Upon going to see Hester in jail, Chillingworth promised he’d seek vengeance on Pearl’s father saying “I shall seek this man…he must needs be mine!” (100). Soon, the villain sought the man he had been seeking, and realized that Dimmesdale must be the child’s father. Though Chillingworth felt quite sure, he wanted to be certain who the sinner was. In suspicion, Chillingworth talked to Dimmesdale saying, “the power of nature call so earnestly for the confession of sin, that these black weeds have sprung up out of a buried heart, to make manifest an unspoken crime..”(152). In this quote, Chillingworth is comparing a black weed growing from a dead sinners heart to the sin he thinks Dimmesdale has committed, and is trying to make him confess.
Some search for the truth and find that they would have been happier not knowing. Ignorance is bliss, or is it? Through the rhetorical concepts of Logos, Pathos, and Ethos, this metaphor can be dissected to reveal a better understanding of how it has become such a popular icon in everyday life. LOGOS (REASONING) Ignorance is defined simply as “lack of knowledge, education, or awareness” (ignorance) so it would be safe to say that all humans come into this world ignorant in more ways than not. Bliss can be defined as “perfect happiness; serene joy” (bliss).
Shame In the romantic novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne seems to suggest through the character of Arthur Dimmesdale that guilt can be both good and bad. I agree with Nathaniel Hawthorne on this topic. Some examples of guilt of being bad in the story are when Dimmesdale inflicts painful punishments upon himself. Dimmesdale’s guilt ate him away and he eventually died from it. But some other examples of guilt being good is that it made Arthur Dimmesdale became a better minister.
It shows how the events of hatred towards Negros and other things going on in a small town can take away a child’s innocence so easily. Its not always that a fictional book can teach such a real lesson of good and evil just by showing things that actually happen while still be entertaining. This book certainly entertained and taught me great lessons about prejudice and the choices for better. Although I am a Christian I think this book could touch an atheist just as much, because in this earth it isn’t about belief but the strive to goodness. To be truly good you will always have to know how to make the right choices for yourself and the good of others.
Omissions are purposely leaving pieces of information out of an answer or not answering at all. Stereotypes and groupthink are very similar in the sense that they both create lies based on a group’s actions or feelings. A straight forward lie is known as an out-and-out-lie. Finally, Ericsson addresses dismissal which is avoiding an answer and delusion which is making an excuse a fact. Ericsson feels that lying is an important part of life; in fact, it tends to minimize the number of times someone’s feelings get hurt and allows success and happiness.
[Williams, 1976] In some circumstances, moral panics over popular culture and media can be justified as it is not certain that once someone is exposed to a particular text, how they are going to perceive it. However, it has been proven that being exposed to certain texts can change someone’s perspective and lead to violence, among other things. Then again, some moral panic might just be over-reactions to popular youth culture that the older generation has little or a different understanding of. This essay will discuss this, with various examples of moral panics from the Mods and Rockers of the sixties, to the popular culture of today through the music and electronic gaming industries. These subjects were chosen as they are perhaps the most significant as well as recent moral panics of the present day.
It is a comedy because it demonstrates lower acts by lower actions which that is a comic character, The divine comedy was meant as a warning of committing a sin and not repeting. It can go as low actions as possible, in meaning that (lower is lower than inferno). 13. Who wrote the Decameron? Who wrote the Divine Comedy? Who wrote The Canterbury Tales?
Modern society often views the concept of suicide as an act of cowardice and weakness; many think it to be the easy way out of a difficult situation or a permanent solution to a temporary dilemma. The novels The Bell Jar and Mrs. Dalloway demonstrate a far more respectable aspect of the concept of suicide, namely, that it is an escape for those who detest the shallow lifestyle of the Western world. Death provides freedom from a false lifestyle, from the pressure to conform to society's expectations, and the opportunity to preserve one's dignity, made clear by the thoughts, actions and opinions of Clarissa Dalloway, Septimus Warren Smith and Esther Greenwood. The concept of suicide provided the hope of freedom from a false life for Septimus Warren Smith of Mrs. Dalloway and for Esther Greenwood of The Bell Jar. Because of past experiences and discoveries, Septimus recognizes the hollowness of the society of which he is a part and detests the idea of living in the outside world, where there is no capacity for honesty and kindness.
This is a viewpoint that very few rational people could disagree with. For, who wants to see the child molester go unpunished and Mother Teresa's work go without credit or reward? I do think that virtue should be rewarded and vice punished, but I don't think it is as simple as the statement explains it. Who in any case is the judge of good and bad, right and wrong, virtue and vice? Pojman states that, "Our sense of merit, especially regarding desert, seems to cry out for an omniscient and omnipotent Judge to match virtue with happiness and vice with punishment".
* The atrocities committed by these misguided extremists who hide behind their religion etc to justify acts of terror. Groups such as the IRA and Al-Qaeda have committed the most devastating crimes against humanity and if we want to meet them at their level “Eye for an Eye” is in our bible. This is my personal opinion but maybe I am not deserved an opinion on this as I have lost nobody to a crime but the victim’s family should have the right to decide if these people live or die. This may improve their lives and may help to find them closure. The death penalty should only be acted upon if there is absolutely no doubt that the guilty has committed the crime.