1)Thematic statement: Salvation can only be earned by being open about who you are. 1)Thematic statement: Salvation can only be earned by being open about who you are. 1b) “One token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another.”pg.49 Having committed a crime, Hester tries to live her life as truthfully as possible. Because of this, she chooses to wear her scarlet letter compulsively acknowledging the fact that she had done something that does not abide by the rules of the Puritans. 1b) “One token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another.”pg.49 Having committed a crime, Hester tries to live her life as truthfully as possible.
Evans 1 Jason Evans ENG 4U1-40 Mr. Burke 10/02/13 A Guilty Conscious A guilty conscious can eat away at a person’s soul and it is extremely difficult to break free from if the guilt is kept inside. Throughout the novel, The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are signs that lead to confession being the best choice. The use of Dimmesdale keeping his guilt a secret, the natural world and townspeople pressuring the characters to release their guilt, and Hester being a public figure for people to judge makes it obvious that confession is the best choice rather than keeping sin inside. Therefore, it is wiser for an individual to confess their sin. According to the novel, the best way to deal with sin is to confess
It takes real love to take the punishment upon her. Hester could have given pearl and herself a better life and a life without infamy of the scarlet letter depict on her bosom. She shows strength in which she followed through and continued to her word by not speaking his name. A weak individual would have easily given up and taken the easy way out by revealing there “fellow sinner”. Nathaniel Hawthorne fulfills the writer’s principle through Hester and Pearl’s intricacy of religious mentality.
She goes into a description of how love has let her down and she will not be strung along, this builds pathos and ethos because she gets herself out of the situation by leaving him. I think this is a strong argument because people’s emotions of someone being hurt tells them that cheating is an unacceptable behavior. These text
Chillingworth is a doctor but who is he helping? In the novel, The Scarlett Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the vengeful Chillingworth skillfully and quietly tortures Reverend Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne for their passionate affair. Just as the book states “The intellect of Roger Chillingworth had now a sufficient plain path before it. It was not indeed precisely that which he had laid out for himself to tread.” If this is so, how and why does he end up inflicting the psychological trauma that he does? It appears that Hawthorne infers Chillingworth initially had another plan, a plan that would not ruin Arthur Dimmesdale’s life.
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?
The overwhelming significance of this complete responsibility causes fear and anxiety in many people. According to existentialism, it often causes people to ignore both their freedom and their responsibility by letting other people make choices for them. For this reason, in No Exit, when Garcin tries to escape from Hell the door suddenly opens, but he is unable to leave. He simply cannot handle the responsibility of confronting his decision to be a coward and flee his country. Garcin then lets his decision to walk through the door be contingent on Inez’ judgment of him, as he hopes for her approval.
As an audience we trust Knightley’s judgement as he foreshadows many of Emma’s mistakes from early on in the novel. When he becomes aware of Emma and Harriet’s friendship he speaks of it as a “bad thing” and that “ neither of them will do the other any good”, and is outraged when he learns of Emma’s encouragement of Harriet to turn down Mr Martin’s proposal. It is apparent then, that Mr Knightley plays an important role in Emma’s transformation, by Mr knightly’s rhetorical question ‘how could you be so unfeeling to Miss Bates?” she gains knowledge not to ridicule those below her. This is the turning point of the novel and from this humiliation and understanding of her erroneous ways Emma begins to reform. She realises she has been wrong in reading the signs of three men, that Mr Martin and Harriet are good for each other, and starts to judge people less on class and more on personality.
In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, Oates has described Connie's actions at the end of the story as an "unexpected gesture of heroism," a decision to sacrifice herself so that her family would remain unharmed. Some individuals may read the story as an anti-feminist allegory: Arnold Friend is Connie's punishment for having sexual feelings for boys. Others read the story as a feminist critique of a male-dominated society: the ending is essentially tragic, Connie's submission to Arnold Friend standing for the ways women are oppressed in a patriarchal society. Connie moves us because her situation speaks to our most urgent questions about identity, morality, and sexuality. On the other hand, Carver is trying to show the stereotype among women and men and how they react differently to tragic situations.
Through both direct and indirect character interactions, we learn the importance of looking beyond ones façade to find where the truth lies. The theme of the truth being concealed is portrayed by multiple interactions between Beatrice and Benedick. A significant contributing factor to this was the self-deceit both characters relied on. Shakespeare writes Beatrice and Benedick’s characters as ‘lone wolf’ types, neither is hurrying to fall in love and get married, in fact the idea repulses them. Beatrice and Benedick hide the fact that they love each other- not only from one another, but from themselves.