Mr. Hale makes the comment, “-Well, women are used to worrying over trifles.” (pp. 945) At one point Mrs. Hale mentions that the Wright home never seemed to be a cheerful place. ... ... middle of paper ... ...t allow her freedom and friendships and may have payed for it with his life. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, knowing and understanding the desperation and alienation that this housewife felt, found the proof of a motive for the murder, despite the taunting and teasing from the men who were suppose to be the ones looking for the evidence. The false ideas that these men had towards all of the females ended up hurting them and keeping them from the truth.
She is considered to be somewhat simple-minded and unsuitable as a minister’s wife because she lacks interest and aptitude for housekeeping and cooking and laughs like a girl at her own failures when she tries do such things. Also, her generous nature makes her incapable of living within her husband’s income. Instead of being thrifty, she is more interested in giving things away. On one occasion, she gives away an ornamental vase that the Church had provided as part of the furnishings of their house. This action causes a big uproar because the villagers view this as stealing from her husband’s Church.
Although Skyes does not work he resents the way Delia washes white folk’s clothes for a living. He does hateful things to keep her from working in peace “he stepped roughly upon the whitest pile” (Hurston 623). Skyes’ wife like Mrs. Wright also, was once considered beautiful before marriage “she wuz ez pretty” (Hurston 625). The marriage is physically abusive, ever since he began beating her two months after the wedding (Hurston 623). The village men in town discuss Skyes’ behavior and frown upon him “There oughter be a law about him” (Hurston 625).
The townspeople in the marketplace were astonished that a woman can let her lust overwhelm her into the point of adultery. Harsh statements came out of their mouths. “`At the very least, they should have put the brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynne’s forehead. `Said one of the angry puritans” (1360). The townspeople have good intentions by trying to teach others that Adultery was a sin yet are doing the work of the Dark Man.
Other subordinate characters in the novel express their sentiments towards Ignatius as an obese, hypocritical, and lazy human being that critiques every aspect of life that does not correspond to his larger than life standards. The other characters only appear to be subordinate because of Ignatius berating other characters for their lack of common sense or even for no apparent reason whatsoever. Ignatius constantly ridicules her mother for attempting to care for him, but it is evident that he does not appreciate the life that she has given him. When Ignatius and Mrs. Reilly crash the car into the side of a building and destroy the balcony, Mrs. Reilly panics because of the fine that they have to pay for damages. She knows that her “husbands Social Security and a little two-bit pension” will not cover the fine (52-53).
Vianne welcomes them, because she was sort of a gipsy to, but the people in town despise the water people. They are strangers to them. Vianne, Armande and Guillaume are the only people who are nice to them. The priest tries to drive them away. It works because Josephine’s husband sets fire to the boat of Roux.
Pearl constantly reminds Hester of her sin but at the same time Pearl also brings Hester joy which shows Hester’s new thinking of how no one can be purely evil. The society looks upon Pearl’s intuitivenes... ... middle of paper ... ...illingworth, because she is a product of his wife sin, she is a source of pain but she also brings him happiness because she is a burden to his wife too. Through Pearl’s character, Hawthorne brings the question of good versus evil out. One cannot be there without the other so society, which is destined to sin due to the original sin, cannot be the real judge of good or evil. Pearl was a burden to Chillingworth, Dimmesdale, and Hester but she was only a burden because she was leading them all towards good.
This quote exemplifies the loneliness Hester feels. Her exposed sin has made her the poster child for unrighteousness. No one wants to be associated with her, when she walks down the street people move out of the way, even priests, and children avoid her path. The only way for Hester to be assimilated back into society is to work at it and be patient. Seven years after she is given the scarlet letter the hatred of her is greatly diminished.
Silence equaled strength in her mind, but when Grealy began crying during treatment, she no longer saw herself as strong. Her vulnerability made her feel ashamed and want to hide her pain from her parents and nurses who thought she was overreacting. Exposing her flaws to the world is a symbol of Grealy’s strength and self-acceptance, not weakness like she was told as a child. In “Beauty” Walker remembers that a beautiful journalist told her to look “glamorous or whatever,” but Walker is distraught over the “whatever” in her instruction (Walker 59). She worries that her eye will not be straight in the photograph, but remembers that she had made peace with it.
Audre Lorde also discusses how perceiving others as being different is a main reason why black women feminist can’t get ahead. These are some of the issues that Audre Lorde connects with the term feminism. In the article, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference House”, Audre Lorde goes in depth about racism. Her example is the black community. It is understood that blacks have been oppressed for centuries.