Hawthorn Uses revenge to illustrate Chillingworth's decline of death. Roger Chillingworth has one main reason to get revenge and that reason is Dimmsdale, the Minister who stole his wife. Roger Chillingworth has spent 7 years of his life he will never get back just to get revenge on Dimmesdale who at the moment could care less as long as he is innocent in all of this. Chillingworth is wanting revenge more than anything in the world, His face has become as terrible looking as his soul just trying to get revenge, revenge is aging him very quickly and had caused Roger to look like a demon. Roger Chillingworth is doing everything is his power to try to get Dimmsdale to tell his big secret but Dimmesdale is doing everything is his power to keep
We are all sinners. Although one may try hard not to sin, all humans eventually succumb at some time or another to sin. While people may not able to avoid the fate which awaits them, the power of free will allows people to decide how they will respond to sin. While some may respond with guilt and regret, others may react with a sense of redemption and a renewed sense of responsibility. Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American author during the 19th century witnessed the power of sin to wreak havoc not only to an individual but a whole community.
In religion, sin is the concept of bringing shame and impurity to one’s self by committing wrongful acts that go against the moralistic and spiritual values of the community. Types of sins and their severity greatly depend on the community that is worshiping and the religion that is being practiced. For example, in Puritan society, there are sins that are considered ultimately condemning such as adultery: voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not his or her spouse. This is due to their strong views against sex, sexualization, and what they call the Original Sin- the sin committed by Adam and Eve- which is sex as well. In the Scarlet Letter there are three characters that are unquestionably sinners, but the
Throughout the story Roger Chillingworth is increasing growing into an eviler version of himself. Since his wife cheated in him and had a child with someone else his only reason for living now is to get revenge on the man that hurt him. Therefore, Chillingworth is becoming the devilish version of himself and plays a specific role in the story, he is more degenerate than Hester and her lover, and at the end of the story he tries to redeem himself by leaving Pearl his fortune. Initially, Chillingworth plays the role of an antagonist.
There are a limited amount of things on this earth that are inevitable obstacles and one of those is sin. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote an interesting story called “A Chapter from an Abortive Romance,” that sin plays a significant role in. In this story, the main character, Ethan Brand, was a lime burner that recently returned to his home city from a quest to find the unpardonable sin. (The word “unpardonable” suggests that one commits a sin that is so despicable that this sin is unforgivable by God.)
Moral Consequences of Sin William Shakespeare once said, “Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall”. Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne shows the moral consequences of sin are being in outcast in society and punishing oneself. Hawthorne tells the reader the only ways for one to be redeemed is to help others or owning up to their own mistakes. As a result of making mistakes, everyone should do some kind of virtue to redeem oneself. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne wants the reader to know that the only ways to redeem oneself from making such substandard mistakes are too help others or confess to what they have done.
Transitive Deterioration Throughout Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, the intense suffering of Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff not only causes their individual deterioration, but sets the stage for the younger generation to follow. Hindley’s self deterioration is started by his intimidation of Heathcliff, and evolves to the point of his demise. Hindley truly never accepts Heathcliff as a member of the Earnshaw family. From the moment that Heathcliff enters Wuthering Heights, Hindley causes Heathcliff pain and suffering through demeaning and oppressing him. Hindley verbally abuses Heathcliff, and differentiates Heathcliff from himself and Catherine.
Imagine living through gruesome physical and mental torment for seven long years of life. This affliction would be due to a sin that was committed out of wedlock and causes a long and harrowing death. Arthur Dimmesdale is one of the characters Nathaniel Hawthorne uses to present this torment in The Scarlet Letter to present how failing to survive the effects of sin can lead to a characters death also known as not receiving redemption. Correspondingly, Roger Chillingworth exemplifies through the transgressor of revenge that not bearing through the effects of sin does not lead to redemption. Uniquely, Hester Prynne is displayed by Hawthorne to expatiate how being driven to live through the effects of sin eventually lead to redemption.
The Scarlet Letter is focalized on the consequences of adultery for a female in Puritan society. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is punished for adultery that resulted in her daughter Pearl. Hawthorne describes the emotional impact of the punishment and how the Puritan society treats Hester afterwards. Hester Prynne is forced to stand on a scaffold in public and wear the letter “A” on her chest as a reminder of her sin. As seen in her punishment, the Puritan justice system is vastly unique from today’s modern justice system.
William Shakespeare created the proverb “Honesty is the best policy” through his play, Antony and Cleopatra. The proverb declares that truthfulness leads to improved circumstances compared to deceit and deception. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, capitalizes on the danger of holding the truth inside and not confessing committed sins through Reverend Dimmesdale. Also, Hawthorne displays the outcome of honesty, confession, and the process of redemption with Hester’s character. Sin leads morals astray; sinners, however, may become redeemed by acknowledging and correcting the sins committed.
Guilt is in everyone. Guilt is often to be seen within everybody, for it is a force that does not fail to capture even the mightiest of people. Guilt behaves as a reminder to let one know privately that he/she has committed a bad deed, after awhile people begin to give in and confess. However, there are those who refuse to accept the actions they have previously taken and hide it. Similarly, the act of act of concealed guilt apparent in the supposed antagonist, Roger Chillingworth, of The Scarlet Letter.
“Hester Prynne’s Case: Justice Then and Now” The Scarlet Letter, a book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne during the mid-1800s, is about an adulterous woman’s life in Boston; during the early mid-17th century in New England, the Puritans already had imposed strict laws for the people to acquiesce. Many centuries later, penalties for adultery became less severe; in fact twenty-nine out of fifty states of America don’t federally admonish their residents for adultery. If Hester Prynne, the adulterous from the novel, lived during the late nineties or the third millennium— now a more liberal society— she could have had a more lenient punishment or could have gotten off scot-free without having to endure the punishment and shame she endured during the 1750s.