Benvolio should be pardoned because he cheered Romeo up when he was sad. Benvolio said to Romeo that, “ Signior Martino and his wife and daughters, some beautious sisters” and lovely nieces”_ and of course Rosaline, Romeo’s last love, destined for the nunnery rather than his arms”(1.2.64). This quote shows that Benvolio is cheering up Romeo so that he could go to Capulet’s party. Benvolio should be Pardoned because he was honest with prince and told him every single thing which happened. He told what happened between Romeo and Tybalt and so whose fault was that so that is why he should be pardoned.
He portrays highly of her by stating that “she is the heroine of a tragedy” (Van Doren). By using words such as “heroine” and “tragedy,” he emphasizes Hester’s unique importance illustrated through her continuing love and daring actions during her life of despair. Another example of an impactful use of simple diction is evident when, he claims, “above all it is Hester Prynne, whose passion and beauty dominate every other person, and color each event” (Van Doren). His simple, yet euphonious diction choices attract readers’ attention in a sense that each sentence is picturesque. Also, indicating that she dominates every other person with her passion and beauty infers that Van Doren glorifies Hester.
Lizabeth tells the reader "Then I lost my head entirely, mad with the power of inciting such rage, and ran out of the bushes in the storm of pebbles, straight toward Miss Lottie, chanting madly, "Old witch fell in a ditch, picked up a penny and though she was rich," (3). Lizabeth proves herself to be very out-there. Furthermore, Lizabeth refers to herself indirectly as "the zoo-bred
She sewed a poppet for John Proctors wife while she was in court and left the needle in her stomach. Later on, Abigail fell out of her chair at diner claiming to be stabbed in the stomach. Reverend Hale goes to the Proctor home only to discover Elizabeth's poppet had a needle stuck in its stomach. This led him to believe Elizabeth had a voodoo doll and was in fact performing witchcraft. Mary Warren proves she is in fact a scared character when John Proctor instructs her to go inform the court his wife is innocent and she refuses to, stating, “I cannot, they’ll turn on me” (Miller
Buttercup is born with potential but is not the “fairest in the land”. The very first sentence of the tale states that “the most beautiful woman in the world was a French scullery maid named Annette.” Annette’s fall from beauty is due to chocolate which caused her to go “from delicate to whopping”. Her plight is followed by Aluthra of Bengal with skin “of a dusky perfection” being ruined by the pox plague. Adela Terrell then assumes the title until “she had begun to fret”. Buttercup was “barely in the top twenty, and that primarily on potential” for she is an absolute ragamuffin as a child.
This shows that even the coldest of creatures can succumb to the simplest pleasures of humanity. Similarly, Grendel from the novel also faces the same enticement by the lyrics of the shaper. Grendel states that, “I listened, felt myself swept up. I knew very well that all he said was ridiculous, not light for their darkness but flattery, illusion, a vortex pulling them from sunlight to heat, a kind of midsummer burgeoning, waltz to the sickle. Yet I was swept up.” (Gardner 48) Grendel, as much as he dislikes humanity cannot seem to pull away or forget the shapers’ words.
One characteristic of decay in the 1920’s is the so called Flapper women. Flapper women are unlady like women who smoke, drink, and speak profanity ("The Roaring Twenties"). The decay of the American women is seen in The Great Gatsby in the form of Myrtle. Myrtle is a woman who cheats on her husband for a higher status male like Tom. The comparison is most easily seen with Myrtle’s dead body.
To protect herself, the wicked witch orders waves of animals to get rid of Dorothy. Dorothy managed to conquer the hoards of wolves, crows and black bees the wicked witch set upon her. These accomplishments give reason for the reader to admire Dorothy. The story contains these events to give a plethora of situations to Dorothy show that she is the heroin of The Wizard of Oz. After overcoming all of the wicked witch of the West’s obstacles, Dorothy kills the witch herself by melting her with water.
The protagonist of The Bluest Eye is a young African American girl named Pecola Breedlove. She is introduced by Claudia, a young African-American girl with who Pecola builds a friendship, as a “girl who had no place to go” (16). Pecola struggles to accept her appearance and believes that the source of all the problems she encounters is her dark skin tone. In the book, Pecola chooses to hide “behind [her ugliness]” and be “concealed, veiled, eclipsed-peeping out from behind the shroud very seldom, and then only to yearn for the return of her mask” (39). She hid behind a mask in order to protect herself from the insults and discrimination she received from society.
Here one sees the stereotypical, archetype of the female protagonist- found within chic-lit, emerge. Hence it is easy to problematize the chic-lit genre as it follows a very formulaic plotline in which only an extremely small percentage of woman fall under. In Barbra Smith’s writing she discusses the importance of a universal feminist standpoint that does not exclude or naturalize the patriarchy. Feminism is, “The political theory and practice that struggles to free all women: women of colour, working class women, poor women, disabled women. Jewish women, lesbians, old women- as well as white, economically privileged, heterosexual women, anything less that this vision of total freedom is not feminism, but merely self-aggrandizement” (Smith 1998).