Anna is viewed as a very heroic character even to the villagers because she is a "woman who has faced more terrors than any warrior". When Anna is faced with the death of her husband and both of her kids, although she finds it hard to cope, she only grows stronger and proceeds to help others regardless. We see Anna's changes throughout the book from key events such as her heroic attempt to save Mem and Anys when they were being accused of being witches and when she overcomes her fear and helps Merry birth her child. Elinor describes Anna as a spark which just needed to be let out, and tells her how bright she burns now. This shows Anna's growth into a independant and heroic person.
Despite the fact that Antigone went against Creon’s law, she was well respected by the people of her town, simply because the gods are much more valued in Greek society compared to man’s law (Creon’s law). Antigone chooses to give her brother, Polynices, a proper burial, even when Creon forbids it. She disobeys Creon’s orders and stands up for what she truly believes in. Antigone’s death was much more honorable than Creon’s, because she openly chose love and duty over law. Although she dies at the end of this play, Antigone feels no regret in what she has done.
Because she refuses to reveal her lover’s identity, her punishment is to wear a scarlet “A” on her chest. However, throughout the story, Hester matures as a woman. By the end of The Scarlet Letter, she becomes a woman to be looked up to. The townspeople’s view on the meaning of the scarlet “A” on Hester’s chest had changed from “adultery” to “able” because she is able to care for herself, others and her daughter Pearl. Hester is a very realistic character as she goes through and experiences the same difficulties that people go through in their lives.
All of the guests present their own struggles with their past which all show similarities, at the end of Act 1 it is shown that the guests pasts have not left them by the way they are acting. Nijo is crying over her children that she had to give away “It was only a girl but I was sorry to lose it...Nobody gave me my children back” Even though Nijo has had to struggle because of her gender she still views females as being inferior to males, this is shown when she says it was ‘only’ a girl. Joan is being sick and Marlene is drinking Isabella’s drink. During all this Dull Gret is trying to unite the women by telling them her story about fighting evil. “I come out my front door that morning and shout till my neighbours come out and I said, ‘Come on we’re going where the evil come from and pay the bastards out’.
Secondly, towards the end of the novella, the readers see her as an innocent woman due to the way she ‘consoles’ Lennie. This improves our relationship with Curley’s wife because from her good deeds we can relate to this in modern day life as a quality that is looked fondly upon. When we first witness Curley’s wife it is near to the beginning, but momentarily before Steinbeck uses symbolism to indicate her presence. It is significant that she enters towards the start, not long after George and Lennie have been talking about the dream. Also, when she enters ‘the sunlight was cut off’ in her presence; this immediately forms a
I have no beliefs in Christian, so Hester only appears to me as a woman who pursues her liberty and protects her true love. But when her love story took place in a puritan-oriented society, she deserved to wear a burning “A” her entire life and live humbly. Unexpectedly, the society deprived her of everything except hope--- her little daughter, a wonderful child. Despite all of her sorrow, she manages to find redemptions compensating for her sin. And because of this, she later becomes a very respectable member of the community.
menThe next time we hear and see Curley’s wife is when she enters Crook’s bunk. She comes in this scene, interrupting Lennie, Candy and Crooks during their conversation. The first thing she says in this scene is “Any you boys seen Curley?” This shows again that she is still trying to find Curley, but they are never seen together until her death. In this scene she is trying to find someone to talk to, as you can see, as she is very lonely and has no-one to talk to. Once Curley’s wife says this the three men ‘swung their heads,’ showing that she had interrupted their conversation, which was about their dream.
Because she lived in such a God driven and puritan town, the judicial system of the settlement had decided for her to acknowledge her sin by embroidering a vibrant scarlet letter “A” onto her dress to symbolize adultery. She was often ostracized from the rest of the town since she was forced to wear the crimson “A” everywhere she went. As well as the letter to remind her of the wrong she had done, the affair had left her with a fatherless daughter named Pearl. Later in the novel we discover the father is the Reverend of the town, the admirable Arthur Dimmesdale. Through pain, remorse and agony the novel reveals that it is better to tell a harmless lie then to confess a hurtful truth.
But her mother forbids her from this. Therefore, she married Curley, after only knowing him for two weeks. She admits that she doesn’t even like Curley, that she only married him to escape her mother. I think Steinbeck chose to name this character ‘Curley’s Wife’ because it shows how unimportant she is, how she will never reach her dream and make something of herself. It also shows how she is Curley’s property and
Their daughters find their inner strength and overcome their own obstacles as well, with nothing but themselves and their mother’s anecdotes to get them through it all. Three of the daughters also end their primary marriages and pursue new ones. Almost none of the Asian stereotypes surrounding women are perpetuated here. The only stereotype shown is overcome and pushed aside as the characters mature into stronger women. Joy Luck Club shows this transformation and rejection, not of the stereotype, of the role and oppression of their situation which causes them to act in accordance of that stereotype.