Hester, even after her punishment and the town forgiving her, she still kept the scarlet letter “A” on her chest. The letter became apart of her, and it is a reminder for herself that she is strong. In the Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne endures heinous punishment due to the strict beliefs of the town, her husband, and the puritan religion. Firstly, Hester has to face the consequences from the townspeople. Hawthorne writes, “Here, she said to herself, had been the scene of her guilt, and here should be the scene of her earthly punishment; and so, perchance, the torture of
Helen Keller could overcome her obstacles, since her family supported and encouraged her. One day, they took Helen to the Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, and this meeting was the most important case that affected her attitude toward defeating obstacles. However, Frank’s family never supported him, especially his father. His father abandoned his children and wife, and he did not take care of his family. His father never paid attention to his son’s interests in studying.
Jenna must reform her identity from the small bits she knows about herself. And she may just piece together the puzzle that is her life, but not without the aid, either negative or positive, of the people around her. Jenna’s mother and father contribute the most to her imperfect identity because she is influenced by them to become who she is at the end of the book. Identity matters to a person because it is what makes one person different from another. Claire, Jenna’s mother, is certainly the largest contributor to Jenna’s identity, because her manipulation results in Jenna’s broken identity.
Differences between people have been around since the begin of mankind, they have started great disasters such as every war ever started, deaths, and sometimes disappears. In the nonfiction passage Confetti Girl, by Diana Lopez, and the nonfiction text from Tortilla Sun, by Jennifer Cervantes, both the narrator's point of views differ from those of their parents, therefore creating conflict between each other. In Confetti Girl, the narrator is the little girl that feels her father is ignoring her because he cares too much about literature. In Tortilla Sun the other little girl feels her mother cares only about getting her degree and is not concerned about the needs of the girl. In Diana’s story the tension is created when the girl is not treated the way she was used to, and when her father is not listening to her conversation, in Jennifer’s story tension rises when things don't go the right way, and when bad news is given.
In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne shows strength and the ability to overcome great trial and turmoil in her life, yet the guilt and shame sometimes overwhelms her. She is forced to wear the scarlet letter “A” at all times as a reminder of her crime. Hester’s view of her scarlet letter varies throughout the book from a shameful curse to a familiar companion. Despite all of this, Hester still chooses to stay. She later speculates on human nature and social organization, pondering whether existence is worth accepting at all.
During the time when racism was an ongoing crisis, African Americans had no choice to put their pride aside, ignore their differences and show fear in order to survive. Surviving in those times consisted of being treated like nothing, crucial things being done to you or a member of your family while your instinct tells you to fight back to stand up for yourself but your pride and the thought of living kicks in, bringing you back to reality. In Nurturing Anger by Jacqueline Ellis, she examines anger and considers its complications for black young girls who were adopted by white women. In this passage she states “Repressing anger is a means of survival”. During the time when racism was a huge issue, there were many things you were opted out of doing due to the color of your skin and whether you wanted to survive in a white-dominated community.
In the book, Malala realizes, “We realize the importance of the voices only when we are silenced.” (Malala 57) Malala says that only one can realize what power truly is when it is taken from them. She gained her true wisdom when life was at its worst for her. She was living through insane Taliban rule in Pakistan. She grew up because she had to, if she didn’t learn through her tough experiences, the Taliban would have done worse things than just shoot her. She had to guide herself through the rough times; she learned her limits.
The women from each books went through many obstacles before they could find their own voice. Despite the hardships, they were able to find their own happiness or solutions to their problems in different ways. In the book, “The Round House”, by Louise Erdrich, Geraldine was the protagonist’s mother and a defenseless victim of rape. It took
Throughout the short story, each character understands his/her own suffering and plan to attain a better life. The mother of the Narrator and Sonny comes from an older generation that represents the suffering that has always been in the world. She knew about the “darkness outside” and challenged herself as a mother to survive throughout all the hardships that came her way. We learn that the mother took on the pain
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl opens with an introduction in which the writer, Harriet Jacobs, expresses her purposes behind composing her life account. Like all other slaves, her life story was story was horrific and shocking enough that she would have rather kept it private, however she felt that making it open may help the abolitionist development and will probably make others aware that what all of them went through. An introduction by abolitionist Lydia Maria Child puts forth a comparative defense for the book and she thus keeps the story of Jacobs’ in front of the world. In the book, Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, the author as by the pen name of Linda Brent tells her story of twenty years spent in slavery with her master Dr. Flint, and her
Casie and Lia have always gone through harsh times, but when they get in one fight their friendship ends leaving the two girls alone. This is a novel every teen should read with depressed main charecters, a theme, the importance of being awear of teens with mental illnesss and depression and a twist turning
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
The survivors have no compassion in general and for other people. Shin was born and raised in the camp, so his thoughts were created based on what the government guards taught him. After living in the camp for all his life, he finally was free, but his way of thinking or how he acted could not be changed. Shin was still haunted by the nightmares of his mother and brother’s execution as he was “evolving from being an animal”, as well as having other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. “...he mentioned a ‘dead space’ inside him, which he said made it difficult for him to feel much of anything.
Glaspell uses the moods of the characters to show the readers Mrs. Wright’s descent into isolation. Mr. and Mrs. Wright lived a strange and lonely marriage, no communication between the two. Having no one to talk to, leads a person to isolate themselves. Mrs. Hale mood points out “Not having children makes less work – but it makes a quiet house and Wright out to work all day, and no company when he did come in” (122). This quote shows the readers that Mrs. Wright felt very lonely when her husband was away at work.
Endurance is cruel, necessary due to preconceived notions of another person’s self worth, and lack of compassion. In Khaled Hosseini’s book “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, Hosseini highlights a greater understanding of what it takes for women in oppressive countries to endure their entire life hardship and isolation. In the case of Mariam and Laila, at very young ages, struggle to find their path in society, only to have their fate foretold for them with many deaths and family members lost along this not-so-glamorous journey. By the time their paths’ cross they experience true hardship, and life-changing migrations. It is this endurance that eventually creates a strong bond of friendship between Mariam and Laila.