All wrongful actions have consequences, furthermore, the consequences of one mistake has the power to flip one’s life upside down and ultimately change their life forever. This is what happens to Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Hester has been found guilty for adultery, a sin punishable by death in the Bible, and is forced by the Puritan society in which she lives in face major repercussions. Hester is forced to atone for her sins through prison time, public humiliation, and the forced wearing of a scarlet letter. Despite this, Hester Prynne is a resilient young woman, determined to overcome the circumstances thrust upon her, although she slowly becomes less of a woman and loses her ability to love, she remains a kind and caring woman.
Tragically, Emma Bovary was a woman who convicted the most sinful sin that is of infidelity. Emma cheated on her husband, she was an adultress. This sin had to be corrected. Later on Emma gets what she deserved, she was held accountable for her wrong doings by the cycle of Karma and got her ordeal depending upon the setting created by the author in the novel. At that point the remedy takes after, the character gets her discipline contingent upon the individual condition made by the creator.
In a legalistic society, people adhere to strict moral codes, punishing and isolating transgressors. Hester Prynne, in the fiction that I have read recently--The Scarlet Letter is an example of the transgressor-adulteress. Hester breaks the social laws, and thus, is considered a sinner, condemned to wearing the stigmatizing ‘A’, lying in her bosom for Adultery. With this symbol of sin, Hester suffers despise and isolation. Yet, later, Hester Prynne has done charitable acts due to her repentance, achieving saintliness.
Hester Prynne is the heroine of “The scarlet Letter”, and it is possible for us to fully sympathize with her because Through reading the text “The Scarlet Letter” we can find out Hester Prynne had a difficult life and had been suffering very much comparing to other characters because she handles her situation by keeping Dimmesdale a secret even under pressure refusing to let them take her daughter Pearl from her and not hiding from the public after her sin of adultery is revealed and she is punished. Though Hester Prynne does faced her situation better than the other characters it is still she who sufferers the most. The another reason which compel the reader to sympathize on Hester Prynne is because she had to under gone the worse consequences of her sin that she must live with her relationships and interactions with Chillingworth and Dimmesdale, and the way she deal with her sin and the results of it. Even though her sin was nothing big like murdering but she had
A girl child when born has an indispensible stigma attached to her body and that stigma is the stigma of honour. The unit of measurement of her character is the purity of her body. And thus, every crime and violence directed against the body of a girl is somewhere associated with the stigma of honour. This honour stigma plays a key role in the objectification of women too. This paper explores how this honour stigma is the chief cause of gender based violence and gender-related crimes and how literature has been misinterpreted to support it.
Numerous women are assaulted in America, as well as all around the globe, and the worst part of this crime is that the women are the ones being rebuked for what happened to them. Victim blaming does not only happen in assaults against women, but also men who are also assaulted suffer the same accusations. So why is it that the victim’s of rape are blamed for something that was completely out of the victim 's control? Hayley Rose Horzepa states “Victim blaming however, is a huge part of our culture”. In this text Horzepa states people believe women are part of the cause of their raping.
After quite some time, Alphonso wanted her instead of her pretty sister Nettie to marry a man they known only as Mister but with a real name of Albert. Her sufferings continued as Mister treated her as a slave, beaten her often, and treated unlikely as a wife. Her husband also have a mistress named Shug Avery by which the photographs she saw. Her sister Nettie tried living with them but manage to leave due to the advances of Mister. Mister’s sister named Kate felt sorry for Celie’s fate and encouraged her to fight Mister.
Tomas beat while at the same time cheated on her mother. However, the mother retaliated and finally killed Tomas, this a story of a woman dealing with violence in her young age. In the story, various social issues such as gender, immigration and violence are highlighted. Through Martha, the story shows how women have to struggle with the special problem of being women. In addition, they have to struggle with other social
In her novel “Beloved” author Toni Morrison explores femininity, breaking it down into motherhood and sexuality, and examines how trauma effects these concepts. Through her use of flashbacks and analysis of the woman Sethe becomes because of trauma, the reader understands the difficulty of her “Rough Choice.” Slavery was an equally devastating experience for both men and women, who were torn from their homeland, family and tradition, then forced to work. They performed grueling labor and were denied their most basic rights; all while being subjected to mental and physical degradation. Enslaved people were beaten without mercy, separated from loved ones, and, regardless of sex, treated as property in the eyes of the law. Despite these
Gender is one dimension of social status that determines how an identical behaviour is differently labeled. The justice system reinforces patriarchal authority and therefore systems of inequality. Just Mercy brings attention to the phenomena that sees the majority of women incarcerated for nonviolent, low level drug crimes, or property crimes. Women like Marsha Colbey are put on death row after unpredictable circumstances and lack of means to access resources. In the case of Marsha, she was convicted to life imprisonment after her son was stillborn due to a miscarriage.