I chose the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It’s a fiction novel about a young girl and her black “stand in mother” who travel to South Carolina together and stay with some sisters who are bee keepers. Sue Monk Kidd was born on August 12, 1948. She grew up in Sylvester, Georgia. She went to the Texas Christian University in 1970.
The negative ambition she has to accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft also ties into her getting power. Both Elizabeth and John know about Abigail framing Elizabeth, “Question Abigail Williams about the Gospel, not myself” (70). , but her false persona of an innocent young girl is what ultimately allows her to get away with her
Those works are the Claudine series, which was about her life as a young school girl, her move throughout France, her love life, and her friendships, and the other work is called Two Memories of Sido, from the collection of her stories called Earthly Paradise, which was about her mother’s illness and how it affected their family. Colette’s personal experiences affected her writing causing her to write the Claudine series. The series itself was originally translated from Colette’s diary, filled with many of her life experiences. For example in Claudine at School Colette is writing about her life as a young girl in school. For example, Claudine, the main character, was written to represent Colette.
Her family cook Martha Washington, created a type of sign language to communicate with Helen. By the time Helen was seven they had already made 60 different ways to communicate with each other. In 1886 Alexander Graham Bell was working with deaf children and agreed to meet with Helen and her family. Bell wanted her to go to Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts. At the institute Helen met with Anne Sullivan, a former graduate who soon became her teacher.
The Deep Roots of Sexism: Preconceived Sin and Weakness In the Christian bible, when the first woman commits the first sin she creates an enduring image of her gender; she is drawn away from god and purity, to evil and sin. The book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller both deal with not only sin in Puritan times, but the ignominy stemming from women’s wrongdoings. The Scarlet Letter follows Hester Prynne, a woman who, after committing adultery is forced to wear a scarlet A to punish her for her sins. The Crucible is about the Witch Trials in Salem, which are brought on by the beautiful, manipulative and jealous Abigail.
Douglass has shown how religious slaveholders are the worst especially when entertainment comes into play. The first being from one of his slaveholders Master Thomas, he whipped a young woman while reading a quote from the scripture to explain his reason for whipping her. The next example was with his other Master Mr.Covey, he would go to church and preach the word but come back beating slaves and going against the almighty God. The last example that is shown is again shown with Mr.Covey, he was guilty of compelling his woman slave to commit the sin of adultery. All of the examples illustrate that religious slaveholders are worst than non-religious slaveholders.
Edward represents God as he contradicts the sins of the town and acts as a creator that works to better the residents’ lives. The town is full of residents who in some way are all greatly flawed. These flaws range from the housewives’ sexualization of men to Esmeralda’s obsession with religion and the devil to Kim’s unhappy and somewhat abusive relationship with her boyfriend. While these specific flaws may seem insignificant, Burton chose them specifically, as they actually stem from three of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Jealously In “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, Hurston sees jealously as a flaw in the African American community and on a personal level as inhibitor that clouds a person’s actions, thoughts, and judgement. Throughout the story, Hurston touches on jealously in how it makes people act and how it’s an ugly characteristic to have. In the beginning of the story when Janie is reminiscing about her childhood, she talks about a young girl named Mayrella who used to bully her. “Dere wuz uh knotty head gal name Mayrella dat useter git mad every time she look at me.
Hester Prynne’s Curse What if the people of today are punished for all the wrong, for the small actions that they do? In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne does an outstanding job of expressing the truth of his characters’. In the story, adults are constrained by societal expectations. Hester Prynne, the main character of The Scarlet Letter, is accused of adultery and has to wear the scarlet “A” on her chest.
The Gilead society has used its power and corrupted the original story by taking the phrase literally, sending the Handmaids to a certain death in the colonies if they cannot bear children after a specified time. During the Prayvaganza, the Commander in charge of the service claims that the young girls’ arranged marriages benefit women by saying, “We’ve given them more than we’ve taken away...think of the trouble they had before..some of them were desperate, they starved themselves thin or pumped their breasts full of silicone, had their noses cut off. Think of the human misery”(Atwood 219). By saying