A desperate man pleading, and begging people not to kill his wife because she has been falsely accused of being a witch. He needed some solid evidence to get her back. He gave up his dignity when he said the he had committed adultery on his wife. In the culture of the time this was a big crime, and was seen as one of the most heinous of crimes. John has now given what last shred of honor he had to get his wife back.
The Scarlet Letter In the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester makes the right decision to remain in the town because by doing so she serves an example of why Puritan rationale is defective, and the town is where Dimmesdale lives. Puritan logic is fallible because Hester is accused of her sin; meanwhile, others in the town are also guilty of sin. For example, when Hester is exiting the jail to begin her ignominy, the town gossips brand her with denunciative labels, such as “naughty baggage” and “brazen hussy.” Hester lives in seclusion, and “a small vacant area” is always around her that no one is inclined to enter. In addition, Governor Bellingham is an artificial Puritan because rather than embrace simplicity like a practiced Puritan, he
Obedience, or the Lying Tale is filled with imagery drawn from Jennifer Chang’s imagination and personal expression. Chang is able to make strong pictures of places by her pure imagination. Take the forest scene in the poem as an example. “Into the forest’s thick, where the trees meet the dark, though I have known misgivings of light as a hot hand that flickers against my neck.” (Line 20) Chang said she had no inspiration for it, instead, she just imagine all of it. However, she did put her personal experience and emotion to it.
Proctor and Abigail have had an affair that very few know about. She wants continuous love and affection, because she is in love. Through her spitefulness, lust, and dishonesty, Abigail shows how she is the cause for this disaster. In order to get John Proctor where she needs him, Abigail does things out of spite to get at Elizabeth. She accuses Proctor’s wife of witchcraft to eliminate her from Proctor’s life.
Johns biggest flaw that lead to his demise was his love for Abigail Williams. His love for Abigail Williams created Abigail’s jealousy of Elizabeth, which starts off the entire witch hunt. When the play opens, the audience finds out that Abigail Williams and John Proctor had a secret affair. Abigail still loves john even though he is married to she tries to drink a spell to kill John’s wife, Elizabeth. The town finds out about the witchcraft that went on in the woods and this event starts mass hysteria.
The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, focuses on the life of Hester Prynne—the unlucky soul who is caught committing adultery and forced to live a life of shame and ignominy. The scaffold is not only the start of her predicament, but it is also the end of the once seemingly perfect Reverend Dimmesdale’s own guilt. The scaffold is the setting of a scene three times throughout the novel: the beginning, middle, and end. For such a lifeless object, it is difficult to recognize its significance in the novel; however, the scaffold is used by Hawthorne to portray the changing relationship between the characters, specifically Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl. In the first few chapters, the scaffold serves as the exposition of the novel to introduce Hester’s “walk of shame” and Dimmesdale’s absence from the very same fate.
What may a red "A" on your bosom mean? Well for Hester Prynne, it was a punishment that she had and only her had to pay. After having a baby, Pearl, with a man that was not her husband, she was charged with adultery. She carried the punishment to her grave, but not until seven years after Pearl had been born did the father speak out. After confessing her sin, she was asked who the father was, but she did not want to give that up.
In “A White Heron”, the author, Sarah Orne Jewett, incorporates figurative language and imagery in her text to let the reader feel a sense of adventure and wondering; the effect of such language is that the reader feels as if experiencing the journey through Sylvia's eyes. This is evident early on in the passage when the little girl started her path to the great pine tree. Her fascination felt as if “the great wave of human interest which flooded for the first time this dull little life should sweep away the satisfactions of an existence heart to heart with nature and the dumb life of the forest!” The use of a metaphor shows how quickly she is taken back by the forest and sense of wonder. The “great wave of human interest” brought new life
After Reverend Parris saw some girls including Tituba, an Indian woman that was helping in his house conjuring spirits in the woods, he called Hale to Salem These woods are forbidden; the dancing and magic are signs of the devil in the town, Hale's job is to search a town for any signs of devil. The al town believed in witchcraft being in town but upwards the end of the pay Reverend Hale believed in the devil or watches in Salem changer in thinking and tried to help John Proctor that was said to be a watch Reverend Hale's attitude changed a lot throughout the story. In the beginning Hale was just doing his job and passionate about purging this town of the devil, “what victory the Devil have to win soul already bad? It is the best the Devil want all who is better than
Initially, the change of hearts started when the groups of girls were dancing in the forest. Dancing is prohibiated in their communituy, but the rebelious teengagers thought otherwise and were caught. Paris asked his niece, “And what shall I say to them? That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest?” (Miller 180) Paris is the minister of their church, having such scandalous act, affects his reputation. His refusal of admitting that his niece and daughter needs to be punished was affected by Betty’s fake slumber.
The Possibility of Evil Miss Strangeworth got what she deserved. She hurt the people that she sent the letters to. So the people got revenge but cutting down her precious roses. Miss Strangeworth seems to be a sweet innocent old lady that loves her roses but at night she went incognito to write and deliver hate letters to the people in town telling them different things that are very offending and causes a lot of controversy in the town. Miss Strangeworth family has lived on pleasant street for generation.
She is a good person also but her past affected her in many ways. She lost her parents and that ways that could have her act out. Abigail is a bad person who makes bad decisions but some good choices. One reason is that she lies throughout the whole book. At the beginning she lies to her uncle saying “We did dance, uncle, and when you leaped out of the bush so suddenly, Betty was frightened and then she fainted.” Her uncle had seen more and there was more but she didn’t want him to find out what was
Possibility of Evil Theme Miss. Strangeworth has a strange secret. Living on Pleasant Street by herself gives her a lot of time to do what she chooses, but what if she wasn’t the caring old lady people think she was? The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson teaches us to treat others the way you want to be treated because Miss. Strangeworth wrote threatening letters and as a result received letters from the townspeople who also had vandalized her garden in an act of revenge.Some people might interrupt this story to be a karma based tale when it really is about treating people equally.
While they are walking in the forest, Pearl keeps asking about the “Black Man” and the connection with the scarlet letter. Feeling disturbed, Hester tells Pearl to go away and play. In the forest, Hester confesses Dimmesdale that Chillingworth is her husband. Feeling irritated, Dimmesdale scolds Hester for his suffering, but soon forgives her. Defining Chillingworth as a worse sinner than both Hester and himself, Dimmesdale worries about Chillingworth exposing their relationship to the public.
A symbol of ignorance in the film is the rose. Before the rose turned bright red, the town had no knowledge what-so-ever about the unpleasant things in the world, but after Mary Sue kissed Skip, the people of Pleasantville were introduced to the troublesome side of things. This is when the colors began to appear, and the teenagers were opened more to the harshness of the