She thought there needed a change and she was done giving in to racial segregation. "I felt just resigned to give what I could to protect against the way I was being treated." (UXL Biographies). Rosa Parks wanted to fix the way she was being treated along with anybody else that was treated that way. She is a strong independent women trying to let everyone know the
She realized that everyone will eventually find out about the sin, so she became courageous and took responsibility for her action. After she had completed her punishment in prison, she moved to a cottage. Hester was guilty for what she had done, but she started to help the poor, even though they rejected her. The guilt deprived her from all the “joys [of life] [because] she rejected it as sin” (Hawthorne 130) Hester ceased enjoying anything that a normal person would think as amusing because it was wrong for her since she became the outcast of the town. Hester changed her attire to a plain, darkshade, with no designs, which corresponded to her emotions.
This makes Dorian paranoid and he fears that the painting will be discovered and his appearance will be forever tarnished to the world. Dorian eventually sees that “his beauty to him had been but a mask, his youth but a mockery,” (Wilde, 223) and the full weight of his sins begin to become apparent. Dorian however caught up in his vanity, refuses to confess any of his sins. Even after committing the most heinous of acts in murder, Dorian resorts to opium addiction to cure his sole. He wishes to erase the act from his memory rather
For instance, she had to pledge, judge, and urge for the separation to not take place because it would affect them both equally. As evidence, “He looked now more careworn and emaciated than as we described him at the scene of Hester 's public ignominy” that indicates how Hester was put forth once again by the public for the same sin that was committed. However, the second it was far more important because she was fighting for her daughter, Pearl’s hostility. Hester is shown at a low and vulnerable position in her life once again which could quickly be mistaken for weakness, that not exactly being the case because she is known to overcome her huge opticals. To many the way, Hawthorne characterizes Hester Prynne it may be complicated, but considering that her character has gone through a lot it is made clear that the character is not being dramatic but
What is the point of living in town, when the people shun her anyways. The view of living in isolation and facing public humiliation is painful for Hester to deal with. The following quote represents how this mentally affects Hester and an individual, in general, and how it can be as equally as severe as a physical punishment. “...a penalty which in our days would infer of mocking infamy and ridicule might then be invested with
She realizes this implicitly by saying that people “would never have been aware of possible evil lurking nearby if Miss Strangeworth had not sent them a letter” (Jackson 226). She knows that she has to stave off evil and it was her “duty to keep her own town alert to it” (Jackson 226). This shows how she justifies her evil action, by claiming that she is protecting the townspeople from any evil that comes their way. Miss Strangeworth believes that if she does not write her letters to her fellow townspeople then the town will succumb to evil. Miss Strangeworth’s vision for her town is to be evil-less and the only way to accomplish this is if she writes letters to them even though the letters are hurtful and contain
At the start of Inherit the Wind, Rachel is very desperate to try and get Bert to just throw himself at the mercy of the court and admit that what he did was wrong. She visits him when he is still in jail and pleads with him to apologize about teaching evolution and promise never to do it again. For example, Rachel says, “Bert it’s still not too late. Why can’t you admit you’re wrong?” (8) This statement expresses just how deep Rachel’s desperation really is. Furthermore, Rachel is extremely dependent in the first half of the play.
Throughout the novel, Hester is fraught by the Puritan society and her suffering is an effect of how evil society is. Hester continues to believe that the crime she committed was not wrong and she should not be punished for it. Her desire to protect and love Dimmesdale, turn her into a stronger person and become a heroine in the book. Although society still views her as a “naughty baggage” (Hawthorne 73) and is punished for her wrongdoing, Hester never thought to take revenge on them, yet she gives everything she has to the unfortunate and leaves herself with very little. She continues to stay positive no matter what society has for her.
When Torvald called her a criminal and other harsh words she realized that she had no true love from Torvald and wanted to be free from him. Henrik Ibsen shows that Nora is basically trapped in this house with Torvald with no freedom if she does not leave him. In conclusion, freedom can be shown in many ways. Both authors do a great job of showing the struggles to achieve freedom in life. Freedom is something that everyone deserves to have.
This behavior of her desires also shows how she is living in an illusion trying to recreate her relationship with her husband. However, this is not possible since the illusion she is trying to create is in the past and cannot be remade. Where she tries to repeat the illusion, which eventually leads her to a destructive path. Consequently, Blanche’s overwhelming desire causes the loss of her relationship with Mitch and the only escape she had out of this illusionary world. Where she is unable to escape her illusions and now truly believes in it.Mitch rejects Blanche because of how Stanley told him about her past.