Iago hates the moor for not giving the lieutenancy that he so well deserves. Atop resentment, Iago feels jealousy for Othello’s suspicious relationship with Emilia, Iago’s wife (McCloskey). The culmination of these feelings results in a plan to destroy Othello and everything that he stands for. Iago attacks Othello’s love for Desdemona by turning “her virtue into pitch, and out of her own goodness make the net that shall enmesh them all.” (2.3.336). His lies cause himself to look like the only honest person Othello knows.
“Giving up her individuality, she would become the general symbol at which the preacher and moralist might point, and in which they might vivify and embody their images of woman's frailty and sinful passion. Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast…as the figure, the body, the reality of sin.” (Carrez).(71-72). There's adultery because Hester is wearing her punishments and she’s forced to where the shame on her chest but she dress her best. Hester's gains her ability by her sin because she did the sin and she suffering from it cause she feels bad because she created something different. She becomes an angel by helping out others and showing society her true self.
Similarly, Hawthorne uses symbolism of sin in The Scarlet Letter and “The Minister’s Black Veil” to display the negative effects of guilt and sin. Hawthorne uses symbolism in The Scarlet Letter to convey a deeper meaning about the sins the characters have committed. Symbols such as the ‘A’ Hester Prynne is forced to wear on her chest, and the mysterious mark on Dimmesdale’s chest are used to represent the sins the characters committed. When the Puritans of Hester’s community look at her, all they see is sin due to the red letter on her chest. Hawthorne describes this scene as, “Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast,—at her, the child of honorable parents,—at her, the mother of a babe, that would hereafter be
He repeatedly shows himself to not be above discriminating as he is discriminated against, saying of Antonio that he hates him for he is a Christian (Shakespeare, Act 1 Sc. 3, 363), and hoping to exact revenge by way of murder on Antonio. Furthermore, even in acts of genuine emotion, there is the fact that his character is depicted with the tinge of apathetic money-mindedness about him. Even in his grief on being abandoned by his daughter, he is more concerned that she has fled with his money and precious stones (Shakespeare, Act 2 Sc. 8, 1085-1095).
The witnesses ' failure to testify truthfully equated to the punishment of blindness and castration for lying about what they saw and performed sexually. She is guided by the principle of retaliation when she punished the two false testifiers showing that Claire is actual more archaic by drawing on
The Bible describes Evil as a sin. Even in the very beginning of time evil was brought onto man by Satan, who concealed himself in serpent form to Adam and Eve, when they ate the apple from the forbidden tree. No matter how hard humans try to avoid evil they always find themselves contradicting their moral thoughts with evil. "Young Goodman Brown and The Cask of Amontillado are symbolic examples of how evil is obscured and can reveal itself at any time. Young Goodman brown is a symbolic story
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?
The scarlet letter symbolizes Hester’s sin which affects the character developments of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth. Dimmesdale demonstrates his guild when he yells “Had I one friend- or were it my worst enemy!” (Hawthorne 200). Dimmesdale is not satisfied with himself and perceives himself as his worst enemy. Through his words, it portrays his guilt due to the fact that the town perceives him as an angel while he knows that he is a sinner and can not deal with it. Hester Prynne also affects Chillingworth because “That old man’s revenge has been blacker than my sin.” (Hawthorne 203).
A damned saint, an honourable villain! … “Blistered by thy tongue for such a wish! O what a beast was I to chide at him!” 3.2.77-79 3.2.90-95 This quote is said by Juliet after the Nurse tells her that Romeo killed Tybalt. Shakespeare uses this oxymoron to show that Juliet is immature and can’t make up her mind about whether or not she loves Romeo. She says “damned saint” which is an oxymoron because saints are usually heavenly, but damned refers to hell and dark things.