Hester was punished for what she had done, and her and her new little girl went to live in exile. Dimmesdale, however, is facing a decision, to either confess his wrong doing or keep it a secret saving his job as a pastor. Everyone agrees that Dimmesdale committed adultery. Some people believe confession is the right thing to do. Controversy, others believe he
She needs to determine whether or not she can forgive herself for committing adultery and letting Chillingworth torment Dimmesdale throughout the course of seven years without him knowing Chillingworth's true identity. Throughout the course of the novel Hester is not able to forgive herself for committing adultery. Hester’s inability to forgive herself is seen when the article says Hester, “ Struggled to believe that no fellow mortal was guilty like herself” (Wagenknecht 65). Something authenticated is that Hester’s inner struggle comes to an end. She arrives at the decision that she cannot forgive herself for letting Chillingworth inflict misery on Dimmesdale for seven years.
They were the two enemies that everyone expected to argue whenever they're together. Benedick finally expresses his love for Beatrice when he said, “With no sauce that can be devised to it. I protest I love thee.” (4,1,297-298). Benedick also confesses his love to Beatrice. They got closer and closer together and everyone can tell by the way their conversation
Nwoye and Okonkwo had a rocky relationship from the beginning but it only solidified once Ikemefuna was killed. Christianity being introduced to Umuofia showed Nwoye that he had a purpose in life and he didn’t have to be just like his father. Nwoye and Okonkwo had a bad relationship because they could never accept the fact that they had more differences than similarities,this caused them to separate from each other permanently. Stephen Covey said “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” If Nwoye and Okonkwo would have been able to set their differences aside and tried to accept each other then maybe Nwoye wouldn’t have converted to
Irony is persistent throughout the story. Also, Abner constantly stresses to Sarty the importance of being loyal to your family. Abner tells Sarty “You gotta learn to stick to your own blood or you ain’t gonna have any blood to stick to you” (Faulkner 3). In other words, Abner was telling Sarty that if you are not loyal to your family, no matter the circumstances, then you will not have any place to turn to when you need help. This is ironic, because though Sarty was defiant towards his family, and broke his loyalty with pure intentions, what his father said proved to be true.
This shows John’s heroism because not many people would openly admit to disliking their minister, especially when they are being interrogated for witchcraft. He stood up for his opinion even when the stakes are so high. Such a statement would be taken as an act against the church directly, though Hale senses John’s honesty and takes the statement at face value. Another clear example of John’s heroism happened towards the end of the play when he refused to sign his confession. In refusing to do so, he called out the corrupted justice system.
Knowing what only he and Hester know, the secret eats away at him and drives him close to insanity. Eventually leading to his very public death. Once he confessed his sin to the community, his guilt was gone too. Even after Dimmesdale repented, God still did not like the sin because his has still committed an unforgivable sin. But, once he repented, he felt as though he was separated from that sin.
It can eat away at you until you finally confess. “Mr. Dimmesdale was a true priest, a true religionist, with the reverential sentiment largely developed, and an order of mind that impelled itself powerfully along the track of creed, and wore its passage continually deeper with the lapse of time,” (Hawthorne 112). Dimmesdale is full of guilt, because he is a leader of the community and was true to his religion, yet he still committed the substantial sin. Not only did he commit the sin, but he continues to keep it hidden from his community.
It may not be on purpose but everyone does wrong at some point in their life. Everyone does something wrong in some way throughout their lifetime, even if they mean no harm by it. The Poisonwood Bible can be read as a political and religious allegory because at first no one in the Price family wants to accept the change they are going through but over time some of the characters develop and move on from this. Nathan Price, who you would expect to not sin or sin less than the rest of thefamily, actuallly ends up being the one who sins the most. He has physically harmed and emotionally damaged Orelanna and it was a freeing moment for her when she decided to get away from him and take the girl with her.
Daisy has suspicions of her husband’s infidelity but has not been told by Tom that she is being betrayed. “Tom had frequently been unfaithful to her, the first time within the first three months of their marriage” (Parr). “Wilson tells Tom that he suspects “something funny” about his wife, and Tom realizes that Wilson has caught on that his wife is having an affair, although he does not know the affair is with Tom” (Lathbury 7). Tom not only strains his own marriage by being unfaithful to his wife, but he puts a large strain on the Wilson’s marriage. His deceitfulness causes tension and distance between George and Myrtle