The first segment of the novel that can be explicated through a classism lens is Jane’s experiences at Gateshead and Lowood. Towards the beginning, when young Jane is reminded by Bessie that she must obey Mrs. Reed, Jane ponders: “I had nothing to say to these words: they were not new to me: my very first recollections of existence included hints of the same kind…. ‘And you ought not to think yourself on an equality with the Misses Reed and Master Reed, because Missis kindly allows you to be brought up with them. They will have a great deal of money, and you will have none: but is your place to be humble,
Outward conformity along with inward questioning, that is what the main character, presented in Margaret Artwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, has to undertake in order to survive in a theocratic society. Stepping out of line in any way risks your life, so in a place where freedom of speech and basic human right’s no longer apply, Offered must comply with whatever rules they have in place and pretend to agree with the system, but in the inside, she cannot help but think about her past life, her husband, her daughter, before everything began. Flashbacks are integrated in the novel to not only compare the old society with the new one, but to also demonstrate this fake conformity Offred has to display to others and her internal struggle with giving up on escaping the Republic or just accepting her fate and playing by
When it comes to her attention that Griet Is assisting Vermeer and keeps it a secret from her daughter that her husband is working closely with maid Griet, gave her instant power over Vermeer and Griet. If Maria Thins told her daughter of what was going on, it would sacrifice Griet’s job and her reputation. It would not so much sacrifice Vermeer as maids always take blame and people of such high social status reluctantly take accountability. When Catharina is led to the studio to find the painting of Griet possessing her pearl earrings. She was infuriated by this and when Maria Thins and Griet arrived on the scene, Maria asked Griet "Well,
The use of previous videos can be detrimental to new cops because it can teach them how to deal with many different situations correctly that way they don’t put their career in jeopardy or the lives of their partners in danger. Everyone knows that there is always three sides to a story: what one individual says happens, what the other individual says happened, and what happened. With the execution of body-worn cameras, it would eliminate, the reduction seen in complaints filed and sustained against officers and videos can reduce the need for lengthy
This notion shows to the readers that no one should be locked into one role and can display traits traditionally for specific genders. Which can be seen in Nimona, as she for the most part, displays that of a non-traditional female role as she is the only one in the graphic novel willing to be calm and cool headed while nonchalantly murdering people. Such a switch in non-traditional roles is when Nimona goes to rescue Blackheart and not the other way around, however by attempting this, got captured herself. “We expected her to attempt a rescue attempt-especially with us broadcasting the news of your impending execution” (Stevenson 190). Having Nimona being extremely capable and independent yet still end up captured at some point during the story allows readers to see how Nimona encompasses various aspects of both gender roles.
The citizens in Brave New World are under total control since everything is censored from what they read, to what they see, and how they react. (Ch.2 Pgs. 28-36) Unlike the people in Brave New World, today's people are told we have the rights to basic things such as our bill of right’s which highlights key things that America needs in order for it to have it’s freedom and help us not get to the point we’ve seen in Brave New World. The American people unlike the people in Brave New World aren’t taught in their sleep through the process of hynopædia,(Pg. 33-36) leaving their people not able to think for themselves or think for themselves.
Just like Offred there are several other women who are forced to call Gilead home that must be passive in order to stay alive. So, generally speaking, the people of Gilead are so passive about the way that they are treated because this is the only way for them to continue to survive. Offreds passivity is something that is touched on several times throughout the novel, but she does not just learn this skill on her own, but is taught by a woman named Aunt Lydia. “Aunt Lydia said it was best not to speak unless they asked you a direct question. Try to think of it from their point of view she said, her hands clasped and wrung together, her nervous pleading smile.
She raised all of her children as a single mother, chose her own lovers and controlled her own life. These things she would have prevented to do in her homeland (2003: 241). The lack of community did affect Primo’s mother despite her success as she still desired the sense of community that she would have had if she were in Puerto
I must call attention to the fact that the maids’ never blamed Penelope for their deaths. Even in the afterworld, when they had freedom of expression, they fled from Penelope, as if ashamed of themselves, like they had let her down and were afraid to face her. However, the maids are constantly hunting down Odysseus, resentfully lamenting their fate. Whenever the maids are nearing him, Odysseus feels nervous and queasy, as stated on page 189, Penelope declares “They make him nervous… They make him want to be anywhere and anyone else.” Why would Odysseus ever feel nervous if he was innocent? He clearly had something to hide.
Breaking the law would be acceptable if lives are in danger or to prevent an even more serious law being made. When breaking a law, individually, we could get in trouble with the police since laws were made to protect others and ourselves. But in some necessary occasions we would need to
It is easy to lose courage when the end result is known, and not in your favor. However, having courage when one knows of the end result establishes pride in him or herself. In How to Kill a Mockingbird, Mrs. Dubose is an elderly neighbor that criticizes Jem, Scout, and their family. However, when Jem destroys her flowers in a fit of rage, he and Scout spend a lot of their time at Mrs. Dubose house as a punishment. Eventually, Mrs. Dubose has a drug free, yet painful, death.