The sin, which is exposed and confessed, frees the sinner from torturing inside under his conscience, but the sin, which is concealed and hidden, tends to deteriorate the sinner's bodily condition and cause death. Dimmesdale’s sin causes them to worry continually about their sins being discovered. This constant anxiety leads to the deterioration of both spiritual and physical health. For these reasons altogether, it is safe to say that concealed sin takes a greater toll on Arthur
He explains that adults are inevitably phonies, and, what’s worse, they can’t see their own phoniness. Phoniness, for Holden, stands as an emblem of everything that’s wrong in the world around him and provides an excuse for him to withdraw into his cynical isolation, a defense mechanism to help him deal with his loneliness. Holden expends much of his energy searching for phoniness in others, yet at the same time, while he is a self-admitted compulsive liar, he never acknowledges his own phoniness. This is not only ironic, but hypocritical, since phoniness is what Holden claims to detest more than anything else in the world. Holden is further hypocritical because while decrying the abhorrent nature of adulthood, he spends much of his energy trying to behave like an adult, as evidenced by his actions such as hiring a prostitute, spending money
Saying that a person is either good or evil is like saying that a person has no thoughts at all. You cannot base a person as basically good or evil because we as people have both good and evil thoughts constantly. For example, we all love the people close to us and we wish them only the best, but at the same time, to those that have wronged us, we damn to hell. We as people have all thought about stealing something or hurting someone, which would be considered evil or wrong, but we also think about giving to others and helping ourselves achieve the most out of life, which is considered good. Chaucer saw this in people and knew that a person couldn’t be classified as good or evil because we are a mixture of both.
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.
When he approaches and mounts the podium at night, rather than doing so during daylight, it not only shows his reluctance to admit to his sins, but also his self-deception, because although he knows he is guilty of sin, he refuses to publicly admit that he is so, and instead almost subconsciously punishes himself at night. In the last chapters, Hester Prynne is also described with light
The symptoms are peer pressure (In this case, Kent was the opposing member. She said she liked Rodney, and she probably wanted to think about the issue carefully. Kent also expressed the fact that people could not catch AIDS from casual contact. However, after her friends denied the facts, she kept silence. Sometimes, people just do not want to appear unsupportive, thus they would go for the majority), mindguards, inherent morality (Andrea and her friends probably thought they were right in the decision since there was no disagreement from any of the members), self – censorship (Stephanie denied the fact that AIDS cannot be caught from casual contact, she believed they were just saying, so the public does not worry.
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.” (144) This causes the scarlet letter to now represent “Able” and proves that Hester didn’t try to commit her sin or hurt others around her. Arthur Dimmesdale, a very religious man who is looked up to by many in the puritan society. He also committed the sin of adultery with Hester Prynne, except he didn’t suffer the same public humiliation as her. Instead he suffered in private, physically and mentally. We learn that his sin causes him to get weaker and weaker due to his guilt as he continues his life in the novel.
In the fourth line, the idea that work is like death is being compared to being buried alive to show the speakers’ negative feeling toward his job. Although the speaker knows he is soon to be buried alive, he is not ready for the torment that awaits him. The speaker is being tormented and cannot escape being buried alive; he is unable to get past what he sees as a hopeless situation and does not see any way out of his death. Correspondingly, the speaker sees being at work as torment that he is unable to escape. To the speaker, going to work is torture, although it is something he must do it is torment for him.
Kyree Simon English 102 Dr. Adams 31 January 2012 “Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places” Sharon Olds poem “Sex without Love” is a poem expressing the authors’ attitude toward loveless sex as a cold and damaging act. Instead of using lines of symbolism, Sharon Olds uses clear details to get her point across. The things that are compared with the idea of sex without love are usually seen by us teenagers as a good idea. Due to the time period this was written in that idea wasn’t so beautiful. Women in this time period went through a lot (such as…) and did not take view sex as most women take view it today.
He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail. John cares about his reputation, but he must confess his sin, in order to stop the frenzy in Salem and save his wife. After he confesses, he encourages his wife to do the same, “Elizabeth, tell the truth, I have confessed it!” John says. John needs to muster up all his courage to confess the adultery, and it is not easy for Qu- Page2 him. John is a vainglorious man, but love makes him brave to face his sin.