Widow Douglas is a hypocrite who tries to teach Huck about religion. Also, Miss Watson is an aged, slim maid who just moved in with Widow Douglas. She tries to educate Huck and is very strict. Throughout this whole passage, Twain shows both of these women in their own light from Huck’s point of view, and I believe that Twain, without a doubt, shows and satirizes Miss Watson greater than Widow Douglas through epithets, exaggeration, and irony. Miss Watson is an unusual character from the start.
People said her meetings were disorderly, but she said she was following God. Mostly because she was being more than a wife and mother and going above her place as a woman, the church banished her. The church leadership was getting upset because she had said that certain pastors were wrong and that people should live only
Their need for comfort from the people they love and care for the most leads them to do whatever it takes, so they might be accepted. Along with being mentally isolated from the other characters in the play these women are also physically isolated and intellectually isolated from everyone. Part of the reason these women were so severely isolated from other characters is because they lived in the Elizabethan period. During the Elizabethan era women were raised to believe that they were second- rate citizens. To ensure that people continued to believe this concept the church used this verse from the bible as proof “woman in her greatest perfection was made to serve and obey man.” This belief put women in a state of being mentally isolated from men.
The Scarlet Letter In the passage of the scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, we see the narrator doesn’t have the same attitude or views of the community. The harsh judgment Hester Prynne receives from the wives is predictable. Hawthorne’s diction in the narration reveals a tone of sympathy, while the words of the women scorn Mistress Prynne. The women who stood outside the prison door commenting on Hester Prynne punishment are described to be goodwives of a puritan community. The first woman to speak is a “hard featured dame of fifty”, she believes the good mature women of the church should have a say in the sentence of the mistress for they are wives, and will punish correctly.
As previously mentioned she uses the words ill formed and feeble to describe her unfinished writing’s fragility. In line 10, she continues by saying, “thy visage was so irksome in my sight,” to explain the shame and discomfort that she carries with her due to the fact that her “baby” was exposed to the public still so unpolished. She applies the words blemishes, flaw, and hobbling into her diction in order to express her piece as something that is not well put together, and no matter how much she attempts to polish it, she feels as if she has failed at improving it. Lastly, Bradstreet’s characterization of her work comes to life through the evident controlling metaphor of the poem, which is claiming that her writing is her “offspring”. Throughout the entire poem, the controlling metaphor becomes this idea that her writing is her child,
Turpin, and seems to change her thinking. After Mrs. Turpin pronounces how grateful that she is neither poor nor black, Mary Grace (the fat girl) whips the book she was reading, Human Development, at Mrs. Turpin, which is great use of symbolism. Human development is a symbol for what Mrs. Turpin needs, because of her racism, judgementalism, and ridicule. And the name Mary Grace symbolizes something that relates to Jesus. Mary was Jesus’ mother, and there is a prayer called Hail Mary, which if she were to pray could bring her salvation.
The grand mother asked: - "Efendi, why are you frightening those who believe in God?" Sermet Bey said, "Of course I know the reason why!" Then he asked his elder daughter to bring immediately both the inkhorn and the pen, and the contract in the office. Hadji Niyazi Efendi as if petrified, did not answer any questions, and turned his face towards the darkness. When the inkhorn with the pen and the contract was brought, Sermet Bey said: - "Come on, take the pen!… If you don't want to be punished for the ones who had mortal blows and for the miscarriages, write down what I say, and then undersign!"
Faulkner addresses the issue of religion through the characters of Cora and Whitfield, and their hypocritical characteristics give a representation of Faulkner's views on Religion. To iterate, Cora frequently spouts ridiculous religious axiom's that often times contradict her actual way of life as in her first chapter when she states "the lord can see into the heart. It is his will that some folks has different ideas of honesty,"(Faulkner 9.) Following this exclamation she criticizes Addie and her raising of a "tom-boy girl", contradicting her own statement of tolerance and demonstrating the notion that religious people are infatuated with hypocrisy (Faulkner 9.) In addition to Cora's hypocrisy, Faulkner's decision to make the religious figure Whitfield a conniving adulterous further displays the idea that religion, especially organized religion, is filled with ignorant hypocrites.
However, scholars noted that there are many inconsistencies concerning this, seeing that though the Bible did say this, women were still treated as inferior to men, and that women were limited to the home. They still were seen as a means to produce children, more of an object for sexuality, and be silent while serving her husband (Ellwood 325). Some Christians even blamed women for “the sin of humanity that necessitated the death of the savior,” and they were referred to as “the devil’s gateway.” Celibacy soon became a choice of women because it soon became more holy than marrying someone (Ellwood 325). Because of these views of women, they became the popular blame for many problems, villages and towns were suspicious of women. This was seen in the Witch Trials of Salem, and these women were a woman who sinned or stepped out of their place t hat was put upon them.