If Connie put others ' feelings in front of hers, she would have stood up and helped Abuela no matter how much she would have been teased because Abuela is family. When Abuela first came, "I try to walk far behind them in public so that no one will think we’re together" (Ortiz-Cofer para 4). This shows that Connie doesn 't care about Abuela 's feelings to an extent that she doesn 't even want to be seen with her. This can prove that Connie made her choice to not help Abuela when she lost her way in the church since she was too embarrassed to be seen with Abuela. Connie would have spent time with Abuela if she cared about her feelings.
Her hatred towards Christianity allows to keep herself in check but in “Flesh and Blood” when she goes to see Sister Leopolda on her deathbed her trauma is manifested when she tries to prove her strength at whatever cost. “I would get that spoon,” shows how desperate Marie was to reclaim that power that Sister Leopolda had taken away from her when she was a child (Erdrich). But the most disheartening part of this story is that even on her deathbed Marie was still not able to reclaim her power. This scene serves as a metaphor to represent how native Americans are never able to get their strength back from the white
Anne Bradstreet’s difficulty with accepting her faith revolves around her devotion to her husband. She had a different approach to expressing her faith than many other Puritans. Bradstreet followed her religion in hopes that her actions would lead to her husband being brought to salvation. She expresses these actions when writing, “That when we live no more, we may live ever.”(Bradstreet 12). This line suggests that she desires for their love to live an impossible length.
Clem stood up to Arch defending Mark’s death. Lonnie promised Clem that he would not tell Arch where Clem was hiding. Lonnie was supposed to tell Arch that Clem was by the swamp, but he was really hiding in the woods. Lonnie knew if Arch found Clem he was going to kill him, and he knew that Clem did not deserve to die. Arch’s mob came to his house with lots of weapons ready to kill Clem.
Putnam claims that “There is a murdering witch among us, bound to keep herself in the dark. Let your enemies make of it what they will, you cannot blink it more” (16). Putnam is yet another powerful male figure in Salem Betty has taken a grip over in the town. He, in this quote, truly believes that the devil is among the town of Salem based on Betty’s current condition. Reverend Hale, encouraging Tituba to give more names of witches, tells her to look at Betty’s “god- given innocence; her soul is so tender; we must protect her; Tituba; the Devil is out and preying on her like a beast upon the flesh of a pure lamb.
She threatens the other girls with violence if they refuse to go along with her plans, and she does not hesitate to accuse them of witchcraft if their loyalty proves untrue: “Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you!”(Miller 19). In one of the court scenes, she claims, “Oh, Heavenly Father, take away this shadow!” (Miller 97), to prove that Mary Warren is threatening her with something evil. The hypocritical reference to God in order to trick the individuals in Salem reinforces Abigail’s cunning and devious character and the readers are given a sense of Abigail’s intelligence as she manages to perfectly manipulate the situation to her
A black woman named Lula states to Calpurnia as she is bringing Jem and Scout to church, “ You ain't got no business bringing’ white children- they have their church and we got ours. Its our church ain't it miss Cal?” This illustrates that even some of the black citizens held racial discriminate views. This is a good example of counter culture because the colored citizens of Maycomb essentially create their own society to combat the racism so that way the rest
Eventually though the church feels that Hester has changed for the better and feels that she could possibly have her punishment lifted, but Hester says that she isn’t worthy of mercy and is to continue with her punishment so that she could be cleansed of her sins. Literally almost every single event that occurs in this story is controlled by the church, and the church is the head of society of the time. They were going to hang Pearl’s father if they ever found him because back then the church made the law, and it is one of the 10 commandments to never commit adultery. Nowadays it is not illegal by any means to commit adultery in the United States. In some other third world nations it is still illegal and may still be punishable by death, but here in our nation it is only frowned upon.
And Wanda’s smart, so she calls a lawyer. He argues that by having to wear it under her clothes, it is prohibiting her religion. The Christians can still wear the cross, so why can she not celebrate her religion in the same way that they do? Because the principal of Wanda’s school is afraid of the danger it could potentially cause and he counters back, that as principal it his his job to protect the students of the school and maintain order. He also feels the pentagram is disruptive.
Lastly, in my case I would like to point out the most heinous accusation Mrs. Hutchinson has made yet. She claims that God speaks directly to her and that she does not need a minister to preach to her or to read the bible. Mrs. Hutchinson has clearly violated our Puritan doctrine. By saying this, she is ultimately claiming that our state does not need organized churches or authority. She has spoken out directly against our values and our establishment.
It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is God 's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it” (Act 4, 132). In fact, Hale doesn’t suggest Elizabeth to use religion to get Proctor to confess, but rather just a simple word of telling him to survive. In conclusion, Reverend Hale finds that going against the court is obligation that is needed to be done because no one has done that and the society needs rebellion
PURITANS COMING ON THE MAYFLOWER- The Puritans left England for New England by escaping in the Mayflower ship in hopes to find religious freedom through pilgrimage. Half of them were protestants that wanted to form their own church. Their separation of the Church of England in order to fulfill their desire to purify it from Catholic beliefs. The main idea this connects to is that the pilgrims were in search of religious freedom but people saw it as deviant because cultural norms were not about leaving because you didn’t like something, especially since they lived under a monarchy. ROSA PARKS- Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL when she remained in her seat at the front of the bus instead of moving to a seat
Yes, she has a right to voice her opinion because of the First Amendment in our Constitution, but that makes it okay for the people that oppose her views to exercise their rights too. Also, building off of that, not everyone follows the same faith and religion she does, so she cannot try force her opinions on others because of her religion. Although I admire her for standing up for what she believes in and standing her ground, I don’t agree with how she’s doing it and I don’t think she’s the right person to set a good role model and be a hero. In a way she is like Mildred from Fahrenheit 451, she is stubborn and cannot deal with new ideas like how Mildred couldn’t handle Montag reading books because she was stuck in the old way of thinking. Mildred could not accept what Montag was doing and kept thinking books were bad like how Kim Davis can not accept that gay marriage is
I interviewed my mom, Catherine Farrar, for the religion interview assignment. My mom was raised Catholic, but stopped attending church in college and never looked back. She is a feminist, and the Catholic Church is simply not conducive to feminist beliefs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s piece, “The Introduction to The Women’s Bible” seemed to mirror my mom’s stance on the issue; the Bible was written by men, for men, with the goal of achieving power over others. Clearly, the Bible does not favor women, and this is true for many religious texts.
In the memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the main character Jeannette goes through a collision of culture by the way her parents disagree about their religious beliefs. The difference between the two parents are shown when Jeannette says “Church was particularly excruciating when Dad came along. Dad had been raised a Baptist, but he didn’t like religion and didn’t believe in God. He believed in science and reason, he said, not superstition and voodoo. But Mom had refused to have children unless Dad agreed to raise them as Catholics and to attend church himself on holy days of obligation”.