Chillingworth started torturing Reverend Dimmesdale (Hester Prynne’s baby’s father), and as time went on he began to look like the devil. Chillingworth eventually tortures Dimmesdale so much to the point when he is not able to stay alive. Chillingworth also dies because he feels that he has no reason to be alive if he cannot torture Dimmesdale any more. Chillingworth is a prime symbol of evil because he plans to ruin someone 's soul. First, Chillingworth plans to
In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne establishes several essential facets of human nature. In the beginning, Hawthorne introduces death and crime as inevitable in the human condition. Yet throughout the novel, Hawthorne also highlights another essential part of human nature as a common theme: concealment. This theme is reflected by characters such as Hester and Chillingworth, but particularly by Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale, the admired minister of the Puritan community, spends years hiding that he committed adultery with Hester, and doesid so to protect the Puritans.
In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the secrets of sin show the differences in multiple perspectives of how people deal with their inner mysteries. The continuing theme of secrets impacts the spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of a character’s personality. The time period is important to note and holds a great deal of importance. The act of committing adultery during the time of Colonial America is especially devilish
This is the ideology of Nathaniel Hawthorne author of The Scarlet Letter. In this book, Hawthorne details an elaborate story showing the consequences of confessing sins in contrast to concealing it. A sin weighing down on you and destroying you from the inside out is a moral consequence and, the only remedy is confessing the sin. This notion can be seen in the difference between Hester and Dimmesdale with how they handled the scarlet letter and the effects of that. Hester had worn her scarlet letter out for the public to see from the very beginning.
Roger Chillingworth has kept his past a secret, even going by a new name. He becomes a much needed doctor, and since there was not very much good medical care, is widely accepted by the people of the town. Because of Dimmesdale’s diminishing health and Chillingworth’s interest in both his disease and personal life,
Nathaniel Hawthorne uses a multitude of imagery and symbolism to serve as metaphors for different themes in his novel The Scarlet Letter. The theme sin versus guilt, appears often throughout the novel. It is often accompanied by the symbol of the scarlet letter, serving as a constant reminder of the guilt each of the main characters carry, as a result of the sins they have committed. Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale each carry the burden of living a tainted life, being that they have all committed a sin. Hester and Dimmesdale both committed the ultimate sin of adultery.
“Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.” - Nicholas Rowe. This message is shown in The Scarlet Letter, through Hawthorne’s character Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale was created by Nathaniel Hawthorne representing a weak character in many ways. One of the many weak decisions made by Hawthorne that stood out was the guilt he had built up, eating away at him causing an internal struggle if he should do right and confess or if he should let the one he loves suffer because of his actions. Hawthorne sent messages throughout this film, people must accept responsibility for their actions or suffer the consequences and the choices people make determine what they become.
The Scarlet Letter Symbols can have many different meanings varying from a group of people to the sins an individual has committed. In many works of literature symbols are used to stand for something that’s deeper than the object or person itself. This is seen when Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbols as a way describing the atmosphere, events, and that are taking place in The Scarlet Letter. To begin with, the most distinct of the symbolism used in The Scarlet Letter is the letter A embroidered on Hester Prynne's bosom. Hester Prynne was forced by the magistrate to bear the letter A at all times Hawthorne describes it as, “It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself”(Hawthorne 52).
Without a doubt, Richard III as much manipulative as he is the Duke of Gloucester. Based off of the text, he seems determined to pit his brothers against one another, even if it means one will be slain. As a result, one brother takes drastic measures to ensure his safety before anything life-threatening even occurs. In that situation, one can presume that although it is taking precaution for his life, it is a bit premature since nothing has happened. However, this makes Richard III's plotting to be a success.
The old adage, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”, illustrates that physical forces may hurt someone, whereas words are harmless. However, Poe’s thrilling piece of work goes against this as Montresor vows to take revenge on Fortunato over a mere insult. Montresor’s insane crave for revenge demonstrates his intense condition of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is shown through his behavior in The Cask of Amontillado. Montresor’s thoughts indicate his obsession with harming Fortunato. For instance, “My smile was at the thought of his death” reveals how terribly Montresor wants to kill his enemy, demonstrating his madness as people don 't usually kill over an insult, especially when it wasn 't so
Nathaniel Hawthorne was a transcendentalist. He judged his Puritan ancestors in their deeds, especially the witch persecutions. Transcendentalism, Puritanism and the idea of witchcraft were reflected in his novel The Scarlet Letter. Although The Scarlet Letter doesn‘t address witchcraft directly, witchcraft saturates the background of the novel. Many factors factors had their influence on the Puritan society, be it positive or negative.
The minister was a very nice and sweet man. Arthur seemed very trustworthy and Hester did not think he would tell the townspeople about their sin. She did not think he would tell about their sin because it would make him look bad as the town’s reverend by committing adultery. Arthur helped Roger with his experience in the medical field. Arthur did this because he was a nice man, until Roger wanted to get revenge on him.
(285) Leaders who show mercy, love, and establish friendships are taken advantage of and lose their power. It is important to be seen as a cruel and with an army to exemplify the strength and unity of your army; therefore, being seen as fearful and cruel on a greater and global level. A prince should not be worried about being considered cruel “for without reputation he will never keep an army united or prepared for any combat” (Machiavelli, 284); moreover, while this attains respect for him and he is now perceived as terrifying, he benefits greatly from acting inhumanly cruel. With cruelty comes major respect and nobody will question the prince or his decisions, instead he will be met with pure obedience and reach stability and harmony in society. Thus, a prince maintains his power through the act of mercilessness and is reciprocated with high esteem and fear from his citizens.
Society would fail if everyone were to tell the truth because it would destroy relationships. In essence, lying is sufficient in certain situations where it is benefiting others. Not giving the truth can be allowed because it will be able to maintain morality. In addition, forging honesty can administer security and keep meaningful connections. Not all lies should be regarded as lousy due to the fact that they can be beneficial for both the liar and the one being lied to.