Flannery O’Connor, an American short story writer, grapples with the ethical dilemma of good versus evil and its relation to moral beliefs in most of her works. Most notably, in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, Bailey, June Star, John Wesley, the grandmother, and the mother are killed by The Misfit, an escaped criminal, in search of a plantation. Being the last family member alive, the grandmother struggles to find her moral compass while facing the Misfit. She explains her belief in Christian values to escape death. However, the Misfit finds her moral justification superficial, ultimately murdering the grandmother for her lack of moral fortitude during her face with death.
Prompt 2: The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, vividly describe Mary’s 11 week experience as a captive to Native Americans, whom she calls Indians. It took place after a raid on her community during the King Philips War in 1676 (Guides, Study, and Mary Rowlandson). Her writing serves as one of the earliest autobiographical works from an Anglo-American woman’s view. One can sense that Rowlandson has tried to take the painful experiences she has faced, with relation to God and the Bible. She considered it as a trial that she must triumph over with faith and in so doing she can remain, a faithful and true Christian for the Puritan society she is living in (Guides, Study, and Mary Rowlandson).
Furtado uses historical documents such as baptismal records, law suites, and petitions to piece together Chica’s life and prove these myths to be incorrect. By doing this she freed herself from making assumptions and stereotyping Chica based off of the typical mulatto that lived back then. Although Fertado “used [Chica] as a medium through which to shed new light on the women of her period”(xix) and freeing not only [Chica} but women of her kind from “the stereotypes that
The wife’s story portrays her as a woman overcome by her emotions. She tells a story of mostly her crying on the ground out of shame and shock and fear. She claims to not know who killed her husband, but states she was mortified to find her dagger in her husband’s chest. After her testimony the Samurai, who is dead, testifies through a medium. The credibility of the medium is never taken into question showing that the credibility of the medium is about on par with the other two testimonies.
It is set in 17th century Boston. Hester Prynne has just been branded with the scarlet letter A to repent the sin of her adulterous affair. Hester never mentions the name of her fellow sinner, but her daughter Pearl is living proof that Hester had sinned. Hester tries to find a way to give her daughter the life she deserves and find penance for herself. The arrival of her presumed dead husband Roger Chillingworth does not make her life easier since he swears to find Peal’s father and avenge his honor.
Hester, having lived among a Puritan doctrine for so long, cannot help but be influenced by it, and although she did what she did out of love, she does see her act as a sin. She is self-aware, penitent and rather dutiful to the puritan society and she bears her punishment according to the dogma humbly. For the seven solitary years, it is told that “Hester never battled the public, but submitted; uncomplainingly ...she never raised her head to receive their greeting. If they were resolute to accost her, she laid her finger on the scarlet letter, and pass on” (Hawthorne 92). Yet, she never succumbs to the community’s thoughts about her.
These values are exposed in the course of the story in various situations. For example, the grandmother persuades her son not to go to Florida, and she feels that children should listen to their parents. She tries to convince the Misfit to pray so that he feels better. The Misfit means when he says of grandmother, "She would of being a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life" that while facing her death she becomes compassionate and calls a criminal as one of her children. The Misfit says if the grandmother would have displayed this compassion all her life then she would be a better person.
The “Preface to the Reader,” the author characterizes the Indians as “Barbarians” and “Heathens” based on “causless enmity.” On the other hand, the author characterizes Mrs. Rowlandson as “worthy and precious gentlewoman” and the narrative was aimed at “benefit of the afflicted.” This essay is written to discuss Mary Rowlandson’s description of the natives change throughout her narrative. In both communities, political leadership was important. The Wampanoag Indians were lead by Massasoit and their heirs while the English were lead by King Charles II: both political leaderships are heredity in nature. Peace treaty is important in solving problems and the leaders who signed the treaty held closely the contents of the treaty. The death of the original signatories such as Governor Bradford and Chief Massasoit played an important role towards the war/conflict.
She concluded her article with varying degrees of success in that she allowed Aboriginal figures who are resisting the assertion of imperialism and authority into the foundation of her assertions. She surmises that, “by reframing dominant representations of First Peoples… have found a way… to ‘turn the gaze of the discriminated back upon the eye of power.’” 5 (321)
Gilgamesh rejects her advancements solely because of the way Ishtar treated her previous lovers. Gilgamesh reminds Ishtar of the way she used to treat her ex lovers and in the same breath he insults and shames her This angers Ishtar the goddess of love and war .Ishtar approaches her parents Anu ,the sky god and her mother Arura the goddess of life and fertility in tears of earth . Ishtar told her father Anu about the Insults and Shameful things Gilgamesh said to her. Her father reminds her that she brought it upon herself, Ishtar pleads with her father to give her the nose rope of The Bull of Haven to kill Gilgamesh. She threatens her father that she will open the gates of the underworld and this would cause destruction as the dead will kill the living.