When Barbara introduces Verge to Den she simply says “this is Virginia”, Verge is strongly upset by this introduction and says “Verge. Verge. Verge. ‘Your daughter’, say.” After Verge and Den are introduced she says “Everyone else has got these mothers.” To Den, this statement clearly shows that Verge has a longing to have a closer relationship with her mother like other people have. When Barbara says that she will take her back to sunshine hostel Verge says “I don’t belong there.” She then goes on to say “I belong with you” while sitting down on her cases to indicate that she is not going to leave.
Hawthorne uses the imaginative and symbolic form of the romance to veil the impression of the serious themes in his novel. The young woman Hester Prynne is the main character in The Scarlet Letter. She is accused of adultery, and because she does not confess who the father of her illegitimate child is, she gets sentenced to wearing a scarlet letter on her breast as a sign and reminder for her and the Puritan community she lives in. Expelled from the community, she lives on the edge of the village as an outcast and has to find her own way. Other important characters in the novel are Hester´s daughter Pearl, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth.
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.
"If she once likes people, she won't hear anything against them." When Ántonia fell in love with Larry Donovan, she wouldn't listen to anybody who gave her advice against him. She trusted him with all her heart and that led to the result she got later. Larry Donovan did not want to marry her and abandoned her with a baby. Although heartbroken, she managed to go back home and live her life on the farm with her family.
She becomes the outcast in the town after having to wear the letter “A” on her chest as her punishment. With that she didn’t allow such a symbol to change the person she is and didn’t allow that to determine her identity in society. Dealing with the punishment of sins can reveal your true identity and reveal how strong of a person you truly
Later that night when maybe leave's Norma Jean tells Leroy; "She just said that about the baby because she caught me smoking. She's trying to pay me back" (621). In the falling action, Norma Jean’s relationships with her mother is becoming tense and is making Norma Jean realize how controlling her mother is over her life. Leroy is not doing anything to help the relationship between Norma Jean and her mother any better. Mable is sitting with Leroy and tells him, "I don't know what is going on with that girl" (621).
The strong effect of her silence proves to show that actions can be much greater than words. The aunt refuses to reveal the name of her baby’s father, protecting him with her silence, but as a complement she is persecuted and shunned from her society. She “may have gone to the pigsty as a last act of responsibility: she would protect the child as she had protected its father.” (15) This “No Name Woman” fled her home and chose to give birth to her child in a pigsty where no one would be able to neither hear her nor see her, thus abstaining from having a voice and remaining in silence. However, in writing about this incident, Kingston is allowing this woman to have a potential voice by sharing her experiences with the reader(s) and expressing the position this woman was forced to go in to and by doing so, she is backing up this woman with a “community” in a sense, which portrays the greater strength a community has versus the minimal a lone individual is capable of doing. In addition, the author says that “the real punishment [of the aunt] was not the raid swiftly inflicted by the villagers, but the family’s deliberately forgetting her.” (16) Since a group of individuals, especially those that were relatively close
” (2nd paragraph) are straightforward statements. They point strongly to the idea. The author takes her case to make it general and is showing that she represents all those people in the same case. She emphasizes the ethical appeal; she projects an impression to the readers and listeners. The repetition of the pronouns “I” and “You” make her ideas stronger and more specific.