Hester even claimed that although Pearl was her happiness, she was also her torture (Hawthorne 122). Hester's solitude began to depress her more with each passing day; however, when she comes across her lover in a demented state, Hester realizes that, like herself, Dimmesdale is guilty too. Hester noted that Dimmesdale's "nerve[s] seemed absolutely destroyed" (Hawthorne 176). Hester's true character begins to reappear when she decided to help Dimmesdale (Hawthorne 176). Hester becomes determined to rescue her lover from his depression as the two and had an "iron link of mutual crime, which neither he nor she could break" (Hawthorne
Each one of Opal’s actions were filled with kindness, sometimes intentional and other times unintentional, but all benefited the people she reached out to. I think Opal learned subconsciously through her mother leaving that ever action you make can affect those around you and Opal did not want her actions to have negative effects. When Opal learned of Otis’ arrest, “[she] swept the floor real slow that day. [She] wanted to keep Otis company. [She] didn’t want him to be lonely. . .
Her husband was arrested for having an affair with Abigail but she thought lieing was the best option, she went from an honest women to a lying women. Her husband was hung because of this thoughtless act. Elizabeth wasn’t hung because of witchcraft because she was
and she made a horrible mistake which in the end became the best mistake she ever made. In the beginning of the book Hester Prynne had committed adultery and had a baby because of it which caused people to look down upon her and they made her wear a scarlet A on her clothes to show that she committed adultery. Hester instantly regretted the decision she made, but she never knew how this decision could impact her life for the better. She became emotionally stronger, she became a wiser and
This relationship clearly shows that Sang Ly may be poor but she is much more of a loving mother than a poor housewife. In “The Rent Collector”, Sang Ly comes back from the healer and everything is stolen but since everyone knows how much of a caring person she is they all chip in to help her out. “Mother, Nisay, Tera Mao, and I are organizing out home, and, before my eyes, friendship is soothing the sting of injury.” It is evident that everyone loves Sang Ly since they are helping her out in a time of need. “And do not worry about the things you lost.
Irony in Dimmesdale’s Speech In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, a woman named Hester Prynne committed adultery, resulting in a child in her Puritan community in the mid seventeenth century. Hester persistently denied the townspeople the name of the man who shares her guilt. This man, named Arthur Dimmesdale, given the hypocritical task to convince Hester to speak his very name often speaks ironically, with many double meanings.
Another few traits that she posses is selflessness and caring; no matter who it was or what they needed she would be there to help. That is a very heroic act a lot of ways. Some people she worked with didn’t see much caring or love at home. She saw them as more even if they had a rough home life that doesn’t mean they are bad. Sue saw selflessness and caring at home from her parents and knew it was her job to show it to
In “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” the knight’s punishment for raping a girl is to set out on a year long journey to find out what women desire most. This story is sexist portraying women in a negative light. The tale portrays women as tricksters and seducers.
Through the characters in “Cinderella,” Charles Perrault presents the theme that one can overcome mistreatment. One way Cinderella is mistreated is by her stepmother. Throughout the story there are several different signs of Cinderella’s stepmother mistreating her. For example, (paragraph 2 sentence two) Cinderella states “She could not bear the good qualities of this pretty girl, and the less because they made her own daughters appear the more odious.” This sentence is a great example of the jealousy her stepmother possesses.
Alison is the epitome of shallowness. She notes that the success of her marriage depends entirely on her ability to manipulate them for money: “Lies, tears, and spinning are the things God gives/ By nature to women….I never would abide/ In bed with them if hands began to slide/Till they had promised ransom” (Chaucer 269).
“The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good.” - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” and The Scarlet Letter both contain ordinary characters that demonstrate the inborn moral ambiguity in everyone. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is branded a criminal for her sins.
My first introduction of Hester Prynne, from what the author described, showed that she wore the Scarlet Letter on her chest with pride and she showed no sense of remorse on her face. “In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another, she took the baby on her arm, and, with a burning blush, and yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed, looked around at her townspeople and neighbors.” (pg.46) My response would be “how could she commit an act so unholy as a mother, and display pride?” The comparison and contrast that Hawthorne makes between Hester and her baby is that her baby is a sin-born infant but never committed an act of adultery.
The limited point of view which The Scarlet Pimpernel employs is crucial for the protection of Percy’s identity and the perception of his heroism. The majority of the novel takes place in a limited point of view from Marguerite Blakeney’s perspective, and the description of Percy comes from her opinion of him, which is a sharp contrast to the descriptions of the Scarlet Pimpernel. While Marguerite regards the Scarlet Pimpernel as a brave and clever hero, she views her husband as unintelligent and dull, therefore removing from most people’s minds any suspicion of his being the Scarlet Pimpernel and causing the reveal of his identity to be more astounding than if Percy himself was the protagonist. Furthermore, Percy’s is not the protagonist even when he is the one leading the rescues, and this causes suspense because even though he has a situation under control, it seems that Chauvelin and his men have actually won. Percy appears a more impressive hero because he never reveals his plans until after the rescue is complete.
Katerina Kilgore Mrs. Gardner AP English 10 March 2017 “Chronic remorse…is a most undesirable sentiment” “Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing.
Sex is a big deal. Today's culture suggests that women can have sex whenever and with whomever they want. In the world today, people are not criticized as harshly as they are in the Puritan culture, as in The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne. In the novel, Hester Prynne is driven to be successful regardless of her sexual mistakes. Even though Hester does not act embarrassed or shameful of her mistakes, she uses them to teach herself how to be confident in her way of life.