He married a woman, she cheated on him and all he wanted was revenge. But in fact, a sin is defined by dictionary.com as any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior or lapse. Though Chillingworth does not verbally admit that he regrets his actions, which some may argue, his body language does it for us. Chillingworth when the book started was old and by this time his body has grown old and almost given up like Dimmesdale’s. He becomes more and more desperate throughout the novel and the way he chooses to frame Dimmesdale shows it
Fears and guilt in Dunny rid him even when he wants to sleep he thinks that he is going to hell for his involvement. For example, “I fear to go to sleep and prayed till I sweated that God would forgive me for mountainous crime.” (22) This quote shows how Dunny feels guilty and fear because of what had happened to his permanent neighbor. Although, the guilt Dunny experiences remained forever throughout the book because later in the book, Dunny said, "I was determined that if I could not take care of Mrs. Dempster, nobody else should do it. She was mine." (180) the guilt in Dunny makes him feel responsible for Mrs. Damester and he is the one that should take care of her.
His interest and involvement in Dr. Jekyll’s affair contradict with the introduction of his personality in the very beginning of the book, which shows his indifference toward immorality and lack of social skill. s Mr. Utterson likes this letter because it says that his friend Dr. Jekyll is not blackmailed and the evil person Mr. Hyde will not distract Dr. Jekyll again. Also Mr. Utterson feels guilty and blames himself for his past suspicions, for Mr. Hyde does not intend to blackmail Dr. Jekyll at all. By contrast, Mr. Hyde fully realizes his unworthiness of inheriting Dr. Jekyll’s properties. However, Mr. Utterson is upset with the fact that the letter was from Dr. Jekyll as well after he lets his clerk compare the letter with Jekyll’s own
Guilt made him seem more like the common man and likable because of the sheer fact that he was relatable to his old self. Readers can juxtapose his crippling guilt with their own in this sense, while almost feeling sorrowful for the cold-blooded murderer. “And all our yesterdays have lighted fools / the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle / life’s but a walking shadow” (Shakespeare V.v.22-24). Having realized the loss of his Queen, Macbeth fantasizes his own demise; his conscience wants justice for the sins he has committed, showing his guilt and remorse for what he’s done.
This is because of the way Dimmesdale acts after his sins. He has realized what he has done and he tries to purify himself, but goes about it the wrong way. And yes, Dimmesdale lets Hester suffer alone most of her life because he does not confess, but at least he had guilt for it and he suffers in his own way. Chillingworth makes Dimmesdale suffer greatly during his life and he feels fulfilled by that because he is doing what he set out to do, to make him suffer and feel terrible for what he has done. And by masking his identity, he makes Dimmesdale wonder why he would want to do this to him.
Roger Chillingworthis sins are committed in a similar fashion, secretly. He lets his hate, anger, rage and disdain for Dimmesdale take hold of him. Holding on to his sin destroys him and annihilates his character. Hester Prynne had no choice, her sins announced and shown on her chest. She was married the only problem was her husband wasn’t there.
As Antigone fights against the authority to bury polynecies she comes into conflict with her uncle, Creon. Creon decides that she is to be punished even though she is family. He also gives her a chance to say that it wasn’t her, but she takes pride in the honor of her brother, and pride in the struggle that she went through to stay faithful to her family. This leads to conflict between her and Creon which diminishes their relationship “I intend to give my brother burial. I’ll be glad to die in the attempt,-- if it’s a crime, then it’s a crime that God commands.” This is stated by Antigone and it is showing that she would give her life to stay loyal to her family and to give her unburied brother the proper
Loneliness puts The Monster in a mentally unstable position. He believes that he is a monster for the reason being he was created by one. In comparison, Othello’s betrayal is demonstrated throughout the play, but especially through Iago when he confesses to the audience his plan to manipulate and destroy Othello’s love life with Desdemona. Although Othello trusts Iago with anything, Iago hates the “Moor” and is willing to do anything to destroy him. Iago feels that the best way to do so is by manipulating Othello telling him that his wife is cheating on him with Cassio, who Iago coincidently hates as well.
Your fancy airs don't come to nothin' – your ma'amin' and Miss Mayellerin' don't come to nothin', Mr. Finch,"(Lee, 290). Mayella's rage and anger finally comes out when she gives her testimony but she directs her anger towards the wrong person. She desperately begs for they jury to realize what a terrible man tom is but in truth she want they jury to open there eyes and see she is actually talking about her father. But because Mayella is too much of a
In addition, Jason curses himself saying, “My curses on you” (61), accentuating he should have known better the woman he had by his side, since he lacks knowledge such as Medea will murdering those who he holds nearest and dearest; his two sons and his bride. Jason believes he should have noticed Medea’s capacity for evilness and heartlessness long before, since she abandons her own family and kills her own brother. This demonstrates how Medea does not care at all about her actions; she only cares to make Jason suffer the pain she receives due to his betrayal. Jason’s catharsis develops when he expresses his pain “I must bemoan my fate” (61). He wishes to be left alone now to mourn his tragic losses which leave the audience to feel pity for him.