Brooke Clayton 10/10/2011 AP English Language Thesis Statement Paragraph The issue I am going to address in my essay is hypocrisy and how it is the main theme of The Scarlet Letter. The main example from the novel that I am going to use is the character of Arthur Dimmesdale. He preaches in his sermons that sins hidden will eventually be found out, yet hides the sins that he commits throughout his life. He claims that he loves Pearl and Hester, yet refuses to be seen in public with them. He keeps secrets from the entire community, yet is consumed with rage when Hester tells him the truth about Roger Chillingworth being her husband.
Elia Kazan’s, ‘On the Waterfront’, presents a world in which the corrupt rein over the innocent. The protagonist of the film Terry Malloy who was once part of the corruption is left in a moral dilemma, not knowing whether to do the wrong or right thing. Throughout the film, he is set on a heavy journey in trying to redeem himself, but does not go about this alone. To help him on his journey is the local priest Father Barry, who’s religious and ethical views play a large role in assisting Terry. Aside from Father Barry, characters Edie Doyle and Charlie Malloy also assist Terry throughout his journey to redemption and help him do what is right.
He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail. John cares about his reputation, but he must confess his sin, in order to stop the frenzy in Salem and save his wife. After he confesses, he encourages his wife to do the same, “Elizabeth, tell the truth, I have confessed it!” John says. John needs to muster up all his courage to confess the adultery, and it is not easy for Qu- Page2 him. John is a vainglorious man, but love makes him brave to face his sin.
The dialogue also helps foreshadow the story. This is because Millar has them speak as if they’re telling fate. How John speaks like a hard worker, one who regrets his bad choices in life and he speaks as if he would do any thing for a second chance to prove his loyalty to all around him; foreshadows how he refuses to sign a contract that will betray his friends. In the crucible three characters are introduced and they hold their ways of doing things through the story. This shows great characterization in the play.
On the way Brown learns that the devil knew his father and his grandfather. Brown thought that these two relatives were disciples of God that would never deviate from God’s path. After he learns this information, Brown was wary about attending the ceremony but states that even if he went he “will stand firm against the devil,” even though he found out that his father and grandfather did not (Hawthorne 329). However, when he suspects that his wife would be in attendance he went to the ceremony. When Brown arrives he is very perturbed with what he sees.
People have always tried to be hip or modish to keep a good reputation. Even people in Salem 1692 will do anything to keep a good name in the town .In Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, three characters John Proctor, Judge Danforth, and Abigail Williams all value their reputation. These characters in The Crucible have strong feelings about how others view their overall quality or character. Unfortunately other characters in the play have to pay for there bad actions. Many people in The Crucible died or sacrificed themselves to protect their name in the town.
She is constantly advised by her uncle, The Mouth, to focus on religion and follow the word of Menno Simmons in order to live a blissful life. The residents of the town acted as if they were purely religious. However, they all put on a hypocritical mask and opposed religion while being undercover. This was one of the main reasons why Nomi hated her community with a passion. The eyes of T.J. Eickelberg in “The Great Gatsby”, and the Mouth in “A Complicated Kindness”, were a symbol of God.
John looks at both worlds through the lenses of the religion he got from the Reservation-a mixture of Christianity and American Indian beliefs - and the old-fashioned morality he learned from reading Shakespeare. He tries to adapt; he deludes himself into thinking that the world he entered is a better one. He faces civilized society with a bright outlook, but eventually comes to hate it bitterly. His beliefs contradict those of the brave new world, as he shows it in his struggle over sex with Lenina and his fight with the system after his mother dies. In the Matrix, conflict between technology and individuality is more hidden in the intricate illusion of the world woven by the
Even though The Father is fiction and “A Legendary Hero” is non-fiction, both show the importance of fatherhood in a daughter’s life and how the father’s roles impact their families, and especially their daughters. The role of father as protector is presented in the play The Father. In the beginning of the play, Captain is speaking to Pastor about his daughter. Captain and his wife have been disagreeing on where Bertha should go. As a protector, Captain wants to make sure Bertha gets the right education and be prepared if the worst should happen in her life.
The devil awaits Young Goodman Brown and Brown replies to the devil that faith was keeping him away-- this is a double meaning, both the human Faith, and the concept of Faith were keeping Brown from his meeting. While in the woods Brown sees his catechism teacher. The teacher is another obstacle that has underlying meaning, the teacher represents the teachings of Christianity and all that is good in the world. However this did not stop Brown from continuing on his evil mission. (Hawthorne 398-400) At the beginning of the meeting there is still some hope for Brown, who must now deal with what he feels is an honor-bound duty.