Abigail William is a seventeen girl who manipulated an entire village that woman was participating in witchcraft. She undermined men by using her age and innocence to cause a diversion to catch the love of her life's attention. When her plan backfires, she accuses the love of her life of witchcraft as well. Abigail proves to society that women can produce master plans and carry them out successfully.
Antigone is a young lady who refuses to obey her uncle King Creon orders of burying her brother. Even though her brother is a traitor to her uncle, she still wants to bury her brother to satisfy the gods. She will not let a man tell her what she can and can not do, though this mindset got her killed. She proved that women can be right in a situation and men should put aside their pride and listen to them.
Sofia is a woman who demands respect and nothing less. She gives orders instead of completing them. When Harpo tries to raise his hand at her to change her ways, Sofia beats him for attempting to beat her. Despite the fact that she loves Harpo, she refuses to be his servant and punching bag.
Jane Eyre was an outsider her entire life. With on one to help her, she began looking for jobs as a governess. Mr. Rochester hires Jane as a governess for his daughter. When Mr. Rochester asked Jane to marry him, she agreed then quickly changed her mind and ran way. When Jane is out in the world, she learned how to provide for herself, and received her family's inheritance. When Jane could finally take care of herself, she reunited with Mr. Rochester to get married.
Hester Prynne is a single parent in a town where her baby is considered as a sin. Even though she is branded with the scarlet letter, she wears it with pride and exploits the beauty in her sin. Hester Prynne made a living by making clothes for the high ranked townspeople. Hester Prynne is a strong independent female character because she carried her sin by herself; she never shared her sin by releasing her baby's father's name when she was asked to throughout the novel.