In the beginning of the book, Hester Prynne is being punished for adultery. She must stand on a scaffold for three hours and get publicly humiliated by the puritans. She also must wear an “A” on her bosom which stands for adultery. At first none of the puritans accept Hester because of her sin. “Of an impulse and
Hester and Dimmesdale’s grief is a direct outcome of the unforgiving implications that the Puritans put on adultery. By choosing to embrace her actions, Hester flourishes and presents the scarlet letter with a new meaning. Hester has no way of hiding her sins like Dimmesdale since she is pregnant. Hester’s punishment was to stand for three hours on the scaffold and wear the scarlet letter on her chest for the rest of her life. Initially, the people of the Boston were cold and scorned Hester for her sins.
According to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the author argues that sin and suffering exists even in Utopian society. First, Hester Prynne commits the sin of adultery. Adultery is a person having sex with someone that he/she is not married to (Merriam Webster).The townspeople know that Hester has commit adultery because they saw her pregnant when her husband was away on a ship for two years. She suffer the pain by standing on a schoeffel for eight hours everyday. Then by the townspeople throwing stones at her and talking bad about her.
What may a red "A" on your bosom mean? Well for Hester Prynne, it was a punishment that she had and only her had to pay. After having a baby, Pearl, with a man that was not her husband, she was charged with adultery. She carried the punishment to her grave, but not until seven years after Pearl had been born did the father speak out. After confessing her sin, she was asked who the father was, but she did not want to give that up.
“As soon as my sister saw our mother, she ran to her and fell upon her neck, but was unable to speak a word. There was a scene which angels witnessed; there were tears which, I believe, were bottled and placed in God’s depository, there to be reserved until the day when He shall pour His wrath upon this guilty nation,”. Not only is this example extremely sad, but also shows Thompson saying he believes God will pour his wrath upon this “guilty nation,”. Thompson provided many examples that proved he believed that the South’s slave system was morally
It all started when she was the one who begged her father to let her go to school. There is where she met Sinita, whose family was killed by Trujillo because of their involvement in the revolution. Sinita told her how terrible Trujillo is. “ I lay awake most of that night, thinking about Sinita’s brother and her uncles and her father and this secret of Trujillo that nobody but Sinita seemed to know about. (Alvarez, 19) “Trujillo, says Bartlett, was a very vain man.
Dimmesdale, in the middle of the festival, calls out to Hester and Pearl telling them to join him on the scaffold, confesses his sin in front of everyone and dies. “...I stand upon the spot where, seven years since, I should have stood, here with this woman…”(Hawthorne 172). This is the part in the book where Dimmesdale finally confesses his sin in front of everyone. The town cannot believe him and are shocked. “Farewell!
Before the Scarlet Letter begins, Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale have committed adultery. Resulting in Hester having to wear a scarlet letter over her breast while Dimmesdale kept it a secret. Arthur Dimmesdale suffered more than Hester
The witch mistress, and the fact that Chillingworth was traveling with them, made him realize that he was committing a sin. He felt as if he was allying with the devil and he needed to come clean to the whole town. As he finished his sermon he told the people present about his sin, and also told chillingworth about his sins. I feel that his release from all the guilt gave him great peace and that’s why he died. Chillingworth died a year later and gave his properties to pearl in which hester and her took advantage of.
He is both stunned and inquires as to whether his whole family has been murdered or if, by some marvel, one or more may have gotten away from. MacDuff has understood that Macbeth is terrible news. He has been telling Malcolm of the misery of the country. MacDuff does not consider until the last moment when Ross comes in with the news of his family that MacDuff was leaving his family totally exposed against a despot who will remain absolutely determined to get what he needs. As an aftereffect of his leaving Scotland, his family has been yielded.