Both women are victims of their societies, however, Tessie’s perspective on her situation differs greatly from that of Jane’s. Tessie appears to be compliant with the yearly ritual until she is the one who draws the damning slip of paper, provoking her to argue that her situation is unfair. “Suddenly, Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr. Summers. “You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you.
During chapter three of The Scarlet Letter the town had gathered to witness the public punishment of Hester Prynne. Before she is led out of the prison a group of women are discussing the situation amongst themselves. The ugliest of them all believes that Hester should die for bringing shame to all of them, yet a young mother gives some sympathy towards Hester "...let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart." The young mother is being sympathetic towards Hester because she may believe that Hester herself is the most judgemental of her actions. However in our society of today there wouldn’t even be required punishment if a woman had gotten pregnant from someone who was not her husband.
It’s all [she’s] left with” (Atwood 294). She is so desperate by this point because failing to stand up to her beliefs has left with no other option. She depended on her friend Moira to fix everything, but since Moira has stopped fighting, they are now both in less than ideal situations. By making her internal beliefs clear and then depicting her conforming to and participating in the society that she so strongly opposed, Atwood demonstrates Offred taking actions that contradict her beliefs because she is afraid to directly defy the society. Consequently, Atwood shows the negative impacts of not protesting when Offred is taken by the van.
She works with some of the local “help” to write a book about many of their lives. It reflects on good and bad experiences from being a servant to their superiors. When the community finds out that Skeeter believes as she does, they do many things to punish her for believing so. Mainly, other female characters explicitly exclude her from clubs and activities that had she had been a part of for her entire life. However, this does not affect Skeeter very much, which angers Hilly Holbrook and the rest
People belittle others so they don’t have to deal with themselves. Nevertheless, perception doesn’t only affect the way people deal with others, but how they act themselves, “Why-! The girl [Abigail] is murder! She must be ripped out of the world!” (Miller 72). Elizabeth’s loathing for the person she perceives Abigail to be has lead her to say things that she never would have before.
The character I chose to defend is Elizabeth Proctor. Over the course of the play Elizabeth changed because when she heard that she was accused of being a witch she was calm but shocked. Her and Proctor had just had a fight over him being alone with Abigail, and her trust that was slowly building back up again with him quickly vanished. I believe that after she saw Proctor freak out about her being accused then being arrested she truly saw that no matter what wrongs he did in his past, he truly loved her with all of his heart and soul. In the play when Proctor says “I will fall like an ocean on that court!
The communication in fact escalated the conflict as Judith left and faced consequences as explained earlier. The other conflict I will be discussing is the internal conflict or the correct term being the intrapersonal conflict that Judith had with herself. This happened after she left her husband and went with Harley and got contracted with HIV. This conflict reached the stalemate/ hurting period and stayed there because she regretted what she did and it was evident that the conflict stayed at that period because years after she was still telling the story thus regretting the actions she took having to suffer such harsh consequences. This conflict with herself was resolved well because I felt she accepted her mistake and some conflicts are meant to stay at the hurting period as I learnt and I am seeing that evident here.
Butler uses a serious tone while describing the physical abuse that enables the readers to “feel” the pain that was present in the text. Physical abuse is seen most often with the slaves, it was a form of punishment and a source of joy for their owners. During the story, when Dana was sent back in time, she was taken outside to be beaten: “I began to realize that I should have resisted, should have refused to let Fowler bring me out here where only other slaves could see what happened to me” (5.5.20). Dana was ashamed, she notes that she should “have resisted.” At this point, Dana is aware that this brutality is not tolerable and she did not want other to see her experience pain. She notes that she “began” to realize that she was making a mistake, which is when her tone switches from hesitation to pure
Ideas such as women working daily jobs or women in positions of power would have been completely laughed away when this story came out, which I believe goes to show just how far we have come as a society in breaking down those gender roles and norms. That being said, these gender expectations are what made the narrator ill in the first place. Over the course of The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator’s mental health is in a consistent downward spiral. At the start of the story, she already has an illness called “Nervous Prostration” which she has as a result of these extreme expectations put on her simply because she is a woman. This condition is then worsened considerably by what was considered to be a cure for her illness at the time.
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, demonstrates that a lack of freedom leads to a breaking of rules. After living in a world with no freedom with only memories of her life before, Offred begins to get frustrated. Once Offred begins to see that even high ranking people in this society break the rules, she begins to as well. Although, Offred knows breaking the rules is wrong and can have consequences she can not continue to live this way. It began with small rules such as women in the red center communicating and sharing names.