He has been doing this evil stunt for years. Dimmesdale thought he was truly trying to help him, but in reality he was really trying to make him feel extremely guilty for his decisions and actions. It seems wrong to mentally hurt a minister, but then again, he did do something illegal, according to Chillingworth. He is so obsessed with hurting the minister, he can’t back away from the hobby; “The unfortunate physician, while uttering these words, lifted his hands with a look of horror, as if he had beheld some frightful shape…it was one of those moments – which sometimes occurs only at the interval of years – when a man’s moral aspect is faithfully revealed to his mind’s eye. Not improbably, he had never before viewed himself as he did now” (118).
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.
When someone is full of pride, they cannot love others for who they are and tend to make bad decisions. The narrator only cared about himself and wanted to kill Doodle for his own personal gain. His pride took him over and led him into making the wrong choice. Then after the pride came the guilt that followed. It can be inferred that he will never be able to forgive himself after what he did.
However, the minister hurt himself in the process, as he feelst unworthy due to his inauthenticity. Hawthorne also depicts the Puritan people as rigid, and unable to accept the world as it truly is. Although Dimmesdale demonstrates an altruistic motivation in concealing his sin, Hawthorne uses the community’s stubborn manipulation of perspective and Dimmesdale’s continuous suffering to argue that no matter the intention, concealment is pointless. As Dimmesdale conceals his sin to protect the Puritan people, he suffersed for years and hurts himself continuously, portraying the negative effects of concealment.
"Hamlet is miserable, not just because of his father's death, but because he craves honesty while everyone else around him is engaged in deception and manipulation" I agree with the statement, “Hamlet is miserable, not just because of his father's death, but because he craves honesty while everyone else around him is engaged in deception and manipulation". I believe that Hamlet wants everyone to be honest but really they are doing the opposite instead and filling him with lies only to get what they want or to protect themselves from something. The people he should be trusting are betraying and lying to him. This includes his family and close friends. His father’s death was very miserable for him but even the death of his father is filled
Even though the conflicts with the sons are greatly shown in Wilson’s work, that conflict is merely one of the main problems. Having a father that in job for most of your life can be a horrible experience for a son. That what his older son have to experience because of Troy’s imprisonment. This causes Troy treat Lyon different from his other son, Cory. In a way, he wanted to make up for being gone out of Lyon’s life for the most part.
She confronts her, saying that her having an affair, and especially a child, is a disgrace to him. Luckily for him, however, no one knows that he is Hester’s husband, because he has been in England being intellectual. He tells her that he does not want to know who the father is, but if she tells the town that they are married, he would hunt down the father and basically torture him psychologically (which is exactly what he does to Dimmesdale). This initial introduction to Roger gives the reader the impression that he is an old man that does not care much about his wife, and that while he is angry about the affair and the child, he is not psychotic
In the book, he is shocked to discover that Daisy is not completely loyal to their marriage. Although Daisy’s betrayal devastated him, he became determined to get revenge on Gatsby later. All things considered, this is reasonable. He states “They’re things between Daisy and me that you’ll never know, things that neither of us can ever forget” (Fitzgerald, 132). He is confident in their relationship, and in Daisy’s loyalty.
Creon’s power often goes to his head. “Let him dream up or carry out great deeds beyond the power of man, we’ll not save these girls,” (Lines 879-880) Creon exclaimed. Him not giving in to his son’s wishes resulted in a bit of an uprising from the people of Thebes. They concurred with Haemon’s desire.
Sacvan Bercovitch gave a talk in 1996 titled “The Scarlet Letter: A Twice-Told Tale,” he discusses how the secrets impact Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. He clarifies that part of the reason this secret is challenging on both characters is because of the weight the Puritan society places on it. Hester is ridiculed for her adulterous act and Dimmesdale is unable to profess his love due to the restrictions placed upon him. If Dimmesdale is to confess what he did, he would surely be punished (Bercovitch 12). Hester and Dimmesdale’s grief is a direct outcome of the unforgiving implications that the Puritans put on adultery.
“Why, then, had he come hither? Was it but the mockery of penitence? A mockery, indeed, but in which his soul trifled with itself. He had been driven higher by the impulse of that Remorse which dogged him everywhere” (Hawthorne 138) here dimmesdale can 't face the justice of what he has done wrong which is why the author called him a coward and is the reason why he kept his secrets because he is a coward to admit it to and face the consequences which is why later the guilt of keeping them eats him from the inside.
Reverend Parris is the minister of Salem. He is very proud because of his position though he scares of losing it. He is Betty’s father and Abigail’s uncle. In the book, the author indicates him as “there is very little good in himself”. Perris is a wormy, paranoid, unreliable and an ignoble character.
Dimmesdale starts living with Chillingworth so the doctor can keep the feeble minister ‘healthy’; the doctor, reversely, tries to make Dimmesdale feel conflicted about his morals which leads to Dimmesdale obsessively whipping himself “...on his own shoulders” and“... fast[ing]...in order to purify [his] body… rigorously...until his knees trembled beneath him[self]...” (132). He is enveloped in his sin, and cannot escape it unless he tells the truth. In fact, Dimmesdale could not stop thinking about his sin which “...continued to give Mr. Dimmesdale a real existence [which] was the anguish in his inmost soul” (133).
His mind is in constant turmoil from his immorality, transforming him into a guilt-ridden tortured soul, because of his secret. Hawthorne expresses Dimmesdale 's morbidness when he says, “Yet Mr. Dimmesdale would perhaps have seen this individual’s character more perfectly, if a certain morbidness, to which sick hearts are liable, had not rendered him suspicious of all mankind. Trusting no man as his friend, he could not recognize his enemy when the latter actually appeared” (135). Dimmesdale is living with Chillingworth, his physician, who is described as evil and tormenting towards Dimmesdale, yet, the minister does not know that his enemy is the one he is trusting. Furthermore, Dimmesdale attributes, “all his presentments to no other cause but his own morbid heart” (146).
Ms. Crockett: Dorian tried to change his morality, but the picture did not change because his actions still were hurting people. Dorian probably broke the heart of the young woman he met. He thought he was fixing his soul, but his actions still hurt whether he realized it or not. While doing this soul configuration, his picture still became more grotesque because of the actions he made, and how he was hurting others. Yes, you could say that he was trying to become pure as he once was, but people change.