While this sentence seems less harsh than death, this woman’s comment proves that she too believed that Hester deserved a severe punishment for her despicable sin. Considering the townspeople’s reactions toward Hester’s sin of adultery, it can be concluded that in the Puritan era, religion was of utmost importance, and the Puritans met sins with extremely harsh punishments. Because the majority of the Puritan town viewed Hester as a disgrace, she became “Lonely . . .
The Scarlet Letter and Easy A are the stories of women who defy their societies. Hester, of The Scarlet Letter commits adultery but refuses to reveal Dimmesdale or Chillingworth in order to both men from public humiliation. Hester is forced to bear the burden of her punishment alone, while her partner is held up as saintly. Olive, of Easy A, pretends to sleep with various boys in order to protect them from bullying and to boost their social statuses and inadvertently gives herself a bad reputation in doing so. Because both Hester and Olive defy their society’s views of femininity, they are ostracized by their unforgiving and judgemental societies as sinners; however, both women are actually saints who through their good deeds improve their
*Gasps* Who would do such a thing? Anyways, in the movie we see a glimmer of the same treatment but in a more lighthearted way. Kat Stratford is a hard- headed, independent feminist just like Katherine in the play. However, in the movie Kat is more aggressive towards the sexism yet generally more chill than Katherina in the play. Katherine was just angry at everything, if a chair looked at her wrong.. oh boy watch out but, Kat was more angry at men and the inequality of standards for women.
This author believes that men in the Elizabethan era viewed women as untrustworthy and unfaithful by nature due to the frequent joking of cheating and cuckolding. Considering that the men believe Don Johns initial accusations against Hero, before they even ‘see’ her in the window, they vowed to shame her when it was proven. None of the men try to defend Hero before that night, because it would make perfect sense for a woman to be unfaithful in their
(Huxey 121). Her biggest antagonists were the women of the Reservation, which Linda described as "...so hateful...Mad, mad and cruel." (Huxley 122). While in London and other “civilized” places citizens were conditioned to freely engage in erotic activities with multiple partners, the Reservation still viewed these activities as immoral until after marriage. These women showed their deep hatred of Linda and her lifestyle when they violently attacked her, which was described as “One of the women… holding her wrists.
Mrs.Bigio is a racist women and should not treat a little girl like that Mai Thi doesn 't deserve this! What did she do to wrong Mrs. Bigio? Sometimes people are rude and selfish because they blame you for what someone else did. Before you start blaming people for what happened stop and think was it really there fault.
Gawain blames Lady Bertilak for deceiving him causing him to not adhere to the contract because “the wiles of a woman be wooed into sorrow, for so was Adam by one” (GGK line 2415-2416), implying that many great men in history have been deceived by women. This shows how
I think this personally because she is selfish and is willing the tear apart a family just for her own happiness. I also think she causes most of the trouble. She is a very miserable character, and she isn’t afraid to make everyone else around her suffer also. She sets Mrs. Proctor up, and stabbed herself with a needle to make it look like Elizabeth was casting spells on her to get her in trouble when she is questioned about being a witch. She does this because her and John Proctor committed adultery and Abigail is still in love with John but he doesn’t feel the same way about her.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is seen as an outcast in the Puritan dominated society. She is punished for her sin of adultery, however, she is not the greatest sinner. Roger Chillingworth is a manipulative man who commits even more atrocious crimes. He forces Hester to marry him and does not treat her very well. He is later consumed by revenge and hides his identity in order to punish Dimmesdale.
In this section of the first verse, he communicates that men degrade women by saying harsh and hateful things to the point that these women feel like they are nothing anymore. He wants women to realize that these men are below them in society for degrading them the way they do. Women deserve to be treated much better than how most men treat them. The worse part about men degrading women is that if women hear all of these negative things too many times, they start to believe them and confine themselves to that way of