Chillingworth’s physical and mental state changes as the story progresses from his choice to seek revenge, to the methods he uses to achieve his goals, to the end result of Chillingworth’s plans. Chillingworth yearns to achieve vengeance against Dimmsedale because this man had an affair with his young, beautiful wife Hester Prynne. When Chillingworth arrives in Boston, he is outraged to find his wife “Hester Prynne, standing up, a statue of ignominy, before the people” because she had a child out of wedlock (Hawthorne 69). Chillingworth, formerly a scholar of great intelligence in Europe, is angry at himself for letting this occur. He realizes how foolish it was to let a beautiful young woman come to America and simply hope she remains faithful.
In Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, many scenes are deciphered towards the end of the novel. He uses the literary device of foreshadowing to help relate different scenes to each other. Book Two of the novel portrays this aspect; many scenes in this section have relation to the last scene. Two scenes in particular that lead to the culmination of the novel, are Carton professing his love for Lucie, and Darnay getting acquitted. Later events in the novel relate back to Book Two.
In few years later he had to make an emergency trip back over seas and was arrested under false pretence of being a spy and stayed in prison for 3 months. When returning to New York Crevecoeur found his house burned, farm ravaged, children missing and his wife dead. Crevecoeur worked as a solider, farmer and a government official. Besides the well educated similarities the two come from two different types of lives. Crevecoeur seems to have had more life experience behind him.
This incident led him to seek revenge against the man who stole his wife and later betrayed her. He used the knowledge he had gained from years of reading to disguise himself as a doctor and entered the society. He made it his life’s mission to find Hester’s lover and punish him. Chapter nine, The Leech, and chapter ten, The Leech and His Patient, focus mainly on Roger Chillingworth and his relationship with Revered Dimmesdale; therefore, they reveal a great deal about Chillingworth’s true values. IN these two chapters, because of his thirst of revenge, we see Chillingworth evolve from a gentle gracious man to a malicious one.
Final Film Critique: Shawshank Redemption Pamela Lawson ENG 225 Instructor Markham December 12, 2013 The movie, The Shawshank Redemption (1994), is a remarkable story of a man imprisoned for life who finds friendship and eventually redemption through his acts of kindness and common decency. The main character is named Andy Dufresne and he is a young and successful banker convicted of killing his wife and her lover. He is send to Shawshank Prison to serve out his life sentence. Over the next 20 years in prison, Andy holds on to his optimism and gradually gains the respect of the other inmates. During his incarceration he befriends Ellis “Red” Redding, who is also serving a life sentence for murder, and they form a tight friendship giving compassion and comfort to one another.
The Great Dilemma John Proctor, the tragic hero of The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, has the mind of an honest man, but he also has a hidden secret—his act of adultery with Abigail Williams (Reverend Parris’s niece). Her obvious jealousy, emphasized by Proctor’s ending of their affair, gives the inspiration for the witch trials; Proctor then accepts some of the responsibility for what events happen. He feels that the only way to end Abigail and the other girls from their lies is to plead guilty to his adultery. Proctor abstains for a long period of time from admitting his sin, however, for the sake of his own good name and his wife’s honor. Eventually, Proctor’s efforts to expose Abigail as a fraud without revealing the vital information about their affair fail, and he makes a public confession of his sin.
However, not long after that the sociable spell wears off and Jekyll starts rejecting visitors once more. Strangely, as this occurs Lanyon a near and dear friend to both Jekyll and Utterson, passes away from shock which is linked to Jekyll. In Lanyon’s passing he leaves a letter for Utterson, with instructions to open only when Jekyll has died. Not long after this, Utterson receives a less than normal visit from Jekyll’s butler ,Mr Poole. It was this visit from Poole that led the men back to Jekyll’s home and to his laboratory.
He works hard to build a defense for those accused and manages to persuade Mary Warren to tell the truth, but this success is short-lived. As a last resort, he suffers the public shame of confessing to his adultery with Abigail. In prison, he eventually confesses so that he
Like all tragic heroes Macbeth demonstrates he is doomed to make errors in judgment when he allows Lady Macbeth to convince him to commit murder in order to gain the crown. In addition we know that at the beginning Macbeth is good. He was rewarded the respected title Thane of Cawdor after the execution of the previous Thane. It is easy to identify with Macbeth as he is pushed by Lady Macbeth to commit the murders and faces the external and internal conflicts typical of a tragic hero. Another aspect of the tragic hero is that they are responsible for their own fate.
Characteristics of Heathcliff The characters that Emily Bronte brings to life in Wuthering Heights are arguably some of the most complex characters in English literature. Wuthering Heights tells the story of Heathcliff, an orphan that Mr. Earnshaw found on the street and brought home to raise with his children, Hindley and Catherine. After years of harsh treatment from Hindley, and Catherine agreeing to marry Edgar Linton, Heathcliff decides to run away. Heathcliff returns three years later a completely changed man. The remainder of the book shows Heathcliff getting back at everyone who has ever wronged him until the day that he died.