The Scarlet Letter And Selena

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“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”(Katharine Hepburn). Some people were raised to follow every rule given to them. They never stray from their set of instructions. They never let loose and join in on the fun because they are too afraid to create their own rules and experience fun. Their mind is set on living the life that was planned for them, not creating their own life. They never question when someone tells them to do something. Every day is similar to the day before. Nothing out of the ordinary happens. Their lives are like the movie Groundhog Day, constantly repeating. Memories are not created with their friends and family. They do not experience adrenaline, anger, love, joy, or sadness. It is as if they are immune to emotions. They are figuratively living in a small cardboard box. Fun is for those who enjoy taking risks and trying new things. Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter and Selena Quintanilla- Peréz from Selena are perfect examples. Their positive outlooks on life allowed the girls to live the lives that they chose. Even though their communities did not accept what Hester and Selena sought to do, it did not keep the girls from pursuing their passions. Hester Prynne and Selena Quintanilla- Peréz were put down for being female,were allowed to love who they wanted, and dealt with vengeful people.
Hester Prynne was publicly shamed for her affair, since she was a woman, with a minister named Arthur Dimmesdale. The whole town of Boston,…

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