The clergyman not only wants the entire town to know his sin, he also wants Pearl to accept him despite his imperfections. For these reasons the concept word Acceptance is written next to the duo. To the right of the scaffold it states, “Pearl kissed his lips. A spell was broken” (Hawthorne 175). The action of Pearl kissing Mr. Dimmesdale is her way of acknowledging the significance of Mr. Dimmesdale’s proclamation of his sin.
Warren soon regrets her decision and looks to reconcile. The power she holds scares her and she wished to appease her past deeds od accusing anyone and everyone in the town of witchcraft. Mary works for the Proctors, and her ties seem to cause her guilt when she ultimately accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and attempting to kill her. To rescind her actions Mary states “ Why, I-I think it is mine. [the poppet]” (Miller 75).
Miss Strangeworth writes these letters because she thinks that by doing so she is protecting her town by warning them about evil things that may be going on. 2.Explain the last line of the Story. In the last line of the story, they are getting back at Miss Strangeworth for all of the letters she has sent over the years. I believe the reason for this is because by writing these letters, she is getting in people's personal space and making assumptions that may not be true. They get back at her by killing her roses and I believe the reason why they chose to kill the roses is because they knew it meant a lot to her since her grandmother planted them and her mom took good care of them.
Many of the Jewish watched as friends and family were walked to the chambers, "people who were ill or crippled, old, and pregnant women, as well as children"(Gottfried 47) feared more because they knew they would be first. This relates back to the Crucible because Abigail and the girls pointed the finger at everyone else to take the blame off of them so they would not be hanged. Both have the same fear in common, death. Victims who are “living today [are] [in] constant fear of a new war or even a series of wars” (Roosevelt 1). Even though racial persecution is still happening today it is much less, however people still suffer and fear something similar will happen again.
Having to deal with bullies and harassment is not something new but often the discomfort and depression people feel from those hardships can lead to self-harm. Suicide is the worst of the possible self-harm which many trans-people understand very well. Laverne, even though she is famous now, she too has dealt with depression, and after her grandmother passed away she attempted suicide which she said in an interview was due to her being raised in the church and believed that her grandmother was looking down on her thinking she was a sinner and unworthy (“It Got Better”). This part of Lavern’s life story is very important, because it allows people to see that it is not just them that feel sad and depressed but that other people just like them have felt isolated and depressed at times throughout
Much like Miller's example of parents disowning their child, the town disowned Hester Prynne after her sin became publicly known. Not only did they disown her, they constantly gossiped about her. For example, on page 54, a woman said, "This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die." The townspeople discussed how Prynne should have a harsher punishment, such as physical pain or even death. Before Hester's sin became a public one, she was not particularly popular, but she was not hated.
After the death of her grandmother, her mother went into a deep depression, so Annabel tried to avoid hurting her mother’s feeling as much as she could. Annabel told many white lies. Whenever anyone asked her how she was, she would respond “I’m fine”, even if she wasn’t. Annabel never spoke up about what actually happened between her and Will, which made everyone assume an idea that was not true. When Emily was raped by Will, she immediately reported him to the authorities.
Human civilization have adapted to this world in the past century by slowly learning to live with other people in peace, but how will this change when there is no government to provide for social order? There are countless occurrences where the power of human nature have led to actions that disobey the rules of society, by causing harm to others. This breach of order is even more prevalent without social order, and is therefore of utter importance that a new leader is available to provide a sense of direction for a group of people. However, the choice of a wrong leader who acts solely for himself will have disastrous consequences for others. In the novel “The Lord of The Flies”, Jack’s authoritarian leadership style and his sole motive to remain
In today’s culture I feel that minorities are no longer treated as poorly as they were in the 1920s. In the 20s, by my understanding of the book minorities were discriminated against and disliked by most people. Life was made more difficult for the minority just because people thought they were vicious beasts who would attack any white woman if given the chance. Today people are not as open about their racism if it’s there because they are no longer supported by the government, in fact the government has made it clear that racism is not to be tolerated in this country anymore and for the most part the average person agrees. In modern times discrimination has moved to people who are of sexual minorities rather than racial.
Proctor tries to force Mary to tell the truth about Abigail and Mary responds with, “She’ll kill me for sayin’ that”. (Miller, 1180). She fears Abigail and therefore will not testify against them because she knows they will turn on her. Abigail at one point even turns on Mary and accuses her. Abigail’s lies carry her through the entire trial and allows her to put several people to death because the court believes her.
You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died. I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why?
Throughout the beginning of The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is publicly insulted and shamed as a result of her punishment for breaking the Puritan faith by committing adultery. She is then forced into standing in front of the whole town for hours as the crowd is breaking her down with hateful and abusive language. After, she had been released, "the scene was not without a mixture of awe, such as much always invest the spectacle of guilt and shame of a fellow creature" (Hawthorne 63). They almost had satisfaction in her punishment, having the perception that they had cleansed the town, and therefore only leaving a pure society. The society had thought that if they treated her so horribly no individual would attempt in committing acts that