Danforth's power blinds him to the truth, and prevents him from seeing the effect that his actions have on the lives of innocent people Arthur Miller argues that being fearful or damaging one's reputation is what caused people to act irrationally and against their morals, coming off as selfish and arrogant, and leading to the Salem Witch Hysteria. Through the characterization of Hale, Parris and Danforth, it is evident how excessive pride makes people unwilling to admit to their mistakes, with the fear of a reputation damage. Miller's descriptions of the frailty of arrogance, can be used as an example of how arrogance turns people against each
When Smith saw the kid being beat up he did not say anything because he was afraid of how society would react, or label him, so society made Smith fearful of it’s reaction causing him to not say anything. So society not only limited him but his power to say something, limiting his words. Another example of society limiting people and the power of words is in Oprah’s Cecil B. deMille acceptance speech. She emphasised: “women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men” (Winfrey). Society also creates gender roles in life, gender roles are a big part of society today.
Mary believed that she could not; on her own ask for forgiveness of sins from the priest because she lacked adult vocabulary. She had committed a cardinal sin by having an affair with Graham she stole her happiness and killed her conscience by not coming to church for forgiveness of adultery. Mary as the rising action reaches its end goes through major changes in her life. She challenged Bernie’s advice which was that it was good decision for her to commit adultery, in response to Nick`s deeds. Mary’s decision to be against her friend’s advice forms part of physical conflict.
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.
In fact it can be considered as one of the darkest times in history. In the novel , The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a story about a puritan woman who commited adultery and was not killed only because she was conceived. She was judged by nearly everyone in her town, even years later when her daughter grew up. If anyone were to be nice or even treat her in a good way they would be viewed as an enemy so nobody even dared. The townspeople all wanted to be apart of a group and that group consisted of shunning anyone who disobeyed the Ten Commandments.
It has become unsafe for any women to walk down the busiest streets of Egypt. Frustration and violence are the result of sexual desire being kept underground by a controlling society that shows little regard for women’s rights. Until this rout is addressed, women will continue to see their freedoms and rights shattered. Egyptian women need a double revolution, one against the corrupted government of Egypt, and another against the wrong misinterpretation of culture and religion that ruins women’s lives. The poor representation pf women leads to the absence of women’s issues from the priorities of the local council, and increases the poor services provided to them.
Margot is now no longer able to see the thing that brings life to her soul. After the dark clouds roll in William realizes his jealousy got to him, as a result he made an awful decision. Don’t let jealousy get the best of you or you will not only leave someone else in sorrow, but leave yourself regretting. At the beginning of the story Margot is bullied by William and her classmates. She is disliked because of many different aspects, and no one ever believes a word that she says.”Think the sun is a flower, that blooms for just one hour” (Bradbury), chanted Margot; She was soon faced with disbelief, William cried out that she was not the author of that poem whilst she in return argued with him.
Towards the end of chapter five in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne, in addition to her personal guilt as a result of her sin, is subjugated to humiliation due to the townspeople’s actions. Isolation caused by the behavior of people around her prompts Hester to reseed into herself, which leads Hester to a realization that not only disgusts her, but provides evidence of hypocrisy within the practice of beliefs that the Puritan town is structured. In this section, Hawthorn describes Hester’s submission to pain inflicted by humiliation cast upon her by townspeople: Hester resists the urge to fight back, instead pushing down her reaction and accepting the punishments doled out by her community. For example Hester “[schools] herself long and well”
It always results in the loss of civil liberties, sexual freedom, and privacy. It increases the risk of destruction of the society and its people. It usually comes to be after a traumatic event and/or shifts in control, which ends in totalitarian governments or bureaucracies, as mentioned before. The conflicts almost always evolve because the hero has been a victim of the dystopia and wants to rebel and help others. The protagonist realize by themselves, or with help, how wrong it is and do not want to live in that repressive society any
The tragic story of Justine Sacco, who was fired from her job and ridiculed by the public after posting a racist joke online, demonstrates the disparity between crime and resulting punishment. Similar to Puritan punishments, public ignominy as a consequence for failings of the character is too severe a punishment. These events demonstrate that, as a modern society, America has still not evolved from appointing vigilante-like retribution upon those who seem worthy of such
With the events taking place now it is predictable that the future will get worse, not better. Humans are beings that are capable to destroy themselves without having anything else interfere. People are born innocent, but as there grow up into the terrors of society, they become filled with evil. When a person lives in an atmosphere where there are racials slurs, stereotypes, and bullying which they are enveloped by day to day, it has a negative effect on them. With society getting worse by every minute, another Holocaust like event is likely to occur.