Even going as far as to use The Puritan church, The Puritan people, and The Puritan religion, to help prove his point. His own grandfather was involved in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials as a judge, and wrote The Scarlet Letter and The Crusival in honor of his grandfather. Nathaniel Hawthorne put a lot of thought into each of his novels carefully planning were hypocrisy would be used. Therefore, he emphasized The Puritan people's hypocrisy because they were the most hypocritical of all the characters. Hypocrisy played the biggest role in The Scarlet Letter defining each character's qualities, exposing each of their sins, and informing the character of the corrupt
In the midst of the Romantic period, specifically the year 1850, author Nathaniel Hawthorne published one of the most beautifully detailed and awe-inspiring books of the 18th century, The Scarlet Letter. This book, although a bit risque for its time period, became a popular novel all over the world due to its intricate use of symbols and themes. From the simplest items such as a prison to more complex concepts such as self-punishment, Hawthorne was able to brilliantly interweave these ideas throughout the entire book, ultimately creating a beautifully written story. Hawthorne was also able to capture his audience’s interest by centering the plot around an affair involving one of the most religious reverends within the town. Due to the extremely religious society that Hawthorne lived in, the book was a very risky move to make since it so harshly criticized the Puritan religion and its followers.
One of the most well-known works of literature without a doubt is Willa Cather’s “Paul’s Case.” The story is famous because of the richness of writing that Cather employs in making a formidable story one that can help people understand the current times and the world in which we live in especially regarding naturalism and regionalism. This is an interesting story with twists and turns about a young Calvinist man, whom because of circumstances of life felt he does not belong to this life. Paul’s life is filled by people who push him to the limits and make him feel unwanted, among these are; his abusive father, the uncaring teachers and also his classmates that have greatly misunderstood him (Cather and Schlenk 19). It would be justified to say that this is a classic case study on temperaments. There is more to this story than just the interesting story of Paul and the drama that is his life.
He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children. He did all he could to stop the spread of vengeance and corrupting in Salem though he came too late. Even with him committing adultery, he continued through the end to be a hero with the best intentions in mind for justice and peace in his
Despite Rufinus’s warning, Antipas continuously attended Antonious’s meeting and learned more about the life and doctrine of Jesus. Interestingly, the friendship between Antipas and Simon continued growing to the point where Antipas and Simon found traveling to Caesarea together to be an agreeable prospect. Nonetheless, before leaving, Antipas met with Antonious’s group a few more times and continued learning about how Jesus’s doctrine inverted social norms, learned about the first rumblings of persecution against the
Chris McCandless may first be described as a rebel and his inclination to abstain from the family he was brought up with. Krakauer says that he 'believed that wealth was shameful, corrupting, and inherently evil '. Despite that, Chris always liked money. Chris was also a very independent person who had a strong relationship with nature. Chris was also the kind of kid to always get good grades, without even trying to.
By growing up with not just losing his father, but also his mother, Sonny faced many adversaries. By unable to fight off his hardships, he attempted to create a way to escape from his sufferings by using heroin and engaging in criminal activities. Sonny argues that all human beings, including the narrator, must suffer and each has his own ways to survive and Sonny’s thinks his was drugs. In the end he ended up in prison. After getting out of prison, he attempted to change his life through music which was his dream; to become a
Using the reference he establishes a more personal trust showing that he is not only a preacher but, a member of society. In conclusion, Edwards was a powerful speaker and writer. His words could bring a room full of people to their knees. His use of strong imagery and diction persuades and shocks the congregation even more than just saying they were going to hell. If they didn 't already leave from fear they were crying from thinking they would go to hell.
After having their homes ransacked, Trujillo jails only the Mirabal husbands, which makes the sisters think they are safe. However, he eventually jails two of the sisters. His overall goal is to jail these citizens to keep his reign safe, but he also uses his authority to mess with them and make life
His desire for revenge powers his persistence, which at times is on the edge of obsession. Breaking down every barrier in his way, Chillingworth is plotting an evil plan to take that person down from the inside, out. Persistence is defined as a continuous or repeated behavior. Chillingworth is persistent because he does not stop leeching off of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and he continuously finds ways to create pain and suffering for Dimmesdale to endure. Soon after Hester is taken down off the scaffold, Roger Chillingworth meets her in the jail cell.