And when he tries to convince the court that the witch trials are a hoax, he is only doing so to seek revenge on Abigail. He confesses to doing the devil’s work and shows submissive ways to himself, just to get the people of the court off of his back. He does not battle back and stand by his faith, which is questionable to say the least as well. He also shows that he is a cowardous character as well. He chooses to die and take the easy road out of things, leaving his wife alone to mother 3 children on her own and to later die herself, leaving the kids with no parents.
Dimmesdale, however, as the town minister, wears his own scarlet “A” burned upon his flesh, since it is the community's rage he fears the most. Chillingworth sees the “A” as a quest for revenge to find the adulterer. Chillingworth's misshapen body reflects (or symbolizes) the anger in his soul, which builds as the novel progresses, similar to the way Dimmesdale's illness reveals his inner turmoil. The “A” also stands for "Angel" when it is seen in the sky on the night when Hester and Dimmesdale are standing on the scaffold together. One of the most complex and misunderstood characters in the novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne.
From this quote he looked like if he was an honest honorable man and also stubborn for not just saying what was he was told to do but he sounded like a brave man. In 1692, the village of Salem severely feared the Devil and witchcraft, causing them to persecute others as witches. The Salem village was worn out by internal disputes between neighbors who disagreed with the choice of Samuel Parris as their first ordained minister. Also during this time, religion was an enormous part of the culture. The Puritan belief of predestination caused many problems in this small town society.
Grendel adapted because of the way he was treated by society which ultimately led to his destructive behavior. He wasn’t given a chance to conform to society because he was judged. His aggression was due to jealousy and loneliness. Grendel will always be seen as a monster because he comes from that culture. A world full of monsters, hate, violence, and evil.
Within this text the individuals interactions with others and the world around them are shown to present certain enrichments and limitations within their own personal experiences of belonging. Strict religious morality of Salem in the 17th Centaury determined that the sinful behaviour of an individual was concerning for the community as a whole. If a individual refused conformity with the social norms and codes of behaviour of the community their actions are deemed of satanic worship. Within Act One it is mentioned that Thomas Putnam felt that his name had been ‘smirched in the village’ causing him to feel as if anyone holding the Putnam name did not and would not belong. Putnam is a prime example of someone who will use the Witch trials to help with his own personal vendettas against the people he sees to have limited his chance of belonging which in turn limits any further chance of him belonging.
Cal The antagonist is Cal. Cal is clearly the opposing character. He may seem as is if he is the victim, but all he does is deliberately attack Andre’s mother not understanding her situation and position. According to the play, Cal states “How many of us don’t want to hurt our mothers and live in mortal terror of their disapproval. Our lives aren’t furtive, just our feelings towards people like you” (50).
They believed in the Chain of Being, that God was powerful and that taking life was evil and only God was permitted to do so. They believed regicide was the worst possible crime yet suicide was also condemned and if committed then your soul would not go to heaven. Jacobean society was a patriarchal society; ruled by men. Women were regarded as lower in status as they believed in a hierarchy, in which women were inferior to all men. A Jacobean audience would not approve of Lady Macbeth as she becomes a threat to the patriarchal society by emasculating the men of the play.
He generalized them into a stereotype based on their double-sided nature of appearance vs. reality. Christianity brought about the downfall of men, as they feared the consequences of their sins in the after-life. Hamlet is stuck in a quandary between his encoded belief that he is straight, and his sincere feelings of scorn for females and affection of males. Hamlet is reluctant to kill his uncle, because he is a man and as much as he wants to kill him, he is only emotionally at liberty to attack Gertrude, a female. Societies expectation created “madness” and prevented the pursuit happiness as there was no freedom of individuality.
Hindleys wish of Heathcliff's death, shows Hindley's sheer anger, disgust and hatred toward Heathcliff. The use of religious language 'pray' and 'damned' further exaggerates this point as it displays how Hindley feels his level of hate cannot be expressed using common language, as, like religion, it transcends our world. We also see Hindley become tyrannical in chapter VI where he begins to systematically degrade Heathcliff into becoming that of a much lower class than the rest of the Earnshaws. 'He drove him from their company to the servants, deprived him of the instructions of the curate, and insisted that he should labour out of doors instead..as hard as any other lad on the farm,' this use of listing emphasises all of Heathcliff's losses at
As they try to express this love they have to hide it as they will be judged by society.it is banned by the government to love and a punishable offense. In todays society celebrates get judged the most. The paparazzi is always harassing them as they try to mock the way they are. Britney spears was put in the spot light whilst dealing with personal issues. Society jumped on board and were mocking her as she tried to deal with these personal issues.