The Glass Castle And The Raisin In The Sun

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Imagine being judged for the choices you make. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and The Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry the characters in these three novels search for independence under unfortunate circumstances. This results in difficult decision making situations that they are later judged for. However, Hester confronts her sin, the Younger family moves into a white neighborhood house and the Wall’s kids move away from their abusive parents. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is seen as a disgrace for the town. The “A” on Hester’s chest forces her to feel like she has no independence, since she is not seen like a typical person; she does not feel like she…show more content…
The parents of Lori, Jeannette, Brian and Maureen are irresponsible. The kids have grown up without independence because they have been stuck in a life they did not choose. Sometimes it is hard for their parents to provide food and shelter for them. Their parents always say they are moving again, and the kids cannot do anything about it, but accept it. However, what their parents did teach them, was how to be smart people. Education has always been an important aspect for their parents and the kids turned out very intelligent. As the kids grew up, they realized they disliked the way their parents raised them. They started to argue with their parents and would tell them how they felt. Unfortunately the parents did not listen and instead ignore them. From there It only got worse, the fights got more physically abusive. When Lori, Jeannette and Brian were finally old enough they moved to New York to go to college. The kids found their independence by making their own lives. They were and they felt free from their parents. Although they liked their freedom they still felt it was morally right to keep in touch with…show more content…
Before the Younger family received the check, the family was going through a financial hardship. Their views toward independence were dreadful. They saw no future; They were at the verge of tearing apart. However, when the family receives the check, it seems to have doomed them more. Everyone in the family has their own dream, they wish to accomplish that dream with the check. Unfortunately the check will not be enough for everyone. As a result of disagreement, Mama decides to buy a house in a white neighborhood with the money. The owner of the neighborhood tries to convince the family that they are better off living somewhere else, because of their unwanted race. Even though they know they will not be accepted there, they still want to move to the white neighborhood for the better of the family. Once the family packs their things and are ready to go, they feel free. The family does not allow society’s views of skin color, to affect their decisions because they now know they have the right to be free. Overall, all three novels portray the theme of independence. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester gets rid of her punishment. In The Glass Castle, The Walls kids move away from their parents. Lastly, in The Raisin in the Sun, the family moves into a white neighborhood despite neighbors thoughts. We learn that it is not comfortable and not fair to

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