Instead of exposing his sin to the townspeople, Chillingworth prefers to manipulate the Reverend’s heart and mind, and to explore Dimmesdale’s relationship to sin. It is difficult to establish what motivates Roger Chillingworth to remain and seek revenge. He is an educated man with superb skills in medicine and literature. Why then would he choose to remain in Boston and attempt to destroy Dimmesdale? There are few good explanations for Chillingworth's behavior and desire to not be known.
He would not be able to live with himself knowing that he lied. He saved his reputation, and the tremendous act to do so was very noble. He knows what it takes to have a good name. The importance of reputation was displayed at the end of the play. John ends up confessing to having an affair with Abigail because he is trying to get his wife, Elizabeth or goody proctor out of prison.
Whether Dimmesdale decided to reveal his deep dark hidden secret or not, merely has no significance. As Puritan Society stated, women were more prone to be sinners; the envisioned picture of me was already painted as the corrupter. Is that moral? Would God find this acceptable because the Puritan Society apparently does. If Dimmesdale had came forth, it might have saved him from the mental and physical deterioration but would the Puritan Society had honestly punished him the way I had been?
It is true that he could not control it, but when he knew it was wrong he should have went for help. He still went to jail, but his sentence was lighter. With help, he could have gotten an early diagnosis and medication. While having zero libido is something very few, if anyone, would want, it beats out a crazily overactive libido that results in illegality and jail time. 2.
Such helpfulness was found in her -so much power to do and power to sympathize – that many people refused to interpret the scarlet ‘A’ by its original signification. They said that it meant ‘Able’” (Hawthorne 158). The reason why the “A” changes meanings is because the guilt is displayed on Hester for everyone to see. This allows Hester to ignore the negative connotations of the “A” which eventually changes its meaning. Furthermore, Hester knows that the sin she commits was wrong, but she chooses to feel no guilt for her actions.
Oana Purcar English 1102 Professor Lockaby October 9th, 2013 Revenge and Transformation Sometimes revenge goes hand in hand with transformation. How? A person who wants to get revenge on someone can be transformed in this process; out of hurt, anger, and by holding grudges, they can slowly turn into something they never wanted to be. Sometimes I think only forgiveness can set us truly free, and that is a win-win situation even though sometimes we can’t view it like that because in that moment we are caught up in our own anger and the natural thing that comes to mind is to pay back to the person who hurt us. When we want to revenge it is most likely that we will end up transformed and bitter.
John’s character in the beginning of the story may seem kind of suspicious of how he doesn’t want anyone to know of how he cheated on his wife, and that at first he would do anything just so that no one would find out. As the story goes on you start to feel that John’s character is changing. You can see this because at first he didn’t want anyone to know, and now he feels really guilty and wants to confess to his wife, so that Elizabeth doesn’t have to suffer for what he has done. John then was with a girl Mary Warren at the court and was also trying to help put Abigail to shame for lying, but then Mary Warren is getting accused for being a witch and turns on John saying “You’re a Devil’s man. I’ll not hang with you!
If you are a person who can read people you might have been saved the experience that Mrs. Culhane went through. After clearing his son’s name of the crime, she tried to offer him less money, which is something you just don’t do when dealing with Mr. Ehrengraf. This is when you learn about the real side of Mr. Ehrengraf, the man who you do not cross. After she tries to explain that to him her reasoning, she is told a “story” of how he was able to get her son off. The truth was too much for her, and terrified her to her core.
Despite appearing to be the perfect family, the Clutters were actually dysfunctional and superficial. Similar to their victims, Dick and Perry pretended to be persons they weren‟t in order to satisfy their own views of society‟s expectation of themselves. Finally, the arrest procedure and the trial were farces since Dick and Perry had most of their rights negated. As Capote comments in the novel, the Clutters assassination only happened due to the chemistry— Dick‟s and Perry‟s need to satisfy what they thought society expected from them— between the killers. Just as in the movie “American Beauty,” this chemistry was lethal.
Because your partner is the person you have power over and by using deception they can’t truly see what you are doing, so they go on not doing anything bad because they don’t know if they can see you but they might be watched. Especially if you are a couple who always has to know where each other is. A synonym for deception is bad faith which is really spot on for what she is talking about in her essay because that’s what adultery is just plain old bad faith. And if you have this power of deception you are also somewhat harnessing the power of the panopticon. Deception is just another agency where you can lose power without even knowing it because of your ability to not see what is going