Committing a crime will most likely lead to time in jail which is what happened to Hester. Once released from prison the townspeople, which was gathered around the jail, saw Hester in all her beauty with her “dark and abundant hair, so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam,” (Hawthorne 51). The sun’s refusal to shine onto Hester is correlated to Hester’s refusal minutes before to reveal her lover to the town and her husband. Society may know her secret but they don’t know the full story. Because Hester is a part of the Puritan society, she realizes and knows her sin is almost unforgivable and is sometimes even punished with death.
This was like torture for Dimmsdale he even had to help in the shaming of Hester. He felt like his actions took meaning out of his life, he says this because how can he do his job and feel like he’s doing right among his people when he had committed adultery (ch. 11) Dimmesdale felt like a fraud and it made him so guilty and it tore his spirit and moral into shreds! He didn’t think he was capable of leading his people to salvation because of his actions (ch. 17).
That’s exactly how Andre’s mother was both in her son’s life and in this play. She had no name and no dialogue, which shows how she must’ve been in Andre’s life—detached and almost nonexistent. At the very end of the play, when she kisses her balloon, it shows how she truly loved her son and didn’t care about his sexuality. Despite feeling so bad and not wanting to let go, it was too late for her. She would never be able to get her son back and tell him how she
The society enforced these morals by punishing her with the scarlet letter and making her an outcast. Hawthorne describes this punishment when he writes, “She was made the common infamy, at which all mankind was summoned to point its finger” (71). The entirety of the town could view the scarlet letter, the mark of her sin. However, it was not enough for them to punish her by making her shame public. Puritan morals required Hester to feel truly terrible about her sin and to repent.
Multiple harsh scenarios give a detailed outline on how Blanche can ruin a character 's self esteem without doing much harm to her own. Blanche buries her own personal flaws by attention seeking , flirtatious behavior, lying and drinking. “Blanches most fundamental regret as we see her in new orleans, is not that she happened to marry a homosexual… Blanche’s concern that, when made aware of her husband 's sexuality she brought on the boys suicide” (Berkman 252) When Blanche judges somebody else it take weight off her shoulders from her own life struggles. Allan killing himself was just another layer of filth that Blanche tends not to acknowledge. The act of Allan Grey killing himself after Blanche discover’s that he is a homesexual is what started the chain of events for Blanche to take on majority of her traits.
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
She cannot be defined by just one label, but both. She is a mother to Pearl, who is a child born from adultery. She is a caregiver, seamstress, a lover, and a counselor, but the Puritanical society Hester lives in constantly reminds her that she is just a whore. By subscribing to this label, Hester loses her identity in a way. The effect of being an outsider due to the letter causes her to become a shell of her former self.
The people who make up society tend to overlook the reality of what the world once was and what it continues to be. To Kill a Mockingbird is not just a novel that tells a story of what a young girl’s life was like as a child, but also tells the story of the violations of humanity. Mayella Ewell, a white woman, kissed Tom Robinson, a black man. Feeling ashamed of her actions, she accused him of rape. Because he was a black man accused of rape, he was found guilty and sentenced to death in prison.
Firstly, the black veil symbolized sin and no one is perfect meaning that no one is perfect because we sin throughout our entire life until death and that the sin is stuck with us for the rest of our life. Secondly, each of us hides behind a veil to hide our sins because we are afraid to admit our sins and we don't want anyone to find out what's our sin is because it is our responsibility to handle the consequence of the sin. Finally, people should be less concerned of others sins and focus on their own sins because it disturbing the private life of the person who committed the sin and many people don't like it when people are nosy with their life instead of focusing on their own life. Hence, there is three possible parable for the story. Firstly, You cannot hide your secret sins from God.Secondly, the minister is to carry the sorrows of sins committed by others like Jesus died for our sins.
The fact is that because her name was pure in Salem, almost everybody trusted her. Abigail Williams accused lots of people in Salem, even people with a good reputation and good souls; she wanted to save herself so she did wrong things. In act III, she pretend that she was possessed by Mary Warren, repeating everything Mary said. How we can see, she was not a sane woman; after being the good niece from Reverend Parris to being a horrible and pitiless woman. She started the rumors of witchcraft in the whole Salem just to stay with John, doing impossible things to keep herself saved and to keep John.