He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel. He “stood on the verge of lunacy” (135), tortured by both himself and by Chillingworth. Even when he finally reveals his sin, he dies right after, admitting his cowardice in that he would rather die than experience public shame. He may have lived an easier life had he revealed his secret, but he was too focused on upholding his current moral righteousness that he could not bring himself to divulge his wrongdoings. His own shame was so strong that it led to
Hooper different is what also makes him a questionable man. The story conveys to a slightly distinct tone of writing. Hawthorne’s words sound almost wistful when he describes Mr. Hooper’s character but the author words also make a point of the judgment his character goes through without showing any evidence. “In this manner Mr. Hooper spent a long life, irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicious; kind and loving, though unloved, and dimly feared; a man apart from men, shunned in their health and joy, but ever summoned to their aid in mortal anguish” Ultimately, “The Minister’s Black Veil” is still a modern story among this contemporary society. Judgments are seen and feel by those who are different or strange to the multitude, however is the same difference that we arguably criticize and also judge who makes the rest also become different.
In “The Minister's Black Veil”, Hawthorne uses alienation to illustrate how the community around you can affect you as a person. Mr.Hooper wears a black veil as a punishment for his hidden sin and believes everyone has their own veil representing their own hidden sin, but the ignorance throughout the town is abundant due to the fact that they are puritans and believe that they cannot be touched by sin. That is what Hawthorne wanted to show, that no matter who they were, they cannot escape
Lt. Cross’s other character shortcoming is his emotional and personal inability to lead the Alpha Company. Cross zealously guards a picture of a girl named Martha, who is not even his girlfriend, to continue with his strong linkage to love as well as his livelihood. However, he fails to remember the connection between love and war in the plot. He depends upon his love for Martha as a huge escape from the reality of war. Unable to handle the combination of being in love as well as being in the war at the same time, his love for Martha arrays itself in his mind as fiction.
“No letter is allowed to leave without it having been read by an ofﬁcer and franked by him on the envelope”(Letter — P.6 line 8). Every letter was checked by the upper-class officers to make sure that it didn’t contain any harmful data. This meant that the soldiers had no privacy whatsoever in the letters they wrote to their loved ones. Not being able to write what they wanted created many conflicts and angerness towards the high-class officials. Another fact that even made these soldiers frustrated was that the upper class soldiers did not tell them if their letters were sent or not.
John can never forgive himself for what he did to Elizabeth so he feel that when he rips the paper Elizabeth with truly forgive him. He wants her to forgive her instead of holding a grudge on him forever. Lastly this is a believable act because John Proctor is a strong man who stands by what he believes in. we know that john is very against the Witch Trials. If he were to admit to witchcraft it would be against everything that he believes and thinks is
Anthem is a book where many people do what other people tell them to do. Anthem is a very dystopian place where there are not many things to do, and not many people look upon. “We looked upon union 5-3992, who were a pale boy with only half a brain, and do as they did, that we might me like them.”(Rand 18) This
Baba lies, and Amir and Hassan are influenced by the deception, and Amir’s life is changed as a result. Deception leads to immense suffering and unintended consequences; Hosseini harnesses character’s internal conflicts to showcase the suffering and consequences the character’s had to cope with as a result of deception. Baba was very self-conscious about his image, and as a result he chose to lie to Amir and Hassan about their true fathers without thinking about the possible consequences. Baba thought he was justified in lying because he wanted to protect his Pashtun pride. In lying, Baba contradicted his beliefs; as he had told Amir “There is only one sin….. that is theft” (Hosseini 18).
In Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale’s cowardice makes him responsible for his own and the other main characters suffering. Dimmesdale is responsible for his own misery. Cowardice is the reason for Dimmesdale’s suffering. Why he doesn't admit to his adultery with hester. Which makes him guilt ridden and he doesn't want to admit that he did it cause he is to high up in society and he doesn't want the rest of the town to see that he has committed the sin of adultery.
Blindly loving someone means to sacrifice for Michael Smith in the novel. Whether it pushes him to commit a crime, if it does well on someone who he loves, he decides to risk everything that he can. Although under the special circumstances he is placed, he struggles with his inability to express his feeling. He compensates with his artistic talents, but his talents and the forbidden love is revealed, it miserably misleads him to give up his normal life, and he recognizes the painfulness of loving someone being unrequited. Michael distinguishes himself with other by his special circumstances.