"Mine honor is my life; both growing one; Take honor from me and my life is done." What does this statement mean? Write 250 words essay interpreting this qoute.

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"Mine honor is my life; both growing one; Take honor from me and my life is done." This statement suggest that the honor is part of life without it people can't live. This quote is true because if the person doesn't have honor he/she is not considering as a human been. Nobody will respect or count with their opinion. The two pieces of literature that best illustrate this quote is the story "Scarlet Letter" and the novel "A "Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams. Also both authors use the same literary device such as symbolism to reflect the quote.

The book "Scarlet Letter" is about one woman who committed adultery. At that time (adultery) was very shameful. All the people started to judge her. She was put in the court where all the ministers, judges, and priests were deciding what to do with her. They finally agreed to punish her by putting improdary on her body with letter "A" means adultery, for the rest of her life.

According to this quote if the woman wouldn't sleep with a stranger she wouldn't carry that "Scarlet Letter" and listen to the gossip that she heard all the time from people. The author also uses literary device such as symbolism. The letter "A" that was on woman's body was in a red color and the red color symbolized with delinquent.

The story "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams the protagonists of the story named Stanley. He had raped his wife's sister named Blanche. While his wife Stella was in the hospital (she was going to have a baby), Stanley had raped blanche with such dishonor and disrespect. Referring to the quote the author strangest point is that honor is very important for the people because otherwise they begin to...