How she is courageous is that even though she was a morphine addict, she wanted to get clean. Atticus says “she was the bravest person I ever knew”(Lee 149). To Atticus she was the bravest even after she says all of those horrible things about him. Mrs.Dubose knew it was hard and that she would go through all of those fits to be free. Another way Mrs.Dubose is courageous is “I wanted you to see what real courage is ...see it through no matter what”(Lee 149).
Can the way you behave change the way people perceive you? In “The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the character Roger Chillingworth is perceived by other Characters in the story as evil. Roger Chillingworth is the husband of Hester Prynne, which he is ashamed of because of her adultery. He becomes a doctor, and has devoted all his time to try to treat Dimmesdale of his illness, and he becomes suspicious of Dimmesdale, trying to figure out why he is so ill, and he ends up guessing that it was a spiritual problem, and grows to the conclusion that he was Hester’s lover. Chillingworth has altered from a courteous scholar to an vengefulness, obsessed devil, and is perceived by numerous characters throughout the story, as an evil, demonic
The Un-man speaks in reference to a man’s vanity with the help of a mirror and the Lady asks if it is good. Ransom answers her with a ‘no’ but Un-man says, “How can you find out without trying?” Ransom replies, “If you do it and it is not good, how do you know whether you will be able to stop doing it?” Ransom refers to Adam who sinned, and because of that He and all humanity fell and we, without God’s saving grace, are eternally sinful and cannot stop sinning. Altogether, Ransom verbally protected the Green Lady poorly. When fighting Satan, instead of using a reasonable explanation that makes sense to him, Ransom should have used the Bible. Ransom should have made the Lady understand that she should obey Maleldil because she loves Him, to disobey Him is to hate and distrust Him.
The scarlet letter ‘A’ did not stand for “adultery” anymore. It stood for “able.” “The letter was the symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength.” (Ch. 13, pg 107) She had gained respect for having raised her child as a well behaved young girl, and having provided for the both of them with an honest living as a seamstress, all the while being cut off from the rest of society.
When the devil hides sin in all these nice terms, he is hiding a sword that is about to devour you. He hides the colour and nature of sin so that he may tempt you to fall into it. Once you have fallen into the trap of sin, he will use other vices to keep you in bondage to sin, and he will keep you in bondage as long as you do not realise the need to be saved by Jesus. Sin is anything that contradicts the word of God. The word of God is the blueprint of our lives.
Ivan Fyodorovich 's Nightmare" as the Devil incarnated confronts and ridicules Ivan for being the primary perpetrator in his father 's murder. As Ivan incessantly rejects Satan 's existence and threatens to kick him, Satan tauntingly responds, " 'If it comes to kicks, that means you must believe in my realism, because one doesn 't kick a ghost '" (Dostoevsky 638). At an unconscious level, the Devil is real. At a conscious level, the Devil is imaginary. Ivan 's lapses from the unconscious to the conscious rises questions to whether the Devil is real or imaginary.
For a large part of the plot, Chillingworth pursues the father of Pearl, in order to cause the man pain and suffering for his sin. As the antagonist of the novel and the representation of the Devil, Chillingworth’s motives and methods seem more Gothic than Transcendental, but one must keep in mind that the American Gothic tradition and Transcendentalism both represent different paths to discover truth. Continually tortured by Chillingworth as well as his own lies (until the resolution of The Scarlet Letter), Dimmesdale cannot decide whether to continue to lie about his relationship with Hester Prynne and Pearl, or to tell the truth. This internal turmoil manifests itself in Dimmesdale’s sickly countenance. In contrast, Pearl remains completely satisfied and full of vitality because she represents the truth.
Because of Pearl, Hester has no chance at a happy life, but Pearl brings her happiness. Pearl is almost like a paradox. This role of her being an antagonistic protagonist creates a paradox within the already complex and unusual child. The symbol of Pearl plays an important part in the novel The Scarlet Letter. She is a reminder of her mother 's sin and antagonist toward Hester, as well.
He “hung it because (he) knew in doing so (he) was committing a sin” (Poe 2). In carrying out this action knowing it was a sin shows how the man's mind is unstable and not in good standing. No person in their right mind carries out an action and wanting to sin while doing so. Moreover the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving as well depicts the reoccurring theme of psychological issues. With is wife having been missing, “Tom Walker grew so anxious about the fate of his wife and property he set out to seek them” (Irving 327).
In spite of the fact that the narrator loves the old man, he kills him because he afraid of his blue “evil eye”. Similarly, the protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson. The house that she lives in drives her mind to inhabit it in dusty and dark. Miss Emily is a mysterious character. The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”.