Adelina portrays both the despicable and honest powers that exist in a common society, such as being judged by her appearance and true identity. Adelina Amouteru had suffered discrimination her entire life because of being a malfetto, survivor of the blood fever with markings, and this caused fury and fear to develop on the character. Her father and the rest of the society thought malfettos were “demons” that should not exist. This type of racism is a display for the many times the world has shown hatred to different races such as Apartheid or
Hester Prynne is also made to wear the Scarlet letter ‘A’ on her chest which reminds her and the people of the Puritan society about the sin she committed. She is constantly made to feel guilty and suffer just because the law and the people of the puritan community think adulterous behavior is a serious crime. Hester suffers more than she deserves just because of a simple mistake she committed so it makes her a sympathetic
The Scarlet Letter is focalized on the consequences of adultery for a female in Puritan society. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is punished for adultery that resulted in her daughter Pearl. Hawthorne describes the emotional impact of the punishment and how the Puritan society treats Hester afterwards. Hester Prynne is forced to stand on a scaffold in public and wear the letter “A” on her chest as a reminder of her sin. As seen in her punishment, the Puritan justice system is vastly unique from today’s modern justice system.
Janie Crawford is the main character of Their Eyes Were Were Watching God. Their Eyes Were Were Watching God is set in the early 20th century in Southern Florida. Janie being a Half Black woman experiences colorism, racism, and misogyny. These social disadvantages lead to Janie facing adversity and discrimination throughout the book. Similarly, in The Scarlet Letter, the main character Hester Prynne is an adulterer in a Puritan society that outcasts her after she was driven into another mans arms by her neglectful husband.
Baltsaser Gracian, a well-known seventeenth century Spanish philosopher stated, “a single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.” People in the Maycomb county are burdened by the miserable case of Tom Robison. His death heavily weighs on Mayella Violet Ewell’s heart and the rest of her life is destined to be surrounded by an atmosphere that is filled with sorrow, regrets, and guilt because of the world’s largest falsehood that she made. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, she clearly points out the horror of telling lies. Lies are not the best solutions; they’re like the gifts from Satan, which can cause more troublesome problems that will ruin people’s life and soul. The reasons that arose for Mayella choose to tell lies instead
In New Orleans she demonstrates the act of a woman that has never know shame, but Stanley seems to see directly through her. After so long Blanches past seems to catch up with her and destroy her relationship that she has with Mitch. Stanley, destroys what is left of Blanche, as she feared this would happen in the first place! At the end of the play Blanche is led away feeling lost from life with an unconscious mind to an insane asylum. This is indeed the story of what happens to Blanche in the story but there were many flaws in her own personality that were to blame for her tragedies.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, seamstress Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale have a major love affair, resulting in Hester being outcast from society and Dimmesdale putting himself in a prison of shame and guilt. Adultery is extremely frowned upon in the Puritan community, which has very strict rules and is very oppressive. This love affair developed the consequence of their daughter Pearl, who was born into the shame due to the fact of her being a child born out of wedlock. The unconscious mind, portrayed by Sigmund Freud, is depicted vividly in the character of Hester Prynne whilst helping and tempting her with her decisions. The unconscious mind, as characterized by Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist, consists of three parts: the id, ego, and superego.
From the beginning of The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne and her letter “A” emerged at the scaffold in public for adultery, which is a sin could not be forgive by their religion.” This is a description of the letter “A” that only belongs to Hester Prynne. Why said this is “only belongs to her”? If readers have a deep reading to The Scarlet Letter, they could easily find out the sin that is up to everyone’s inner aspect and it has a different symbolic meaning, which is mentioned at above text: “A” changes Adultery to Able and Angel. But, how does the letter “A” direct the other characters to
Doing this Hester is publically humiliated in her hometown. “The Scarlet letter burned on Hester Prynne’s bosom. Here was another ruin, the responsibility of which came partly home to her.” (Hawthorne, p.116) Later is it learned that Hester’s lover was in fact Dimmsdale the town’s minister, whom himself sins by keeping this secret and continuing to preach and teach the ways of the bible. (The Scarlet Letter Analysis) Hawthorne exploits sin by utilizing the characters mistakes and putting emphasis on the fact that during this time period sin was against everything the Puritans stood for. Hawthorne occasionally reminds the reader sin isn’t easily forgotten.
One’s actions can sometimes lead to the distortion of his/her perception as well as destroying their self-image. This concept is presented in the book Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles, in which the Oedipus, the protagonist, goes through numerous of emotional phases as his actions, predetermined by the oracles, cause him to be in complete devastation. Oedipus therefore seeks for misery as he blames his actions for his destined deeds. Moreover, in Oedipus Rex written by Sophocle critical diction highlights how one’s guilt can lead to his/her demise as well as the people’s around them. In the book Oedipus Rex, the author enhances how one’s guilt an lead to his/her demise as well as the people’s around them through critical diction to indicate