Dimmesdale suffered more internally and Hester suffered more socially. Hester makes most of the sin. Hester and Dimmesdale can be compared and contrasted in the way they handled their scarlet letters. While Hester is stubborn, Dimmesdale is extremely cautious. Hester and Dimmesdale both committed a sin and were affected by that sin greatly.
The protagonists in the novel are constantly being abused physically and mentally by their cynical husband. With this theme he also explores the inequality among men and women. Hosseini uses his powerful words to describe the horrors that women undergo through during their marriage. The theme of Spousal abuse also allows the reader to recognize and understand men 's superiority in
However, the contrasting characteristic of Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart indicates the fact that his life will be always filled with guilt and torture because his inability to be true. Hawthorne presents the scarlet letter and Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart both as the token of sin, but he eventually draws the differences between these two to convey the message that people will experience a stronger and permanent pain when they are unable to confess their sin to the
Guilt and isolation are outcomes of sins committed by people such as Hester and Dimmesdale in the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. When somebody has committed a sin that they instantly regret, the first feeling they experience is guilt. They have this constant reminder in their minds that they have done something terrible and can not undo their action. This memory could remain in someone's mind for a while and can slowly deteriorate their lives making it miserable like Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale suffers the consequences differently than any other person has in the Puritan community.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Pearl Prynne is the most symbolic character. Throughout the novel, she is portrayed as the main symbol of adultery. Pearl’s name comes from Hester’s constant reminder of her sin and “as being of great price,-purchased with all she had,-her mother’s only treasure!” (Hawthorne). Hester was seen as an outcast by her community. The letter “A” she wore symbolized adultery and having Pearl makes her sin more obvious.
This was the cause of Proctor’s suffering. The punishment was hanging. Hester and John both committed adultery. Hester was shamed and was ostracized. Proctor’s sin was not revealed until Act 3 of “The Crucible.” Hester and Proctor suffered from their punishments.
I think that Hawthrone’s account of the Puritan’s harsh religious ways in his book, The Scarlet Letter, was not just an observation but a critique of their beliefs. The Scarlet Letter, in a New England town, points outs many ways where woman are treated in the Puritan society and the way their earthly sins were extremely punished. In Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” the narrator has a negative attitude toward Puritan America beacuse of the diction chosen to describe Hester’s torment on top of the Scaffold, the way the towns people treat Pearl, and the way they treat Hester. In the Scarlet Letter the narrator talks about Adultry in a negative way because of the symbolism used in the scaffold. Hawthorne tone he uses reveales what his true feelings
Because of “the minister’s own will” (Hawthorne 198), he could escape the torment from his moral maze. He found his true self that eventually led to him confessing his sin. In the Puritan way of life, confessing a sin creates high-risk because the repercussions could consist of harsh punishment. Therefore, it took a lot for Hester and Dimmesdale to confess their sin of adultery. The sin they committed produced serious turmoil for them, but they both figured out how to deal with it.
In the passage, “Cripple,” by Nancy Mairs, an author with multiple sclerosis. She talk about how she is crippled. The way she presents herself emphasizes how she has gone through with much of the discrimination and hardships, and that it show through her blunt and bitter writing, her word choice mainly using “I,” and “I’m,” to emphasize herself as the main subject in the passage. In the passage, Mairs makes it clear that she is the main subject for the essay. Her word structure makes it so that the audience know this essay is about her, and that she has gone through much pain and suffering on this matter.
In “The Painted Door” by Sinclair Ross, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and “Behind the Headlines” by Vidyut Aklujkar, inequality and dissatisfaction are central topics shared by all the stories. Ending with some sort of a rebellious act which changes the protagonists’ lives, the three authors deal with the fact that inequality or isolation may lead to a breakout behaviour of the victims. The wives, Ann from “TPD,” the protagonist of “TYW” and Lakshmi from “BH,” are dissatisfied with their lives as they live in inequality and loneliness; this causes them to finally act out in some way, standing up for themselves. their breakout behaviours not only change their own lives but also the lives of their husbands. Inequality