Settled in the cruel and repressive Puritan society, “The Scarlet Letter” is a story about a punishment of a horrible and unforgivable sin, the sin of love, committed by two lovers and their sufferings for tasting the ”forbidden fruit”. In the very heart of the novel the main theme that has being presented and observed is the sin itself. Hester and Dimmesdale’s sin is very closely connected to the “original “sin, because they are both forbidden and result in knowledge of what is it like to be a human being. While Adam and Eve gain the ability of knowing right from wrong and are expelled from Eden because of that, Hester and Dimmesdale taste the fruit of love and both suffer for that, but only Hester is the expelled one and the outcast. The
In the end, readers are astonished to find that the men that they saw as the good guy and bad guy are really reversed. Austen captured the perfect balance of lies and truth to make Pride and Prejudice a story that cannot be put
In the end proctor says “ let rebecca nurse go like a saint; for me it is fraud” and “it is evil and I do it.” (miller 138) This quote furthermore proves that he knows he is responsible for where he is at and for his actions. Based on this information proctor meets all the characteristics of a tragic hero and therefore is one. Proctor does have goodness in him, but he tends to keep it hidden. He has some superiority because if he didn’t he would not be so feared. His tragic flaw that he suffers from is being lustful and he even admits it.
Francisco Villegas Dr. Richard Coronado English 2326 September 29, 2014 Perfection Is Not A Goal Worth Pursuing In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birth-Mark,” Aylmer apparently after getting married with Georgiana noticed the birthmark Georgiana had in her left cheek. Aylmer is very troubled how the birthmark resembles in Georgiana’s face. He proclaimed that it is a natural flaw that has affected her vivid human perfection. Since Aylmer is a scientist he propose to Georgiana to get rid of her birthmark once and for all. At first she angrily questions Aylmer’s proposition, but her love for him changes her thoughts and she accepts to permanently get rid of the birthmark.
This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too. In the end Ponyboy asks cherry,”you see the sunset real good from the west side.”(130) This means that he understands everyone is human and has problem that even money and power can't
The sub-plot however, has Gloucester and his two sons Edger and Edmund. Lear the dumb king, wanting to feel some affection, gives his daughters a love-test to measure how much his daughters love him the most. “Which of you shall we say doth love us most...” (First Scene, First Act). The oldest daughters Regan and Goneril deceives the king by speaking highly of him, full of nice words which gets them rewarded
Further, when Collier writes, “Lives need cleaning sometimes,” the author is being metaphorical. Lives don’t need actual cleaning, however, the mess we make of our lives sometimes, needs to be figuratively cleaned up. The old man infers that the lethal powers of the life-cleaner potion will be a way to tidy the mess that Alan will make of his life by giving the love potion to Diana. Additionally, this same phrase from the old man provides an example of foreshadowing as it, as well as multiple other warnings given by the old man about the necessity of the second potion, predict the dire consequences of Alan’s imprudent use of the first potion. Also, the old man’s French words “Au revoir,” which mean till we meet again in English, again foreshadow Alan’s inevitable return to Pell Street.
I don’t tell the truth, I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it!” Blanches magic is seen through her illusions and delusions. In Blanches world Mitch doesn’t fit however she has reached a point of intimacy by being honest about her first husband and the guilt she endures as she begins to share the painful moment of her life with him. Stanley’s intrusion ruins her plans of marriage with Mitch and yet again she had to retreat in the world of her delusions. Stanley who represents realism in this novel and play pops Blanche’s illusion bubble through seeing the realism in scene ten he says: “not once did you pull any wool over this boy’s eyes!” Not only Stanley had broken her world of illusion, but also Mitch who is influenced by Stanley and destroys the protection of darkness by exposing her to the bright light.
From a man who came to Salem revelling in the fact that his hard won expertise would be put to good use, to a man struggling with his conscience and nearly openly proclaiming the witch trials falsity, Hale changed into a different man over the course of the book. His change would seem like common sense now; no one would believe that witches were enchanting girls and torturing them. However, the extremity of the religion at this time affected how long the false claims were believed. His realization was, for the time, progressive. Arthur Miller did a good job of portraying the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible.
He’s struggling to believe that Desdemona is cheating on him. John Crowther author of “No fear Shakespeare” translates this line as, “What a wonderful girl! God help me, I love you! And when I stop loving you, the universe will fall back into the chaos that was there when time began” (Crowther). Even though Desdemona is completely innocent of infidelity, Iago keeps planting evidence to create doubt in Othello’s mind.
With this in mind, Cathy lives a comfortable life, manipulating Mr. Edwards’ self-torturing love to pamper her and cater to her desires. Nonetheless, Cathy fails to delude him well enough, allowing him to see past her disguise to reveal the true, devil-like Cathy; her failure and poor foresight almost results in her death, and Mr. Edwards is the first to terrify her. Soon after her traumatic experience with Mr. Edwards, the Trask brothers take her in. Her beauty and frailness attracts Adam’s attention and sympathy, to which the narrator adds, “She needed protection and money. Adam could give her both.
In the novel, Holden mentions about the lunatic and “ like him ten times as much as the Disciples” (111). Holden is similar to the lunatic even though he is ignorant of it and doesn’t know the reasons for liking the lunatic. Firstly, the lunatic and Holden are both madmans. According to the bible, it states that “no man could bind him, no , not with chains” (Mark 5). The passage is saying that the lunatic is uncontrollable and no one can make the lunatic regain his sanity until the lord has arrived.
As Charlie gradually becomes smarter, he “finds pain in self-knowledge.” (Brynie). With his gain of intelligence, Charlie realizes that society does not treat him as well as he thought, and this discovery leads to much emotional pain. The experiment itself “...raises the question of whether or not scientific progress was achieved…” (Wroble). This idea emphasizes the abuse of science and technology in the novel that develops when the experiment concludes with Charlie deteriorating back to his original state due to unfinished research. “... humans should not try to attain knowledge, but rather that they should be conscious of the limitations of a purely intellectual approach to life.” (Telgen).
No one explains how he looks deformed its just that he is, and everyone agrees on it. He 's also described as being evil looking, and gives off a evil vibe. Morally both Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde are terrible people. My reasoning behind Dr.Jekyll having terrible morals is that he creates Mr.Hyde so he can do evil and cruel things, and not have to pay the price for doing these things. Mr.Hyde is everything Dr.Jekyll can 't be as a respected doctor.
are taken by the hands of Lucifer, the fact that they are all Christians is painfully present. Though, some being religious to a fault is not an option scratched out by the author. A prime example of those lead astray by their blind belief are the Putnams, who shout witchcraft as soon as they discover their daughter to be ill, without any symptoms but complete unconsciousness and with the knowledge of only what she had done the night before. A fellow character that shares the belief, John hale enters the story as a sophisticated doctor to diagnose the true cause of the mysterious