Laila again struggled for her second child, again a sacrifice, even when the child this time belonged to Rasheed. The doctor said, “if we delay, you will lose the baby” “then cut me open....cut me open and give me my baby. (P- 283)” the strength and edurance of a woman has no end. The introductoion of zalmai, a male child, as a counterpart to the female child, aziza, serves to illustrate further the unfair treatment of woman under the present government. Later in the story, a fire destroys Rasheed’s shop, leaving him unemployed, at the same time Mariam comes to know of her father’s death.
Her own people shun her because she falls in love and bears her child through an affair with Dimmesdale. From the first page of the novel, Hester is exiled, shunned, and thrown into reality. The Scarlet Letter exemplifies the battle between individuals and society containing the central theme of appearance vs reality and Hester is a prime example of someone who lives by reality instead of appearance. The best example of this is Hester’s lifestyle before and after she is shunned by society. Before being exiled, Hester recognizes the unjust nature of the laws around her.
In fact it can be considered as one of the darkest times in history. In the novel , The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a story about a puritan woman who commited adultery and was not killed only because she was conceived. She was judged by nearly everyone in her town, even years later when her daughter grew up. If anyone were to be nice or even treat her in a good way they would be viewed as an enemy so nobody even dared. The townspeople all wanted to be apart of a group and that group consisted of shunning anyone who disobeyed the Ten Commandments.
Celie, from Walker’s The Color Purple, has an unfortunate life. Celie’s Pa rapes her. Celie is given into marriage without her own consent. Mr. withholds her letters from her beloved sister from Celie. She gets abused by her husband in law, Mr.. Celie’s children grow up without knowing about their birth mother.
Prudence Abigail Holloway was born to Anastacia Holloway a single mother. Anastacia had been sleeping with a married man, and at first the whole thing had been exciting. But the moment she found out that she was pregnant, everything came to a crashing halt. Erick demanded that Anastacia takes care of the problem. And at first she considered it, having no real way to support a child on her own.
John Wilson. Ms. Hester Prynne is the protagonist of the story and she ends up committing adultery and is forced to wear the letter “A” embroider on her clothing to shame her in front of the community. Pearl who is Ms. Prynne’s daughter who seems not to pure to many and is still young enough to be saved in a religious view, and is constantly forcing Hester to try to let them keep her daughter to train her properly to grow up as a Puritan or Quaker. Roger Chillingworth is the actual husband to Ms. Prynne’s who had sent her to Boston before him since he had to deal with affairs in Europe and had eventually got captured by Native Americans upon arrival to Boston and stuck around to try to save Ms. Prynne from embarrassment because he still cared deeply about her even though she had an affair with someone else in his absence. Reverend Dimmesdale is the actual father to Pearl and was the man to have had an affair with Miss.
She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me" (130). Myrtle on the other hand is having affairs with Tom in order to feel the satisfaction of being in the upper class. Myrtle loved her husband Mr. Wilson when they got married, but she got very disappointed by her husband’s lack of money and the social status that she is suffering in for eleven years. Now she is regretting the day she married with him, her sister Catharine says “She really ought to get away from him.
Imagine you're venturing into your freshman year of high school forever scarred by the tragedies that you experienced over the summer. You blame yourself for the loss or your innocents. You question whether the alcohol was a wise choice or if you led him on. You can't help but think if maybe you hadn't walked away from the party this would've never happened. You know you were raped but you don't know if it was your fault or his You're too afraid to speak up about what happened so you become the outcast hated by your former friends and disbanded from your former clique.
“A Sorrowful Woman” examines the detrimental effects of the mother’s repressed sexuality on her small family, as well as how addiction and isolation hasten her descent into madness. The mother denies her sexuality for fear of retributions and judgements from her family and by society. Her repressed feelings have accumulated over the years and resulted in a subconscious hatred for her husband and son. Godwin communicates how little they mean to the woman by never even revealing their names. Instead, they are referred to as “the husband”(1) and “the child,” (1) viewed by the mother as extras in the production in which she is trying to play a believable
Both women and children are granted no voice, no bodily integrity. If they are lucky like Claudia and Frieda Macteer, they will learn resistance strategies from their parents. But, if they are unlucky like Pecola Breedlove, they will learn various kinds of disempowered response. The novel also shows not only the suffrage of racial oppression, but also the tyranny and violation brought upon them by the men in their lives. The theme of male oppression over the women in the novel reaches its brutal climax during Pecola's father rape for her.
People start writing stories about how he is a horrible man because he ditched his daughter and girlfriend when Izzie was born. When really he didn’t even know that Izzie existed because her mom and dad boke up before her mom knew she was pregnant with Izzie and never told her dad. This shows how we shouldn 't trust everything we read which is what makes people have bad reputations in today 's society. This would also
Minerva was the second oldest and the strongest of the Mirabal sisters. “She was always into her wrong and rights” and that’s why so many people (Mostly women) honor her till this day. Trujillo was a dictator of their country who never liked anyone to go against his word and if they did he’d kill them and make it seem like the person did it him or herself . When Minerva was a kid she always looked up to him until her friend from school told her stories showing the real him, and that’s when everything began to change. After she heard those stories she never looked at him the same she hated him...literally.