Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter tells the story of the life of Hester Prynne an adulteress forced to wear a Scarlet “A” on her bosom by the sinister Puritan society to mark her shame. As her husband seeks revenge for the unidentified lover, Arthur Dimmesdale stays wracked with guilt. The Scarlet Letters symbolism and use of allusions, metaphors, setting, irony, diction, and varied tone helps to unwrap the characters throughout the novel. Hawthornes motives for writing the The Scarlet Letter was to show how women can be equally as strong and independent as men as men can also be morally weak. Hawthorne uses his abilities to weave tone, mood, and style all into one story questioning his purpose of this tragic tale of shame and redemption.
“Havisham” is a poem based on “Miss.Havisham” on the novel “The Great Expectations”. The author Carol Ahn Duffy used several techniques to describe her feelings and symbolizing her emotions with objects emphasizing love and hate throughout the poem. In the poem, she introduced 5 different colours to represent her feelings and emotions which has made it very effective for the readers. For example, “green” implies jealousy, which shows how Havisham is envying the woman who took her man, compeyson, and is known to be very negative colour.
In the XIX century, Thomas Hardy brings the gender issue to Tess of the d'Urbervilles, showing that the condition of women in Victorian England brings unique implications to their trajectory as an individual. The women in Tess of the d'Urbervilles are, in general, submissive to the patriarchal order of society. The supremacy of man over woman in life dramatises the crisis of values in Tess of the d'Urbervilles, placing the heroine, Tess, at the mercy of the masculine judgment. Tess is a victim of male prepotency.
In his book, William Shakespeare, Terry Eagleton offers a controversial insight to the role of the Witches in Macbeth. Eagleton views the Witches as the heroines of the drama for exposing the truth about the hierarchal social order describing it as, the pious self-deception of a society based on routine oppression and incessant warfare (Eagleton 1986:2). This essay will explore the implications of Eagleton’s insights, showing that even though they are controversial and original, they can very well be accurate. This will be done taking into consideration the historical context of the play, the role of the Witches as agents of fate and darkness, as well as the influence of masculinity and a hierarchal social order in the play. William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth during the early 1600s.
Beware/ Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in, / Bear ’t that th ' opposèd may beware of thee./ Give every man thy ear but few thy voice" (Act I, Scene III, 60 -69). , depicting a more liberal character. The differentiated treatment which can be seen in the interaction between Polonius and his children allows the audience to understand the stereotypical views that have been instilled in society and how a women must act in order to be deemed 'pure ' or a 'good girl '. Another instance that depicts the differentiated treatment of men and women can be seen when looking at a dialogue between Hamlet and his mother.
In Victorian society, women had the choice between two roles: the pure woman or the fallen woman. Bram Stoker plays with these anxieties revolving around female sexuality – he follows the gothic tradition of innocent damsel in distress against looming evil. The narrative structure Stoker imploys to the text through intertextuality reveals multiple point of view distinguishing a duality in Lucy - her true self and 'thing'. In order to cope with Lucy’s worsening condition, the male authoritative figures of the text assign a duality present in Lucy to make sense of her shifting from “pure woman” to “fallen woman”. Stoker exhibits in the structure of the multi-faceted narrative how certain characters are unable to cope with the duality present
Arthur Conan Doyle 's short story The Adventures of the Speckled Band introduces a seemingly straightforward and traditional depiction of its treatment of gender by having a female victim and a male villain. In other words, the woman in the story, Helen Stoner, is a relatively young and vulnerable person who is in a inferior position to the man in question. In addition, Dr. Roylott 's lack of character development creates a character who 's main characteristics are lust for violence and greed for money. By the end of the story the vulnerable woman is saved from Dr. Roylott.
Satire is used in literature to criticize and point out society’s flaws. The criticism is usually masked in humour. Irony is commonly used in satires to expose flaws, an effective example is John Smith’s A Modest Proposal, he effectively uses irony, to communicate his argument about the poverty in Ireland at the time. Similarly, in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale she criticizes the society that women live in. Atwood uses allusions to the Old Testament, Cultural Revolution, Salem Witch Trials, and the Taliban to satirize the oppression of women in political, religious and social aspects.
The Cahills were cornered by the Holts and the Holts ask for the clue but the Cahills were trying to stall. One of the Holts cannot take it any longer so he grabbed Dan by the neck and started to strangle him. Amy 's heart sank and she gave them the bag that the clue was in just to save her brother. Nellie found them and asked if they were okay and they said they were alright in a sad tone.
She orders Veronica to forge a romantic note from him, and gives it to Martha. She tries to stop them, but backs down when the Heathers threaten to destroy her social life ("Candy Store"). Their threats are witnessed by a mysterious, trenchcoat-wearing, Baudelaire-quoting new kid, Jason "J.D." Dean, who criticizes Veronica for betraying her friend in exchange for popularity. Ram and Kurt take the opportunity to pick a fight with him, and he unexpectedly fights back and defeats them.
Candy then goes on about how he “…could of hoed in the garden and washed dishes for them guys” (96) In this scene, Steinbeck exposes that Curley’s wife actually possessed more power in death rather than in life. In other words, her death revoked the dreams of many characters , including herself. Now candy, Lennie, and George will never have their ideal piece of farm land and Curley’s wife will pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Unfortunately, Curley’s wife
When finished with the baths, The Betterer decided to hang them up on a clothespin, and candy to make their tongue so heavy they could not speak a word. At that very moment Troll-Mother had visited to see if The Betterer and Troll-Father had found Troll-Son, but The Betterer decided to lie, and say Troll-Son and Troll-Father were both killed by the humans. This caused Troll-Mother to cry like never before, fore she believed she had both lost her husband and child in the same day, and she could never apologize for being so mean to them. After she left The Betterer believed he was free, but he was not Cornelia, Martha, Magnus, and head troll (Troll-The-Wisest), had coming knocking on the door, demanding The Betterer release Troll-Son and Samuel. Deceiving them, The Betterer let them all inside, and into the bathing chamber where he dunked them, but Martha’s Hek-Bracelet saved them from drowning.
Erick Ceballos 5th Block Rebecca Harding Davis Author Rebecca Harding Davis, who is considered one of the great American authors, wrote during the realist period. Particularly, in her work titled “Life in the iron mills” written in 1861 we can see evidence of the characteristics, themes and style identified with the realist movement which was extant in American letters between 1860 and 1890. As a representative of such a movement, Rebecca Harding Davis then remains one of the most identifiable and iconic writers of her time. Born June 24, 1831, to Rachel Leet Wilson and Richard W. Harding, Rebecca was the eldest of five children.