Hester having committed adultery and tries all what she can so as to ensure that she live of repentance and dignity. In the Scarlet letter, the influence and characteristics of Pearl, Hester Prynne daughter is used to convey the theme of sin and hypocrisy in the novel. Hawthorne uses pearl to draw a parallel between forgiveness and punishment From the beginning of her life she is viewed as, a product of sin. The puritans shunned her, their treatments affected Pearl
They begin to interpret the scarlet letter as standing for "able" as opposed to "adulterer" and it acts as a "softer pillow for the head that needed one" (133-134). Although originally filled with guilt and agony, Hester embraces the burden of her sin and develops a new-found peace of mind. The town perception of Hester transitions from a sinful woman who deserves nothing, to a kind and caring counselor for those in need. This shift in public view allows Hester to overcome and change some of the potential consequences of her
Luce is not denigrating, but supporting the journalists in order to prevent them from becoming too defensive. Additionally, she states in the following sentence that she is putting forth an effort to tell the truth in her speech and “begin[s] by saying that if there is much...wrong with the American Press, there is also much right with it.” The counterargument is introduced here, explaining that the American Press is not only bad, but also has good qualities, which may ameliorate the faults she adverts to and the improvements she
The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne utilizes the scarlet letter as a symbol of punishment for Hester Prynne's sin and the ability of redemption. The scarlet "A" has many different meanings that can help and hinder the overall message. Firstly, the scarlet letter on Hester's garments symbolizes Hester's adultery and her sin in the Puritan Community, but she embroiders it with gold thread to show the possibility for beauty to emerge from her sin. She wears the letter constantly as punishment and a reminder for her sin. As the novel progresses, the letter turns Hester into an advocate for Puritan Society, because she becomes more involved in the community.
In this article, Iyasere makes the claim that Emilia confesses what she has done and enounces Iago for just “to rid herself of the burden of guilt and liberate herself from eternal damnation.” While this assertion is correct and can be backed up, it doesn’t fully explore the reasons that Emilia denounces Iago. This theory behind Emilia’s confession forgets the crucial detail that Emilia could have been confessing out of her own loyalty and friendship to Desdemona. While Emilia was Desdemona’s lady in waiting, the two had developed a bond. That bond could been seen when the two would speak of their marraiges and talk about what could’ve been considered taboo subjects, such as Emilia suggesting she would be unfaithful if their was something to
Nathaniel Hawthorne shattered these boundaries with his novel, The Scarlet Letter. The protagonist, Hester Prynne, displays characteristics that make her a feminist hero. Hester is able to resist her punishment’s constraints and challenge the prejudiced court officials in the process. While her sin is plastered across her chest as a constant reminder of her past, she attempts to find feasible ways to live a normal life, defying the Puritan society’s standards. She surpasses all limitations that are put on her as a woman who has committed adultery.
Hester’s sin not only affects herself, but also affects many other characters including the Puritans, Roger Chillingworth, Arthur Dimmesdale and her daughter Pearl. Hester’s sin leads other characters to commit their own sins. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses The Scarlet Letter as clear testament to the effects of sin. The Puritans in Boston are painted as judgmental and intolerant people. Consequently, in the Puritan’s
Red, a passionate color, represents sin within The Bible. Hester creates a red embroidered A that will depict her sin of adultery; “..I happened to place it on my breast..It seemed to me then, that I experienced a sensation not altogether physical, yet almost so, as of a burning heat; and as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron. I shuddered, and involuntarily let it fall upon the floor.” (Hawthorne 31). This A is shown upon her breast as a symbol of her owning up to her sin and setting herself aside from the puritan society. Hawthorne uses this symbol to create a theme throughout the
On the other hand, “The Journey” is intended for an individual to walk away from society’s overwhelming pressure and find his/her own voice that gives a chance for the individual to realize who he/she truly is. This can be seen through the extreme difference in tone. Angelou pushes on more daring tone riddled with sarcastic and bold remarks. This allows Angelou to freely belittle her oppressors while giving her advocates a laugh. Although risky, her boldness works out.
She thought there needed a change and she was done giving in to racial segregation. "I felt just resigned to give what I could to protect against the way I was being treated." (UXL Biographies). Rosa Parks wanted to fix the way she was being treated along with anybody else that was treated that way. She is a strong independent women trying to let everyone know the