In the memoir “I Escaped a Violent Gang” and the play “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.” the theme they used was courage. In “I Escaped a Violent Gang”, Ana had enough courage to join a gang but not only that but to stand up against it. In “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” Sarah and Junior walk in a march for equal rights. They both show courage in different ways in “I Escaped a Violent Gang” the characters actions are different. Sarah and Junior both march for equal rights, but Ana wasn’t marching for rights she was standing up for herself by trying to get out and standing up to her gang.
All Sarah’s life she was taught that slaves are not equal to whites, but she still fought for them. She stood up to anyone that was against her even her family. Sarah went out way of her and sacrificed things to save others. Throughout the novel courage helps the characters get through difficult situations. It also shows them their capacity of achievement.
Even though the case seems hard to win, Sam declares that he will fight the legal system with an unlikely alliance Rita Harrison. Rite is known as a high-powered, self-absorbed attorney who originally takes his case pro bona because her colleagues thought she was cold hearted, and would not take the challenge. Even though Sam Dawson, and Rita Harrison seemed completely opposite, they were actually quite similar. Sam 's compulsive nature is mirrored in Rita 's more socially acceptable obsessive-compulsive nature (Thompson, 2018). Together they try to convince the system that Sam deserves to get his daughter back and, in the process, they create a bond that results in a unique testimony to the power of unconditional love.
“A Woman Doing Life” is a unique book that describes and understands the experiences of incarcerated women. The author, Erin George, herself got arrested with charge of murder of her husband and was sentenced to prison for 603 years. She portrayed the true picture of how women, especially those with no criminal backgrounds, seek their identity in this ‘no exit’ place and find ways to adapt harsh painful circumstances in female correctional setting. It is a common misconception that officers of such institutions are always taking advantage of incarcerated women for the satisfaction of their own sexual desires. But, the real picture is not as bad as it is perceived.
Breaking Social Norms In To Kill A Mockingbird In To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, Lee depicts the main character Scout Finch as the primary feminist who defies social norms despite several influences in Maycomb County. Scout displays her feminist qualities throughout several occurrences in the novel. She continues to stay true to herself and fights for how she desires to act, while occasionally experimenting with her femininity. Ultimately, Scout overcomes the social norms placed upon women when she punches Francis in the face, picks a fight with Cecil Jacobs and chooses to spend most of her time playing with Jem and Dill. First and foremost, Scout escapes the restrictions imposed upon women by continuing to play with Jem and Dill instead of indulging herself in learning how to cook or drinking tea with other women.
Katniss displays her loyalty when she speaks about Rue and does not give up when the people do not agree with her, when she first starts the speech. She also appears very strong minded and not easily swayed by others because she does not let others convince her to believe something with which she does not agree. This is depicted when she does not allow herself to agree with President Snow and having her own opinion about the situation. Katniss can be described as inspirational because she inspires the people of Rue’s district to change their opinions of the importance of mourning her death. 2.
In act two we learn that elizabeth has been acussed and they come to take her to prison. “When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft- It will frighten them” (Page 501) she says trying to hold herself together knowing that her children will worry. During this scene you can tell that she is very frightened, she knows that nothing good will come out of going with Hale. “(With great fear) I will fear nothing” you can imagine her struggling to stay strong but somehow she is able to keep herself together. The Author, Miller, did a good job of showing that Elizabeth is a very liked character, while Abigail is
Her campaign was further strengthen by her exclamation that women had suffered for their families, but never for themselves, and thus, women also have the rights to express themselves by exercising political rights. The numerous strikes, and public disruptions has caused many imprisonments of the WSPU members, including Pankhurst and her daughter, but nothing stopped them from fighting for their political rights. The women were “awake at last,” and ready to fight for their human
This play is a perfect example of a woman, following what she believes in and accomplishing her goal. In society, women are faced with many challenges that men just don't have to deal with. To this day, women are treated as inferior to men in every setting; work, school, public and even in households. Although I do think that Sophocles did separate Antigone's character, making her more independent and unconventional than the “traditional woman,” I think that there is more to the story. Sophocles still included Haiman, making him seem more heroic due to the fact that he defends her and kills himself over her body.
Another example was when she said "I didn 't think of my parents or of my brothers and sisters. I had thoughts only for myself and knew that I must rush, rush, rush!" This proves how afraid she was at that time that she wasn 't thinking straight and when all the problems started happening it drove her to think only of herself and her own safety because she knew she was in such danger. This is a second reason as to why "Fear" has been crowned The Most Suspenseful Story winner. To continue, she used the element of setting and mood beautifully in this story.