Kit lost her grandfather so she has to cross the Atlantic to live with her aunt and uncle, along with her two cousins, Judith and Mercy. It turns out her uncle, Matthew, has some problems welcoming her. When The Dolphin nears land, it rides down a river to Wethersfield, and in the meantime, a child by the name of Prudence drops a doll in the water. Kit then dives in and swims to get it, which made Goodwife Cruff, the mother of Prudence, think that Kit performed witchcraft. Worse yet, Kit befriends Hannah, who is also thought to be a witch and is given blame for the plague that sweeps town, killing three children.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare, shows true friendship in the story. At one point in the story, some people turned Katherine Tyler in as a witch at a trial, but she came out unharmed. Friendship is an important trait, and that it supports loyalty, so because Kit made a lot of friends, and for example, at the trial, one of her best friends, Nathaniel Eaton, stood up for her. “What excuse could she make to get into her trunks today? At the bottom of one of them, she had remembered, was a little hornbook.
While they may have the same plot they have many smaller details that are different. In the book Hannah opens the door for Elijah to a field instead of a hall with multiple doors. In the movie Hannah just has cousins but no siblings, in the book Hannah only has a brother Aaron. Once Hannah has been transported to 1941 she meets Rivka who in the book is a friend but in the movie is her cousin. Soon after Hannah gets there she has to get ready for Schumel’s wedding, but once they get to the ceremony in the book they are taken away quickly where in the movie they get married and then are taken away.
Hester lives with Chillingworth who eventually dies before Dimmesdale, causing her to disappear and return peacefully alone. Throughout all three stories the authors display the importance of abolishing discrimination at different intensities, proving Hester Prynne’s struggle and heroism. In the beginning of the novel, “The Scarlet Letter”, Hester Prynne experiences discrimination just as Martha Carrier in “Wonders of the Invisible World –
This shows how the court listened to anyone who “cries witchery”, Sarah was and easy target because she was the lowest class in society. Another accusation was how Abbey accused Elizabeth (the wife of John Procter) that she sent her spirit after her by using a puppet that was critically placed or thought out to be at
But in the film when Hannah wakes up in Rivka’s village, Rivka says, “I’m your cousin Rivka.” Hannah’s sacrifice in the movie had a family obligation attached to it, unlike the selfless one Yolen includes in her novel. Additionally, Rivka and Hannah’s relationship in the film considerably alters the course of their life in the camp. Because Rivka is her cousin, she was not there to give Hannah the rules to live by in the camp. In the novel when Hannah and Rivka meet, Rivka tells her to, “Never stand next to someone with a G in her number. She is a Greek— and Greeks do not speak Yiddish and do not understand German.
As Sethe reflects on her escape from Sweet Home, she becomes proud that she escaped with her children intact. “I did it!” She proudly exclaimed to Paul D. Sethe affirms that “I got us all out. Without Halle too” (Morrison 93). Contra to many enslaved people, Sethe has done the unthinkable by removing her entire family from slavery. Sethe’s resilience has allowed her to do something that her own mother could not do for Sethe.
The little girls were also at the trials defending not Bridget, but themselves. Every time the ‘’witch’’ made an arm movement or rolled her eyes, the girls pretended the ‘’witch’’ was doing something to them. When Bridget mover her arms, the girls would throw their arms back in the air like Bridget used her witchcraft on them, which made the girls ‘’ drunk on power’’! Bridget insisted that she has never seen those girls before, but the town's population was 500 so she would of had to see them at some point in her life. Then she said she know not of a witch and how to practice witchcraft.
The ladies have come before Horner was expecting them, and he now plans to lock his most recent conquest, Margery Pinchwife, inside his chamber. The ladies prevent him from stepping aside to lock the door, however, and soon everyone is drinking, singing, and making confessions. The ladies quickly become bawdy, making double entendres and speaking openly of their frustrations with upper-class husbands, whose sexual preferences tend more to lower-class mistresses than to their wives. Lady Fidget expands upon the fraudulence of honor, indicting both ladies and gentlemen: “Our reputation? Lord!
Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne exposes the blindness of the Puritan people through the treatment of Hester, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale’s external characters. Hester Prynne is labeled as an adulteress and mistreated by society because of their unwillingness to see her true character. Chillingworth, the husband of Hester, leads the town to believe he is an honorable man and skillful doctor, when his true intents root from his vindictive nature Finally, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester’s lover and the father of her baby, acts as the perfect man therefore the town views him as an exemplar model, while he is truly a sinner. In the novel, Hawthorne portrays Hester as a strong, resilient woman, though the members of her community