Reverend Dimmesdale was a notable preacher in his town who committed adultery with Hester Prynne, conceived a child, and suffered greatly from secret guilt. He kept his sin hidden from the community, knowing that staining his reputation will ruin his life as the moral leader of the town. He instead suffered quietly to himself, knowing that God is aware of his wrongdoing and will punish him justly. He felt such shame in his heart that he drove himself to the point of physical sickness. Dimmesdale ultimately died after revealing his sin to the townspeople many years later.
Hester however, cheated on her husband therefore committing adultery. Her community found out about her sin and treated her as if she were the scum of the earth. They forced her
Nevertheless, the narrator continues to love his wife very much, especially after she becomes ill. He “[does] not care how much money it cost” as long as she becomes well (Dostoyevsky, 696). However, throughout this entire situation, the narrator exhibits a strange desire to hide his love and affection for his wife from everyone, even his maid Lukerya. It is his cowardliness. “I kept my worries to myself,” says the narrator despite “the agony [he] suffered during her illness” (Dostoyevsky, 696).
In the play Othello, by William Shakespeare we are introduced to Othello who is the protagonist and faces a lot of obstacles, one of them being betrayal. Throughout the whole play we witness betrayal from many of the characters through their irrational behavior and actions. However the biggest betrayal we see is from Iago, who is the antagonist, in other words, the villain of the play. Iago plans on having his revenge and betraying Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, Rodrigo and even his wife, Emilia. Betrayal is wrong and something that can’t be forgiven, at the end betrayal breaks friendships as well as lives and trust which never works out well in the end.
To begin with, the Salem witch trials had a negative impact to the people, Judges, and the people of the Church. Such people like Mary or Paris, lied and betrayed people to get what they want in which caused people to hate them, also, couple of people died, loved ones, friends, and families. According to Mary “No, I love God’; I go your way no more. I love God, I bless God” (Miller 1152). After the trial,the judges accused John Proctor of forcing Mary to evoke the Judges, furthermore, no one but Elizabeth and Hale tried to stop the hanging.
Douglass has shown how religious slaveholders are the worst especially when entertainment comes into play. The first being from one of his slaveholders Master Thomas, he whipped a young woman while reading a quote from the scripture to explain his reason for whipping her. The next example was with his other Master Mr.Covey, he would go to church and preach the word but come back beating slaves and going against the almighty God. The last example that is shown is again shown with Mr.Covey, he was guilty of compelling his woman slave to commit the sin of adultery. All of the examples illustrate that religious slaveholders are worst than non-religious slaveholders.
For example, the affair between Abigail Williams and John Proctor. Abigail used to serve under the Proctor household as a servant, but ever since the affair, Abigail has long lusted for John Proctor. She is jealous of Elizabeth Proctor for having John Proctor as a husband, and therefore hates her, especially after Elizabeth had found out about the adultery and kicked Abigail out of the house. Later during the crisis, Abigail meets with John Proctor and she talks about their affair. John Proctor constantly refuses to accept their past affair, and Abigail becomes heartbroken.
Before the Scarlet Letter begins, Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale have committed adultery. Resulting in Hester having to wear a scarlet letter over her breast while Dimmesdale kept it a secret. Arthur Dimmesdale suffered more than Hester
After the death of his brother, Gilgamesh goes into mourning. In the beginning of the book, Gilgamesh suffered the consequences his arrogance led to. Gilgamesh killed Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven. The reason that he goes through with the task is that he thinks that he is undefeatable and that he could do anything that he wants. He went through the hardship of losing a friend.
Hester Prynne deals with crime in the Puritan world. She had the Scarlet Letter sewn onto her chest to show she was an adulterer, which made her along with her daughter Pearl social outcasts from society. On the other hand, her fellow adulterer Arthur Dimmesdale only committed a crime and sin again in the Puritan world, however he felt major guilt about the whole situation. He felt guilt reason being he couldn’t show the public his sin since he was the priest. Dimmesdale had to hide for many years while his private guilt ate him away, which led Arthur toward taking his own life.
This situation is much like the one in the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The main character, Rachel Watson, had recently divorced her husband, Tom, and found herself missing the seemingly perfect life she had with him. Much like Melinda, Rachel feels worthless and disapproves of her appearance as well after the divorce. Her becoming an alcoholic over time was the main cause of the split. When she was under the influence, she could be extremely aggressive and violent and then black out; at least according to Tom.
She had made a break from her terrible past. That was why she had never written to the Daufaur’s, that’s why she never told her son about who she really was. In America she had wanted to start a new life” (238-239) Sarah chooses to live a false life and lie to the people she loves, rather than live a life containing her painful past. In the end, Sarah’s secret results in her son’s depression and prevents him from having any form of relationship with his mother. Julia is another victim of secrecy.
"My leaving definitely had to do with [my husband 's behavior], but it was all the harms I saw around me. I left polygamy before I left my husband. I really regret being on the show. … [After] I was devastated, I cried. Christine tried to make me out to be a mean person who didn 't believe in choice, either traditional or religious.