The novel scarlet letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. He wanted to expose the immorality that was committed by two parents of a daughter called Pearl. Nathaniel's novel explores the hypocrisy in puritan societies. The novel tells a story of Hester Prynne and her daughter. Hester having committed adultery and tries all what she can so as to ensure that she live of repentance and dignity.
Irony can come in various forms throughout literature and can be described as either being situational or verbal irony. In the case of “Roman Fever”, the irony in the story is situational. Situational irony is when the outcome of an event completely goes against or contradicts the desired outcome of an event. The situational irony comes with Grace Ansley and the night she went out to meet Alida Slade’s fiance. In a twist of fate and events, Ms. Slade feared her fiance, Delphin, being attracted to her best friend, Grace Ansley, so in attempts to see if Grace were to accept Delphin’s feelings-- if he were attracted to her --Alida writes a fake love letter to Grace.
During the year 1850, author Nathaniel Hawthorne published The Scarlet Letter, which expounds upon those people that lived in a puritanical society, yet willingly disobeyed their morals. Hawthorne depicted this real life situation through a secret affair between Reverend Dimmesdale and a married woman, Hester Prynne. Both characters chose to fulfill their lustful desires over remaining faithful to their religion, which led them to undergo life-altering personality changes. Through the creation of Dimmesdale and Hester, Nathaniel Hawthorne was able to use The Scarlet Letter to explicate the people who daringly rebelled against their religious probity and, as a result, drastically altered their lives and personalities. Reverend Dimmesdale, one of the main characters and one of the most notable priests in The Scarlet Letter, suffered from devastating life and personality changes because of his decision to rebel against one of the most prominent Puritan morals regarding faithful relationships.
In “The Author to Her Book”, Anne Bradstreet deceives everyone, even herself. The poem uses a metaphor to describe her poems. ; her “children” refer to her poetry, and she employs vivid imagery to describe these “children” as ugly, deformed and abhorrent. Nevertheless, she employs this poem to tell the world that her works are ill-formed since poetry is the best way she can communicate to the world. However, she lies in this poem.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne utilizes the scarlet letter as a symbol of punishment for Hester Prynne's sin and the ability of redemption. The scarlet "A" has many different meanings that can help and hinder the overall message. Firstly, the scarlet letter on Hester's garments symbolizes Hester's adultery and her sin in the Puritan Community, but she embroiders it with gold thread to show the possibility for beauty to emerge from her sin. She wears the letter constantly as punishment and a reminder for her sin. As the novel progresses, the letter turns Hester into an advocate for Puritan Society, because she becomes more involved in the community.
From the beginning of The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne and her letter “A” emerged at the scaffold in public for adultery, which is a sin could not be forgive by their religion.” This is a description of the letter “A” that only belongs to Hester Prynne. Why said this is “only belongs to her”? If readers have a deep reading to The Scarlet Letter, they could easily find out the sin that is up to everyone’s inner aspect and it has a different symbolic meaning, which is mentioned at above text: “A” changes Adultery to Able and Angel. But, how does the letter “A” direct the other characters to
WORLD LITERATURE ESSAY Euripedes’ portrayal of the theme and significance of marriage in Medea. Euripedes portrays the central conflict between Medea and Jason as a resultant of Jason’s betrayal of his marriage to Medea, breaking the marriage vows and rejecting the sanctity of her nuptial bed for the politically motivated marriage with Creon’s daughter. The play, Medea, can be interpreted as a searing indictment of the institution of marriage. It is the desecration of this sacred institution by Jason that infuriates Medea and causes her to unleash her wrath upon Jason by committing filicide so as to leave him without sons to carry his family forward. In ancient Greece, marriage was usually as a transaction
In this article, Iyasere makes the claim that Emilia confesses what she has done and enounces Iago for just “to rid herself of the burden of guilt and liberate herself from eternal damnation.” While this assertion is correct and can be backed up, it doesn’t fully explore the reasons that Emilia denounces Iago. This theory behind Emilia’s confession forgets the crucial detail that Emilia could have been confessing out of her own loyalty and friendship to Desdemona. While Emilia was Desdemona’s lady in waiting, the two had developed a bond. That bond could been seen when the two would speak of their marraiges and talk about what could’ve been considered taboo subjects, such as Emilia suggesting she would be unfaithful if their was something to
Blanche ultimately deteriorates to madness when she lies to herself and others repeatedly telling others that Shep Huntleigh will come take her. She eludes herself to the extent of taking action by writing a fake telegram to him starting with "Darling Shep. Sister and I in desperate situation."(78). but cannot seem to keep up the illusion as she stops writing the telegram. She believes her own lie so much that she does not realise that Stella, Unice and Stanley are taking her away to a mental institution.
Deception and Manipulation William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” illustrates many facts and characteristics of Ancient Rome, such as betrayal and confederacy. However, deception and manipulation are the most significant aspects of the play and played a huge role in the story, which eventually lead to the death of Julius Caesar. Examples of deception and manipulation in this play are the fake letters that sent to Brutus, Decius assured Caesar about Calpurnia’s dream, and Anthony’s speech against Brutus. One of the most significant deceptions in the play is when Cassius sent fake letters to Brutus to convince him to join the conspiracy. Cassius addressed the letters to make it seem that they were coming from the citizens.
That is exactly what happened too. She told every lie she could possibly think of, she claimed that people 's spirits told her to do certain things, and she also forced the other girls to go along with her web of lies or she would hurt them. Safe to say she needs to be punished for what she has done. Not only did Abigail lie ,but she also
Within Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, antagonist Hester Prynne is subjected to the opinions and treatment of 17th century’s Massachusetts Bay Colony as a result of her sinful act of adultery. In the Puritan colony, it was important to be faithful, both to thine spouse, and most importantly, to God. Hester’s adultery issued her public ridicule and shunning, and a physical reminder to be forever worn; an embroidered ‘A’ placed upon her bosom. The symbol served to alert all of her faithless act, “It had the affect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself” (page 74). Throughout the novel, Hester’s treatment is obvious, and she makes many efforts to not let her choice, and her illegitimate child Pearl, define her.