Joan d' Arc was a young woman that broke all the barriers of that time in order to free herself from the future she did not want. She knew that in order to do it, she had to conceal her femininity. She was smart and courageous. She wanted a life that was not suited for girls. She wanted to be free from her role of becoming the woman that was expected to be at that time. Her fight was not so much as a fight to free her country but a fight to free herself from all the barriers that were ahead of her. But they knew. And this is why she was raped before being burned at the stake.