Hester Prynne 's sin was a violation against that of Puritan laws, she was a public sinner but her sin was widely identified and found offensive by the Puritan community that set rigid and oppressive rules that Hester seamessely violated. The ridicule from the Puritan society towards Hester is illustrated at the beginning of the novel where Hawthorne asserts, “In all her intercourse with society, however, there was nothing that made her feel as if she belonged to it. Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere...” (Hawthorne 63). Similarly, Rachel Dolezal although her wrong-doings are recognized amongst a wide range of people, her false identification as a black women has immensely hurt black Americans specifically due to the fact that her actions were in direct effect of black lives and her idea of racial fluidity, which essentially is when one believes they can change their identification of what race they believe they are, deeply insulted black people rather than the contrary (Oluo 2). This all suggests the existing parallel between Hester Prynne and Rachel Dolezal in regards to how their sin infringed a particular group of
Anyone that practiced another religion whether Protestant or Catholic were removed from the colony by the judicial system as well. For evidence of corruption in the puritan judicial system, one can look towards the case of Anne Hutchinson. Although, prayer groups were common in Puritan communities Anne Hutchinson was persecuted for holding one with slightly different beliefs than the church of Boston. Her main “crime” was teaching that faith alone and not a moral or religious life is the means of salvation. A large portion of the evidence used against her was accusations of several lewd acts simply for having both men and women in her prayer group.
Defoe states in inhumane to deny such a majority of the population education. ?I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women. "(Academy for Women, Defoe p. 578) By using "barbarous" and "we deny the advantages of learning to women" Defoe was able to lure the reader in emotionally. Second, Defoe uses Pathos to demonstrate how education is a beautiful thing when received. "And it is the sordidest piece of folly and ingratitude in the world to withhold from the sex the due luster which the advantages of education gives the natural beauty of their minds."
The misrepresentations and stereotypes given by the non-Muslims are totally contrary to the real teaching of Islam as it highly promotes gender equality. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is proven to be very adamant in empowering and elevating the status of women after they were discriminated and exploited by men years before the revelation of the Holy Quran. As female infanticide, prostitution and other exploitation of women were common in the seventh century before hijrah, during Prophet Muhammad’s lifetime, he argued that the birth of a girl is a blessing, and they are not property or subjected to anyone as they are equally human as the men. Prophet Muhammad then outlined several rights for the women such as the right in inheritance, the right in
I have… known her. Danforth: You… are a lecher?” Later on Proctor replied, “No, Francis, it is true, it is true. She will deny it, but you will believe me, sir; a man will not cast away his good name, sir, you surely know that” (68). Although committing adultery in our society today is extremely looked down upon, committing adultery was a greater offense in the Puritan community that had major repercussions. Proctor made the choice to throw away his reputation to save his wife’s life.
Ali, his dedicated servant, was recognized as Hassan’s biological father. Sanaubar had the inability to become pregnant through Ali, which led the betrayal of Baba towards his loyal servant to impregnate her himself. Baba’s belief towards sin was that there is a single one, thievery. Belief that a single sin would lead to many, such as dishonesty. Dishonesty was claimed to be the most hated from Baba, as it was the act of stealing the truth from an individual.
The main conflict in the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, is the role of women compared to men. Ismene says to Antigone, women “were not born to contend with men,” explaining how compliant she is to man's law (Ant 75). Antigone is the only woman in the city of Thebes that goes against men laws and fights for what is right. In addition, Creon, the ruler of Thebes, hates women and has no respect for them stating, “Now I am no man, but she is a man, if power lies with her impunity” (Ant. 497).
Adultery, being a sin forbidden expressly in the seventh holy commandment, was a crime that was regarded with great shame from the community, as well as the disapproval from God. It was a transgression that not only betrayed the faith of a spouse, but one that demonstrated the priority of an individual (the sinner) over another. Proctor, in his weakness, betrayed his faithfulness to his wife Elizabeth and indulged in an affair with Abigail. Proctor notified Abigail that he will not falter again, telling her “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I‘ll ever reach for you again.
Daisy represents a modernistic woman who is very different from other women. The women of those times had to behave in a good manner and were very strict about their values but Daisy was a complete opposite. She thought that if men can have multiple relationships so why can’t women and this is the reason why she had an illicit relationship with Gatsby even after she was married to Tom. Her approach towards the values were completely flawed. Gatsby very well knew that Daisy is already married and still had gone for chasing his American dream.
There is a conflict the law of the state which Creon follows and the law of the god that Antigone follows. Antigone considers the divine law as the supreme and above all thus disobeys the decision of Creon .she does this even though she knows that this defiance will cost her of her life but anyways goes and does it as she fears god more than Creon. ForAntigone, the religious duty of hers, her right to bury her brother came prior to her civil duties. For her the law of the god ruled above all. In the 5th century B.C., the women of the society were not allowed to come out of their homes.
Persons belonging to this group of ideologies find the ‘unforgivable and horrendous crime’ extremely provoking and infuriating, thus categorising the women as disrespectful and sacrilegious. While a majority believe that such an act is inexcusable and outrageous Lucy Stone an American activist born in 1818 points out that ‘a person’s name is fundamental to his/her existence’ which is supported by her famous quote ‘A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and it should not be