English 2A 1/22/13 Period 1 Who is the worst sinner? In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a common theme is the committing of sin. The novel speaks about the confessing of sin towards yourself and your community. What do you feel could of happened if Chillingworth had never married Hester? Suppose Hester never met Dimmesdale?
English 11- H 8 October, 2012 The Greatest Sinner Sin is very immoral; and is a despicable act that defies divine law. Anyone who is a sinner is thought of as an offender of what is pure. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne which is a novel about an adulterous and her secret lover who wanted to escape the society of old time Puritan Boston and their own personal sins. One of the characters, Roger Chillingworth, wants them to pay through humiliation and guilt and so he wants them alive and to stay in Boston. He foils their plans to escape so the only other escape options were death.
He is the antagonist, it is he who sent Antigone to her death and brought trouble to the kingdom. Creon finally admits, “Woe is me! To none else can they lay it, This guilt, but to me! I, I was the slayer, I say it, Unhappy, of thee! O bear me, haste ye, spare not, To the ends of earth, More nothing than they who were not In the hour of birth!” (50-51) Creon now blames himself, he realizes his mistake in not consulting the senators, and for condemning Antigone so hastily despite her just reasoning.
Chansol Lim Mr. Dalbey Honors Eng 11 Period 8 November 7, 2012 TSL Essay In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are three major sinners: Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. Each character commits a different sin. Hester commits adultery with Dimmesdale while Chillingworth, her husband, is absent; Dimmesdale commits the sin of adultery, and compounds it by deceiving others to hide his sin, and Chillingworth plans a hate filled revenge on Dimmesdale. Despite the fact that all three of them commit sins, people from the puritan based society, as described by Hawthorne, regarded Hester as the most sinful person and treated her with disdain. Although the puritan society depicted in The Scarlet Letter
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character initially demonstrates qualities of being a tragic hero, but by conclusion of the play his deceitfulness and his overwhelming gullibility lead him to be portrayed as a criminal. Macbeth has serious issues with power, greed, and even his own self- esteem and self- conscious. He knows when he kills Duncan and Banquo that it is the wrong thing to do but he still does it anyways. He also becomes obsessed with idea of power and becomes more power hungry as each day passes. He has become an unstoppable killing machine who believes he is invincible once the three witches reveal their prophecies and their apparitions to Macbeth.
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.
He watched in fear as the neighborhood bully (who was demented) brutally raped his best-friend and servant, Hassan. He was haunted by the fact that he did nothing to help his friend, who has consistently stood up for him and helped him get out of trouble. To make matter even worse, he chose to get rid of Hassan (who he didn’t know was actually his half-brother) by planting his watch and money under Hassan’s mattress – all so that he wouldn’t be reminded of the instance and his lack of courage. This was a much worse sin than not doing anything to help his best-friend. This time, it was a transgression committed on purpose instead of just the lack of courage for the first time.
Sing!” (Gardner, 171) Instead of killing Grendel immediately for what trouble he has caused to Hrothgar, he decides to embarrass him and torture him because he was given the upper hand. This part of the novel probably makes the reader feel sorry for Grendel, because the excessive force Beowulf was using on him. The way Beowulf handled the situation in the novel, suggest to the reader that he is indeed not a hero. Excessive force can be seen when Grendel says, “And the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke. The battle was over, Beowulf had been granted new glory: Grendel escaped, but wounded as he was could flee to his den, his miserable hole at the bottom of the marsh, only to die, to wait for the end” (Raffel, 50).
When he criticized his daughter wrongly, he learns later on in the story about how senseless he was to judge his daughter blindly for the reason that he couldn't see her true identity. He rejects Cordelia in the beginning and then learns from this mistake after she dies, realizing her worth after she is killed. Lear hated Cordelia because he was hurt by her words, but at the end, he thinks her death is the worst possible thing that could have ever occurred. In the play King Lear by William Shakespeare, Lear learns from making some serious mistakes in how to become a insightful human being, which propels him to have a greater understanding of others. His suffering makes him understand what man really feels
He has commited adultery and this hidden secret unfolds into a mass of accusations, confessions, and madness in Salem. After the affair that John Proctor and Abigail had together, Abigail becomes jealous of John Proctor's wife. She tells him that once Elizabeth is out of their way, they would be free to love each other. John is appalled at this. John makes clear, "Abby, you'll put it out of mind.