“My wife will never die for me…,”(p. 1311) this quote shows that he knows what is happening is because of his actions in the past. He feels guilty for what happened and knows that it is his responsibility to end the madness and save his wife. John Proctor affected his wife immensely with his guilt by confessing lechery and then acting as if he hates
mother half doubted... thou art not my child! Thou art no Pearl of mine!...said the mother… (Hawthorne 89-90). Even though Prynne is playfully stating this question there is this inner question that she is not able to hide after the fact that Pearl is present to constantly make Prynne question herself. “God gave her the child…
Although his physical appearance has gotten tremendously better overnight, his inner turmoil is still continuing. This can be understood as the minister being “dead on the inside. If you look into this, it shows that he is still struggling with his sin. His audience still does not know that he shares the same scarlet letter as Hester. This is why his message gives him “his most appropriate power.”
May God forgive us both! We are not, Hester, the worst sinners in the world.” (178-179). Due to his own sin, Dimmesdale understood what Hester was feeling and was able to rise above his anger and be merciful. If Chillingworth had been able to do the same and haf let go of his anger earlier, his fate might have been
Satan was constantly trying to wrench Corrie away from God and make her think He had abandoned her. Satan made her sick, took away her family, starved her and overworked her; however, God used these to His advantage and taught Corrie essential lessons. Corrie ended her battle against Satan by forgetting about the pain and concentrating on how God was able to turn the dreadful things against Satan to help her. This must have been extremely difficult for Corrie, but I agree with her decision to trust in the Lord and see the good in everything. I agree with her resolution because her story shows how amazing God is and how He always has a better plan.
We all have done foul things in the past, things that we regret doing. We all have things that make us wish we could turn back time and stop ourselves. However, if we learn from our guilt, we can remain fair of heart. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth did not learn from their mistakes, but continues making them, until they found blood on their hands that would never wash off. In Shakespeare’s
After it was discovered that Hester committed adultery and she was sentenced to her punishment, her beauty almost immediately deteriorated. Her hair was pulled back and hidden under a bonnet unlike its past looseness. The townspeople did not view Hester as an evil person, but her sin made her hide her light from everyone. The sun was used to describe the goodness and pureness a character has.
Butler uses a serious tone while describing the physical abuse that enables the readers to “feel” the pain that was present in the text. Physical abuse is seen most often with the slaves, it was a form of punishment and a source of joy for their owners. During the story, when Dana was sent back in time, she was taken outside to be beaten: “I began to realize that I should have resisted, should have refused to let Fowler bring me out here where only other slaves could see what happened to me” (5.5.20). Dana was ashamed, she notes that she should “have resisted.”
Since Celie was raped and used by her stepfather and Albert, Nettie and her separated; she blamed God for everything that have happened to her, she lost faith but she never gave up. Celie faced her fears by accepting her past and by forgiving people who have done her wrong. When she fully forgave those people who thinks that she was not worth it, she also learned that forgiving them made her life so much better and easier, realized that they can rely on one another as a family, and just live happily ever after. “It refers to the person’s desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially.” (McLeod 3)
“Lydia, you and I both know what you said to me, excuse my language, is bullshit. I’ve been against you taking different medications since the very beginning, but I supported your decision for wanting to try them and giving my benefit of the doubt,” She’s silent for a moment. “However, I think you really made a stupid mistake for wanting to try antidepressants in the first place. Don’t you even try to deny it, Lydia, you’re anxiety is worse than ever when you started taking them!” I could feel my tears burning through my visions, and I covered my ears because I just hate when people raise their voices at me.
In order to reveal Dimmesdale's sorrowful nature. Hawthorne describes the different actions the poor minister takes in order to attempt to atone for his sins such as “[fasting]” and his use of a “bloody scourge” he genuinely believed that this would help to purify himself of his sins and to relieve the burden that he was forced to bear upon his shoulders, however his attempts to atone ultimately lead to even more torment. Hawthorne discloses this by describing Dimmesdale’s visions of the “herd of diabolic shapes, that grinned and mocked at the pale minister” this further reveals the utter anguish that he is going through another example of this is the vision of his mother “turning her face away as she passed by” the emotional
Through all the conflicts of The Scarlet Letter, Hester is put through many hardships which she must learn to overcome, but when the Puritan Community threatens to take away her child she is put in an unrighteous position. Hester definitely deserves to be able to keep her daughter Pearl because they are each a lesson for each other, she keeps Hester from going insane, and taking her away, in a way, would be saying God made a mistake. As the novel progresses, Hester and Pearl use each other to help one another get through unfortunate conflicts which results in a mutually beneficial lesson. Having Pearl around Hester serves as a bittersweet reminder of the scarlet letter brazen on her bosom, always reminiscing her of her false step in the past of committing
“I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin’s; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, oh which I am deprived” (Michelangelo). This describes Dimmesdale, a pastor and the father of an outcome of sin, Pearl. Pearls’ mother is Hester, the wife of Chillingworth, a man of evil. The characters of Hester, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale are all connected by sin which alters the course his/her life. Hester is penalized for her act of adultery which leaves her publicly humiliated on the scaffold and forced to wear an A as an act of punishment.