Confused and hurt, Montag thought, “suddenly she was so strange he couldn’t believe he knew her at all”(Bradbury 39). Montag also changes a lot after that fateful night. He encounters a woman, who has books in her possession, that is willing to die for knowledge. She couldn’t bear to live a second without her books. What she did scar Montag forever,”the woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them [firemen] all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing”(Bradbury 37).
Then by the townspeople throwing stones at her and talking bad about her. Second, The townspeople say that they are “christian” but they sin as well. Every time Hester go out in public, the townspeople women criticizes her. One of them said, “Ladies, I’ll give you a piece
Wiesel used foreshadowing in the story of Mrs. Schachter by having her yelling about a fire. Of course, no one knew of what she was talking about, so they quieted her. She continues to yell later as well and so the young men gagged her. When they arrived at Auschwitz Mrs. Schachter was screaming about the flames and the fire. When the train stopped, everyone jumped out avoiding the strike of a stick, they thenk smelled the stench of burning flesh from the fire.
“A collection of men walked from a platform and surrounded the heal “Heil Hitler” they chanted “Die Judens”(Zusak 113). Liesel has realized she must respect the man who was the reason for her and her entire families suffering. She has realized she officially has lost her home, that she is completely isolated from the community. “It was quite a sight seeing an eleven year old girl try not to cry on church steps, saluting fuhrer”(Zusak 115). After losing all of these emotionally wrecking things Liesel learns and understands she needs to keep going forward.
“Her husband is torn from her…hang her up bare in these dens of robbery and murder” (Document A). Women were degraded in saloons; saloon-keepers would hang pictures of naked women and strip them of everything they had. There was a group of women called the Women’s Christian Temperance Union; these women chose self-restraint from all alcohol for their life time. The Union would march to saloons and ask owners to close their establishments. People wondered why the church had to change for social betterment.
(Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird is another character that is not who everyone thinks she is). Scout and Jem do not like Mrs. Dubose she yells and screams at them when they walk by her house: “Jem and I hated her. If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be ranked by her wrathful gaze” (132). Mrs. Dubose always had an angry tone and harsh remarks to say to the kids came into her view. A couple months after Jem’s punishment of reading to Mrs. Dubose ended, Atticus tells Jem that Mrs. Dubose has died.
The fellow sisters raced to hide little miss amber, but before they knew it the mob broke down their door and threw their torches, taking the little girl and leaving everyone else to burn. Pandora jumped in angst and resentment as she saw the flicker of the flame burn torches come closer into view. She tried to escape from the hollow, but she was cornered by greyhounds. As the saints and the priest cuffed her up and bound her up onto a log, they carried her to the cathedral where a whole crowd stood to cheer, the witches’ death is finally
Hester and her daughter, Pearl, were constantly ridiculed by the inhabitants of the town, and many citizens believed that Hester deserved a harsher penalty for her actions. One woman mocked Hester while gossiping with her peers when she declared, “‘This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die’” (36). Agreeing with this claim, many of the villagers continued to mock and scrutinize not only Hester’s actions, but Hester herself. Another woman suggested that “‘a brand of hot iron [should have been put] on Hester Prynne’s forehead’” (36). 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.
Reality behind Public Humiliation In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the character Hester Prynne is publically shamed for committing adultery. Hester is forced to stand upon a podium and is taunted and shunned by her fellow townspeople. Along with the exposure, she has to visibly wear the letter “A” attached to her chest for the rest of her life. In today’s society, public humiliation is still used occasionally as a possible form of punishment for the convicted. However, public embarrassment should not be used as a punishment for crime.
The Scarlet Letter follows the story of Hester Prynne, a woman forced by the Puritan community she resides in to wear a badge of humiliation (a shiny red A sewn to her bosom) for committing adultery. Quickly introduced to Hester’s daughter, Pearl, readers are left wondering who her father is. After several years pass, the leaders of the community, referring to Pearl as a child of the devil, attempt to take her away from her mother, deciding that Hester is incapable of raising her. However, they fail and Hester remains to care for her daughter. After years of self-punishment, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale admits to the Puritan community that Pearl is indeed his daughter, relieving his soul from the awful secrecy.