The Scarlet Letter. Review.

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 6 mar 2022, 4:05 por direccion iesmargaritasalas

I come to talk to you about the book "The Scarlet Letter". Great work recognized worldwide, and based on the beginning of the 17th century.

It tells us the story of Hester Prynne, a woman accused of adultery, which, as I will comment, doesn´t have much to do with the equality that we are looking for.

Hester had an extramarital affair with a much-loved person in town. From this relationship you will get your daughter, Pearl. After long humiliations, it was decided not to punish her with death for her sin, but to force her to wear the letter "A" for adulteress on her chest for the rest of her life.

To begin with this comment, we must clarify that currently, only in developed countries, adultery is not seen as something that has to be punished with death. It may be frowned upon (both in men and women) but it does not reach such far-reaching limits.

In addition, in the book, she tells us about this as a sin, we can observe the religious influence of all the actions of women, which led to denigrate us for being "sinners", and not for living in a world of hidden machismo.

The submissive role of women in a relationship is also reported, which in these times is not like that at all. Talk to any other man, sin; don't make food for your husband, bad woman; don't wash his clothes, bad wife; and thus a long etcetera of situations in which women are treated as an object (in both senses).

The equality that we are now talking about arises as a result of these actions, still present although not at this level. Currently, we see differences at work, schools, gyms...

For me, equality does not only consist of the -no difference- between men and women, but also between all kinds of people (fat, skinny, tall, short, with hair, without hair...), as well as in the personal.