Hawthorne describes Pearl as “demon” child. This is ironic because Dimmesdale is considered the devil. In the novel, Hawthorne depicts Hester as a mother who only feels safe and comfortable when her own daughter is asleep. The moment when Chillingworth discovers the mark on Dimmesdale’s chest is considered irony of situation. This moment is ironic because some of the townspeople seem to compare the mark with Hester’s scarlet
To Recidivate or Not to Recidivate: The Impact of the American Prison System On Its Prisoners By Jonathan Burton Peace and Conflict Studies The Dwight School September 2013 Candidate Number: 000058 0008 Advisor: Mr. Michael Wiesenfeld Word Count: 3742 Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate “To what extent does the American prison system prepare convicts for their life outside of incarceration?” This essay starts with an overview of the average inmate’s life and the hardships he or she must face inside and outside of the penitentiary. The introduction also shows which factors most heavily affect the outcome of the prisoner’s life outside of jail. As the essay progresses, it continuously goes into detail
Life without parole: Living and Dying in Prison Today I. Intro I must first start by say, when reading Life without Parole, I could not help but to compare the book to Picking Cotton. Their overall tones and perspectives on the prison system were quite different. But, regardless, they both brought awareness to abuse and violence within the prison system, as well as the criminal justice system needing extreme change. I believe because of their novelistic writing style, it made it easier for us to understand the brutality of what happens behind bars.
“The flightiness of her temper” (AL, p1401) is recognizable by Hester, her mother; just like her desperate, wild, defiant mood is evident in her disposition. Meade Page 2 From beginning to end in the story she consumes the hidden emotions of her mother and amplifies them for all to see. Pearl is the heart of literary symbolism. At times she is a vehicle for Hawthorne to assert the inconsistent and luminous qualities of her mother’s improper bond, and at others a reminder of Hester’s sin; which makes Pearl the perfect supplement of the scarlet letter. Although she serves as an invaluable treasure
Last Name 1 First Name Last Name Teacher English Date LETTER TO BIRMINGHAM JAIL Martin Luther King Jr. Letter’s from Birmingham Jail is Martin Luther King Jr.’s published response to white clergymen’s statements about Kings involvement in the Civil Rights movement, he wrote this while in jail. Martin Luther Kings was in jail due to his participation in Civil Rights demonstration. The statement from the clergymen hammered King for his “foolish” behavior in regards to civil rights. In Kings defense he was invited to “combat injustice” by visiting Birmingham and also to recruit 200 protesters willing to go to jail for the cause. King’s purposed to use “nonviolent direct action” was to create a crisis that will have force the community to respond.
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.
Prisons have been utilized as a means to punish individuals for crimes committed since 1790 in the United States. The philosophy behind how punishment should be administered to inmates has flip-flopped back and forth from the harsher forms of retribution to the milder forms of rehabilitation. Prisons have experienced a booming population, worker exploitation, and medical reform for the inmates. Prisons serve a well needed part of the criminal justice system, yet they are the least thought of part of the criminal justice system. References Banks, C. 2005.
Maya Stephenson Chapter 5 “Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast,—at her, the child of honorable parents,—at her, the mother of a babe, that would hereafter be a woman, —at her, who had once been innocent, —as the figure, the body, the reality of sin.”(54) Most people think that sin is an abstract concept. But this quote shows that in the Puritan community sin is very real. It also says that every town needs a scapegoat and Hester is the scape goat for her community. The people focus their attention on Hester’s problems instead of working out their issues. The townspeople look at Hester and think about how she used to be pure before she committed her sin.
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