Mrs. Turpin’s judgmental attitude creates tension between herself and others. When a teenaged girl, Mary Grace, calls her “a hog” Mrs. Turpin is offended; however, Mary Grace’s judgment allows Mrs. Turpin to see herself in the realistic light of God’s eyes. Preceding her interaction with Mary Grace, Mrs. Turpin considers herself not just a woman of God but a woman like God, able to judge without be judged herself. To Mrs. Turpin, being a religious woman gives her the full and natural right to judge others. As soon as readers are introduced to Mrs. Turpin, they feel passing judgment in the doctor’s office: “She stood looming at the head of the magazine table[…]a living demonstration that the room was inadequate and ridiculous” (O’Connor 818).
He is the minister of New England and he’s supposed to be living a life that is holy before God and His people. Arthur Dimmesdale had made a huge mistake when he had sexual relations with Hester. It affected not only him but: Hester, Pearl, the townspeople, God, and Roger Chillingworth. Dimmesdale first acts like he didn’t do anything at the first scaffold scene by stating, “I have thought of death, have wished for it, would have even prayed for it, and were fit that such as I should pray for anything.” (Hawthorne 67.) How it affected him had a huge impact.
“In Mexico as elsewhere, hair cutting for women was a gravely insulting, visible symbol of sexual and social dishonor.” This would reflect upon her husband’s honor as well. Although chaotic, both Maria and Rita performed these deeds in order to preserve their honor. Through this story we are able to see how gossip was used to wound someone’s honor, gossip about one’s chastity wounded their honor and how violence was used to publicly humiliate and decrease one’s honor. In “Scandal at the Church” we see how the women underhandedly were able to affect each other’s honor and try to create a way to raise or lower their class rank in
It felt to Hester as though the red cloth emanated a “burning heat; and as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron” (30). As beautiful and as ornately designed as the letter was, it was created as a symbol of shame to be worn by Hester and to be seen and condemned by everyone in the town. Hawthorne’s decision for the letter to be red can be seen as symbolic, as the color can represent the pain that Hester has with the situation. It can also be seen as the death of her innocence as she is judged by society. Later in the novel the color red is used to describe Pearl, called a “scarlet vision” by the narrator (101).
I thought it was extremely disturbing how some people can be like Mr. Harvey. I don’t know how someone could live with themselves after doing something so disgusting to an innocent child. Lovely Bones Matt Schwantes / Period 7 Quote/Response Sheet #2 Page 43 "She had a stare that stretched to infinity. She was, in that moment, not my mother but something separate from me." My Response: This quote really shows the kind of woman Abigail is and how it impacts her decision to leave her family.
She appeals to the readers’ emotions. When she says that her parents’ accents humiliated her, you can feel her pain and embarrassment of something so trivial. Yu can feel her anger as she tells the reader of the snide remark about the Middle East coming from an adult. She uses reason to convince readers of the discrimination when her mother changes young children’s minds about some stereotypes. I think pathos predominates because one connects with the author on an emotional level and opens their mind to the existing problem.
Ferentino (2009), “Margaret Sanger began her crusade with a moral purpose to change the minds and convictions of both women and men to respect a woman’s body and choices” (Examining Margaret Sanger’s Leadership Qualities). The writer believes Margaret Sanger did not fit well into the conservative era. She was very passionate about her movement and often spoke about a topic that was very taboo at the time. Sanger evolved as a leader for her cause by living in an area of severe poverty and seeing firsthand the women of the area becoming sick and dying to due to botched or improperly performed abortions. Her passion for the cause drove her to speak out and voice her opinion about the issue.
When Abigail cries for heaven, Proctor is infruriated and grabs her by the hair: " Whore! Whore!" He realises he must confess his sin of lechery. Any respect he had would diminish so we see how far he is willing to go. Shame-faced, he tells the judges: " I have known her."
“Soledad” is also a Spanish title for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Maria de Soledad. The word “sacrilege” in the first line denotatively means the violation of anything sacred. The sacred object that this refers to is the girl’s chasteness which she has lost to a man prior to marriage. This act enrages the town and causes her to be condemned by them. The “mullioned pane” in the second line is a reference to mullioned windows often found in churches.
In this case, even when some readers might agree with the character’s perceptions, their reactions are thought of as too exaggerated and unnecessary. Angela tells the narrator that her mother beat her so hard that “[Angela] thought she was going to kill [her]” This type of reaction would have never been considered acceptable, to what most think of nowadays as a minor matter: losing one’s virginity before marriage. The reader’s perception to this conflict is that it is a conflict between ‘good’ and ‘good’, but through the character’s perception this is clearly a ‘good’ vs. ‘evil’ case. The town where the book is set has a strong Catholic culture and therefore