In The Color Purple, Celie extreme oppression by the patriarchal males in her life forces her to not have respect for herself or other women. Alice Walker, depicts Celie as a young girl who is oblivious that what is happening to her is amiss. She is constantly told she is ugly and not good enough. These statements allow her to be raped, bullied, and prevented from having
It is human nature to be afraid of the things we do not understand, and The Crucible reinforces this fear throughout the play. By creating hysteria and chaos, people's perception of reality blurs. The girls in the play manipulate people through fear, they lie about something that people are constantly afraid of. Although their
For example, Malala Yousafzai was wanted as a criminal for trying to give girls an education. Hatred for others results in hate groups, like the Klu Klux Klan. Prejudice creates a barrier between people, which results in missed opportunities to make new
Through Amir’s description of the situation, Sohrab looked “…” which assumes that Sohrab is raped regularly. All of this shows that women do not have any personal worth, and it is another form of discrimination seen in the novel that contribute to the oppression of the people. It is another ugly element of war and
Hester faced a terrible struggle as she attempted to find a place in a society which rejected her. The cruelty she faced is exemplified when one woman says, “‘This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die’”(47). The Puritan society she lived in believed that Hester’s sin reflected poorly on the society as a whole and that she had to be punished severely. The societal view of morality was that Hester had committed a terrible wrong which could be neither forgiven nor forgotten. The society enforced these morals by punishing her with the scarlet letter and making her an outcast.
Armand and Desiree’s relationship symbolizes how people perceive victims of gender discrimination. Desiree fears Armand so greatly that the slightest bit of his discomfort makes her physically shake. “When [Armand] [frowns] [Desiree] [trembles]” (Chopin 2). Desiree is afraid of Armand because she knows he has the power to ruin her. Armand has the ability to devastate Desiree and her child, which gives her the impression of vulnerability.
Reflect on this video and create a teachable moment for a child who has parents with racist beliefs. My reflection on Mothers of Hate is full of complex emotions. The first emotion I felt was sick to my stomach because these women are mothers that are indoctrinating their children to hate people that are different then themselves. Also, how willing the mother was to discard her child if hypnotically, the child married someone different from their race. Another emotion I feel is sad because these women are caught in a racial bias and intolerant community where these ideas are shaped not by them, but the fathers and the husbands of the community.
Imposing an immense amount of pain and guilt in Hester’s life in similar ways due to the fact that they are a constant reminder of the mistakes Hester has made. Similarly Pearl and Chillingworth both indirectly impact the amount of guilt Hester feels. For example Pearl makes life harder for Hester by giving attitude to the rest of the puritan children in the society. Also by constantly making Hester question whether or not Pearl was consumed by the devil because of the way she dismisses the beliefs of her community. Showing that even though Pearl wasn’t attacking Hester directly or questioning
In picture 10 the girls give off an irritated tone. I think this because they are staring each other dead in the eyes like they want to kill each other. They also have a mean look on their faces. Everyone is staring at them like they did something wrong or said something bad, They also have a shocked face on them. They don’t have smiles on their faces so they must not be happy with each other, and it was the time that white people and black people didn’t like each other so it fits into the time period that they were in within the