The third example of vindictiveness is when Thomas Putnam accuses Jacobs. Jacobs had a lot of land and Thomas saw the opportunity to get it for free. That as a very vindictive move from Thomas Putnam. The final example is at the beginning of the play Abigail threatens all of the girls. “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” (1268).
Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter tells the story of the life of Hester Prynne an adulteress forced to wear a Scarlet “A” on her bosom by the sinister Puritan society to mark her shame. As her husband seeks revenge for the unidentified lover, Arthur Dimmesdale stays wracked with guilt. The Scarlet Letters symbolism and use of allusions, metaphors, setting, irony, diction, and varied tone helps to unwrap the characters throughout the novel. Hawthornes motives for writing the The Scarlet Letter was to show how women can be equally as strong and independent as men as men can also be morally weak. Hawthorne uses his abilities to weave tone, mood, and style all into one story questioning his purpose of this tragic tale of shame and redemption.
Hypatia’s death showed much of what the Roman Empire had portrayed during the rise of Christianity as Hypatia was a representation of what Christians believed to be a satanic witch that tried to persuade others to question faith and sway over to science. To the Romans, Hypatia was a heretic and a cancer that needed to be eradicated so on the day of her death, so Christian fanatics took her as an angry mob to a nearby Christian church where she was stripped of her clothes, tortured, and eventually killed. Although some stories of her death are exaggerated at most, it is true that she was killed in a very gruesome manner which showed the evils of the Roman Empire during her time. Hypatia’s works however made it apparent that the questions of mathematics could be solved and simplified to benefit humanity. For this reason, the legacy of Hypatia is and will forever be a great contribution to the advancements mathematics as shown throughout her works.
Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere have been sleeping together this makes both him and the queen unloyal to King Arthur. Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere’s sin could have had them both killed for adultery. Sir Launcelot made it his very priority to protect the queen.
Alfred Noyes apprises his audience about a personable maiden held captive by King George’s men and the significant other in her life in his highly acclaimed narrative poem titled “The Highwayman”. To prevent her lover from returning back to where she was being used as enticement, the young woman shoots herself in the attempt to admonish her love, the Highwayman. The speaker of “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, claims that the love and the admirable aspects of his beloved had encouraged many coveting angels to take her life. The speaker’s everlasting love breaks the boundary between heaven and earth, however, avowing continuous affection. Both authors imply the general topic of love, however they each make their own variations to compose juxtaposing
Medieval society had the idea to illustrate women under two Biblical figures Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. This caused clashes in many aspects to question what loyalty must be. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the lady who is married is portrayed to be a lion towards Gawain, wanting sex from him and making him believe the stereotype of married women unable to control her sexual desires.. Also, young women who were married were depicted wild. In Miller’s Tale, Allison is portrayed as the unfaithful young wife of John, who could not control her desires of wanting Nicholas under her sheets.
Violence against Indigenous women has been perpetuated throughout history, beginning with settler colonization. White settlers used a process of violent eviction to claim the land as their own. This eviction was rationalized by the assumption that the land was either deserted or that the inhabitants needed to be saved and civilized (Razak 129). Sherene Razak’s concept “spatial segregation” refers to the geographical separation of the Indigenous people and settlers. The Indigenous people were confined to reserves which facilitated the colonizers ideology of segregating the colonizer and the colonized (Razak 129).
Toni Morison, a prolific American writer has written on the pathetic condition of the suppressed and downtrodden with zest and zeal to highlight the western ideological apparatuses through which the African and other colonized countries are represented. The Bluest Eye is Morrison’s first novel published in 1970. In this novel, she questions the western standard of beauty,revealed through the postmodern perspective that it’s socially constructed and how this strategic subversion has created a ‘myth of white is right’. Morrison wants to persuade the African-Americans from recognizing themselves through the western camera obscura. Instead, she wants to subvert that tendency and boosts them to value and celebrate the blackness.
However, due to the popularity of courtly love, fighting for a lady is to stand in for Virgin Mary. The removal of his armour and shield symbolises that his beliefs are to be challenged and break down. During his stay, he faces the three seductions scene by Lady Bertilak when Sir Bertilak goes out for hunting. These seduction scenes allows the christian ideals — chastity, fortitude, humility, temperance and satire on manners — to be at tension with the chivalric ideals. The first two seduction scenes creates tension between chastity and pledge-fulfilling towards the Lady’s advances.
Also, a reason why storytellers chose to put Lavinia in a wedding dress at her execution was becuase wedding dresses in the western culture are seen as a representation of innocence and purity. Lavinia’s choice to wear a white wedding dress to her execution represents the willingness to cover her impurities with something that is normally seen as pure. Some versions of the legend mention Lavinia’s refusal to speak to the priest and her famous last words: “If any of you have a message to give the devil, give it to me quick I 'm about to meet him!” Also, insinuate her affiliation with the
Denise K. Lajmodiere “American Indian Females and Stereotypes: Warriors, Leaders, Healers, Feminists; Not Drudges, Princesses, Prostitutes.” National Association for Multicultural Education (2013): 104-109. Web. 7 Sept. 2015. This article, written by native female author Denise K. Lajmodiere highlights the racial stereotypes that surround Native American women and how they are historically inaccurate.
Colonization lead to the separation of the sexes and the belief that man is superior to woman. Native American women were portrayed in popular media such as Westerns as inhuman, which sent a negative message about Native American women and all women. This excerpt describes the way that women were described, “rarely speaking or showing any emotion, these women were often depicted as nearer to animals than human beings, and their dehumanization was compounded by their depiction as beasts of burden or slaves to their owners- their husbands” (Anderson and Young 165). The colonization of Native Americans has had a lasting effect on the women and men, however the women seem to be underrepresented. “As a result of colonial policies, Indigenous women are overrepresented in recent statistical data on issues such as domestic violence, imprisonment, suicide and general poor health” (Anderson and Young 173).
After the birth of Linda’s second child, Dr. Flint’s obsession with Linda is limitless: “You are mine; and you shall be mine for life. There lives no human being that can take you out of slavery. I would have done it; but you rejected my kind offer (Jacobs,
Even though John Smith, Pocahontas, and Anne Hutchinson all died before turning 54 years old, they made many accomplishments. John Smith was a young warrior, a original Jamestown settler, and made a map of Virginia (Kelly, Melissa "Biography of John Smith"). Pocahontas was a Native American princess who saved John Smith's life and brought peace between Native Americans and colonists in Virginia (Kelly Melissa "Biography of Pocahontas). Anne Hutchison hosted meetings for women, criticized a church in Massachusetts, and got her and herself kicked out of Massachusetts (Kelly Martin). John Smith, Pocahontas, and Anne Hutchinson are key people of colonial time, because of their important contributions to their community.