What if the people of today were punished for all the wrong, but small actions that they did. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne does an outstanding job of expressing the true of his characters. In the story adults are constrained by societal expectations. Hester Prynne, the main character of the The Scarlet Letter, is accused of adultery, and has to wear the scarlet “A” on her chest. Hester, even after her punishment and the town forgiving her, she still kept the scarlet letter “A” on her chest.
The novel scarlet letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. He wanted to expose the immorality that was committed by two parents of a daughter called Pearl. Nathaniel's novel explores the hypocrisy in puritan societies. The novel tells a story of Hester Prynne and her daughter. Hester having committed adultery and tries all what she can so as to ensure that she live of repentance and dignity.
What if the people of today were punished for all the wrong, but small actions that they did? In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne does an outstanding job of expressing the true of his characters’. In the story adults are constrained by societal expectations. Hester Prynne, the main character of The Scarlet Letter, is accused of adultery, and has to wear the scarlet “A” on her chest. Hester, even after her punishment and the town forgiving her, she still kept the scarlet letter “A” on her chest.
Willa Cather’s “Coming, Aphrodite!” showcases the short affair between Don Hedger and the actress-to-be, Eden Bower. The affair begins with a rough start and ends in a lovers’ quarrel with bad timing. Cather investigates the relationship through their distinct characterisation of not only the couple in question but also through her supporting characters. Cather’s relatable yet out of reach writing style makes use of the universally elements of different emotions. However this essay will be examining the characters and the relationship of Don Hedger and Eden Bower.
Blanche’s Monologue The passage cited from “A Streetcar Named Desire” reveals the uncommon aspects of her character: the ideal notion of love and seething desire within herself, sexual struggle and conflict, pretentiousness of the ‘grand’ lady and the financially strained woman. It seems like Blanche’ ranting toward Stella but it actually likes Blanche talks to herself. First of all, after yesterday’s poker game, drunken Stanley cruelly abused Stella in public. However, Stanley’s sweet words and frank actions persuade Stella to forgive him, go back home, and spend the night with him. On the one hand, Blanche cannot understand why Stella decides to tolerate Stanley’s violent behaviors.
Blanche, having gone to Elysian Fields seeking refuge after tarnishing her reputation, wants to live the fantasy of being a beautiful young woman with no dark secrets to hide, and continuously lies to do so. Stanley seemingly hates lies and anything that distorts reality, as he unveils the truth of all of Blanches lies and tells those close to her (Stella and Mitch) as soon as he knows. Their conflict ultimately leads to the characters knowing of her past, Blanche being driven insane, and taken to a mental facility. If it hadn’t been for Stanley, Blanche’s lies most likely would’ve remained unknown, and her fantasy never crushed. In John Erman’s adaption of A Streetcar Named Desire, the theme of fantasy versus reality is shown through many devices, such as music, lighting, costumes, other common themes, and the main conflict.
The simile here creates the idea that their connection is so strong they have somewhat entered a marriage. Briony sacrifices their relationship from progressing after blaming the rape of Lola on Robbie by saying ‘[she] saw him’, in order to create the neat ending of her story that she desires. Robbie and Cecilia’s relationship is to a degree cemented through their sexual intercourse;
Yonge to Her Husband,” Mary Wortley Montagu discuses marriage and adultery. Montagu is facing major issues with her husband. She is married but she has an affair with someone else same as her husband they both cheating on each other, but she is the one who is facing the situation and got the punishment. She wrote this letter to show how unfair it is for her to be treated this way and she is saying one of the reasons when she wrote at the poem: “Think not this paper comes with vain pretense/To move your pity, or to mourn the ‘offense” (1-2). We understand her absence of choices: grieving, not able to discover any solution.
I don’t tell the truth, I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it!” Blanches magic is seen through her illusions and delusions. In Blanches world Mitch doesn’t fit however she has reached a point of intimacy by being honest about her first husband and the guilt she endures as she begins to share the painful moment of her life with him. Stanley’s intrusion ruins her plans of marriage with Mitch and yet again she had to retreat in the world of her delusions. Stanley who represents realism in this novel and play pops Blanche’s illusion bubble through seeing the realism in scene ten he says: “not once did you pull any wool over this boy’s eyes!” Not only Stanley had broken her world of illusion, but also Mitch who is influenced by Stanley and destroys the protection of darkness by exposing her to the bright light.
Nathaniel Hawthorne shattered these boundaries with his novel, The Scarlet Letter. The protagonist, Hester Prynne, displays characteristics that make her a feminist hero. Hester is able to resist her punishment’s constraints and challenge the prejudiced court officials in the process. While her sin is plastered across her chest as a constant reminder of her past, she attempts to find feasible ways to live a normal life, defying the Puritan society’s standards. She surpasses all limitations that are put on her as a woman who has committed adultery.