Throughout all of Hester’s difficulties in life, she persisted through them and used them to better herself. Hester was bold and embellished her scarlet “A” that was forced upon her chest. Instead of wearing the letter with shame and deep regret like everyone in the town wished she would, Hester shocked everybody and instead wore it proudly without the remorse attached all the way from the prison to the scaffold in the center of the village. When Hester exited the prison, “she took the baby on her arm, and with a burning blush, yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed” (Hawthorne 50-51). Expecting her to look dismal and dull, her daring blue eyes and her shiny, brunette hair shocked the entire
Her greatest achievement, out of her numerous collection, is the legacy she leaves behind and various examples set for her children and husband. Even though she lived a hard life of servitude, she still remained loving and never adverted away from her family. O-Lan remained selfless and loyal to her family although it is never truly appreciated until after she is gone. O-Lan’s greatest desire was to be noticed and wanted by others, especially those she slaved away most of her life to so altruistically. Sadly, her wish doesn’t really come true until after her untimely death.
In addition, Olan helps Wang Lung through their rough years of poverty and their good years of riches. Not to mention, she even gives birth and then goes out right after to help Wang Lung work in the fields. She endures the hardship of childbirth and helps even though she just went through this very difficult and emotional stage in her life. Furthermore, the virtuous woman possesses trustworthy traits when it clearly says that her husband “doth safely trust in her”. This explains that the virtuous woman’s honesty compels her husband to trust fully in her.
Through everything with her dad and everyone’s disapproval Desdemona remained positive with all the hardships she went through and kept a good attitude. Another good thing she did was fulfilled her correct roles and duties such as being a good wife, helping others, and being faithful and loyal. At any moment Desdemona could have left Othello because all of the chaos she had to go through, but she didn’t, instead she stuck by his side through thick and thin. An example of this would be one of her final words to Othello “ And you have mercy on me too!
A Rebellious tone appears through the character of Sister Hope, “everyone tries to transcend, but she’s the only one to make progress. She the only one to survive” (Lecture). The irony that the men attempt (and fail) at “graceful tasks” such as farming to get closer to God and Sister Hope keeps her wits and moves past them is highly ironic from the initial setup. By the same token, a feminist tone is found in the character of Sister Hope. Using the quote from before the men attempt “graceful” work, yet it is Sister Hope who “saves the commune by harvesting wheat before a frost comes, she does all the useful house work, and though she is the only woman she is the most practical,” (Lecture) highly ironic for a community that exploited women and gave them no decision making power.
She only went to school for a few years because she had to take care of her family, so Mayella’s opportunity to learn the proper ways of a woman vanished. She never learned moral values like telling the truth, and was never treated with respect. When she was being called “ma’am” in court, she accused Atticus of making fun of her, but if she stayed in school she would have known that is how to properly address others. The flowers in Mayella’s garden symbolize how she needs beauty in her ugly life, and how caring is a positive thing, but sometimes no matter how hard you try hard, the things you care about will still die (like her relationship with Tom Robinson). Mayella grew up with an abusive father, so she never learns how actions can have consequences.
She told the slaves stories so that the could have the incentive to keep pushing so they can reach freedom. In the text on pg.135 it says,”Harriet had found it hard to leave the warmth and friendliness, too. But she urged them on.” Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman, her effect on people was extraordinary. She saved so many slaves and gave them freedom, something they never thought they could ever have.
As we can recall, when Oak asked her to marry him Bathsheba said that she did not want to be any men’s property, at least not in that moment. From that moment on we can see her display a magnificent role; when she inherited her uncle’s farm many of her workers were not happy with this because Bathsheba was a woman, but she showed them that it was not important because she could be as efficient as any other man and that she did not need a man by her side to do the hard work. These facts show us that Bathsheba is independent. On the other hand, as soon as she meets officer Troy, Bathsheba falls for him and marries without hesitation, she did just what she said that silly girls usually do and she would never do; for a while, Bathsheba is faithful to officer
“If the boy did have a good and loving mother somewhere, surely they would find her. God only knew how she wanted to believe it. Every single day, she practiced her detachment skills, trying not to care about everything that was wrong with the world. Or rather...to care, but in a suitably civilized manner, with an admirable commitment that might still be set aside when she came home to Morten and her family, complete with well-reasoned and coherent opinions of the humanist persuasion.
His mother always steered him into the right direction and always warned him of avoiding outsiders. Every chance James got with his mother as a little kid was always a “high point of my day, a memory so sweet it is burned into my mind like tattoo (12).” She was a resilient and a loving woman to James. She always cared for her children and did not care what anyone did to her, but if it was towards her children she would do anything to protect them.
Women in the colonial era had many responsibilities far beyond being stay at home mothers. Men that fought during the revolution seem to be the only ones that are acknowledged, when women contributed greatly as well. Women of all ages were left to fend for themselves when the men of their families were sent off to war. Not only did they have to raise their children alone, but they had to take care of their farms, keep the house clean, cook, and run any businesses that their husband left behind. Most of the women that were faced with all of these challenges managed to live their lives and do everything they could to keep their kids happy, healthy, and safe.
Despite the novel being set in a time period that happened long ago, I believe we still have a lot of relatable experiences with Wang Lung. He is someone with good morals, but from time to time he will do something immoral for personal satisfaction like when he took the gold from the man in the rich house in the south. Page 137 states, “And the fat man rose to his knees, sobbing and gibbering and feeling for the pocket of the robe, and he brought forth his yellow hands dripping with gold, and Wang Lung held out the end of his coat and received it”. I think it's almost part of human nature to do something that isn't quite morally acceptable for one's own pleasure, because nobody is perfect and it is easy to be led into temptation. Also Wang