Man is born with original sin, the illustrious phrase that thoroughly represents the normative belief of Puritanism, serves an influential role in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings. Though inherited with Puritanical roots, the complete oeuvre of Nathaniel Hawthorne vividly portrays his refusal to be a Puritan and depicts his disapproval on Puritan ideas. Hawthorne's perspective on ‘sin’ draws a parallel connection with Puritans, yet he criticizes Puritan religious beliefs through one of his prominent masterpiece: The Minister’s Black veil. In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Hawthorne conveys his criticism of Puritan ideas through the symbol of the black veil, an emblem of sin within the Earth as opposed to Puritan’s view of the sinless God, a representation
He creates powerful imagery to depict the treacherous treatment slaves are enduring that floods the audience with shame. He provides them with a chance to recall their moral standards and compare them to slavery. He questions them to evoke the truth that slavery is never justifiable. The denouement of his speech is that it is patent to his audience that celebrating freedom with slavery existing is atrocious and want to eradicate
Parables mean a simple story that illustrates a moral or religious lesson. A parable is an illustrate thrown alongside the truth to make people understand it more to just make is less difficult. The three parables were the sins of humanity is the greatest sin which is society hides and ignores, the ministers is to carry the source of sins committed by others like Jesus died for sins and last not but not least you can't hide your sins from God or any kind of secrets. Everyone in this world has done something has been wrong by doing something to their partner, family, or anything that is not the right thing to do by breaking laws or anything. People believe that they can get away with their sins just because someone doesn't know but no God knows and it will always stick with you.
Chillingworth and Dimmesdale committed two completely different sins. One major difference between the sins was that Chillingworth’s sin was directed to hurt and pain another person. Dimmesdale simply committed adultery out of passion and love for another. Dimmesdale also felt an immense amount of guilt and pain for the sin he did. Chillingworth felt no guilt for what he was doing to Dimmesdale and sinned time after time again, eventually leading Dimmesdale to kill himself.
Hawthorne is not as straight forward with this symbol as he is in “The Birthmark”, but it is still a strong symbol when examined closely. The members of Reverend Hooper’s church are under the impression that he has committed an awful crime and is concealing a secret sin. Readers are comfortable believing his because of Hawthorne’s footnote in the original text concerning the Reverend Joseph Moody who wore a black veil after killing a dear friend (Hawthorne 8). The secret sin in “The Minister’s Black Veil” is an affair he had with the young woman who they laid to rest, and that he could have something to do with her death. The veil makes its first appearance on the day of her funeral, and Reverend Hooper says that it is a sign of mourning, but mourning who?
Proctor finds it hard to forgive himself. He says since he has already ruined the Proctor name and saying how his whole life is basically blacken with sins. However, he goes to say it doesn't hurt to have one more sin. John tries to justify to himself by thinking if he goes to hang from something as innocent that all it would be is another lie. Elizabeth tries to explain to him that she isn't the one to judge him because she feels just as guilty as John does.
In the “Minister's Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main character named Mr. Hooper who wears a black veil. Hawthorne uses symbolism to represent secret sin and shows the theme is death. In the story Hooper wears a black veil which symbolizes hiding sin. “But what if the world will not believe that it is the type of an innocent sorrow?” urged Elizabeth. “Beloved and respected as you are, there may be whispers that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin.
Going on with the courtroom case at this point John Proctor didn’t want tell anyone about his adultery even to the point of him wanted to forget about it. Knowing that he and his friends are losing the result to his final hand.He confess to adultery with Abigail in order to discredit her to save his wife and his friends wife. Even with this act not working his willingness to confess of his adultery in front of the court, friends, and Judge Danforth took courage and shows his willing to sacrifice his name to save the people he cares about. In conclusion John Proctor final act was believable to what his character stands for. His refusal to accept the deal that Danforth made so have his wife could live for a year.
In conclusion, in both of the novels the theme of isolation is presented through Grendel. He becomes evil, wants to be accepted, he feels helpless and he wants to take revenge. Both of the novels show that Grendel is alone and he is characterized as a evil monster because he doesn't know anything, but to do bad things to other people. Grendel doesn’t have intentions to kill people but his loneliness leads him to become evil because he feels that he is unwanted in his world. All in all, Grendel’s isolation is caused by not being understood and listened.
Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground titular character has a lifestyle that is interconnected with the somber dislike for humanity and being bitter for his own forced isolation. He is highly controlled by his own troublesome ideals. The Underground Man lives by the precedent of his own conceptions on how life should be lived. His perspective of the way people should interact socially and how individuals should be engaging emotionally has been thought constantly and thoroughly. He is highly contradictory in the rationalization of his own practices but appears to rather revile in his own self-pity.
It shows that people tend to leave behind their moral faith to sin. One way or the other we all have a part of the devil in us, which is what Goodman Brown realizes. Goodman Brown sees the truth, and the truth can sometimes be considered a sin as well, so he is forced to question all morals and his faith, causing him to become a "a stern, a sad, a darkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man." He has left the world of innocence. Goodman