First, people in the 1600’s did not know what caused the plague, and this allowed for even greater devastation. As well, wealthy people in villages fled to escape plague-ridden places. Lastly, childbirth was a women-oriented affair that was very dangerous to both the mother and child, and it gave men power over women. In men’s eyes, it showed that women were weak and being punished by God. There were many religious excuses for the mistreating of women in medieval times, and none were more prevalent than childbirth.
Elizabeth Proctor is another main character in the play and she is very important. She is a moral, Christian
As we know, when Janie had to marry Logan she gets her dreams of a beautiful and happy marriage crushed. All the dreams she had for a happily ever after was washed away with marrying him “She knew now that marriage did not make love. / Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.”
One of her pieces that has been gaining popularity lately is the short story, “The Possibility of Evil.” It’s about an old woman named Miss Strangeworth, who lives in the Strangeworth house, built directly by her grandfather. Her grandmother planted several roses in the front yard, and now Miss Strangeworth treasures those roses. But, she becomes paranoid thinking that evil is lurking everywhere in her small town, As a result, she writes letters to the people in the town to abate evil, but this only causes them to hate each other. She never signs her name, so no one knows who’s writing the letters.
Abigail worked for Elizabeth Proctor as a maid in the house. Later fired amidst an affair with John, Elizabeth's husband. The accusations didn't end there; as the orphan desired to end the conflict with Elizabeth. Abigail proceeded to spread rumors saying that Elizabeth was bewitched. Salem, being a very religious village, had very harsh consequences for those accused of witchcraft.
“Song of the Hummingbird” by Graciela Limon is a book about Huitzitzilin an old Mexica woman who in the book tells both her life stories and sins to a young Catholic priest named father Benito. Throughout the book Huitzitzilin describes to father Benito how the Spaniards took the homes of her people and how they killed two of her kings. It showed how the the Indians were forced to fight back only because the Spaniards took advantage of their hospitality they were offered. Eventually the sad truth was that the Spaniards made the Indians weaker than ever from those diseases they brought with them. Which is the most important reason why Huitzitzilin lost her people and home.
hospitals during the 1960s and 1970s when many women, primarily Latina women were forced into sterilization in attempts of a population control mechanism. The film describes the negative affects these women faced from guilt and the rejection of their families and husbands. Although ten women who were affected from this forced sterilization filed a lawsuit to the supreme court, they lost the case due to a cultural difference that was unforeseen by doctors. Even though the ruling was clearly based off racial privilege, the awareness of the unspoken political agenda by systemic racism and was able to shed light into furthering women autonomy during medical visits. In the same way, the article mentioned earlier by Dorothy Roberts serves as a reinforcement of systematic discrimination done through larger institutions to retain ethnic oppression by regulating population
The woman was going crazy in her own world as she saw something coming out the yellow wall. The wallpaper had a bright yellow color that drove the narrator crazy and tried to peel it down. The woman was fighting with her mental illness as she explains her influence of her personal life, a woman’s right, and her mental illness. A woman in the early 20th century wrote a story, her story was heard about her mental illness and she had no type of support. The narrator of the story “Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper” says, “It was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy, and it worked” (Gilman
Women’s Suffrage I chose to write my research paper about how women obtained their rights. Women lived hard, boring lives for years and just let it happen because it was tradition but, they soon realized that they were treated unfairly. They joined together and began rallies in order to spread the word and convince the world that women deserve equal rights. The people listened to these mothers, wives, daughters--these women and they soon gained their rights. The women’s suffrage movement began with unhappy women looking to protest and fight for what they believed in and ended with them succeeding.
Introduction In India, discriminatory attitude towards men and women have existed for generations and thus it affect the lives of both genders. Although the constitution of India has granted men and women equal rights, but gender gap still remains. Female discrimination violates human rights. These are mostly seen in family land sharing among sisters and brothers.
During these protest these women would be harassed by police forces (similar to civil rights protest). This further shows the corruption in the justice system. The Mothers focused on the fact that many of their daughters have been kidnapped and nothing is being done about it by the government. After many protest the Mothers would gain international attention and get help running as an official program. Since then the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have help forge many other female organizations and provide a political voice for women (Speaking Truth to Power Madres of the Plaza De Mayo).
While the book Chains talks about a thirteen year old girl, Isabel, fighting to gain what is rightfully hers, freedom. Although these books seem very different they do convey similar messages. One of these themes that can be pointed out is acts of heroism where scarifies of oneself for the better good of the people were made in both books. In An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 many doctors sacrificed their lives to save others and find a cure, as did a few black Americans. In addition, the mayor stood along his fellow citizens and he decided something has to be done enable to save his town.
There was disease, and the townspeople faced crop failure and hunger. Throughout history, whenever times have gotten challenging or a country is at war, people’s psychological need to distract themselves or find a scapegoat has led to many witch hunts. It was effortless, almost instinctive, for the people of Salem to jump to the conclusion of witchcraft because of historical witch hunts throughout Europe in the 14th through 17th centuries. History was on the side of the accusers when it came to right and wrong during the Salem witchcraft trials. The fact that it was natural for the people in Salem to jump to the conclusion of witchcraft only added to the perfect storm that was Salem in
Similarly to Penelope, Cersei Lannister is noble mother figure in society. Rather than being accepted into society for her normal behavior, it is her submission to society which brings her social acceptance. Cersei Lannister is a powerful, beautiful woman. Sadly her Lannister title brings her into sinister situations where she is forced to make life and death decisions, both for her family and for her people of King’s Landing. Cersei is kidnapped by a rival group in the city, they hold her hostage and refuse her water and food.
Without ever mentioning class distinctions her mother shaped her to become the best by idolizing women in magazines to people in church. As the author reached a certain age she started to key in on the family problems associated with money that became their biggest concern. “No matter how much money anybody black could make, they were still confined to the black spaces” (pg. 22) Black people disassociated class and focused their attention to race and money because they saw that is what ruled the world. I think that you must acknowledge the class distinction in society because class goes unrecognized there is this class hierarchy ladder of levels you must climb to get to your destination.