Abstract Russian author Leo Tolstoy and American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne are both recognized for their popular books Anna Karenina and The Scarlet Letter respectively, where both novels main characters are represented as adulteresses. Anna Karenina and Hester Prynne embody women of affairs, both of who express their guilt and opinions of their crime in different ways. 3 sub questions: In society how are the adulteresses viewed? Similarly what attitudes does the people around them portray? How are the children of the adultery treated?
The abolition and suffrage movements were prominent issues during the time of Hawthorne and influenced him to write The Scarlet Letter as a possible warning or solution to the conflict between radicals and conservatives. Hawthorne describes slavery as, “one of those evils which divine Providence does not leave to be remedied by human contrivances.” Hawthorne believed slavery and the subordination of women was wrong and sympathized with those affected. Literary historians believe his sympathy for radicals fighting against social order developed from his unfair treatment in “The Custom House.” However, Hawthorne also believed abolitionists and feminists were too radical and that it was best to continue being subordinate to
The divisions that were created by Puritan standards of men and women played a great role in shaping the plot of The Scarlet Letter, determining the fate of many of the characters. In this essay, we will focus on the effects this ideology had on the treatment of Hester and Dimmesdale, and the effects it had on Dimmesdale after he confessed to committing adultery. The Puritans’ treatment of women is blatantly evident at the beginning of the book where Hester is awaiting conviction upon the scaffold for her act of adultery. The townspeople present at the trial presented a very negative sentiment towards Hester,
The Scarlet Letter is focalized on the consequences of adultery for a female in Puritan society. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is punished for adultery that resulted in her daughter Pearl. Hawthorne describes the emotional impact of the punishment and how the Puritan society treats Hester afterwards. Hester Prynne is forced to stand on a scaffold in public and wear the letter “A” on her chest as a reminder of her sin. As seen in her punishment, the Puritan justice system is vastly unique from today’s modern justice system.
Confessional poetry consists of the issues such as death, trauvma, depression and Slyvia who is a well known with his great depression finds out women’s dilemma. In her poem “ Daddy” she consistently alludes her hatred of man by using the name daddy. The poem is so encouraging that the daddy sprang into reader’s mind as Hitler, German, vampir, a tank driver, an evil in short a male figure then it is obvious that she uses heavy metaphors, exclamation in her poem in order to make acquire awareness for the future of
They felt very strongly about people getting what they so deserved in return of their sins. In The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne uses his background knowledge and familiarity with the Puritan society to dramatize how harsh and extreme they were. (Scarlet Letter Analysis) Hester Prynne believes she has been widowed when
In the second section, I focus on Medea, who is the victimized woman. In he third section, I highlight the voice of Corinthian women in connection with the second section. I end my paper with a fourth section that discusses an important issue which is the consequences of such a aggressive treatment toward women and conclude with a poem which was written by Emily Emerson and connect them with the main topic. MEDEA IS IN LOVE WITH JASON "BLINDLY" Unconsciously, Medea is driven by passion. The sorceress uses her power to help Jason to fetch the Golden Fleece.
Lessing starts the novel by using flashback expect that the reader might find out the secret beyond the tragic end of Mary. Through flashback, writers mean to convey interruptions carrying references to past events. Lessing uses flashback to give the reader the readers the chance to insight character's mind to avoid unreasonable excess to round characters in the novel. The writer uses flashback to convey Mary deep inner conflict to allow the reader to sympathize Mary even if she behaves brutally. Besides, reflecting the protagonist's conflict through this mood, she uses flashback to hold a clear comparison between Mary and her mother being oppressed by man's domination.
Past and Future In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Roger Chillingworth uses contrasting tones and diction while communicating his view of his past and future with his spouse Hester Prynne. As a secret cuckold in a puritan community, Chillingworth can not go about life with Hester as he did before, nor does he want to. At the same time, he acts understanding of Hester 's adultery and even takes part of the blame, but he insists on having vengeance on her lover. Chillingworth initially admits to his faults for ruining Hesters youth. He says, “... having given my best years to feed the hungry dream of knowledge-- what had I do with youth and beauty like thine own!” (1).
Saadat HassanManto, (1912-1955) is the short story writer of the twentieth century in the language of Urdu. He was a very controversial writer of his times, who faced many court trials because of his so called ‘sex oriented’ expressions. But the fact is that Manto analysed the deep feelings of common men and women and characterized them with most sincere frankness in his writings. In many of his stories, Manto depicted woman as the main character. He brought to the reader how a woman is exploited and used by men for their individual satisfaction.