“I done it!” The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly. Tom stood a moment, to gather his dismembered facilities; and when he stepped forward to go to his punishment the surprise, the gratitude, the adoration that shone on him out of poor Becky’s eyes seemed pay enough for a hundred floggings” (page 127). This is an example of how he treats Becky better and how he earned her admiration by taking her punishment for tearing the teacher’s book. Tom wouldn’t have done that at the beginning of the book when they fight and that shows a gradual change taking place. His braveness and chivalry, however, represents a more mature version of the meaning of concern for others and helping them out when Tom refuses to give up looking for the way out of the cave.
In the sextet of plays beginning with The Pillars of Society and concluding with Rosmersholm an earnest endeavor is made to show the value of truthfulness in all human relationships. The dire effects of the individual attempting to conform to the false standards of suburban society are delineated. Canting simulation of goodness, false departmentalism, and unjust standards for women are anathematized. Let us notice Montrose Moses' statement regarding Ibsen's endeavor to shame his generation for living the lie. "At least he made his generation conscious of the lie.
Schoolwork Helper believes that, "His guilt became so great that he feels he was actually responsible for Hassan's death" (Remorse Leads to Redemption, Schoolwork Helper). Hosseini, in The Kite Runner, states how Amir has learned that burying the past is not possible as it always finds a way to rise up again (page 1, chapter 1). Amir's guilt of his sin, in a same fashion, rose up again, whenever he did anything which provided him with a sense of fulfilment. According to Niraja Saraswat, "Amir's “unatoned sins”, as they are described in the novel's opening chapter, have plagued his conscience and cast an oppressive shadow over his joys and triumphs" (Niraja Saraswat, IJIMS). Li Cunxin, in his blog, writes that at the end of the story, it is learned by the readers that Baba turned out to be a thief who stole the truth from Amir and Hassan.
How the Scarlet Letter Transforms Hester In The Scarlet Letter, when Hester is first brought out on the scaffold to by publically shamed for her ignominy, Arthur Dimmesdale pleads with her to name him as her fellow sinner so that he will not have to reveal himself when he exclaims, "Be not silent from any mistaken pity and tenderness for him; for, believe me, Hester, though he were to step down from a high place, and stand there beside thee, on thy pedestal of shame, yet better were it so, than to hide a guilty heart through life.” Hester refuses him and Dimmesdale goes unnamed and unpunished until the very end of the story. While Dimmesdale refuses to accept responsibility for his sin, Hester embraces the shame of the community. It is this difference which causes Dimmesdale enormous amounts of guilt and pain while Hester in able to find peace with herself and with her situation. By confessing her sin, Hester is able to move on and uses her punishment as a means to grow and improve
The slingshot that Hassan owns symbolizes Hassan being Amir’s tool. On page 77 during the rape scene, Amir had a moral dilemma about saving Hassan from getting raped or running away. Amir said “In the end, [he] ran.” This shows Amir’s true feelings towards Hassan. Amir made this choice and left Hassan proving his disloyalty towards Hassan because he only sees Hassan as a tool to retrieve the kite to get Baba’s approval. The pomegranate is also shown as a symbol in the book to represent Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir.
First, the town reverend, Arthur Dimmesdale, is employed by Hawthorne to display the pressures that the strict rules of the colony have on its citizens. As a Religious Figure in his society, Dimmesdale is expect to follow the stern laws of Puritan Culture. However, he breaks these rules when he commits the sin impregnating Hester, causing the battle between his heart and religion to slowly tear apart his sole. This is significant to Hawthorne’s critique of Puritan Religion because Dimmesdale unable to express his true feeling due to his fear of public backlash. Hawthorne goes on to depict dimmesdale and the rest of the Puritans as, “stern and black-browed” (52), as they cannot truly express their inner beauty due to the standards of society.
His instincts, like any child in Romantic writing, are positively driven even though, unlike the boys in the Innocence poem, he understands his oppression.” Norton and I had the same ideas about why the parents sold him, and thought that he was happy. Norton said, “It also serves to absolve them from feelings of guilt as ‘They think they have done me no injury’. Having forced their son into enslavement, teaching him to sing ‘the notes of woe’, the parents then head to church to praise ‘God and his priest and king’, who, the boy tells us, ‘make up a heaven of our misery’. Interestingly, in an earlier draft, Blake wrote that this grim trio ‘wrap themselves up in our misery’, suggesting that they take comfort from the misery of others. The final version is far more powerful; the speaker’s parents collude with Church and State, actively constructing a heaven out of the misery of others, or, as Nicholas Marsh argues, ‘they “make up” a heaven where, in fact, there is “misery”’.
And we have most cause to be humbled for error on that hand, which cannot be retrieved.” This quote shows Hale admitting his wrongs, and apologizing for his errors. He goes on to say that they may be stained with sin for all of their afterlives, and it would not be unjust, but that he wishes for God to blot out their sin because they were
John, a respected farmer with a original sin, the affair with Abigail, found a way to get over his guilt and redeem himself through the sacrifice he made to save the people of Salem from the lies they think they need to spread to protect themselves and to take an action towards the false judges who are corrupting his town. He wanted to be a good example to be remembered by and forever in the memories of the people of Salem just like Jesus Christ still remains, to this day, a hero and humble savior of
This effective strategy aims straight at the hearts of the readers as he/she must question if what they recently believed in, is truly humane and justified. His use of the quote from (Matthew 22:36-40) help him accuse the humanity others hold, and how they could allow their ‘neighbor’ to go through such emotional pains and
This, along with his sparse church attendance, gives enough reason to kick him out of the puritan town and label him a sinner, best to be avoided. Later, John Proctor confesses his sin to the court. Proctor is trying to expose Abby and the girls as frauds; however, his intention failed when the court called in Goody Proctor. They asked her if her husband was a lecher, and she lied and told the judges he was not (1311). It was the