Reverend Hale's last attempt to save Proctor is to try to have Elizabeth convince Proctor to confess. Proctor strongly considers it but tears the confession paper up as he does not want to ruin his family name. Hale, defeated, weeps in prayer as Proctor is sent to hung. Reverend Hale's downfall in the novel was his quick assumption that there was witchcraft in Salem. Everyone's fear of the unknown and the chance of witches being present in Salem caused many deaths due to jumping to conclusions.
Hester was punished for what she had done, and her and her new little girl went to live in exile. Dimmesdale, however, is facing a decision, to either confess his wrong doing or keep it a secret saving his job as a pastor. Everyone agrees that Dimmesdale committed adultery. Some people believe confession is the right thing to do. Controversy, others believe he
The idea of secret sin in a perfectly religious society comes up again and again throughout the story. The black veil was thought to cover the minister's secret sins but, on his deathbed, he revealed that everybody should be wearing a black veil because everyone has a secret sin or sorrow that is hidden from all others. Hence, one of the major themes of the minister's black veil is that of secret sin and how many people neglect to admit that they have secret sins but instead, blame and judge others. Mr. Hooper intently decided to wear a veil daily to represent sin, but he never revealed the reason behind wearing it, this is left for the reader to decipher. Now the Black Veil itself can symbolize many different things according to the opinion of the reader.
An example of figurative language that she used was when the Scarred Man told her “now the truth is like a tightrope that you can’t walk forever”. In this statement he is telling Grace that she will eventually have to fall by that he mean that she will eventually know the truth about her mother's murderer and that it will hurt her just like falling from a tightrope. Afterward when she figured out that the Scarred Man was right about him not murdering her mother she said “The Scarred Man was right-the truth was like a tightrope and eventually I had to fall”. In this part of the story she is basically saying that she feels a lot of regret and pain for judging the Scarred man without knowing the truth by comparing it to a fall off a tightrope. Therefore the use of figurative language in “All Fall Down” lead to the theme that judging people causes a lot of
John Proctor, a character from The Crucible is a Rebel/Misfit Archetype. A Rebel/Misfit is defined as a character that radically rejects the values of a society and the restrictions placed on him or her. I chose to do my research project on John because Proctor is my favorite character from The Crucible and throughout the whole book he was feeling guilty for his actions but wanted to do the right thing. Proctor can also fit into the Hero Archetype for sacrificing his life to save his wife. Back in the 1690s, not going to church every Sunday was a sin and could be punishable by death.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem believe Maycomb is Unjust because The Maycomb he used to know is not like what it is now, Which is shown when the prejudice members of his community are against Tom, Lula refusing to let Jem & Scout enter their church, and When he was punished for destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. To Start Off, Scout was explaining on how the final verdict of the jury & judge affected Jem & loss faith in the citizens of Maycomb. Scout says, “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: “Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty…” I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “guilty” was a separate stab between them” (282). Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community.
The major theme in “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is that everyone has sins or sorrows they try to hide but can’t never escape. For instance, Elizabeth claims the Minister “hides his face under the consciousness of secret sin”. This statement shows she’s determined he wears the black veil; to hide his immoral actions. We all have secrets and sins we try to hide from one another, as well as ourselves. Later, the Minister asks to “to not be left alone in the miserable obscurity forever”.
I wonder he is not afraid to be alone with himself!,’” This shows the theme because the lady tells her husband that Mr. Hooper he is afraid of himself and he hides his true emotions. If something happens different from the norm people will freak out. This theme is clear when Mr. Hooper is wearing his veil at church. “Such was the effect of this simple piece of crape, that more than one woman of delicate nerves was forced to leave the meeting-house. Yet perhaps the pale-faced congregation was almost as fearful a sight to the minister, as his black veil to them.” In this scene, the woman was so bothered by the veil that she had to
Secret sin is important because the only reason Minister Hooper wears the black veil is the secret sin of humanity and himself. Sorrow is another theme because it occurs often when Mr. Hooper went to the funeral. “From the coffin Mr. Hooper passed into the chamber of the mourners, and thence to head of the staircase, to make the funeral prayer. It was a tender and heart-dissolving prayer, full of sorrow, yet so imbued with celestial hopes, that the music of a heavenly harp, swept by the fingers of the dead, seemed faintly to be heard among the saddest accents of the minister.” (Hawthorne 6) The description shows that people are mourning because a family’s loved one passed away. This is not the first time sadness are brought in the parable, there were a couple other incidents.
“‘Yes master,’ answered Aminadab, looking intently at the lifeless form of Georgiana; and then he muttered to himself. ‘If she were my wife, I’d never part with that birth-mark’” (Hawthorne 216). This is an example of irony showing that sometimes the less educated have more to offer than they appear. When men try to control nature it ends in death and
Sometimes a man says things he don’t mean. I don’t reckon he meant to talk to you thataway.” But The Misfit also shows no remorse when he shoots the grandmother in the chest after she touches him. The conflict symbolizes redemption, The Misfit symbolizes the evil that some must go through to reach the understanding of their own mistakes. The talk the grandmother and The Misfit have between them is mainly about religion, and what was done in the past, the talk leads to the grandmother having sympathy for him. The grandmothers moment of grace causes a terrible reaction from The Misfit.