Hester, having lived among a Puritan doctrine for so long, cannot help but be influenced by it, and although she did what she did out of love, she does see her act as a sin. She is self-aware, penitent and rather dutiful to the puritan society and she bears her punishment according to the dogma humbly. For the seven solitary years, it is told that “Hester never battled the public, but submitted; uncomplainingly ...she never raised her head to receive their greeting. If they were resolute to accost her, she laid her finger on the scarlet letter, and pass on” (Hawthorne 92). Yet, she never succumbs to the community’s thoughts about her.
Hester has committed a sin that required two people, yet she bears the burden of shame alone. Hester soley takes the blame from her mistake, refusing to give up the name of the man she had an affair with. She accepts the endless amount of shame the village throws at her. As she walks out of the prison cradling her daughter, Pearl, the townspeople watch her in contempt. They whisper and glare as she walks up to the podium where she will face the public shaming or consequences of her sin, “It was, in short, the platform of the pillory; and above it rose the framework of that instrument of discipline, so fashioned as to confine the human head in its tight grasp, and thus hold it in the public graze”
Although Mr. Grierson was very overbearing and caused most of his daughter’s internal issues, he was not present for a great portion of her life. Therefore, he could not have a say so in whether or not she freed herself from the imprisonment he forced her to live in. The central conflict was not driven by a gender issue because the person responsible of the problems leading to the conflict was pointed toward Emily herself. It is clear to see that Emily took her life in her own possession despairingly for the worst. She was able to have complete self-control and freely make any decision she wished to make, but she could not rescue herself from the dreadful consequences that awaited
Even after she was forbidden to even interact with them she still decided to risk her freedom for them to see her doll house. She did not understand why she was not allowed to invite them over after her mother said no. Kezia breaks the rules behind societies back. Being surrounded by people trying to influence your opinion on others could be irritating. According to the story, everyone in the community seemed to know better than to talk to someone that was not on their social level.
Her husband was able to sail away with ease, so she figured her situation should have been no different. She did not care that this was considered immoral and the villagers would have seen that. She further showed this quality upon leaving Valle del Sole when she gave a short final speech to the crowd. When she said this, she was already seen as an outcast yet she still cursed the village for not knowing freedom. She shouted that she was above them and they were wrong for believing in rules and superstitions.
Moreover, a quote from the book It's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. The quote says "We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better” (Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, It's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles). This quote seems to strongly agree with my opinion because throughout the whole play Romeo and Juliet seem to have their thoughts clouded by their emotions and desires causing them to act irrationally.
This made Sage understand that the past should not be the reason to live by. In addition, regret is another emotion that is evident throughout the novel. It is especially apparent with Joseph. He feels that he needs to be punished for all the things he has done in the past. When Sage asks why he is so desperate to die, he replies, “Because I should be dead, Sage.
Margaret Laurence shows in The Stone Angel that being trying to be independent can have its consequences. No person can do everything on their own, they must accept help from others when they need it. Hagar learns the hard way through not only her death, but several other experiences that independence is good to an extent. Hagar isolated herself from everyone she cared about because she was too stubborn to show that she needed assistance with
When Laila’s parents were killed and she was injured, Mariam took her in and sacrificed her time and space in order to take care of Laila (199). Mariam didn’t have kids of her own, yet took care of Laila as if she were her own daughter. She cared enough for the young girl’s well being to take her in and show her kindness. When Rasheed is about to kill Laila, Mariam hits Rasheed with a shovel so hard that it kills him (349). She viewed Laila as her own daughter, and she wasn’t going to let anyone hurt her daughter.
She actually sided with the demon army which was a really bad thing like the other humanity kings did and it broke Johns heart so HARD. How can she take the only road to survival? She actually offered John an opportunity to join her so they could live together but how