The Puritan community in The Crucible was vulnerable in many ways and susceptible to irrational and panicky accusations of the Salem Witch Hunts because of their strict and constricting ways. The children in the community are treated very poorly and less than everyone else in the town. As the Salem Witch Hunts were essentially started by the children the fact that they were treated as lesser beings contributed to the communities demise. “He (Reverend Parris) regarded them as young adults, an until this strange crisis he, like the rest of Salem, never conceived that the children were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at their sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak,” (Miller 3). Miller foreshadows the Witch Hunts to come.
Slavery seemed to hurt Douglass’s mistress simply because she chose to let it. Being a slaveholder made her feel that she was better than he was. He was just a “nobody”, and she could treat him as she wanted to and he could do nothing about it. She was once a very compassionate and caring person, but in making a complete change she made his life miserable, and she, no doubt,
The One Who Suffered the Worst In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The Scarlet Letter, Hester’s character suffers far worst than the other two major characters because her sin became part of who she was and how everyone saw her as. Though I believe that Hester suffered the most, other people believe that Hester didn’t suffer as much because of the way she handles her problems; such as, keeping both Dimmesdale and Chillingworth’s secrets , refusing to let them take Pearl from her, and not hiding from the public after her sin is revealed and she is punished. Nonetheless, while Hester does tolerance her suffering better than the other characters, this also shows that she suffered the worst too. In fact, Hawthorne gives frequently evidence of this throughout The Scarlet Letter. Some of the evidence he gives is the constant reminders that she will live with her sin the rest of her life, her relationships with Chillingworth and Dimmesdale, and how she deals with her sin and the result of it.
Punishment in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, physical punsihment is nothing compared to how the mind can cause punishment. In the Scarlet Letter, Hester Phynne is isolated by the members of Purtian society and left with her child Pearl, a constent reminder of her sin. Dimmesdale’s choice to not feese up to his sin leaves him with mental punishment that makes him sicker and weaker. Chillingsworth does not receive pain, but he does inflict pain to those around him. The main characters of The Scarlet Letter are left to tourment by themselves, the worst punishment of them all.
This mental illness would be diagnosed based upon her hostility, her criticism, her self-important image and her lack of empathy towards Jane. In fact, Aunt Reed was a candidate for mental insanity just by being herself. Studies by the American Psychological Association show that internal mindsets of an individual, such as hereditary disposition, has an influence on the development of insanity. Aunt Reed was born into a high class family, and when her brother married ‘beneath himself’, it disabled her to love Jane. Even in today’s society, children are judged based on the amount of money and the social status of their parents.
Frankenstein/Charlie Gordon Essay To be shunned by everyone and be treated like you are nothing, are the worst feelings a person could face. The Frankenstein monster and Charlie Gordon were both outcasts, they were rejected by all. The Frankenstein Monster and Charlie Gordon shared similar qualities that led them to be left out by all. They both wanted a companion, a person that they could call a friend and talk to. Both were treated unfairly and weren’t liked by people.
Her estranged father Peter Walker was a West Indian man of color from Saint Croix. Shortly after her father left the family, her mother remarried a Scandinavian man named Peter Larsen. Like many parents of interracial children during this time, her mother was unable to deal with the issues of raising an interracial child and begin to alienate herself from her young daughter. Feeling rejected from her step father and also her biological mother she begins to exhibit the symptoms of an identity crisis. One wonderful thing her parents did for her was to send her to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.
As Mary’s brother Laurie ran way from home after the clash with their father Calvin Pye, their mother got sick. Since Calvin was very irritated with his children, life was somewhat lonely for Mary which eventually forced her to get close to Matt. An excerpt from novel as narrated by Kat can exemplify how solitude contributed in fabricating the bond between Kate and Matt: “Mrs Pye was in a really serious state that summer, and that worry about her, coming on top of everything else, was more than Marie could bear alone. So she turned for comfort to matt. If she’d had more friends, or if her mother had had family living near, or if Calvin hadn’t alienated the whole community … then maybe Marie would not have needed to turn so hard, so appealingly to Matt.
What I find strange is the archaic of Mr. Ewell’s abuse on Mayella and the unfortunate handicap Tom Robinson contains. Bob Ewell is left handed he must have inflicted the bruise on the right side of her face. Tom Robinson’s left arm is useless and limp. Mayella is terrified I understand but if she has any heart and confidence she would confess the actions that went on. I believe and
I can’t even look at that part of myself” (ANDERSON, 28). Again, Melinda is expressing her hopelessness by belittling her self worth. She is disgusted with herself because society has a way of turning the tables on victims , making them feel a sense of hopelessness in their situations. Victim blaming is no new concept, and it is tragic that it has not yet been eradicated. Melinda experiences victim blaming from her peers, no doubt because Andy Evans, the schools pride and joy, was the attacker.