Pearl by her side. Hester’s life becomes very tough after the scandal. Reverend Dimmesdale, the father of Pearl, does not assist Hester in the raising of Pearl; he only watches them from the outside.