These descriptions show Hawthorne’s use of fire to represent the passionate sentiments that his characters experience. The scarlet letter serves as a punishment for Hester’s adultery, an act that grew out of her passionate love with Dimmesdale. Like a burn, it is a painful reminder of the affection and intimacy they once shared. The symbol is ... ... middle of paper ... ...e fire of passion, and the stern gray of judgment can be found in the charred remains of punishment and pain. Choices that are made because of passion set the course of The Scarlet Letter, from Hester and Dimmesdale’s adultery to Chillingworth’s fierce hatred.
But women are still looked down upon in society, and men still have the power. I believe that this issue is important, not only to myself, but to everyone. It is an issue that effects everyone, and people have to realize that women are stronger, smarter and involved with the world much more than they were a half a cen...
After his 2-hour “fighting” with food in the kitchen, banging pans and mumbling under his breath, finally, his soup was shown out. At that time, it seemed like I was rescued, because I had to wait so long for a meal, not like with my mom’s cooking. At first look, the bowl of soup was not bad at all. In the big bowl, the soup looked so delicious and colorful with many colors of vegetable and meat such as carrots, mushrooms, ch... ... middle of paper ... ...eive a delicious meal, even a normal meal, but behind the meal, it meant a lot. I received so much love from my family and I started realizing and appreciating the value of family in my life from that night.
Both sexism and racism are violent and influence women significantly in their lives. All people from immigrants to natively born citizens of different backgrounds can feel the full effects of sexism and discrimination (Gregory Par. 2). Living the life as a woman has dramatically improved; however, they don’t nearly have the amount of equality that they deserve. Women are constantly surrounded by misogynistic mindsets on a daily basis that undermine a women’s intelligence; they are constrained to ideal body types; they are the automatic perpetrators of victim acts; women work hard, but in comparison to men, the reward is void.
Her skin color and slanted eyes told everyone all they needed to know, and for this she grew to be ashamed. The constant obstacles forced her to become callosed to unnecessary comments and accept prejudiced attitudes as commonplace. She now knew the world outside of Manzanar was judgmental and cold; it would have to be her spirit that would carry her through this time. I especially enjoyed the author's portrayal as a young developing woman caught in a world of prejudice and discrimination. She was able to overcome the obstacles that blocked her from the truth herself.
Society put so much pressure on us and also influences us far beyond we think about. In the novel Hedda Gabler, Hedda is stuck in a marriage that she doesn’t want to be in. Making it worse is the fact that society during those times always thought of women as second to men. As we know, this has significantly changed, as today, women have many of the same occupations and jobs as men do. However, I believe that there is still room for improvement, as many people can still be sexist, even today.
In another word, hegemonic masculinity has developed into the most power, and also means that masculinity is hegemonic. According to R.W. Connell’s article, “Masculinities and Globalization”, she extensively explains masculinities... ... middle of paper ... ...he children. Women are not given much thought when it comes to power positions, economic and political roles. It is still a male’s world today; women need to fight for equality in order to prove that female is not a weak role.
In comparison to Esther Downing, Hope is the antithesis of what a young Puritan woman should be, and in turn, Hope gains a great deal of respect from the readers of the novel through her “unacceptable” behavior. Hope’s most noticeable characteristics, unusual for women of the time, are that she is assertive and aggressive, bold and daring, the opposite of the passivity that women were expected to portray. Hope speaks her mind freely, despite what consequences may follow. Those around her acknowledge her unwelcome behavior, and Governor Winthrop makes note of it to Mr. Fletcher. He tells Mr. Fletcher, “you must allow, brother, she hath not… that passiveness, that, next t... ... middle of paper ... ... who exemplify the “proper” behavior for a Puritan woman, has the ability to squash her fears and put out of her mind any possible dangers, so that she can accomplish necessary tasks.
While this is an obviously biased view, it is one which cannot to ignored. It would be unfair to conclude an essay about a novel of such great proportion without matching its weight and grandeur. Tituba's life is one fraught with strong influences; women inspire her to achieve great things while her sole weakness, men, pull her down and ultimately contribute to her demise. Tituba is exposed to the often harsh realities of life, as she attempts to maintain her strong morals and values. Conde is able to drive her vehicle to destroy prejudice straight into success.
Deborah Tannen's Can't We Talk Deborah Tannen’s case study entitled “Can’t We Talk?” is the most relevant reading that I have ever done for any class. It relates to a problem that every person regardless of age, race or sex, will have to face many times in his or her lifetime. The problem is that men and women communicate differently and these differences can often lead to conflict. This case study is very informative because it helps to clarify the thought process of each sex. That said this reading leaves the reader somewhat unfulfilled because Tannen does not offer a solution to the problem.