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?
An example of Sykes lack of morals is, “If you such a big fool dat you got to have a fit over an earth worm or a string, ah don’t keer how bad ah skeer you” (705). Cleary Sykes does not care if he hurts or scares Delia and continuous to scare Delia with his ruthless actions. Delia also has lack of morals. Delia shows her lack of moral by leaving her husband in the house
The Great Gatsby Chapter 2 Unlike the other settings in the book, the valley of ashes is a picture of absolute desolation and poverty. It lacks any sort glamour and lies halfway between West Egg and New York. The valley of ashes symbolizes the moral decay and reality disguised by the ‘fairytale palaces’ of the Eggs. The valley is created by industrial dumping and home to the poor and just basically is everything the ‘American dream’ isn’t. Doctor T. J. Eckleburg’s ‘gigantic’ eyes gazing down from their billboard makes the reader wonder what significance they hold in the story.
As a result, one of the characters in The Great Gatsby lost his life. Fitzgerald demonstrates that true love does not exist through the characterization of relationships between; Tom/Daisy and Myrtle/Wilson. For example, there is no true connection of love in the relationship between Daisy and her husband Tom. Overall, Daisy and Tom are truly connected with money: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures then retreated back into their money or vast carelessness...” (Fitzgerald 179). These two characters have no regrets for their actions and have other people clean up their messes behind them: “...Daisy's wonder sinister carelessness and Tom Buchanan's brutish privilege” (McCay).
To start an essay about two different characters handling their guilt in two completely different ways with ONE quote would be injustice, so I start it off with two; Said no better than the great but under read (maybe due to his Latin language that was never translated) playwright Plautus “Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.” Not only conscious of guilt but having it constantly affect him, Reverend Dimmesdale cannot recover because he does not have the luxury of coming clean to the community. However, as the great Irish poet and writer Oscar Wilde once said, “It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.” Hester Prynne deals with her guilt by battling adversity and admitting her wrongs, ultimately being forgiven by society. Both Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale, of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, have their share of guilt. However, the way’s they go, or are allowed to go, about dealing with it is greatly different.
It is his lack of reason and judgment that leads him to death. When introducing the origination of Gatsby’s name, Fitzgerald writes: “The true was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his platonic conception of himself. He was a Son of God–a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty”. (Fitzgerald, 2001:131) This sets the tone of Gatsby’s tragic life. He has not been aware of the different social statuses between his and Tom’s.
In addition to Cora's hypocrisy, Faulkner's decision to make the religious figure Whitfield a conniving adulterous further displays the idea that religion, especially organized religion, is filled with ignorant hypocrites. Furthermore, the only other character portrayed who addresses the issue of religion is Addie Bundren, a soul tortured nilhist. Although Addie also has corruption, her corruption fits her ideology on life and her conscious decision of corrupting Whitfield, provides the reader with the notion that she, as well as the ideology she represents ,is the truer and
This is why he said: "And when he had lived long, and was borne to his grave...they carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone, for his dying hour was gloom." In The Birthmark Hawthorne uses humans (specifically men) as transmitters of evil. In the story, Aylmer has his own flaws or imperfections which contribute to the flaws or imperfections of his wife Georgiana. Therefore it is not only the women that Hawthorne uses as a sign for evil. He possesses woman with flaws but as I just said, he also gives men the role of transmitters of evil.
Individuals can find a true sense of belonging outside the confines of a relationship in connections to ideas such as culture, place or even within themselves. Herrick expands on this idea in The Simple Gift. At the start of the novel, Billy’s school, family and hometown “Nowheresville” do not inspire a sense of belonging for him. “I throw one rock on the roof/ of each deadbeat no-hoper/ shithole lonely downtrodden house” The accumulation of negative diction highlights the feelings of alienation that such place arouses for Billy. The use of the dialogue “see ya Dad, I’ve taken the alcohol.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of you teamming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" The winner of the debate is the latter in favor of immigrants. Although the position against immigration has valid points with the economic issue, the issue itself only exists because of a lack of reform.