Nevertheless one murder didn't comfort him, he thinks he needs to secure his position. So he goes off and hires hit men to kill who he thinks is his enemy, the one who can take his power, Banqo. Soon enough he finds himself ordering the slaughter of a traitors family, which is when remorse never enters his thoughts. Macbeth’s greed and ambitions are the sheer motivators of his killings and that is evident throughout the journey of the play. As Shakespeare once wrote , “Fair is foul and foul is fair” (Act I, Sc.I, Line
His need for revenge was so great that he would do and did the unthinkable; Arthur Dimmesdale was trapped inside a prison of guilt, and Roger Chillingworth mentally tortured him. Chillingworth was not interested in justice because he sought the deliberate destruction of others rather than addressing the wrong doings of their actions. His desire to hurt others stands in contrast to Hester and Dimmesdale's sin, which had love, not hate, as its intent. Another way and the most common way that The Scarlet Letter is interpreted can be through sin, because sin plays one of the biggest roles in the novel. It was due to the sin of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale that Pearl was consummated, but it was a sin that came out of love for each other.
From its poetic language to its supernatural influences The Scarlet Letter is a novel that clearly defines the American Romantic movement. It covers all of the main points of Romanticism; exotic local, supernatural influences, poetic language, symbolic undertones and the fight between good and evil. We also see the connection to Romanticism through the characters themselves. One of the most prominent romantic issues in this novel is the fight of good versus evil. The true evil in this novel being Chillingworth, the spiteful husband of Hester Prynne.
Overall, I would say that Abigail Williams is the villain of this story. I also think that John Proctor could be said to be a villain in “The Crucible” because he was the one also had an affair with Abigail, but that is only one thing that he did wrong. Abigail did more than one thing wrong therefore that makes her the number one villain of the
In chapter 18, she decides to remove the letter and her daughter, Pearl, becomes very upset. She wouldn’t come near her mother until she put it back on. Hester is not ashamed to wear the scarlet letter because she knows that her daughter, Pearl is a blessing, as well as a reminder of her sin. Her past sin is a part of who she is. To pretend it never happened would be denying apart of herself.
Delaram Yazdani American Literature 1 Final Exam 21 February 2013 Pearl, From Elf to Treasure The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story of puritanical society, a kind of society which confronted Hester for having committed the sin of adultery, and expelled her from the community by making her to wear the Scarlet Letter “A”. Pearl is the outcome of the sin. She represents the Scarlet Letter, or better to say, she is the living symbol of the Scarlet letter. However, she meant treasure to her mother, a gift from the Almighty God, and brought liveliness and happiness to her life. ““God gave me the child?” cried she.
The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Tale of Two Cities have both differences and similarities. Both books are placed in the time era, the French Revolution; the writing styles they are written in are completely different. Yet, some parts are parallel in the idea. Area’s like characters and general plot lines. With the Different views of the French Revolution the reader’s feelings drastically change on what’s going on.
A small crime was considered to be as terrible as the worst of crime, and criminals were punished strictly. For example, a child will be beaten in the town square as a punishment for being ungrateful to his parents. The punishment to Hester Prynne for adultery is the scarlet letter "A" on the front of her dress after seven years prison life. Therefore,at first, the scarlet letter "A" symbolizes "adultery" here and means AD which is short for Arthur Dimmesdale, who is Hester's lover. With the development of plot,the scarlet letter"A" represents "amazon".
The Scarlet Letter - A Mirror of its Times Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the Scarlet Letter in 1850, however he depicted a story set in the Puritan Age that existed in the 16th & 17th century Boston, America. Due to 2 distinct times– the readers can see an influence of both periods in the book. Although commonly called a novel, The Scarlet Letter is actually a romance. Hawthorne makes this distinction because at the time he was writing, novels were supposed to deal with realistic representations of human experiences or external truths. Romances, on the other hand, were concerned with internal truths.
What was once considered a mistake is now seen as a mischievous child named Pearl. After her extramarital affair, Hester has to go through the humiliation of standing in front of the entire town wearing her scarlet letter and holding her illegitimate child. She feels remorse for her action: “Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast, --at her, the child of honorable parents, --at her, the mother of a babe, that would hereafter be a woman, --at her, who had once been innocent, --as the figure of the body, the reality of sin” (Hawthorne 73). Society sees Hester in various roles but they judge her according to unforgiving rules. While Hester’s “sins” are out in public where all could see, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth hide their debaucheries from public view.