Not only is Young Goodman Brown betraying his own loved ones and beliefs but the ones he cares for are disregarding him right back. This plot is quite frankly like a train of dominos; one does bad, the same receives bad. Each example of betrayal helps move along and set up yet another example. Hawthorne gives his readers a harsh reality of betrayal in all types of relationships and the penalties that come with it. The message behind this story may be hard to discover but it needs to be widely
Revenge in The Crucible is portrayed very negatively throughout the entire story. People began to reveal their anger with revenge on friends, enemies, even their neighbors for things that had been done in the past and present. Abigail Williams uses revenge on Elizabeth Proctor, because she’s jealous of the couple 's marriage. Ann Putnam, accuses Rebecca Nurse of the death of her seven babies. Thomas Putnam is accusing people so he can buy their land.
All of these characters have either been a victim of hypocrisy or have been exposed by hypocrisy by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester Prynne is seen as the unlawfully convicted by being burdened with the scarlet A, but does the punishment fit the crime? Hester Prynne did indeed commit adultery, but the burden of the letter A on her chest caused more harm than good. For example, the townspeople would gossip, insult, and even preach, about her while she was at church, just passing by, even while her child was present. The Puritans are so hypocritical that they claim how holy they are, but are so hateful.
Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter tells the story of the life of Hester Prynne an adulteress forced to wear a Scarlet “A” on her bosom by the sinister Puritan society to mark her shame. As her husband seeks revenge for the unidentified lover, Arthur Dimmesdale stays wracked with guilt. The Scarlet Letters symbolism and use of allusions, metaphors, setting, irony, diction, and varied tone helps to unwrap the characters throughout the novel. Hawthornes motives for writing the The Scarlet Letter was to show how women can be equally as strong and independent as men as men can also be morally weak. Hawthorne uses his abilities to weave tone, mood, and style all into one story questioning his purpose of this tragic tale of shame and redemption.
Cowardice, a lacking of bravery when facing danger, was a trait that Dimmesdale carried. Hester and Dimmesdale have both committed adultery, but Hester accepts and embraces what has happened. Alternatively, for Dimmesdale, enduring seven long years of guilt and sin are required to get him to finally reveal the truth. Taking so many years to do so shows how
Is sinning really sinful? Is sinning really sinful? In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The Scarlet Letter there are quite a few examples of sin. However, Hawthorne depicts the same sin as one being more sinful then the other, until they redeem these sins. In this essay I will explore these examples to determine whether this thesis is true.
John Wilson. Ms. Hester Prynne is the protagonist of the story and she ends up committing adultery and is forced to wear the letter “A” embroider on her clothing to shame her in front of the community. Pearl who is Ms. Prynne’s daughter who seems not to pure to many and is still young enough to be saved in a religious view, and is constantly forcing Hester to try to let them keep her daughter to train her properly to grow up as a Puritan or Quaker. Roger Chillingworth is the actual husband to Ms. Prynne’s who had sent her to Boston before him since he had to deal with affairs in Europe and had eventually got captured by Native Americans upon arrival to Boston and stuck around to try to save Ms. Prynne from embarrassment because he still cared deeply about her even though she had an affair with someone else in his absence. Reverend Dimmesdale is the actual father to Pearl and was the man to have had an affair with Miss.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" the story is a profusion of symbols, hidden lies, and sin. The protagonist is Hester Prynne, a beautiful young woman who is oppressed for her infidelity and has to wear a crimson letter 'A'. This letter not only represents she is an adulterer, but is a constant reminder of her diminishing reputation and the loss of acceptance in the puritan community. Hester gets pregnant and as result a beautiful baby named Pearl is born.The illegitimate daughter also has a father. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is perceived as a man of God, but shares the same sin as Hester.
“Mercy is amiss in The Scarlet Letter” (Crews). Hester was not given any mercy for committing adultery, she was put to shame. The main character of the story, Hester Prynne, was found guilty of adultery. (Crews).Though the penalty of adultery is death, she is shown mercy. Puritans in their great mercy and tenderness of heart, they have doomed mistress Prynne to stand only a space of three hours on the platform.
Roger Chillingworth, in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, focuses on his main goal for many years. Despite his title as a physician, he is concerned with others well-being. He leeches off of others and is a true representation of evil. His long-term goal is to seek revenge on the person who ruined his marriage with Hester Prynne. His desire for revenge powers his persistence, which at times is on the edge of obsession.
The shame becomes so overwhelming for Dimmesdale that he cannot dear the sight of Hester or the Scarlet letter, a symbol that he played an active role in reacting. To Dimmesdale, the letter is not only a symbol of the sin committed by Hester but also evolves as a symbol for his guilt and the sin the two committed together so many years