Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers-stern and wild ones-and they had made her strong." These “teachers” instill in Hester the characteristics needed to overcome her shame. Dimmesdale does not confess his adultery and thus is never given the tools he needed to escape from his sin. Hester, however, is at peace with her situation, and because of this is able to use her suffering to make herself
First of all, her emotions do not show she is psychopathic enough to go crazy and kill her husband. For example, at the beginning of the story she seems quite happy with her husband, looks like she loves him and listens to his orders. The author shows no sign that previously, Mary was a murderer or had a mental disorder. She also takes care of her unborn baby. Second of all, when her husband Patrick told Mary that he will leave her,even though she is a good wife it sounded really “cold” and was careless.
Janet: Oblivious to the Obvious Due to Mental Manipulation Janet, the main character in McKnight Malmar’s short story “The Storm,” is not only married to a murderer, but also a victim of mental and emotional manipulation. Janet is gullible to Ben’s suspicious actions and does not question him at all, despite obvious red flags. The fact that Janet believes that the storm is making her see things that are not real, instead of putting together the evidence that her husband has displayed, is proof that Janet is used to questioning the validity of her own perception regularly. Ben takes advantage of Janet’s naivety and codependency to the point where she does not question him about anything, but instead, questions her own sanity. It is evident from the very beginning of the story that Janet relies on Ben for comfort.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him”, Daniel 9:9. In the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays Hester Prynne as a kind, strong, and humble character. Although as Hester sins, this does not define her as a person or take away from her value as a person. Hester is a humble person throughout the entire book because she is always caring nice and honest. As Hester is appointed for adultery and admits to it, she is completely honest and doesn’t lie and straight forward with the townspeople.
She is a round character because we know that she is quiet, intelligent, and cautious. She is a static character because she does not experience a change throughout the course of the book. The antagonist is Aza 's anxiety. Because the antagonist is not an actual person, it does not have characteristics. Aza Holmes and her best friend Daisy decide to do some investigating after they learn that Aza 's former friends ' father, Russel Pickett, is missing.
She desperately wants to know why he looks unusual. Dora, compared with Mary, seems to care less about Calvin. However, she speaks to him timidly and her diffident attitude toward him never changes throughout the story. Thirdly, when something bad happens, they tend to feel responsible for it and try to manage it. When Patrick informs Mary of his affair, she tells herself not to believe any of what he has said.
The older generation, portrayed as Mr. and Mrs. Birling in the play, thinks that taking individual responsibility is important, but not the social responsibilities. They deny their faults for Eva Smith’s death, and furthermore, try to avoid the situation by blaming others. The phrase, “I am not responsible” is constantly used in their lines which specify their strong conservative mindset. On the other hand, the younger generation, portrayed as Sheila and Eric in the play, is more open-minded and honest when it comes to admitting and accepting their responsibilities in the society. Sheila and Eric both feel guilty about themselves during the interrogations, when their parents tried to deny the fact that they were responsible too.
Mitch feels sorry for her while Stanley doesn’t. Empathy leads to a weak resilience towards people we care about. Mitch has a large amount of Empathy for Blanche after hearing her sob story and develops an extremely weak resilience to her when he eventually learns about
Throughout the novel, Hester is fraught by the Puritan society and her suffering is an effect of how evil society is. Hester continues to believe that the crime she committed was not wrong and she should not be punished for it. Her desire to protect and love Dimmesdale, turn her into a stronger person and become a heroine in the book. Although society still views her as a “naughty baggage” (Hawthorne 73) and is punished for her wrongdoing, Hester never thought to take revenge on them, yet she gives everything she has to the unfortunate and leaves herself with very little. She continues to stay positive no matter what society has for her.