Which makes him guilt ridden and he doesn't want to admit that he did it cause he is to high up in society and he doesn't want the rest of the town to see that he has committed the sin of adultery. Dimmesdale can't escape the guilt of committing adultery with hester so he doesn't admit to it. So he doesn't ruin his reputation with the townspeople. He doesn't want the town to know of his sins. Instead he decides to make himself miserable just so he doesn't
Baba lies, and Amir and Hassan are influenced by the deception, and Amir’s life is changed as a result. Deception leads to immense suffering and unintended consequences; Hosseini harnesses character’s internal conflicts to showcase the suffering and consequences the character’s had to cope with as a result of deception. Baba was very self-conscious about his image, and as a result he chose to lie to Amir and Hassan about their true fathers without thinking about the possible consequences. Baba thought he was justified in lying because he wanted to protect his Pashtun pride. In lying, Baba contradicted his beliefs; as he had told Amir “There is only one sin….. that is theft” (Hosseini 18).
He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel. He “stood on the verge of lunacy” (135), tortured by both himself and by Chillingworth. Even when he finally reveals his sin, he dies right after, admitting his cowardice in that he would rather die than experience public shame. He may have lived an easier life had he revealed his secret, but he was too focused on upholding his current moral righteousness that he could not bring himself to divulge his wrongdoings. His own shame was so strong that it led to
Certain crimes such as: Adultery, Murder and Theft, during the Puritan era were always diagnosed as inhumane and ruined a person's reputation, despite any attempt of redemption. Proctor’s crime of adultery is a key element in the starting of the salem witch trials and the devastating end. Proctors situation alternates throughout the novel consistently by other villagers and even Proctor himself. His crime at first is tried to be subdued by himself then it is later used as evidence in a trial and finally it is used as a confession however it ultimately is not believed. To begin Proctor first tries to hide is crime from the other villagers however Abigail seems to want to expose their relationship.
By telling the truth that they were not witches, the court and townspeople would punish them. The only two options the person who being accused had was lying that they were a witch and then telling the names of others, or telling the truth of not being a witch and die. As a result, John Proctor thinks about telling a lie and confess because there is no point in throwing his life away when he has already committed many sins. “I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is a fraud.
His eye would trouble me no more!” (66). The criminal is aware that he murdered someone, yet shows no remorse. A person who is criminally insane does not understand the effects and consequences of their actions, and therefore cannot take responsibility for them. The murderer also hides his wrongdoings from the police. If he were criminally insane, he would not have to lie about his actions.
Grierson surely would not approve that relationship, he tried to protect her daughter against a man like Homer from the beginning. Perhaps that was the reason why Emily was so inconsiderate and bought poison. Mr. Grierson was a Father, a Man, who was respected by Emily, and the only sin he could not have forgiven if his daughter had married with a poor worker. That could be the main reason why she went to the drugstore. Although she felt something, maybe (because of his father’s strict principle) she did not know what was that feeling, the meaning of love was unknown.
People lived in fear, if they were at the wrong place at the wrong time, they could be accused, or if they said something to the wrong person, they could’ve been accused. It was no secret; the whole town knew if you were accused of being a witch. Even though the crime of being a witch was a religious one, the goals of the people during the Salem Witch Trials were not. They wanted wealth and power and saw that by accusing others of being witches they could gain both. The people of Salem also were scared, at first of the Devil but quickly of what their fellow man could do to them if they were accused of being a witch.
In “Tell Tale Heart” the main character was also greedy and committed murder, for a reason being that a man’s eye bothered him. Both main characters in the stories did not concern themselves with other people’s feelings. They both believed that whatever they did would be okay because it was in their best interest. Their best interests both disregarded those of other people. In the end of “the Tell Tale Heart” the main character
John Proctor defies the church by forgetting the adultery commandment, a major sin that is punishable by death. This causes tension between him and Judge Danforth who believes Proctor is guilty of adultery because of his affair with Abigail Williams. Danforth begins to conceive that Salem citizens can not only carry out sins and break away from the church, but from the government as well. This is perceived as a personal fear, but it’s the actions Danforth carries out that makes the fear spread among the community. He questions those who are convicted, and punishes them without a proper trial.