What’s your identity? Emma Inks Hester Prynne is a woman who committed a crime and her community will not let her forget it. From the beginning of the book, The Scarlet Letter, the people of Massachusetts Bay determine Hester’s identity for her. The bold woman, known as Hester Prynne, is publicly shamed and forced to wear the letter “A” on her clothing; everyone knows her as the adulteress. Hester comes from England to Boston for freedom, she is a puritan, along with the others in the town.
“It’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to do something that you wish you hadn’t done, because if we don’t do those things we never grow.”- Dawn Stanyon. Hester Prynne was one of the main characters in the book The Scarlet Letter and she made a horrible mistake which in the end became the best mistake she ever made. In the beginning of the book Hester Prynne had committed adultery and had a baby because of it which caused people to look down upon her and they made her wear a scarlet A on her clothes to show that she committed adultery.
In the book, The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is portrayed as a young innocent girl that drastically changes over the course of the book. Esperanza is new to mango street and encounters many challenges but also positive experiences that she is able to take away from mango street. In order for Esperanza to transform as a human it was inevitable for her to face the struggles on mango street. As Esperanza matures throughout the novel she experiences three major developments that shape her future through the awakening of maturity, responsibility and her awakening of her interest in poetry. The first awakening Esperanza experiences is maturing from childhood and becoming a young women.
She cannot be defined by just one label, but both. She is a mother to Pearl, who is a child born from adultery. She is a caregiver, seamstress, a lover, and a counselor, but the Puritanical society Hester lives in constantly reminds her that she is just a whore. By subscribing to this label, Hester loses her identity in a way. The effect of being an outsider due to the letter causes her to become a shell of her former self.
Yet another factor contributing to Mayella being pitiful is that she is very lonely. Mayella's lonesome is due too many reasons namely, she has no companions. During the trial, Atticus asks her if she has any friends, and she appears to be confused and feels insulted even by the question. (Lee, ?) She is so lonely, she can't even comprehend the concept of having friends.
The “A’” significance and manifestation all pertain to sin.The Scarlet Letter is a Book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne that shows the true meaning of sin and guilt through another person's life in puritan society.Hester Prynne a lonely women departed from her ugly husband in england,commits infidelity or adultery with local preacher Dimmsdale and has a daughter out of the sin that was committed.To punish Hester she was forced to where a Large “A’” on her breast,to let everyone know what she has done.The Letter “A’” has different meaning to different people throughout the book.The letter “A’” takes on varied meanings in the story and manifests itself in multiple areas in objects and characters in the book. The scarlet letter on hester’s bosom stands for a varied of meanings throughout the story.In the begging of the book the scarlet letter’s significance is that it portrays Hester’s sin she committed with Dimsdale and that she was forced to where it as a punishment.Later in the strory the “A” changes from sin to Hester’s ability to overcome the sin she commited and wears the scarlet letter with pride for example in the book she makes her scarlet letter bigger.Toward the end of the book the scarlet
For this sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the rest of her life. She is a beautiful, young woman who has sinned, but is forgiven. Hawthorne portrays Hester as "divine maternity" and she can do no wrong. Not only Hester, but also the physical scarlet letter, a sign of shame, is shown as a beautiful, gold and colorful piece which
as b dl "The Awakening" is a phrase which symbolically describes what happens to the main character, Edna Pontellier, as she becomes an aware and conscious human being in the course of this book. What is she conscious of? Mostly the fact that her life has been constrained by her role in her family, and that there’s more to Edna than wife and mother extraordinaire. symbolism, metaphor 16- at a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life- that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions. In order to understand Edna’s transformation, one must first understand her starting point.
Humans naturally change, coming of age book “House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros is an example of change. Cisneros starts off this book by describing Esperanza as an immature young lady. Throughout the story Esperanza goes into a lot of risky experiences to discover her true self. Finally, she transforms into a girl that’s confident and aware of what’s going on around her. Through the novel “The House on Mango Street”, Esperanza is a young girl who suffered a lot and doesn’t know what to do, shifts into a young lady that knows her purpose in life.
Moreover, Melinda’s behavioural issues stem from her depression and lack of desire to actively engage in her life. To emphasize, Heather see this abnormal behaviour when she says, "You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (105). Both Heather and Melinda’s mom complain about her depression and they do not try to help her overcome it. In reality, many teens and adults have depression.