Parents are mostly concerned about letting their children reading this book, while the majority of teachers approve it. Despite the extreme violence and mature content in the novel, In Cold Blood should be included in high school curriculums
Sal Hughes English III H Salvation Through Suffering In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, the Puritan community exiles Hester Prynne for her adulterous actions, which, although they are sinful, ultimately lead to the betterment of Hester’s spirit and character through her time as an outcast. When Hester is sent to live in isolation away from the rest of the community, she is able to reflect upon her sinful actions, the consequences of which the scarlet letter on her breast constantly reminds her. Pearl is also a constant reminder to Hester of her evildoings, because Pearl is the direct result of Hester’s sinful relationship.
What if I told you that you couldn’t read your favorite book just because it was considered “inappropriate”? I believe that The Chocolate War should not be banned anywhere and all middle schoolers should be free to read it. I think so because middle schoolers are old enough to read it, it was written to be read by others so it shouldn’t be kept from people, and kids can learn valuable life lessons from it.
Women were typically unable to be a symbol of strength because they were largely oppressed. Yamin Wang furthers this by saying, “By the novel’s end, Hester has become a proto-feminist mother figure to the women of the community. Meng (2003) describes that the shame attached to her scarlet letter is long gone. Women recognize that her punishment stemmed in part from the town father’s sexism, and they come to Hester seeking shelter from the sexist forces under which they themselves suffer” (Wang 897). Wang is saying that other women in the society look up to Hester and realize that she was punished by the sexist males of the society.
This book provides a more realistic society for students while teaching students real life lessons and shows the importance of having dreams and maintaining friendship. Firstly, the descriptions of the main characters in the book reveal a more realistic society full of real people, with real problems, for students. As stated by the author, “It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it.
Pearl instinctively reaches for the scarlet letter and ends up making one on her own. The scarlet letter was the first thing Pearl seemed aware of in her life and brings it up in many scenes throughout the story. Pearl consistently reminds Hester of what she has done, an
Feeding them more ignorance is does not protect their innocence, for children go to school to learn. This poem is a perfect example of how education allows students to be taught about the past and learn from what happened in history to better live in the future. With education comes wisdom and if the students were taught the real stories, they would not have been “messing up [other kids’] hair and breaking their glasses.” Though each poems strides to protect, both are filled with comforting lies that will sooner or later be confronted by the
Atticus needs to help Scout and Jem understand that some people are good and some people are evil. Prior to this, Scout and Jem had the perspective of adolescent innocence which they assumed all people were good since they had never experienced evil before. Atticus believes and teaches his children that people are commonly both good and evil, but the good usually comes through. This lesson is a very meaningful lesson to learn and is conveyed through the novel for the readers to take in. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is very popular among American high school required reading lists because the coexistence of good and evil is a lesson that everyone should learn.
Roosevelt holds for UNICEF is her joyfullness and all her dedication to always keep trying. UNICEF needs someone to always work hard and never give up which is another trait that Eleanor holds. A quote that came from the autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt states, “Yet despite all the dissapoints, bitterness, and the misery she had experienced, Eleanor Roosevelt refused to give up.” This quote explains Eleanor has such an uplifting spirit and how Eleanor doesn’t stop fighting for what she wants or deserves. She always looks on the brighter side of everything.
Throughout the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, there are many important things portrayed that coincide with the fact that the book is a wonderful literary piece and should be read by many students. A Separate Peace is an absolutely amazing novel and should be a required book read by every high school student because of the following: it relates to High School students, it demonstrates how hatred can turn into something very evil, and it teaches people how to forgive someone despite previous problems. A Separate Peace by John Knowles relates very closely to students in high school because of the characters in the book being in high school and going through many of the same things that high school students do. “Like all old, good schools,
In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne used devilish characters and dark symbolism to criticize the strict Puritan society and it’s rules. The story begins in colonial Massachusetts where the Puritans herd around to observe the main protagonist’s humiliation, The protagonist, Hester Prynne, was accused of committing adultery, and for her punishment she must wear a scarlet colored letter A on her chest. She also must serve a prison sentence and stand on a scaffold to be humiliated in front of the harsh, judgemental Puritan community. Throughout the book, Hester and her illegitimate daughter, Pearl, are outcasted from the community but they learn to live with their circumstances. It is clear that characters are restricted by the Puritan guidelines,
“The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good.” - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” and The Scarlet Letter both contain ordinary characters that demonstrate the inborn moral ambiguity in everyone. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is branded a criminal for her sins.
The author of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne introduces Hester as a compelling protagonist. Hester is the woman who wears a scarlet letter A on her breast and holds her illicit child in her arms on the scaffold, which is a severe punishment and great humiliation to a woman who is charged with adultery in the Puritan colonies,. However, Hester still has her own dignity and people cannot see any flusters on her face. After the punishment, Hester chooses a optimistic way to make up her mistake. Hester is a sinner, but she is also a positive woman who has powerful inner strength.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is an extreme outcast in her society following her public ignominy and being sinfully branded as the adulterer. Succeeding Hester’s removal of the “A” from her chest, she initially believes that “the burden of shame and anguish departed from her spirit” (182). Hester feels as though the removal of the “A” has removed the stigma pertaining to the “A”, as well as the constraints and disregard society has cast upon her. But whether or not Hester contains a physical marker of her ignominy, she will be abandoned within society. After seven years of being accustomed to Hester’s sin, townspeople still believe Hester was “dead, in respect to any claim of sympathy” (203).