This video breaks down human rights in all aspects including how we decide what are considered universal human rights and the incorporation of rights, justice, and rightfulness. It briefly explains how we separate inalienable human rights from rights given in such as the first ten amendments. This is the best video to relate to the novel because the government, in which the concept of the novel is based around, has taken women's rights to preserve the future of their country. The Novemberists have the phrase of ‘It's personal’ because they focus around how important it is for women to be able to have control over themselves and take their health into their own hands if they choose to without anyone else having a say. This video can assist in understanding how basic human rights are the foundation of government and how some might consider women’s rights, human rights but others might not. Because of this video, we can get a better look at the mind of the government in the book and understand why they made the decisions they did to combat the topic of the novel: What is justice and how do types of justice shape the society we live in?
In this video, Bourelle talks about cultural differences across the world and how there are three ways of dealing with these differences; these three ways include confront, conform, and complain. Bourelle speaks on the topic of cultural lenses but because my lense for the book is religion, we can understand how different cultures use religion in regards to government institutions. This relates to the novel because throughout the it, Hannah learns how society treats criminals. While growing up in Texas, she was extremely privileged, as she came from a white, middle class family, and sheltered so she never realized just how treacherous discrimination can be on a single person. Throughout the book, Hannah takes on all three of these ways of dealing with cultural differences within the society of America that has taken a very conservative turn. Hannah may have grew up sheltered but she also had a lot to hide because she was very bold and wanted more from life than she knew she was allowed to have. She had a great passion for clothes and asking questions, both of which were greatly looked down upon because the women were held to the standard of early 19th century wives; they were expected only to marry, bear children, and care for the husband but that was the last thing that Hannah wanted for herself even though she was a devout Christian in the most conservative state in the country.
This video breaks down self identity and the concept regarding social awareness. It explains the differences between existential and categorical self as well as how someone considers themselves in both a personal and social aspect. This relates to the novel When she woke because throughout the story, Hannah struggles to find herself in a conservative society where she is looked down upon for finding pleasure in materialistic objects such as fashion and personal indulgences. Hannah works within herself through religion, experiences, and self reflection to come to terms with her red skin after she is chromed. Through her religion at the women's reform, she learns more and more not only about god but also about her relationship with her faith. Hannah’s life outside the Straight Path Center gave her the experiences that led to her awareness as a criminal in her society that criminalizes abortion, ignores discrimination and institutional racism of chromes in both public and private institutions. Her self reflection throughout the journey to Canada gave her the strength to continue to live the way she did. It also allowed her to confront her past that led to where she ended up in the most pivotal event in the novel: in the back of a pickup truck after being sold, unknowingly, off to a brothel from a traitor of a women’s rights terrorist group awaiting to be saved along with her best friend. She was able to look upon her actions and her wrongs to decide how her life would have been had she not gotten an abortion. She was able to reflect upon the actions of the abortion and made decisions for herself to be able to finally take a hold of her future and leave the country that make it illegal for her to make the decision over her life to begin with.