During her young and difficult life, she started writing letters to God and express how she feels. She had tremendous abused from her father Alphonso who raped, beaten, and impregnated her twice. She presumed that Alphonso also killed her children after she delivered them. Alphonso had a new wife after her mother died. 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.
Equality is something that is important to all women and always has been. Women began standing up and speaking out against inequality when they had little to no rights, and have continued to do so to get to where equality is today. This all started with the women’s rights movement that formed during the reform period. But, how effective was this movement? Well, it brought women together through views and opinions to configure the women’s rights movement.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
After her husband's death, she created the Women's Social and Political Union along several colleagues in 1903, which had the main purpose of taking direct action to win the vote. This organisation gained recognition for its high-profile tactics and violent acts such as bombing and arson. Her daughters, specially Christabel and Sylvia, also joined the WSPU and its cause. Their motto was “Deeds, not words” also written on Emily Davison's tombstone. Her involvement with the movement got her arrested on numerous occasions and she also went on hunger strikes which ended with unfortunate episodes of force-feeding which she explains in the
The book Purple Hibiscus focuses on a 14 year old girl named Kambili who has a very abusive father named Eugene. Though he punishes Kambili, her brother, Jaja, and her mother, Beatrice in the most gruesome ways, she still has the utmost respect for him. Over the course of 2 years, Kambili watches her father kill her mom’s unborn babies, punish and smother their family, and then tell them he did what he did for a good
Alice walker created the splash in the literary world because of his womanist concept in her epistolary novel The Color Purple in 1982. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her fiction in 1982. And she was the first black woman to won this prize. Many women writers during 1970’s and 80’s like Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Toni Code Bambara, Walker, Joyce Carol Thomas, Audre Lordes and Paul Marshal talk about how black women’s lives were affected by sexism and racism. Their writings were like bulwarks against social taboos.
Through the angel Camae and her past, the audience also sees a glimmer of what it was like to be a black woman at this time. Camae was sexually assaulted by her uncle and was a working prostitute until she was murdered by a white male in the back of an alley (Hall 36). Hall includes Camae’s story to help the audience acknowledge the way women are treated and hopes that we will pick up the baton and change
Sethe doesn’t want “…her children to be taken back into slavery…” (Matus, 104) The memory of past, takes Sethe to the cruel white man during slavery. “Schoolteacher’s nephews brutally abuse Sethe sexually, sucking milk from her breasts and whipping her back bloody” (Kubitschek, 116). This incident affects Sethe deeply and she always remembers the viciousness of white man and the murder of her own child. She cannot endure to see her daughter nat the hands of this brutality. Therefore, she decides to kill her.
She acts as a mother figure to Scout and Jem, and also a trusted family member. Also Atticus, Scout’s father breaks the racial barrier too. By picking put a case to defend a black man, who everybody in the town thought he committed the crime he was convicted for. Also another theme is Injustice, Tom was blamed for raped a girl just because he was black. Everyone in the town thought he was the one because the girl that was raped was white, and he was black therefore he surly did it.
Revenge can cause more damage than the original injury. Even in old Greek days people used revenge to hurt one another. In the ancient Greek tragedy Medea, a young woman named Medea gave up her family, home and country to be with a man named Jason. As they moved on in life, Jason then decided that he would leave her and his children for the princess, a royal bed. This caused Medea to be vengeful and go out on a rampage.