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The Scarlet Letter: Astounding Feminism

The Scarlet Letter: Astounding Feminism

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Hester Prynne is a feminist character, and The Scarlet Letter is a feminist book. She tries to make a difference in the world while parenting.

Feminism is when women feel empowered, wanting to change the world with their strength and voices. Women are feminists but not all women are feminists, they may not believe in feminism or like feminism. Hester Prynne is considered a feminist because of her strength, her defiance of conventions, her honesty, and her compassion. She helps the community with her charity work. She uses her talent of sewing and made clothes for the poor.

A feminist is a person who wants to support women’s rights based on the equality of the sexes. There comes a time when people decide that they want to help women, to make them aware of their own situations and that they could have a better life than the one they are living right now. Hester is considered a sinner of the “devil’s child”, convicted of a lifelong bearing the scarlet letter on her chest.

Hester Prynne

Hester Prynne
Hester Prynne

Hester Prynne is a strong woman living with her choices, whether they are good, she has to decide for Pearl and make sure she isn’t making a mistake or putting Pearl in danger. Hester is making her and Pearl’s decisions in everything that she does. It will be hard, but she knows she will do her best and think things through.

“To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are wonderful and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”(Clinton) Do your best and think things through, but whatever you do you should never give up on yourself and other people around you no matter what. It may seem hard and a sore topic only you have to do your best.

Hester Prynne is a strong female character in the novel ‘The Scarlet Letter’. It is a feminist novel because Hester is combining traditional ideas of feminism behaviour with a free-thinking and rebellious persona that can be seen as a kind of pressure on* later feminist philosophy.

Feminism

Feminism

Feminism is when people support equal rights. Feminist is a person no matter what their sex or gender is, want women to have equality and that is based on their sex.

People did not want men to do all the work over the years while women are at home making dinner and being a good housewife. “I’ve chosen to no longer be apologetic for femininity and want to be respected in all the femaleness, Deserve to be.”(We should all be feminist, Adichie) We are strong women, we won’t be perfect but we will try our best and if we make mistakes, we will fix them but we need to be respected as women.

We won’t always say sorry for everything that we do, but we will only do it if it’s a big deal. We are nice and apologetic not because it’s our gender, it’s just how we are it’s not for everyone. “No woman can call herself free until she can consciously whether she will or will not be a mother” (Sanger).

If a woman can’t control herself and her body, then why are people calling her free when she isn’t. If she isn’t free, can’t control her own body when she’s awake, is she going to be a mother or not? “If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?” (I am Malala).

If a man can destroy everything we do and own, why can’t a girl reverse it and change what the man has done? We can’t stop everything that a man does but we can try to change, it won’t be perfect but we will do the best and never do the worst.

Time for Change

time for changes

The time is right for wanting to change right from being wrong. It’s okay to differ from the rest. There comes a time in everyone’s life when we want to stop voting for men and trying to help them. We want to help women get their rights so they don’t have to depend on a man for everything.

We can’t change all the rights, but we will try – so all men and women are equal. We will try to change things so women don’t have to depend on a person and be a housewife. “Haven’t found out what feminism is: but know that people are called feminists whenever they express the sentiments that differentiate from them and a doormat”(West).

You don’t have to be a female to be a feminist. You can’t express how you feel whenever say you can’t do this or that but know if you work hard enough you can do whatever you want. “Feminism is self-determination, and it’s open-ended: every woman may become herself, and do whatever she needs to do (DiFranco).” You’re feminist because you’re trying to best to change feminism.

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

We are all females, but we are different in a lot of ways. Women are all evil in some ways. When it’s just you and your wife she can be evil and violent but she can act warm when you’re having company around the two of you. “It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.

“We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are” (Watson). We should all become one set of people and agree on things instead of all of us wanting different things to happen?

We are not just girls and women; we are not defined by our sexes and gender. “Every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any women back 40 years and say is this a world you want to live in? ‘They would say’ No. (Mirren)” When you take a woman in the past when women were only housewives, they would be on the side of feminism instead of the side of the men. The world was horrible back 40 years ago.

It doesn’t matter if they stay home with kids or if they have a big company and work. Know that whatever you go you will see women being strong and trying their best. We are leaders and we are trying to make a difference with feminism.

Feminism is a great quality, no one should try to make a difference. Feminism is not something you are born into, people have to work hours and try to be feminist. It takes many people, a community, to make a change.

One person cannot make a change. It takes many people – you have to fight for what is right and be able to do things you may not like. Feminism is not about men, it’s about a woman being able to make a change to the world. You never know, a woman can be the next to invent something.

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Works Cited

  1. We Should all be Feminist. Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda. New York, The New Yorker, 2013.
    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/6646662-i-have-chosen-to-no-longer-be-apologetic-for-my

2. Sanger Margaret, Massachusetts. March 1919.
https://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1676.html

3. Helen Mirren: Why I changed my views on feminism. June 22, May 23, 2017. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/helen-mirren-why-i-changed-my-views-on-feminism

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

It will not be perfect, but it will be right in every way possible. There will always be people who don’t see females equal to males, but we can’t change all of them in a day. It will take a lot of work, but if we work together and get it done, it will be worth it. “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on the right side” (Angelou). No, every woman wants to be on their own side and that is all right. You are not going to be forced to be on the feminist side. They don’t believe in what we do, we will try our best.

Feminism is a great quality, no one should but try to make a difference. When we make a change, difference work as one it’s better. Feminism is not just something you are born into. People have to work hours and try to be feminist. It takes many people, a community, to make a change. Not one person can make a change. It takes many people you have to fight for what is right and be able to do things you may not like. Feminism is not about men, it’s about a woman being able to make a change to the world. You never know a woman can be the next to invent something. 

Feminism is a great quality, no one should but try to make a difference. When we make a change, difference work as one it’s better. Feminism is not just something you are born into. People have to work hours and try to be feminist. It takes many people, a community, to make a change. Not one person can make a change. It takes many people you have to fight for what is right and be able to do things you may not like. Feminism is not about men, it’s about a woman being able to make a change to the world. You never know a woman can be the next to invent something. 

Feminism is a great quality, no one should but try to make a difference. When we make a change, difference work as one it’s better. Feminism is not just something you are born into. People have to work hours and try to be feminist. It takes many people, a community, to make a change. Not one person can make a change. It takes many people you have to fight for what is right and be able to do things you may not like. Feminism is not about men, it’s about a woman being able to make a change to the world. You never know a woman can be the next to invent something. 

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