Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne exposes the blindness of the Puritan people through the treatment of Hester, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale’s external characters. Hester Prynne is labeled as an adulteress and mistreated by society because of their unwillingness to see her true character. Chillingworth, the husband of Hester, leads the town to believe he is an honorable man and skillful doctor, when his true intents root from his vindictive nature Finally, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester’s lover and the father of her baby, acts as the perfect man therefore the town views him as an exemplar model, while he is truly a sinner. In the novel, Hawthorne portrays Hester as a strong, resilient woman, though the members of her community
As the story progresses, it is apparent that Dimmesdale is the father of Pearl. As a an important member of the Church, he conceals his sin in an attempt to make it to go away. Unfortunately for him, the concealment of his sin takes a toll on his mental and physical health. He becomes a manic-depressive. Not only had he committed adultery, he also was being a hypocrite, as reverend calling for the acceptance of your sins.
Showing that Montresor wants to punish with reason to get justice from Fortunato. The evidence from these stories shows the anger and boredom of these 2 characters in their situation. Zaroff hunted and let his prey know he was going to hunt them. The outcome of Zaroff is different than Montresor not only did Montresor and Zaroff's pray die, Zaroff died in the end, unlike Montressor who explained what he had done to change his prey Fortunato's fate. Also unlike Zaroff's prey, Montresor's prey Fortunato didn't know Montresor had planned to kill
The Moral Transition of Reverend John Hale Generally speaking, if given the opportunity to express their greed, people take out their greed on other people. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, Reverend John Hale is an expert on witchcraft and is summoned to Salem to determine whether the Devil is present. In Salem, greed allows the personal agendas of some people to conflict with the good intentions of many of the other citizens. Reverend Hale is called to reveal the truth and help calm the fears of Salem. His education and desire to help the afflicted motivate him.
The narrator, Montresor, evokes emotions of anger and is upset that Fortunato has embarrassed him. Montresor states that Fortunato must know of his fate because it would be equally wrong, if he does not seek revenge on the person who has done the wrong. Through storytelling and narrative therapy Montresor is able to identify his values and shape his identity. He values taking revenge as a way to confront his problems. Also, he is provided with catharsis by taking revenge upon Fortunato.
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.
Also, the idea of destroying the house that represents the wealthy trying to hang onto that upper hierarchy reveals Trevor’s desire to completely get rid of his past life and divisions within society. Trevor’s struggle of letting go of his past to help better society for him and others demonstrates the internal conflict he has with himself as it is not easy for him to let go of something he once had. Lastly, as the gang is nearly finished with destroying the house’s interior, it has become something completely different than it once was revealing that “destruction after all is a
In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne comes to explore an adulterous affair, and the resulting punishments inflicted by the Puritan society and the consequences for the central characters. The sin and punishment surrounding this forbidden love emphasized the great law of morality characterizing a Puritan society. The punishment of being isolated, resulting in the shifting of the lives of four member of the community, illustrates the spiritual and psychological cost of pursuing love, and illuminates the truth of the harsh ethic of the Puritan society. As characters develop, they find different ways of dealing with their sin, which will ultimately affect how they will progress throughout the story. Hawthorne’s criticism of Puritan
Little to Chillingworth’s Knowledge Dimmesdale plans to confess his secret to the town making Roger unable to torture him any longer. And when this happens the townspeople state: “Nothing was more remarkable than the change which took place, almost immediately after Mr. Dimmesdale 's death, in the appearance and demeanour of the old man known as Roger Chillingworth. All his strength and energy- all his vital and intellectual force- seemed at once to desert him... he positively withered up, shrivelled away, and almost vanished from mortal sight” (231). At the death and confession of Clergyman Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth alongside his secret identity lost all purpose; he now had nothing to obsess or be secretive for. In addition to this his body that was already failing from his secret identity, collapsed because of the lack of purpose.
During her moment of truth, Emilia accepts punishment for her naivete towards her husband 's evil plot and redeems her damaged character. Distraught from Desdemona 's death, Emilia asks Iago if he really has done what she fears, she declares “Disprove this villain if thou be’st a man” On the surface, Emilia is telling Iago that he is to tell Othello what he did if he “man” enough to publicly acknowledge his true evil, as much of his treachery is sneaky and underhanded. Additionally, asking Iago if he “be’st a man” also insinuates that Iago is not a man, but rather a malicious demon that is not human. Later in the scene, Iago tells Emilia to go home and she replies with “T’is proper I obey him, but not now Perchance, Iago, I will never go home” To be “proper” is to be suitable or appropriate. Emilia is expected to follow all of her husband 's commands yet when Emilia says that she will never go home she means that she will never take orders from her husband again now that she knows the atrocities he committed.
The Scarlet Letter begins in 1642 Boston, Massachusetts with the Puritan society punishing Hester Prynne for her sins against God. The puritans believe that any crime is a crime or a sin against God and the Puritan leaders take this very seriously. Hester committed adultery with an unknown man.She was living out her punishment peacefully with her child Pearl until Roger Chillingworth appears back in town. No one knows that Chillingworth is Hester 's husband except for Hester. Everyone wants to know who the father of Pearl is but Hester is keeping his identity a secret.
Wiesel has completely lost all faith and hope he had in humanity and simply became a walking shell. He couldn’t even weep over the loss of his father because his spirit was so broken. He was completely dehumanized. By the end of the war, Elie Wiesel had lost his father in humanity and God. These two aspects that were so important to him prior to World War Two were eradicated from his personality.
Iago infers that his plan is rancorous, and the evilness will shine through, once the wicked acts are completed. Iago has a desire to destroy the lives of Othello and Desdemona because he thinks that Othello slept with his wife. This makes Iago villainous because he is planning destruction. Iago’s goal is to devastate Othello’s life to seek revenge. Iago possess pernicious traits because he destroys his life and marriage, as well as the marriage between Othello and Desdemona.