Arthur Dimmesdale committed the greater sin because he was a man of faith. He was not true to his sacred vows. He committed an adultary which is considered to be the worst sin because it is against one of the ten commandments. He told the people of lord to be true and faithful to their religion when he was not himself. He did not tell the people about his sin like Hester Prynne's was told.
Proctor has committed adultery, does not attend church regularly, and does not agree with, or even like, the church’s minister, and thinks himself a fraud. Others are unaware that he views himself this way, but only because Procter brings out his pride and reflects the “perfect image”, or at least how other’s think he should act. On the outside, John Proctor is thought of highly, respected, and even feared. However, on the inside, Proctor is a broken man. John Hale is the minister from the nearby town Beverly and possibly Proctor’s opposite.
Source 2 also suggest that Charles ‘proceeded even when a policy was arousing great opposition’ which also agrees with Source 1 that suggests that Charles ‘saw no need to explain his action’ therefore suggesting that Chares lacked political judgement as he was very inflexible which many people around him found difficult to work with, ‘unworkable’ which led to a problem. Source 1 strongly emphasises that Charles’ elder brother James was ‘accomplished’ whereas Charles was ‘weak’; alternatively source 2 does not mention anything about James. Source 1 suggests that the reason for Charles’ poor communication skills may have been due to the fact that Charles was not brought up to be a ruler, James was. This therefore suggests that the reason Charles ‘failed to understand viewpoints’ may have been due to this fact which again proved to be a major problem in Charles’ personality. Source 1 also strongly emphasises the fact that Charles was ‘short’ and had a ‘stammer’ whereas Source 2 shows no knowledge of this.
Certainly these changes were massive, quite abrupt and differed drastically from the norm; however that does not necessarily make them bad. Except, that is how they are viewed by many historians today. The historian N.Reeves believes Akhenaten was unsuccessful, but more in his religion reforms. 'For ordinary folk, there is little doubt that Akhenaten's actions as king over time inflicted the greatest misery: the people were confused by the man's religious vision, frightened by the ruthless manner in which it was imposed and quite likely appalled by his personal behaviour.' Reeves believe that the changes would have confusing and scary for the common people.
Why is Reverend Parris so distraught? Describe his character. Find evidence to suggest that Rev Parris feels persecuted. Reverend Parris fears the worst for his reputation, if rumors/beliefs were to be going around than Rev Parris would almost defiantly be fired. Rev Parris is not so much worried for the children as he is for himself.
By sinning and keeping it secret, he was breaking two of God's most important laws: Do not commit adultery, and do not lie. Lying not only caused Dimmesdale emotional pain, but it also appeared physically. He became weak and frail, barely able to hold his head high. Roger Chillingworth had been Hester's previous husband, before he sent her ahead to America. When he learned of Hester's betrayal, he was furious.
Dimmesdale is now “considered by his more fervent admirers as a little less than a heaven-oriented apostle” (109). It saddens Dimmesdale that people are losing faith in him, because of the transformation of becoming torpid towards his profession as a reverend. As Dimmesdale felt worse about himself, the townspeople thought that “if Mr. Dimmesdale were to die, it was cause, that the world [is] not worthy to be any longer trodden by his feet” (109). The townspeople still thinks highly of Reverend Dimmesdale and they all knew that if he were to die, there would be no hesitation of him going to
These loses know how to bring great regret and guilt to Creon. Creon suddenly experiences his horrible anagorisis. He realizes that had he only listened to Haimon, Theriesies, or Charagos sooner, the people closest to him would not have left him. Although his hubris once maintained fear in his people, it eventually results in a significant loss of respect. In this unimaginable position of sorrow there is nothing Creon can do to fix anything at all.
John attempts to communicate with Kathy while he is away, but Kathy for the most part lets him down through some of her degrading letters. A handful of the letters were cheerful and full of great detail, but many contained doubts or negative thoughts that she had. One letter that really hurt John read, “All those dead people, John, they don’t vote”(36). This letter only made him feel abused by Kathy and showed how unsupportive she was to him. Furthermore, letters like this only built up his issues with anger and rage because the one person he needed support from, was not giving it, leaving no one for him to escape to.
Shakespeare’s Othello presents us with a tragedy that highlights the concept of not belonging and being an outsider. Individuals within the text hold certain attributes and behaviours which isolate them from society. Iago is an example of an individual that does not want and does not intend on belonging with the Society. The fact that Iago never becomes close to the other characters and instead uses them to assist his plan in destroying Othello, shows his lack of involvement and elevated sense of superiority. Iago’s separation from Society allows him to manipulate and deceive