When Proctor tells Abigail that the relationship can no longer continue, the girl becomes angry and sorrowful (1098). In order to prove Abigail?s sinfulness and to discredit her in front of the court, Proctor proclaims that he had an affair with this evil child. The outraged court officials summon Elizabeth Proctor to find the truth. When asked about her husband, Elizabeth?s soul is twisted, for reporting the truth could destroy her husband?s reputation, but lying means breaking her solemn oath to God. Because she is selfless, Elizabeth chooses to lie and save her husband, but perhaps condemn herself to hell for such a sin.
Dimmesdale is guilty for committing adultery with Hester, his secret lover. His greatest fear is that the townspeople will find out about his sin. Dimmesdale does not confess his sin to the public because he believes that a reverend must act holy and can never sin. Therefore, he suffers through the guilt of his sin that he has to live with. He endures pain from Roger Chillingworth who tortures him.
She and John Proctor have had an affair and when Elizabeth Proctor finds out, she throws Abigail out of their house. During the trials, Abigail is still in love with John Proctor and goes after Elizabeth out of vengeance. Elizabeth tries to explain this to John, who is in disbelief: she ?thinks to kill me, then to take my place? (61). Abigail?s main motive for destroying Elizabeth is revenge for being thrown out of the house and for having John Proctor, the man that she loves.
John is a protagonist of the play and portrayed as an ordinary man while he actually has many tragic flaws that lead to his death. Adultery is a crime committed by John with Abigail Williams which creates a strain in his relationship with his wife Elizabeth. His wife brings up the affair often and tells John she thinks he is ashamed of what he has done, she says to him “John, have you ever shown her somewhat of contempt? She cannot pass you in the church but you will blush...I think you be somewhat ashamed, for I am there, and she so close,” obviously Elizabeth is jealous of what has happened and brings it up to John (Miller 493). He is unable to put this act behind him which causes him to confess to his crime.
Mary’s previous encounters with Abigail are what lead her to think that Abigail will actually “kill” her if she goes against her orders. Mary’s reluctance to testify in court shows how deeply she cares about other people’s perceptions of her and her need to shape her actions correspondingly. Mary’s intense fear also comes out when she openly reveals Proctor’s sins to save herself from being accused for witchcraft. She does this by telling the court “You 're the Devil 's man! My name, he want my name.
This is shown in act two when Abigail stabs herself with a needle to prove that Goody Proctor sent her spirit upon her and to place an accusation on Goody Proctor of witchery. John has lost his relationship with his wife because of his sin, he tries to gain forgiveness of his wife but she tells him, “John, it come to naught that I should forgive you, if you’ll not forgive yourself” (Act four). Elizabeth Proctor says this because she feels that John Proctor will not feel forgiven by his wife until he can forgive himself for lechery. This tragic flaw eventually leads John Proctor to confess and find his path to
Hester suffered from her sin emotionally while both Chillingsworth and Dimmesdale had severe mental and physical changes. What deems a sin punishable? Is death a decent form of punishment for adultery? What about branding the letter A on the forehead of an adulterer? Seem a bit harsh?
The leech, Chillingworth, is partly responsible for Dimmesdale’s agony and he himself suffers from his sinful leech-like actions of sucking another man's life force away. Pearl is born of sin and is a reminder of sin to her mother. She is airy and wild while the sin still traps her, but after Dimmesdale confesses and frees her from the sin, she represents hope because she can lead a normal life. While sin means something different to everyone, belief that one has sinned often has emotional consequences that are difficult to get past. Although our own experiences may not be as dramatic as those of the characters in The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne reminds us that sin and its consequences are significant in shaping our lives and ourselves.
We often say there is no love other than mothers love but the character of Duchess conflict that. Duchess of York is very vague character, confused in way and mother of monstrous. She seems very patient with Richard III at the being of the play; nonetheless explore her hatred at the end of the play. She is a widowed mother, of Clarence, King Edward IV and Richard III. Duchess of York has very bad relationship with her son due to his erroneous action during the play, Richard has committed crimes, and killed the closest people to him and others just to achieve kingdom and be next in the throne.
Hester Prynne, the profound adulterer, is interpreted by her sin and becomes known for her sin. Not only is Hester’s sin apparent to herself and God, but it is apparent to everyone else due to her punishment of wearing a red scarlet letter across her breast. Hawthorne makes it apparent that Pyrnne’s label across her bosom separates her from the regular crowd and makes people look at her as an outsider. “When strangers l... ... middle of paper ... ...ts to prevent him from greatness and begins to take control of his being. Dimmesdale’s sin began to become the definition of himself and his journey through his exsistance.