She will not speak!” (Hawthorne, pg. 48). This demonstrates that Hester perseveres through her hardship by working hard because she risks her own punishment and more consequences for someone else 's reputation. As she provides for Pearl, she works hard enough that the community gradually accepts her sin. Although she still wears the scarlet letter, they begin to see her differently.
On the contrary, Hester’s character portrays individualism, rebellious and brave although she had to go through hard times. Later we have found that even society has admiration towards Hester. Additionally, Hester’s courage can be seen when she was brought to Scaffold to condemn her punishment for adultery where she was asked to confess the name of her lover. She does not confess even when she was being mocked and made to wear the Scarlet letter “A” which marks of an adulterous. She stands boldly, though she felt devastating inside.
Peal does not see her mother as a sinner because she has been isolated by puritan society and as a result does not have the same beliefs. Pearl is the illegitimate child the symbol of her parent sin, but she is also a regenerative force.”(Kate 11) So long as Dimmesdale is alive, Pearl seems to be a magnet that attracts Hester and Dimmesdale, almost demanding their reconciliation or some sort of energetic reconciliation. “ Not a pure materateralism however, but one embellished by her guilt at the child’s disordered nature and for this living result of the act of love.”(Lasser 275) Pearl and Hester are not materialistic When Dimmesdale dies, Pearl seems to lose her vigor and becomes a normal girl, able to marry and assimilate into society. The implication is thus that Pearl truly was a child of lust or love, a product of activity outside the boundaries imposed by strict Puritan
In the novel, Offred is considered a trustworthy person, but throughout the novel, she loses “trust” ordinarily it is emphasized by the tone that she describes her stories because she is trying to survive by breaking laws. For instance, the doctor was doing an Offred’s
Again, Strawson clarifies the Basic Argument that moral responsibility is impossible, this time "in very loose- as it were conversational- terms"(219). In a simpler matter, you do what you do because of the way you are. To be truly morally responsible for what you do, you must be responsible for the way you are. But, you cannot be truly responsible for the way you are; therefore, you cannot truly be morally responsible for what you do. Strawson follows this explanation of the argument by stating that we are what we are, and no punishment or reward is "fitting" for us.
But this is not true. She acts out of love. Her actions are described through Martin Luther King Jr. as acting as an extremist for love. She does not rebel to hurt others or for revenge, but for her love for Polyneices. She had to break some laws to achieve her justice, just as Martin Luther King had.
According to Isabel, she should be an independent young lady who travels the world. As she encounters with Madame Merle, Madame Merle allures Isabel to marry with her sinister friend Gilbert Osmond. Isabel steps into a sorrowful marriage which she cannot end because of her pride, sense of social duty and partially because of the love for her stepdaughter. The main idea of the book is if you give up the permanent things you value the most for someone/something because of temporary thoughts/feelings you are obliged to be miserable for rest of your life. Henry James numerously points out that Isabel cares a lot for her freedom and she rejects her loved suitor Caspar Goodwood just because she wants to be a free woman.
In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne defies the Puritan society’s harsh laws by committing adultery and later redeems herself by becoming a helpful member of Puritan society. Nathaniel Hawthorne responds to the
The scarlet letter representing her sin and the evil within, she raised her child to be a free thinking spirit. As men decided if she should keep her child, she pleaded that her daughter was a living reminder of her sin and a constant punishment. Meanwhile her companion of sin, Dimmesdale, was keeping quiet with a secret all his own. He did not find public penitence due to his cowardliness but he soon
The bonding that ties these two women is vastly different from the one with Nettie or Sofia. Shug is seen as the affectionate mother as well as the sexual mentor for Celie. Shug Avery is at first a friend to Celie, eventually a lover, but has always a subtly guiding "mothering" influence that, enables Celie to evolve into an independent, self-actualized woman, no longer accepting the conditions that have enslaved her. Shug protects Celie from the beatings of her husband Albert. Shug becomes the angel by Celie's side that helps her pave the first steps towards independence: "I won't leave, she says, until I know Albert won't even think about beating you.