Disadvantages Of Women In The Scarlet Letter

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Women have always had disadvantages fighting their way through life, whether it is in politics or everyday situations. Examples of this would be the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, clothing requirements, when a woman is walking down the street at night she feels like she will be attacked, how women don’t get the same pay as men in some jobs, or when a women gets taken advantage of while drunk but, it is still her fault for drinking. The list could go on forever. Even in The Scarlet Letter, there is many women stereotypes, such as “Women derive a pleasure, incomprehensible to the other sex, from the delicate toil of the needle” (Hawthorne 77). Many people don’t even know when they are discriminating women or making them feel worthless because people …show more content…
While Hester was coming to America, her husband stayed behind to deal with some business. He never met up with Hester until after she saw him at one of her punishments. Her partner in crime is Arthur Dimmesdale, one of the town’s ministers, but no one knew that he committed adultery with her. Pearl, Hester’s daughter, was conceived out of adultery. Hester and Pearl lived through many hardships in their lives including being shunned by society and not even being treated like a real human with feelings. Orange is the New Black is about a woman named Piper Chapman who was sent to jail for drug trafficking. Before she was sent to jail, she had everything going for her such as an upcoming soap business, a lovely fiancé, and a great family life. After she went to prison, her life went into a downward spiral in which she lost almost everything. When she was in prison, she came back in contact with the girl who got her there in the first place, Alex Vause. Alex was also Piper’s ex-lover which adds more problems to her list of troubles. Piper fights her way to get through prison life with the obstacles she was …show more content…
Piper and Hester were basically treated like freaks. People even feared talking to them. Piper was a freak because of the stigma of prison and Hester was a freak because she committed adultery. They were both shunned by their society but, they proved that women can be strong. Throughout all of the isolation Piper and Hester went through, they worked to get back on top. Piper preformed certain jobs and became vicious to survive in prison but, before that she was a no one who transformed into a someone. Hester was a no one until she committed adultery. She embroidered and sewed things for people in the town to become a part of the community again. The quote from the book “In this manner, Hester Prynne came to have a part to perform in the world. With her native energy of character and rare capacity, it could not entirely cast her off, although it had set a mark upon her more intolerable to a woman’s heart than that which branded the brow of Cain” (Hawthorne 77) proves that Hester was not entirely isolated because of the hard work she did and dedication she

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