He writes a letter to confess what evil he does when “he was Hyde.” Moreover, he does not want to talk about more about Hyde’s malignant behavior on the testament, it also explains as Jekyll he does not want to mention Hyde too much. However, actually Hyde is the other type of himself. As Jekyll, he is a nice person, he try to remedy Hyde’s mistake, but as the time goes on, Jekyll finds that he can not control Hyde anymore. It is one aspect to support both good and evil can reflect in one person. Moreover, “Will Hyde die upon the scaffold?
As he is very critical of Hester, the words in his sentences tend to be negative. These negative words are all meant to “wound” Hester Prynne. Due to their bullet point format, Lawrence is expressing this very plainly. This allows him to show his disapproval of Hester as he feels that Hester’s sin is unforgivable and she should be shunned for eternity instead of painted as a hero, which is what Hawthorne
In one of his most romantic books, the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne implemented abundance of rich imagery and figurative language, delivering a world of fantasy. Among the various repeated languages, Hawthorne placed most significance on the motif of the Black Man and the forest through a series of comparisons that involves the question of faith, in which both the imageries encumbers much weight as set opposite against the true Testimony and Virginity Hawthorne advocated. For example, the Black Man, whom appeared first in the speech of Hester, a fallen women, in reference towards Chillingworth, an often naturalist, represents the devil. Since the mere color of “black” suggested a betrayal from the light, the holy side, the Black Man
In the book of Genesis there are two different narratives. Ancient Egyptians believe that the world came into order from an abyss. Other religions suggest that life on earth came into being from a male and a female being together. According to the Japanese their cosmology suggests that there was corruption and darkness. Part of the chaos was a monster and a serpent (189).
Hawthorne explains, “... Be not silent from any mistaken pity and tenderness for him, for believe me, Hester though he were to step down from a high place and stand there beside thee on thy pedestal of shame, yet better were it so, than to hide a guilty heart through life. (Hawthorne 63). This quote shows that Dimmesdale is begging Hester to tell them it was him so that she won't go through suffering alone out of guilt. Hawthorne explains, “All that guilty sorrow, hidden from the world, whose great heart would have pitied and forgiven, to be revealed to him, the pitiless, to him, the Unforgiving. (Hawthorne 127).
His staff “bore the likeness of a great black snake, so curiously wrought, that it might almost be seen to twist and wriggle itself like a living serpent” (Hawthorne 608). The serpent is known universally to represent the Devil because the Devil takes on the form of a serpent in the bible, accordingly, the old man yielding a serpent-esque staff sets him up to signify the Devil. Hawthorne solidifies the image of the Devil tempting and forcing a man of faith to fall into sin through the interaction between Goodman Brown and the old man with the addition of this detail and confirmation of the old man symbolizing the
Sejour used biblical references to describe George’s snake like behavior. The word snake references to Satan. According to the bible, Satan means “beautiful and powerful angel, who do nothing more than lead people to rebellion.” It seems like Sejour is describing George as the fallen slave angel. His revenge toward his master will lead other slaves to rebellion as well. As George is waiting, Alfred looks at the box of jewelry he promised to his wife, is she gives him a son.
Hester stated, “‘Once in my life I met the Black Man!’ said her mother. ‘This scarlet letter is his mark!’” (Hawthorn 127). Sin is the mark of the devil on a person. It is his way of saying, “I own this person.” In a sense the devil has claimed Hester as his own. It isn’t too surprising that the, “ first object of which Pearl seemed to become aware was—shall we say it?—the scarlet letter on Hester's bosom!” (Hawthorne 66).
Chillingworth is himself a symbol within the story, standing for pure evil. As a malicious and crooked old man, he brings the darkness with him wherever he treads. In the story Pearls even refers to Chillingworth as the black man meaning the devil "Come away, mother! Come away, or yonder old black man will catch you! He hath got hold of the minister already.
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” John C. Maxwell, enlightens the reader about the faces of pride. One is beautiful and the other is ugly. This quote relates to the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst because the narrator learns that pride isn’t always a good trait to have, it can harm the people you love.