Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850), is a worthy allegorical novel in which a young woman commits the sin of adultery with a local pastor and gets pregnant, once the townspeople realize they punish her by forcing her to use the symbol of adultery. Light and dark symbolisms can be reduced easily to white and black, hence to good and bad. For Hawthorne, the interplay between white and black, or light and dark does not serve a mere imagery purpose or a descriptive one. They are entrenched profoundly with the intangible world.
The narrator also tells us, “I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death” (Hurst 388). Pride can be wonderful and terrible depending on what the result of it is, though it is terrible in most cases such as this one. Brother’s pride led to Doodle’s death because of his shame of Doodle. Brother put himself in the mind state that he would get Doodle to be like him and that mind state corrupted
His ability to mentally create a better revenge “than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy” shows his terrible intentions as well as his evil nature (Hawthorne 11.1). Both examples show how revenge has changed their views on others as well as how others view
In the Crucible Reverend Parris is a selfish Minister who only cares about money and is a greedy selfish man. In The Scarlet letter Reverend Dimmesdale committed adultery and actually feels guilty for what he did and has humility, the only problem with him is him not admitting he is the father of Pearl and sees how Hester Prynne is tormented. The main characters in The Scarlet Letter are guilty and see how
However, Brutus and Cassius betrayed and murdered Caesar. This act of treason placed both Brutus and Cassius in the mouth of Lucifer along side with Judas, who betrayed Jesus, as stated here, “The black mouth holds the shade of Brutus: writhing, but not a word will he scream; Cassius is the sinewy one on the other side” (299). This scene demonstrates that betraying an authoritarian figure is the same as betraying Jesus himself. This shows that the ordering principle of hell is the severe harm towards the government and society which indirectly harms God's plan for
He feels like he is an evil person and there is no hope in going back again. He feels like this with him getting dismissed from his job just made his life fell like nothing. He feels like Lucifer. There is one last tone shift and that is back to sarcasm on line twenty three when it says ‘Never to hope again’. There are many tone shifts, an allusion, and some figurative language in this creative piece of work Henry VIII by William Shakespeare.
But when Virgil and Dante see Satan they see that he is chewing on three of the worst sinners to be known one was Judas who betrayed the son of god and the other two were Cassius and Brutus they both betrayed god too “That soul up there which has the greatest pain the master said is Judas Iscariot with head inside he piles his legs without of the two others who head downward are the one who hang from the black jowl is Brutus see how the he writhes himself and speaks no word and the other who so stalwart seems is Cassius” (Dante line-62-65) they are the three worst sinners and he is chewing on
This relates to an earlier paragraph about the perverted mind which in this case eventually affects the spirit as well which leads up to eternal poverty, simply without God. Douglass again in complete agreement with the Catholic stance on spiritual poverty.