They “tease” Pearl by calling her a “little bird of scarlet plumage” (62), and a demon child. Pearl is drawn to Dimmesdale the most, even pressing her hand to her cheek. Coming to Hester and Pearl’s defense, Dimmesdale persuades Bellingham and Wilson to let Hester keep her child. Dimmesdale argues, “It was meant for a blessing-for the one blessing of her life! It was meant, doubtless, as the mother herself hath told us, for a retribution, too; a torture to be felt at many an unthoughtof; a pang, a sting, an ever-recurring agony, in the midst of a troubled joy” (65).
While they refuse to act upon their free will, their relentless pursuits carry each of them away from society. This, in turn, isolates them from the world outside themselves. While talking about the character’s fates, Hogle exclaims that “obsessive quests for truth beyond the domus lead to the drift of alienation and the cold prison of self-involvement” (Hogle). This conflict is damaging, and a large part of the reason why each character’s story ends so badly. In one of Mary Shelley’s essays, “On Love,” she describes selfishness as “the offspring of ignorance and mistake; it is the portion of unreflecting infancy, and savage solitude, or of those whom toil or evil occupations have [blunted or rendered torpid;] disinterested benevolence is the product of a cultivated imagination, and has an intimate connexion with all the arts which add ornament, or dignity, or power, or stability to the social state of man” (P. Shelley).
Her bully, Harold Barton, tends to say mean things about her not having a dad and her brother running away. This shows as Harold says “Face the facts. You and you brother are weirdos. And you got no dad” This of course brings her self-esteem down but Cedar doesn’t really care about what he says. She then realises that Harold can say all he wants as everything he says is because he just wants to hurt her feelings and she doesn’t need to even think about what he says to her.
Kat was at first mean and ruthless and now she is clam and nice, which was a major change of her character from the beginning to the end of the story. In the beginning of act two we see that Kat has Bianca’s hands tied, and is refusing to untie her hands because she wants to know the name of the man she loves. Kat is doing this as she wants what her sister has which is men falling head over heels for her left and right. Kat then begins to yell at her sister, that’s when their father comes in and tells Kat
On the other hand, Hester represents sin. Hawthorne indicates how much of a hypocrite the Puritans were for choosing to not see the beauty in Hester and her child because they were blinded by her sin. She is looked upon by the Puritans as an extreme sinner. Instead of being put to death for her sin, she is publicly shamed and forced to wear a scarlet "A" on her chest for the rest of her life. Hawthorne introduces
Hester and Dimmesdale’s grief is a direct outcome of the unforgiving implications that the Puritans put on adultery. By choosing to embrace her actions, Hester flourishes and presents the scarlet letter with a new meaning. Hester has no way of hiding her sins like Dimmesdale since she is pregnant. Hester’s punishment was to stand for three hours on the scaffold and wear the scarlet letter on her chest for the rest of her life. Initially, the people of the Boston were cold and scorned Hester for her sins.
She could have sabotaged Tom, but she sided with his unloyal, ugly, lying character. In addition she lets Gatsby take the damn blame for Myrtle 's death, which results in him getting killed! She is so inconsiderate and fake, her love for Gatsby was false all along. Gatsby fought hard to try and get her back, but all Daisy was doing was twisting the knife. She knew that she wasn 't really going to leave with Gatsby, but she kept leading him on.
I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!” (I.465-472). Seeing Abigail cry, it suggests that Abigail’s affair with John Proctor has influenced her behavior in jealousy and lust as she strives for nothing more than her love for John Proctor. By only being heartbroken, Abigail is not to be fully blamed for the hysteria within the town as her actions are only based on desperate attempts to win John Proctor over, and no intentional harm whatsoever. However, on the other hand, Abigail cannot be excused with outside forces making her the way she is due to the fact that she has clearly had a choice in most of her decisions and actions throughout the witchcraft crisis.
Shakespeare uses dramatic irony in a quote from Juliet to show how she realizes that their love will be forbidden because of the feud between the two families. “My only love, sprung from my only hate!” (1.5.137), Juliet says, as she is told by the Nurse that Romeo is a Montague. This quote is important to the scene and Act I because in this moment, Juliet realizes that her one and only love will be forbidden, as a result of her family’s hatred. Therefore, Juliet is in distress in this moment because she knows that it will be essentially impossible for her and Romeo to be together. This quote is considered dramatic irony because the reader knows that the two are from the feuding families and that their love will be banned.
Haemon said “You’ll not catch me giving away to some disgrace,” (Lines 854-855) discussing how to handle Antigone’s refusal of the decree. When he says this, he is expressing his feelings of disapproval when his father wants to kill her. Although he respects his father, he does not believe his decision is right in this situation. Haemon said “Then she’ll die, and in her
Through his actions towards others we learn that Demetrius is insensitive to others feelings and he is focused on his own conquest even though he might not truly love Hermia. Demetrius just wants to take her away from Lysander. When Helena is talking to him about how much she loves him, he reacts brutally saying "For I am sick when I do look on thee. (2-1-219)" which shows how cruel Lysander can be towards Helena. However, Helena loves him dearly and would do anything for him and Lysander is impolite to her and rude.
Once Slim tells George about Curley’s wife, and how she is always eyeing the men, George feels nothing but hostility towards her, calling her a tart. He warns Lennie about her, telling him to “keep away from her, ‘cause she’s a rat-trap...” (Steinbeck 32). George does not really know anything about Curley’s wife, but he just makes assumptions based on what he sees and what people tell him. He has a premonition that something will happen if Lennie does not stay away from Curly’s wife, which Steinbeck uses to foreshadow events to come in his novella. Not only does George judge Curly’s wife for what kind of person she appears to be, but in a way, Curly himself does, too.
Pearl was born out of Wedlock and Hester chose to name her Pearl because A pearl is a gemstone known for being rare, precious and valuable. Pearl was also tiny and precious just like an actual Pearl. The Bible (the Bible and Puritan beliefs are a common allusions in this book) discusses the "pearl of great price” in It quotes “ In the Scarlet Letter Hester gives up all she has for Pearl. She becomes a menace to society, gets shunned, forced to wear the letter A for adulterer, and loses all respect. Hester ex-husband begins to resent her and she has to hide the identity of Dimmesdale.
He told her those things in a way that frightened her—that made it look as if I was some kind of cheap sharper. And the result was she hardly knew what she was saying’ ” (152). Gatsby takes the blame because he still believed that Daisy was going to leave Tom for him- he had visioned himself with this outcome for so long that it was hard to detach himself from this concept. In taking the blame in hopes for a future with Daisy and his accomplished dreams, he infuriates the wrong people who will then make sure that Gatsby never gets to see this dream even possibly come