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.
Reverend Dimmesdale suffers a greater punishment than Hester by experiencing recurring guilt, physical harm, and Chillingworth’s obsessive need to achieve revenge. As a devout Puritan minister, Dimmesdale preaches against sin. Yet, Dimmesdale contradicts his preaching and has an affair with Hester, a married woman. The novel begins with Hester standing on a scaffold for public shaming. The Puritans use Hester as an example of what will happen if one commits adultery.
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
Both stories present villains differently, where society is directly criticizing Meursault’s beliefs and actions in The Stranger while Meursault is indirectly hurting Harun in The Meursault Investigation. However, both text function similarly by triggering the protagonists emotions, creating a sympathy towards them. In The Stranger, Meursault is perceived by society as being inhuman with no place in their society but through Meursault 's perspective, society
It performed in a bloody way because Caravaggio wants to express his own personal feeling on his dark side and reflect his opinion on the contrast of life and death. The painting of “Judith and Holofernes” [fig. 5] and “Salome with the Head of John the Baptist” [fig. 6] also full of violence. “Judith and Holofernes” reflected the darkness of psychological through the female since she had had to call the servant prepared a bag for her plan.
Oedipus qualifies as a tragic hero because of his characteristics and dramatic irony in the story. For a common trait for a tragic hero, Oedipus has suffered more than he deserves. Oedipus also understands his doom when he discovered his fate by his own action. Oedipus in lines 338-706, his anger and arrogance makes him think that Creon and Tiresias are conspiring to overthrow him because Tiresias would not tell him who his father murderer is. This also shows dramatic irony because of Tiresias is blind, but can see the truth.
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
It is the condition of being in love the speaker finds abhorrent, because it degrades the speaker, and fills him with regret and disgust. He splits the condition of being love into various progressive states, each being worse than the last, and uses various structures of the poem, such as verb tense and strong language to mimic these
More important than its meaning is the letter’s connection to the mark of the Black Man. The letter is a symbol of Hester’s sin, a mark telling society to stay away because of the awful evil she has committed. However, this letter A is also the mark of the Black Man. According to the “old dame[,] … [the] scarlet letter was the Black Man’s mark,” (277-278) , a symbol of one’s allegiance to the powers of evil. Hawthorne purposefully instills this connection, and forces the reader to more closely at the parallel.
The play Who 's afraid of Virginia Woolf is popular for its very cynical type of writing and for its usage of a lot, if not too much of black humor. Harsh aggressive Language with sexual connotations. E.g: " Hump ', " angel-tits", " you should try me.. " is constantly used by the characters involved in order to shock and irritate the reader and the audience ( Kichmayar 4 ). The kind of language used can be noticed in Martha 's Relation with George. The dialogue between the two can be described as most extravagantly absurd.