Hester chose to isolate she and Pearl to create a wave of self-improvement. Because of Hester’s mysterious, seductive, and rebellious actions, she demonstrated the characteristics of a byronic hero. Hester Prynne was eventually able to overcome her rebellion by maturing and accepting herself for who she is as a person. After the events of being humiliated in front of the townspeople, Hester isolated herself in a small cottage in order to overcome her “monster.” The Scarlet Letter led Hester to change and become the person she was at the end of the book and, “...was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude!
Within the play, the protagonist and hero of the story, Nora, reveals the theme of women’s role in society through her change in character and action of leaving her family, and the theme of marriage through her love for her husband. An archetypal hero is usually defined as having the characteristics such as unusual circumstances of birth, having supernatural help, or even a journey where they have to prove themselves. However, in this particular story, the protagonist doesn’t necessarily fit the role of an archetypal hero and leans more towards a transcendental hero. This type of heroic archetype is defined as a hero of tragedy whose fatal flaw brings about his downfall but not before some kind of transforming realization or wisdom. Nora fits this description given her secret about the
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, we follow our protagonist, Janie, through a journey of self-discovery. We watch Janie from when she was a child to her adulthood, slowly watching her ideals change while other dreams of hers unfortunately die. This is shown when Jane first formulates her idea of love, marriage, and intimacy by comparing it to a pear tree; erotic, beautiful, and full of life. After Janie gets married to her first spouse, Logan Killicks, she doesn’t see her love fantasy happening, but she waits because her Nanny tells her that love comes after marriage. Janie, thinking that Nanny is wise beyond her years, decides to wait.
Throughout the nineteenth century, the age of Edna Pontellier, a female`s role in society was restricted to worshipping her kids and conforming to her spouse. Kate Chopin's The Awakening encompasses the disappointment and achievement in a female's life as she endeavors to survive these stringent cultural demands. Disregarding the stereotype of a "mother-woman," Edna fights the pressures that require her to follow a submissive and dutiful routine. Though Edna's eventual suicide misrepresents her struggles against a tyrannical society, The Awakening upholds and promotes feminism as a method for women to acquire individual identity. Birds play an imperative role in Edna's development.
In the beginning of the novel The Swallows of Kabul, written by Yasmina Khadra, the audience is introduced to the character of Musarrat, Atiq’s wife. On first impression, she seems to be a lost cause clinging to any sense of normal life she has left; however, at the end of the novel, Musarrat becomes the unsung hero offering a glimmer of hope for the wretched city of Kabul. Through the use of her unconditional love for her husband, Khadra reveals how Musarrat became an image of hope for the audience, a daisy growing in the dump that is Kabul. In chapters eleven through fifteen, Musarrat’s image is opposite of the characters seen throughout the rest of the novel. She displays feelings of love, care, and support for her husband and also Zunaira, the stranger.
This provides the most important message of the entirety of the musical, and tricks bigoted audience viewers into rooting for a woman who isn’t white, teaching them what matters about a person is what’s on the inside, not the color of one’s skin. Julie is an example of a non-white person who is educated and talented, not stereotyped. Unfortunately, Julie and her white husband must leave the show boat, and although they were significant characters in the beginning of the musical, this ends immediately. I assumed the musical would follow them into their new lives, or Julie would somehow return to the show boat, but the characters are suddenly forgotten. What’s worse is Julie’s only reappearance in the film: she is an alcoholic who has been devastated by her husband leaving her and can’t get her life together.
She is shown to be young, wide-eyes through her description “Abigail Williams, seventeen- a strikingly beautiful girl.” (8) Thus Abigail has idealized her entire relationship with John Proctor instead of seeing it for what it truly was, an affair that took place because Proctor, a bit lonely, felt distant from his wife and consequently turned to Abigail for warmth, she see’s the two of them as being in love and the only thing keeping them apart is John Proctors wife, Goody Proctor. This is portrayed quite clearly in Abigail's motivation throughout the play as she is constantly trying to eliminate Goody Proctor. This is seen in the Act I when it is revealed by Betty Parris that it was Abigail who was attempting to kill Goody Proctor when the girls were dancing in the woods, all in attempt to be with John Proctor "You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!"
Juliet Transforms In William Shakespeare 's play Romeo and Juliet, Juliet grows from and young, innocent girl to a mature, independent women as a result of falling in love. In I:iii of the play, Juliet is still a girl who lacks experience and maturity. For example, the nurse wants to live long enough to see juliet get married: “An I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish” (I:iii, 60-61). This shows that Juliet is immature because the nurse is worried about living long enough and if Juliet was old enough and mature, she wouldn’t have to worry about that. Also, Juliet’s response when her mother asks her about how she feels about marriage is that marriage is important but she doesn’t want to get married: “It is an honour that I
Nora’s transformation comes when she discovers the role in doll house imposed on her by the society and her husband and she is desperate to free herself in order to discover her identity. Arguments for The play is considered by as a feminist work as it illustrates the erroneous treatment of women. Ibsen believes that women had a right to
Proctor then states that there was never a relationship to begin with and she should let go of her hopes. Abigail yells in tears at Proctor stating that he has loved her and convinced her that they were in love. She also states that it is impossible to give up her love for him and that she will accept Proctor no matter what sin he commits. This scene from The Crucible reveals how the characters judge one another by their past relationships and interactions to bring out the quality of arrogance. In the beginning of the scene, Abigail moves closer and compliments Proctor because she has a desire to be with him.