13, pg 107) She had gained respect for having raised her child as a well behaved young girl, and having provided for the both of them with an honest living as a seamstress, all the while being cut off from the rest of society. Hester was allowed to assimilate back into the community. John proctor was only given one chance to save himself and his wife, and that chance forced him to fall out of God’s good graces by lying. John Proctor fancied death over the guilt of being a sinner, and was content with knowing that his refusal to confess to witchcraft would preserve the good that he believed was still in him. Elizabeth Proctor - “He have his goodness now.
Why did Lavinia begin to take laudanum when she knew what it had done to Mrs. Pyke? One possible reason is that she wanted to relieve her depression. She could no longer handle the relationship she had with Marshall. Lavinia also may have felt bad for the way that she treated her daughter, Elly. When Lavinia saw the strong connection Elly and Fanny had formed, she may have felt like Elly no longer needed her mother because someone else could raise her.
Isabel is gullible. The first example shown is at the start of the story where slave sisters Isabel and Ruth are at the funeral of their former master, Miss Mary Finch. Miss Finch was good to the girls, she treated them well, was kind and caring, and most important of all taught them how to read and write, which slave were not allowed to learn how to do. Her will stated that when she died the girls would be free without an owner. In this scene they are asking the Pastor where they would be able to find a place to sleep.
Even though the book tells a sad story, the use of logos makes the book a staple in raising awareness of human trafficking. Using experience, statistics, and reality, the novel instills both urgency and fear in its readers. The main character, Lakshmi, relates to a specific group of girls on an age level, yet her life does not relate to the Western lifestyle. The girls reading this book do not garden cucumbers on a hillside or tie aprons tight around their waist to evade the pain of hunger. McCormick writes to young western girls because they are the next generation women that both care and can make a difference.
In We Were Liars, Lockhart uses the idea of the protagonist to cope with the loss of Granny Tipper and the Liars. Though Please Ignore Vera Dietz deals with a similar subject, King chooses to incorporate many different points of view to help show us how Vera is coping with the loss of her mother and Charlie. Though they share a theme this aspect does affect how the books are different. It helps the reader realize that the main character’s cope with loss in a different way. Cadence doesn’t remember the death of the Liars and we get to see her journey as she starts to realize the truth.
Castillo 2 Lastly, as a result of Hurston’s amazing skill and writing, she impacted society during her lifetime, she was criticized by the black community for taking funds from whites to support her writing, “she wrote about things “too black” to appeal to many whites”, in contrast, now “Hurston’s novels and poetry are studied in literature classes in women’s studies and black studies courses”. Overall, before I investigated this author I hated it since I don’t like to read and the short story wasn’t short for me, on the contrary, now I feel that Zora Neale Hurston was a very admirable person, she was strong with everything that happened to her, and she continued to work hard no matter who criticized her or her color of skin, she was also an amazing writings as she writes about things that happened to everyone in life, she also loved to write folklore music about her cultures and I love the fact that I got Zora Neale Hurston as my author in this research, the way that you can relate to her is the reason why you should read her novels and
In the reading, “Our Bella, Ourselves” written by Sarah Blackwood talks about “a strong heroine” and how different female characters in novels are portrayed. However, it’s clear that Stephine Meyers isn’t concerned with challenging or changing how we see gender in society or what it’s like to have certain genders. Unlike Sarah Blackwood, she questions the number of issues that feminists will have trouble addressing after reading the series. The main point of this piece is to be able to feel empathy for the main character (in this case Bella) so that you can relate to the core of the reading. Sarah Blackwood also wants the readers/ her students to be able to appreciate a piece that is written by a woman, for a women, about a young woman, because they might have something important to teach us about women’s lives.
She also uses capitalization to show importance. After meeting her mother she is dumbstruck by her realness and from then on in the book the word “mother” is capitalized (Arsenburg 118). In that same scene Angelou uses foreshadowing when she is struck silent by the thought of having a real family, foreshadowing her muteness after the betrayal (Vermillion 67). Foreshadowing is very rarely used in autobiographies, but Angelou manages to make it a beautiful thing. Angelou is praised for many of her literary choices and her “most valued technique...may be the precision she describes objects or places, a precision so sharp that readers carry that description with them, even when the book is closed” (Lupton 69).
The poem, additionally, defining a mother’s perpetual love for her child: “Yet being my own, at length affection would / Thy blemishes amend” (ll. 11-12). This poem, nevertheless, does not play on women’s inferiority as “The Prologue” does, instead, it: “conveys the anxiety of Puritan women who feared (not only an abnormal childbirth, but also) the public castigation of her motivation and influences” (Day-Lindsey, 68). Choosing no culprit to lay blame on for the flaws in her poetry, instead, Day-Lindsey claims “The Author to Her Book”: “is filled with a degree of shame, guilt, and fear of repercussions” (68). There is a real dissimilarity in tone from “The Prologue”, in this instance; Bradstreet does not turn to sarcasm, irony or defiance.
Toni Morrison divides her audience’s beliefs with her 1987 novel, Beloved, as it introduces a grievous, yet honest story of a mother and her child overcoming their arduous past. Some consider Beloved a novel not meant to be read in a school’s modern day curriculum, while another few believe in the opposite. Despite this, the narrative picks apart and fleshes out the complex characters through their own eyes, instituting a way for the readers to see and feel every individual. Moreover, Beloved portrays in a way that is more unique than most as Morrison not only conveys a brutal reality of slavery, but also its deadly grasp it possesses on those who experienced it personally Laced with emotion heavy tongue and immersing tone, Beloved depicts a heartbreaking tale, one which begins with an anticipated downfall and concludes with a new period of healing. Set after the American Civil War, Beloved is set during the period of Reconstruction, a time where slavery still proves to be a growing concern in the South.
Her mother brushing off the death of Emmitt Till took the best of her curiosities and she questioned why her mother was acting so afraid although it was obvious that. This was the rise of her knowledge of discrimination amongst blacks and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement for Anne. Through all of life’s hardships, she always found a purpose and kept her head held
One of the ways she demonstrated these qualities was when she was calm during her confrontation with Mrs.Crocker after Little Man refused to take his book. During the meeting with Mrs.Crocker, Mrs.Crocker was very infuriated and insisted on Little Man being punished. Mama listened and responded calmly during the meeting and fixed the problem by gluing paper over the offensive word on the cover of the book. She also didn 't make matters worse by getting mad at her kids. Mama didn 't do this because she understood why they were mad and why they did what they did.
Gail Wallace completed a research experiment with several African-American women about their experiences of oppression. A theme that occurred throughout the women’s interviews was how they did not associate themselves with the victim role (286). The commonality between those women, can reflect Esi and Opokuya in their given circumstances because with the effort being put into trying to balance their lives, they do not complain about how tough the circumstances are. Modernity is challenging for Esi and Opokuya because their “husbands are impervious to their feminist thinking” and have no sympathy towards their daily challenges (Curry 180). Ginette Curry includes an interview with Ama Ata Aidoo regarding Changes, about the desire to have a life,
Staples spends time helping readers understand why poverty has affected mostly women in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Staples explains why poverty affects women in various ways. I agree with the information that she has provided to the reader and how women find it useless how to learn how. “It’s very difficult to motivate women to learn unless you provide a concrete reason.” (584) In Staples article, she gives an example of how it was hard to motivate the women in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She explains how the women aren’t willing to waste their time finding someone to care for their child and animals while they are being taught how to read.