No mortal eye will see it withdrawn. This dismal shade must separate me from the world: even you, Elizabeth, can never come behind it!” (Hawthorne pg 477). This quote stated by Mr. Hooper is an excellent example of how strongly that he believes in his beliefs, as he talks to his own wife, saying that he must keep himself separated from
Not everything in this life is fair and equitable. Job’s three friends, however, were certain that God was punishing Job for some secret sin, something Job could hide from everyone but God. Job vehemently denied that such was the case, and he was right. God later verified this also. However, during his ordeal of loss and suffering, Job gradually came to resent God.
Proctor tossed away Abigail, lost his faith in Elizabeth and has lost his love for God. Proctor believes there is nothing left for him. He chooses to hang because he has lost his will to live. John also choose to hang because he cannot bear to live without Elizabeth, but she does not want to love him even though he will help raise their children. Abigail, also, leaves John because he chooses Elizabeth.
How long are you going to put up with this? How long are you going to continue on with this foolishness?” “Stop spying on us!” I howled at her, unable to hold back my emotions any longer. I was so sick of Liza—so sick of her self-righteous, judgmental bullshit. She always wanted to position herself as morally superior, some sort of vestal virgin looking down on me, the fallen, syphilitic woman. Why was she always shoving it in my face that I was stagnant while she was not?
Celie is able to change who her trusted confidant is very quickly, showing God was never a friend; instead He was a placeholder for someone Celie could openly trust. This was a turning point in the novel because Celie is rejecting God from her life. Mahdi Deghani attributes this rejection to the “fear of God [which] has prevented her from standing up to her tyrannical patriarchal force which is imposed upon her” (Dehghani 452). At the start of the relationship, Celie was afraid of God instead of loving Him, showing the fear Celie had on all the authoritative men in her life. To Celie, God is just another man who never responds to help her, which is why the relationship never allowed her to become more self-confident.
On the other hand, the society built by the Puritans was stern and repressive, with little room for individualism. In this society, the "path of righteousness" was very narrow and taught through stern sermons on guilt and sin. The irony, of course, is in the difference between public knowledge and private actions. Dimmesdale and Chillingworth, both "sinners" for their part in this drama, are valued and revered members of this repressive community, while Hester is an outcast because of her publicly acknowledged sin. These "iron men and their rules" provide a backdrop for Hawthorne 's story that keeps the conflict alive because public appearances and penance were dramatically important parts of the Puritan
Mr.Hooper new that throughout his life of trying to get many people to understand why he did such thing like of the black veil. They would never understand why so and/or overpass through the negative reactions of the people towards him for wearing the
They probably would have had a somewhat normal relationship if it wasn't for their parents. Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, had his opinions and ideas about what Juliet’s future was going to look like. He came to Juliet demanding that she marry Paris because he thought it would make her happy after losing Tybalt. But to his dismay, she refused and said “Not proud you have, but thankful that you have/ Proud can I never be of what I hate/ But thankful even for hate that is mean love/” (3.5.151-153). Juliet explains to her father that she’ll never marry Paris, this is because she’s loyal to Romeo and staying married to Romeo is what her heart desires.
I look around me, and, lo! On every visage a Black Veil!” (Hawthorne 246). In this quote, Mr. Hooper reveals that he does not wear the veil for his secret sins, but for the secret sins of the townspeople. People are afraid to reveal their secret sins for the punishment they will receive like Mr. Hooper is receiving
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet (lines 33-36).” By this Juliet is explaining how her only and first love is her family 's greatest enemy. For this reason they choose to keep their love for each other a secret so that it wouldn 't cause any fights between the two of their
He knows that he is not a good man. He believes that the punishment he has received didn’t fit his crime. The Misfit also believes that the world would be better off if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead. When the grandmother and him were talking about religion he Although he is not a good man, he does feels a bit of compassion for the grandmother when Bailey makes her cry, he says “Lady… don’t you get upset. Sometimes a man says things he don’t mean.
The church’s unwillingness to involve themselves in the conversation and active efforts to cease AIDS’ increasing stake on lives, fails to live up to their roles as empathetic followers of Christ. However, much of this hesitance stems from the Bible’s direct claims that condemn homosexuality and those living in what the church deems a “sinful” life, whom God punishes with sickness, poverty, and ultimate suffering, as this only justifies this inactiveness. The church fails to save lives as much as it claims to save souls in an institution that historically prides itself in combatting oppression and restoring justice, especially from the African American church, although seeming to fail in restoring dignity. “If God’s relationship with humanity is persuasive, that characteristic should be the model for our own interpersonal relationships” because lives should not be lost from lack of intervention, resulting from the church’s condemnation of participating in intense and joyous activities, like sex and drug use, subjecting many of these followers to hypocrisy (Shelp and Sunderland 74). Sexually explicit education should have been enforced in a society where religious conservatism creates a barrier in combatting the spread of this disease, a disease like any other disease.