The people strongly believed that Dimmesdale would confess his sins; they trusted him and thought he would never keep something from them. Dimmesdale only made the situation worse. By not telling them, they would lose their trust in him. Eventually, someone would find out, and his faithful congregation would stop attending his services since he had lost their trust. Another reason Dimmesdale should have confessed his sins was that Hester should not have to bear the burden of shame alone.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Specifically, too much pride can lead to bad outcome. The unnamed narrator did so so much to prove to his parents and others around him that he was his brother’s keeper. He pretended to be nice unknown to his parents for instance he stated “there is within me(and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty born by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at time I was mean to doodle.” Right from the beginning, we know the unnamed narrator’s gut feelings against his brother. He only tried to be nice so that he can fulfill his selfish ends.
He keeps silent to be more like a knight, but by keeping too silent he comes off as being rude. We later found out that he could have healed to Fisher King’s wound just by asking about the bloody lance. Perceval is still in the process of learn about the knightly code. When a woman reads a book, she wants the stereotypical romance story. She wants
During Act 1 his daughter Betty is acting very strangely and many suspect that it is witchcraft. But Reverend Parris, being the stubborn and prideful person that he is, refuses to admit this saying “No. No, there be no unnatural cause here. ”(Miller 833). The only reason that he says this instead of accepting this and getting help for his daughter is that he has so much pride in his work and reputation.
Gawain is courteous to no end, even asking for permission to “abandon [his] bench and stand by [Arthur]” (Pearl Poet l. 344) so he may risk his own life instead of his kings to abide by the Green Knights game. He even humbly states that he “[is] the weakest” (l. 354) and that it would be the least lost of he was to parish which is untrue. Gawain is also extremely courteous when he is denying the wife’s attempts to seduce him saying he is “a knight unworthy” (l.1245). He plays a game of wits as he must not offend her advances but at the same time must not let the wife win the “game” because then he would have to lay with her and that would be uncourteous to his host, Lord Bertilak. The only time Gawain faults in his courteousness is when he refuses to acknowledge the agreement he made with Lord Bertilak which was “whatever [Lord Bertilak] win[s] in the wood shall at once be [Gawain’s] and whatever gain [Gawain] may get [he] shall give in exchange” (ll. 1107-08).
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49)
A man of ideas, he embellished scientific theories, devised a personal theory of fiction, and championed high literary standards despite personal poverty. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (Irving’s pseudonym) contains his two best remembered stories, ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’. Irving’s artistic way of relating to the new land was appreciatively received by the American readers. (OAL- 22) Cooper’s novels disclose a profound anxiety between the lone individual and society, nature, culture, spirituality and well thought-out religion. Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales about Natty Bumppo is a vast prose epic with the North American continent as setting, Indian tribes as characters and great wars and westward immigration as the social background.
When he realized whom Virgil is he cries forth, “O light and honor of other poets, / may me long years of study, and that deep love / that made me search your verses, help me now” (Alighieri 394). The first thought that ran through my mind is Dante must have held Virgil as a hero of his. It seems that Dante is using these lines to show his feelings of this Virgil and ask for his help. The tone Dante uses, longing, is meaningful to the lines as it gave a clearer understanding of how he feels toward Virgil. However, Dante uses simple language to achieve this tone.
This quote shows character development in Dimmesdale. At the beginning of the novel, he refuses to own up to his sin without remorse. He was hypocritical in demanding that Hester reveal the name of the man in her affair, knowing that she would not do it. Now, he recognizes his hypocrisy and feels guilt for it. Unlike Hester, who never feels regret or guilt for her actions and stands up for herself, Dimmesdale’s character changes and develops throughout the novel as his individual morals become internally more important than the Puritanical
The evil eye is annoying the heck out of the narrator he let his anger get the best of him, which led him to killing the old man, “ But even yet I refrained and kept still. I scarcely breathed. I held the lantern motionless. I tried how steadily I could maintain the ray upon the eve. Meantime the hellish tattoo of the
On of Beowulf’s other attributes were the bravery that he displayed. In Grendel, only recollections of Beowulf's missions are seen. Resulting in the reader not being able to actually read about beowulf’s mission, leading to not giving the reader a actual idea of how strongly he would be able to destroy his opponents. On the other hand, Beowulf's ego is demonstrated well in his poem named after himself, and the very detailed description made by the author when describing the horrific battle between beowulf and grendels mother. He is made out to be this strong brave man who can not be harmed in order to boost his appearance and ego.
In “Beowulf,” the hero-king is faced with challenges that are both physical and moral, both threatening his life. Like Sir Gawain, Beowulf has all the requisite characteristics of a hero and like Sir Gawain, he is invested in protecting his reputation. Beowulf does not know when to stop fighting; even in old age he is still waging the morally just fight against evil forces, suggesting to the reader that the struggle to maintain one’s identity is lifelong. The fight against evil never ends; however, what the author of “Beowulf” may be suggesting is that by passing the torch on to the next generation, the continuity of the fight is maintained and lessons are shared. As we mature, “Beowulf” suggests, we begin to relinquish our fight and teach