Alisa Key August 16, 2010 AP English 11 The Scarlet Letter The progression of Hester throughout The Scarlet Letter was dramatic and varied greatly. In the beginning of the book she was feeling ashamed, isolated, and shunned by the townspeople. To her, the “A” stood for more than adultery, it stood for “ashamed.” She was being imprisoned by the judgment of others; the lock was a simple scarlet letter. She was living while being haunted by her past. Even seeing her own daughter, Pearl, would sometimes bring up the emotion of her sin all over again.
While In court with Mary Warren, Abigail and the girls say, “Why do you come, yellow bird?” (106). They claim that Mary Warren is sending the devil upon them. They all establish lie in order to be heard over Mary Warren. The girls and Abigail feel as though since they lack power in the community that lying is the only way they can gain that power and feel as though they impact the community. Through all of history women have struggled to have a voice.
It further expresses the limits that were paced on the women further growth of the pain. It grew so much that it couldn’t be hidden any longer. When the narrator mentions the “harlots, shows how upset the young woman is. And impossible loves seen from afar, often while bathing gives you an imagery of how women are treated, taught not to dress tasteless, stay slim, not speak unless spoken to. Just shows how much control they are under.
In addition, she portrays similar tones such as desperation and mournfulness. In fact, in lines 30 to 24 her tone is at it’s most somber state as she expresses her guilt for being a bad mother to her “child” and believes she has not sent this child away prepared for the world’s cruel criticism. Furthermore, the diction is a device that coincides with the tone of the poem. Her choice of words all share a very strong connotation. As previously mentioned she uses the words ill formed and feeble to describe her unfinished writing’s fragility.
I know this because Lysandra still hates Elaine and now directs her famous, hateful poetry at her years later. Elaine proves this by saying, “The words claw out from the page like so many birds of prey. And all of them seem to be moving in my direction.” (73). Lysandra’s conflict with herself (inability to forgive and move forward) is a negative way in dealing with conflicts or treating your friends. I know this because Lysandra is holding a grudge on something that happened a while back that could’ve been a great friend-ship, she’s also famous now so why does it matter?
On the other hand, Dottie’s sister Kit represented the “fear of failure” athlete. Kit’s character would break down under severe pressure, her ability to cope with emotions and moods rationally were uncontrollable. She always looked at the negative aspects instead of the positive ones by evaluating her
Snide, a nasty snide girl no one likes a snide girl always arguing” This show that Gwen is telling Meg that she is a snide, nasty girl when infact Gwen is the snide, nasty girl. Gwen believes that meg is not worrying about her future like Gwen did. Michael Gow uses the techniques and features of dramatic texts to portray his views of
She claims she has stood for worst and she had no right to speak then and has no right to speak now. Mary declares she is even afraid to be writing down what occurred. This is a crucial thing for Mary to admit. Mary’s writing is very precious to her; It is where she writes what she pleases and where she finds her voice. Yet the horrid act of violence leaves her fearful about recording the event.
In the midst of taking care of herself Abigail had an affair with John Proctor who gave her a sense of security and belonging which she wasn't able to receive from Reverend Parris. When John Proctor demises the affair with Abigail she becomes distraught and overwhelmed with feelings of abandonment "A wildness stirs in her, a child is standing here who is unutterably frustrated, denied her wish, but she is still grasping for her wits.". As an outcome we first handedly see Abigail's devious skills in action when she is on the verge of being apprehended for engaging in witch craft. In order to delude all liability of witch craft Abigail accuses Tituba of conjuring the devil as well as sending out her spirit to the girls.These accusations are ironic on Abigail's behalf because she was the one who insisted for Tituba to teach her charms so John Proctor would fall in love with her "You
Naguib Mahfouz made the reader understand the suffering of the women in our society. He tried to show us the tragic position that the young girl had in the short story "The Answer Is No". Also he succeeded in analyzing the psychology of the young girl, and how she could overcome the trap that the man put her in. The short story is entitled "The Answer Is No" because the young girl revolted against the male-dominated society, her weakness, and also to the future love and the past that she had by saying "NO". When she was raped, she didn't understand what had happened to her, and she was shocked and every inch of her body was trembling.