He did not tell the people about his sin like Hester Prynne's was told. This sin made it unable for him to preach and bring a good change into people's lives because he was impure. People looked at him with great trust and saw him as a man of god but he betrayed that trust by giving into his feeling of lust for a short period of time. He is a impure minister of hidden dark secret which is against the rules of god, religion, society, and being a man of faith. The Scarlett Letter delivers a messege into our lives and teaches us an important rule in life.
In the eyes of God, the Puritan Society believed that they have been maintaining “the” society, free of sinners and mishaps but were only blinded by the truth. Are Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale the same person mentally? In my opinion, one was my husband and the other was my lover, different to an extent, but shared more in common than believed. Both men had their hidden secrets and the capability to hurt my soul/spirit. Chillingworth was nothing but the spoken term “husband” to me, and Dimmesdale was the lover who never seemed to acknowledge my existence in the public.
Abigail used to be a servant in the Proctor household, but once Goody Proctor found out about John and Abby’s relationship, she fired Abigail. This caused Abigail to have vindictive feelings towards Goody Proctor. Ignorance is displayed through Giles Corey, another character in Act 1. His description at the bottom of page 40 explains how he is an ignorant man. “He didn’t give a hoot for public opinion, and only in his last years-after he had married Martha-did he bother much with the church.
However, after being reacquainted, Gatsby exclaims, "She [Daisy] never loved you [Tom], do you hear"" he cried. "She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!"'(137). Even though it appears that Daisy places importance on the values of love, she still chooses the status and comfort of Tom Buchanan’s wealth. In Tom and Daisy’s superficial relationship, the absence of love is evident by the lack of their communication.
When Alexandra confronts her about the Cunninghams, she judges the Cunnighams based on their family status, saying, “Don't be silly Jean Louise... women aren't interested in that kind of people.” (300). The significance of this is that Alexandra shows her ignorant views by saying that even if Walter is perfect in every physical way, his heritage brands him to be inferior to their family. While Scout believes that people are not related to their heritage, the rest of the town shows that the status of an individual is bound to their initial families. This is shown when Ms. Merriweather complains that it was the Robinson family’s fault that Tom was convicted “Thing that church ought to do is...they grumbled all day after that trial” (309-310). Scout learned that Ms. Merriweather thinks Helen Robinson should be reprimanded because it is her skin color and her unfaithfulness to the church that caused their misfortune.
Infidelity today is the number one killer of marriages and relationships, and can be looked at as a symptom for non-working marriages. In the novel there was a lack of love and respect in the marriages, and there wasn’t anyone trying to fix their marriages either because they were around for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they were rich and felt could get away with it. There was one couple in particular that demonstrated these examples of infidelity in the novel. The couple was Daisy and Tom. Daisy stayed married to Tom because he was buying her happiness and his money, while deep down, she was really hurt and sad about the relationship.
Abigail Williams tries to get another mans wife murdered because she has an obsessive lust for him. This goes to show that many young adults confuse love and lust. Abigail thinks that she is in love with John Proctor after he has an affair with her. Abigail never had a relationship with Proctor but yet she feels she is in love with him. John denies Abigail saying that it will never happen because he loves his wife.
The townspeople are uninformed that Dimmsdale also committed the sin, he is left unharmed and with a guilty conscience. Pearl is definitely the main that will not allow Hester to escape the reality of her sin. Hester is often reminded of the scarlet letters meaning by her daughters statements and questioning. “Mother,” said little Pearl,
Just a knighthood, of course.” He says this because he knows that Gerald Croft’s mother doesn’t like them because she has a higher social class and thinks that Gerald can do better for himself than marrying Sheila Birling – Arthur Birling’s daughter. Priestly has portrayed Birling in such a way that the reader doubts what he says and is weary that the things he comes out with are usually wrong. When Birling talks about the Titanic he says “unsinkable – absolutely unsinkable” Priestley uses dramatic irony here because the reader knows that the Titanic sank.
Hester’s first significant moment of isolation is the scaffold scene–– where she has her first ignominious appearance. As Hester is interrogated, she refuses to speak and “give [her] child a father” (50). By not revealing the identity of her child’s father, she has already begun her martyrdom–– sacrificing herself in order to keep her lover, Dimmesdale, from receiving the same ignominy that she has received. Thereafter, she has become an outcast of the Puritan society. As she is a sinner, she is ostracized and subsequently relocated to a