Dimmesdale was a devout Puritan, and because of how hard they were on themselves he believed that he can no longer live a life of happiness. His despair was inflicted upon him once he committed adultery with Hester Prynne and decided to keep it secret.“While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul…”(Hawthorne 117). The pain came from deep within Dimmesdale, and he believed that one sin can destroy his whole life. Puritanism is now looked upon as one of the hardest religions because of their strictness in their ways of life. They truly believed that if they sinned they would be looked at as if they were scum in the eyes of the church, and this was exactly how Dimmesdale saw himself.
Twain demonstrates the insincerity of religion through the Widow Douglas. The Widow Douglas is portrayed as a woman who follows the Christian ‘rules’ but ironically has the lowest principles. Twain uses the Widow as an example because of her caustic actions. She exposes and forces onto Huck many rituals such as mealtime prayer which Huck doesn’t understand. He describes it as a moment when “you had to wait for the widow to tuck her head and grumble over the victuals” (2).
Because the greatest thrill in life is to bring down the Sacred saint with a flop into the mud.” “Hester Prynne is the great nemesis of woman. He is the KNOWING Ligeia risen diabolic from the grave. Having her own back. UNDERSTANDING.” Lawrence sees her as a person that cannot conquer and/or achieve anything. Nevertheless, Lawrence is more concerned about sin and this is when biblical allusion comes into play.
Instead of getting punished the girls blamed one another just because the punishment would be really big since they did something that isn’t only against their religion but it is also a thing everyone seems to look at very wrong since it is something in a way to due with the death and the devil. The Puritans showed what they really are by their hard work and physical labor. Puritans were very against any sexual or things having to due with the devil just because they seen it like if it is something from the other world and that it would harm anyone around. Over all the things that happened with the dancing in the woods and Parris seeing the girls dancing in the forest like pagans the girls returned back from the woods and something mysterious happens, not only did the girls didn’t want to tell Parris about who was it, but Betty came back really sick from the
Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” despite being an anecdote of a woman’s path of self-discovery, is also an anecdote of a woman’s downfall while on her search for her independence. Chopin uses religion to emphasize Edna’s, the protagonist’s, “sinful” ways in the novel. Without religion in both characters and symbolism the novel would lose its impact on the readers, therefore losing its message. Chopin’s use of religion to emphasize her overall message of independence is best expressed throughout her characters. While there are many characters that can be seen as a Christ figure, according to Foster’s definition, two characters in the novel that Chopin uses to form a juxtaposition are Adèle Ratignolle and Edna Pontellier.
"There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil! for to thee is this world given." Due to woman of the 1800’s is portrayed as being responsible, wholesome, act naïvely, as well as being religious and faithful in God. However, poor Brown is polluted due to his wife Faith, for which Hawthorn seems to lead threader in believing Brown’s loss of faith and innocence is her fault.
Yet i do fear thy nature; it is too full o'th'milk of human kindness." (1.5.15-17) In saying this, Lady Macbeth rejects the common role of women and pushes her husband to rid himself of his human kindness and bring them success. Shakespeare including this exposes Macbeth's tendencies to be timid with the actions perceived to bring the family greater success, conforming to a more
Girls! Why do you-?" (Miller 521) Danforth in the quote is petrified with fear from witchcraft and has no clue what is going on. Now he believes Abigail completely and this furthermore explains why he is unjust and only a puppet for Abigail's evil
She didn’t want her baby to die or to be sent to the Fringes but what she received from her sister was isolation (Wyndham 71). “So there has been a Deviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is blasphemy - no less. You have produced a defilement.” Due to the laws, people had to report to the governor if they see anyone or anything is deviation, so in Waknuk, discrimination is always happening. (Wyndham 72). Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not.
Satan was constantly trying to wrench Corrie away from God and make her think He had abandoned her. Satan made her sick, took away her family, starved her and overworked her; however, God used these to His advantage and taught Corrie essential lessons. Corrie ended her battle against Satan by forgetting about the pain and concentrating on how God was able to turn the dreadful things against Satan to help her. This must have been extremely difficult for Corrie, but I agree with her decision to trust in the Lord and see the good in everything. I agree with her resolution because her story shows how amazing God is and how He always has a better plan.
In the creation of the legend of Fisher, there are symbolisms throughout, the story focuses almost entirely on Lavinia even though the murders were conducted by her husband as well. The purpose of focusing on Lavinia’s actions instead of John is to show how her good looks were an essential part of luring men in the hotel. Lavinia using her beauty as an advantage communicates the deception of beauty. To many, beauty almost directly attributes of goodness this legend tries to subvert this universally agreed on narrative, by showing Lavinia as a beautiful woman with ugly intentions. With the South typically has strong ties to the Christian religion, many can assume that Lavinia, herself is a representation of the devil and its intentions.
Though John Proctor‘s affair with Abigail marks him as a sinful person, his good nature makes him a tragic hero. Proctor is said to be respected and feared in the town, but he began to view himself as a fraud. He is fully aware that he has sinned, yet he has not confessed it (1245). His actions mark him as a lecher. This, along with his sparse church attendance, gives enough reason to kick him out of the puritan town and label him a sinner, best to be avoided.
It was against the law not to attend church where people were arranged by gender. discovery education tells us the people of Salem believed that all sins should be punished. Even the littlest sin can get you in big trouble. They had such strong faith in this “God” that every bad thing that happened to you that no one could control ( sick child, rotten crop, miscarriage etc.) was a punishment for sinful behavior.
However Junger, the director of ‘10 Thing I Hate About You’ has kept the basis of the film based on Shakespeare’s play. Both the play and the film show a patriarchal society where women must be mild and obedient to men to be attractive. Shakespeare uses violent imagery when Kate talks to demonstrate her “Shrewish” behavior, seen in the quote “paint your face and use you like a fool”. Highlighting that in the Elizabethan society women were not attractive unless they were mild and gentle. Jung similarly
Lady Macbeth has read the letter about Macbeth 's meeting with the witches and believes that her husband doesn 't contain the evilness to murder Duncan. She then takes things into her own hands, calling out to the spirits for strength. In contrast to many characters of her time, Lady Macbeth was a strong and commanding woman. Starting in the beginning, Lady Macbeth says “unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe topful of direst cruelty!”. It seems that she believes that the only way to become evil and heartless, is to strip herself of femininity.