Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou have many things in common, including the theme of never giving up in difficult times in their lives. Maya Angelou returned from her mother’s house once depressed, she wouldn't talk to anyone. She fought through this tough time through reading, which showed the theme of never giving up. Harriet Tubman a woman many traits but her best was never giving no matter what came her way. In many ways these woman are one in the same.
Furthermore, Taylor had never really loved anyone romantically before Estevan. She only kept her feelings quiet so she would not end up hurting Esperanza. In that instance the human condition effected her again by means of love. Her endless efforts had no effect, she faced what all people do, only in a different way. The novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver and it’s vivid characters experience all the good and terrible ways of the world, while being acted on by the inevitable conditions all people must
In his essay, “On the Scarlet Letter”, D.H. Lawrence critiques the character of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter. He believes that Hester, who commits adultery and is condemned by the Puritan community, is portrayed as a sympathetic character instead of an undeserving sinner. Lawrence’s negative depiction of Hester is demonstrated through his use of biblical allusions, uneven syntax, and a disapproving tone. Lawrence utilizes biblical allusions in order to portray Hester as unworthy. He believes that Hester knowingly committed adultery with the intention of exposing Dimmesdale and upsetting Chillingworth.
The time period in which the Scarlet Letter takes place is centered around the strict moral codes and harsh punishments of the Puritan religion and culture. Puritan women convicted of adultery would be publicly shamed and punished by the community, which is the fate Hester Prynne suffers. As a result of her infidelity, the townspeople inflict public humiliation on Hester by forcing her to wear the scarlet letter “A” on her bosom and by ordering her to stand on the scaffold, a platform Puritans used to excommunicate sinners. The walk to the scaffold serves as a prime example of the isolation inflicted upon Hester within the novel because she underwent an "agony from every footstep of [the people who] thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for them all to spurn and trample upon" (Hawthorne 64). Courageously, Hester decides to embrace her punishment on the scaffold by taking her baby on her arm and, with a contemptuous smile, looking directly at the townspeople, boldly revealing the “A” embroidered by her chest.
After being an orphan, Cosette, was raised by Valjean by the demand of her mother. Valjean both helps and hinders Cosette as she blossoms into an adult. Although Valjean raised Cosette to be a respectful and caring young lady, Valjean does not let Cosette go out and see what the entire world has to offer. By shielding Cosette from society, Valjean equally helps and hinders her in many different ways in her adult life. Valjean does not ever give Cosette any time for herself.
She is not considered important enough to have her own name in the novel, and throughout the novel she is known as Curley’s wife (Mumford, 2013). Furthermore, unlike Lady Macbeth, Curley’s wife has no power over her husband instead she is scared of him. Curley’s wife is not respected by the men on the ranch and is considered to be someone who creates trouble. In contrast to this, Lady Macbeth is respected by men in her kingdom and no one tries to disrespect her. Since Curley’s wife does not get attention from anywhere, she tries to seek it from the only person who will listen to her and that is Lennie.
Unlike most of the main characters in other novels, Offred is weak, she is passive, she does not do anything and goes with the current. Her main contribution to the world is her record of what happened in the Gilead society. Her world is limited within the walls and she does nothing to resist it. She misses Luke (her husband) and her daughter, she fears that if she does anything wrong the Gilead would punish them. Although there is almost no chance for her to ever see either of them again, she still tries to preseve the relationship.
He finally admits to Danforth that he has known Abigail “in the proper place where my beasts are bedded” , ultimately stating his confession about the affair he had with Abigail, committing a major sin in Puritan ideology (Miller 110). Proctor in confessing about his affair, he astonishes the court and making Abigail furious about what he had admitted to. However, Abigail attempts to lie to the court, denying any claims of any such event.Yet , Proctor exclaims “I have made a bell of my honor. I have rung the doom of my good name - you will believe me, Mr.Danforth!” (Miller 111). As he tarnishes his name and reputation, he tries to relate it to Danforth as he himself has a mighty reputation he wouldn't want to lose, as he just did.
She goes on to talk about the beautiful shirts she bought him that he never wore. Her lack of positive examples combined with her overcompensating, caused her to treat him like a possession yet she never questions him in efforts to not cause trouble just as her mother taught her to as a child. She also admits that she talked about herself mostly and later realizes the error in
She kept out of it because of her fame. She was that kind of friend to Daisy and Nick that supported them in dark moments. Jordan Baker was always around Jay but she never told anyone anything, trying not to create issues. You can’t break a heart repeatedly and rebuild that heart expecting everything to be fine. In the end Jay never learned his lesson he died in his stubborn ways.