“Some gathered in...in the center” (Hawthorne 177). Many people of the community were afraid of Reverend Hooper and his black veil. “But from the...over his face” (Hawthorne 2-4). Although Hooper’s empirically observable behavior is uniformly kind and gentle, he remains unloved and dimly feared. Later on, the community realized that the veil was not a symbol of evil and decided the effects were not all that bad.
Goodman Brown always believed he and his family were most faithful and holy. This cannot be true because the real faithful person will not fear what others thought. When Goodman Brown went into the wood, he was afraid that he will meet people from his village, and that they will think that he is unfaithful man. Also, to be real faith, it needs to be strong faith. Just out of fear, people should not drop their belief.
“I freely forgive you now. May God forgive us both! We are not, Hester, the worst sinners in the world.” (178-179). Due to his own sin, Dimmesdale understood what Hester was feeling and was able to rise above his anger and be merciful. If Chillingworth had been able to do the same and haf let go of his anger earlier, his fate might have been
They are not fazed by the norms of their society, and instead try and put themselves in other’s shoes. Throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, the most significant theme is the need for tolerance, which is demonstrated through class, gender, and racial biases, and how characters react to them. Tolerance for others in regards to class prejudice and bias can be seen throughout the novel. In the Maycomb culture, those with less money or rough situations are often looked down upon and seen as lesser to the “town folk.” When Jem invites Walter Cunningham over to their house for lunch, Scout is ignorant of the reality of Walter’s home and economic situation, and proceeds to judge him, by saying, “‘He ain’t company, Cal, he’s just a Cunningham...’”. This angers
His cruelty is shown through murderous and frightening actions, whereas his kindness is displayed through teaching and planning. This behavior that the narrator has towards Doodle is not uncommon in this world. People are quick to judge when they see someone mentally or physically disabled. Most of the time they react similar to Doodle’s brother’s negative actions, but the ones with a true heart act as the latter’s more sympathetic actions. It is up to you to decide whether you want to be the cruel one or the kind one in similar situations that arise around
This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because of the way he acts. John follows his own morals and often does not interfere with the church life, because of this, people's perspective of him again change. John is also a nice man who follows his own beliefs and shouldn't be looked at as an evil man. People tend to think Proctor is an evil man because he committed adultery and also cheated on his wife but his wife says that she thinks he is still a good man. If his wife says he's a good man then who would have the right to judge someone better than their own spouse.
The Sins of Society The seven deadly sins are lust, greed, gluttony, laziness, wrath, envy, and pride. All in which people indulge in to some extent. Some work to be more wealthy and others take pride in things they excel in, these sins both seem harmless when in small doses. However, few individuals let greed and wrath drive them to much greater sins such as burglary, theft, and murder. It’s an obvious difference between taking pride in oneself and taking another's life, but where does humanity draw the line between wrong and right.
Man did not need to rely on society, or entangle himself in the patterns of the world; man’s intuition would be enough for his success. Conversely, Hawthorne did not trust man at all. He was a Transcendental Pessimist. He believed man was corrupt, and following his intuition would fail him in life. One of Hawthorne’s short stories, “Young Goodman Brown”, portrays the tale of a young Christian man who wanders into the forest and witnesses a witch-meeting that involves some of the people Goodman Brown thought to be some of the holiest people he knew: the church Deacon, the pastor, and even Brown’s own wife, Faith.
I think that the good part was that the "unhappiness" was to have God, poetry, real danger, freedom, goodness and sin. But I thought that the bad part of "unhappiness" is that the people that are unhappy are being tortured, and they have too little to eat. I think that the excerpt is similar to the "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins because in both a new civilisation want the people to be perfect, they do not want people to be humans and make mistakes. The society will agree with The Savage because he wants to be happy and a normal person, but other people will agree with The Controller because if they agree they will not get tortured. In conclusion, "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley has different points of view between two characters, The Savage and The Controller.
In describing Iago, the word honest is used to highlight the contradiction between the idea of an honest man and his actions. Iago used claims of love and honesty as motivations for his actions yet his actions are motivated by other goals. Also, because all of the characters believe in Iago’s honesty, it alienates the audience in their knowledge of Iago’s true intentions and therefore magnifies the dramatic irony for the audience. The use of the word honest in addition to questioning words such as yet and maybe demonstrates how quickly Desdemona’s reputation changes with just a whisper of dishonesty. This highlights the dramatic irony because the audience knows of Desdemona’s faithfulness yet they are powerless in stopping Iago’s plan.