The townspeople would consider her as an untouchable heathen who only only aired negative, evil energy. Children would be afraid of both Hester and Pearl as they c... ... middle of paper ... ... At the beginning of the novel when Hester is standing on the scaffolding, she does not reveal the secret that Dimmesdale desperately wants her to keep; the secret of his wrongful fathering of Pearl. Hester puts herself through much more stress than she needs to by not revealing this secret over a seven long years, but her love for Dimmesdale is the only strong evidence that keeps her from revealing it. It has been thoroughly justified that in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is portrayed as the ultimate feminist heroine through the delineation of her crime and punishment. How Hester handles the consequences of her chastisement is what brings about the heroic feministic qualities of Hester as the main character.
Hawthorne demonstrates how love is a weakness though his character, Hester Prynne. When the townspeople try to coerce Hester into giving them the name of her daughter’s father, she refuses to “give [her] child a father” (68). This act displays an intense amount of devotion to her lover, in that she willingly protects him and his reputation at the expense
During her public prosecution, Hawthorne depicts Hester’s elegant, dignified beauty and the crowd’s eyes being drawn to the scarlet letter by stating, “it had the effect of a spell, taking her out of th... ... middle of paper ... ...ways. While many readers view the scarlet letter as a mark of adultery and Hester Prynne as a sinful woman. Nathaniel Hawthorne evolves the scarlet letter into many elements that transform it into a prideful symbol. In doing so, Hawthorne makes a social commentary on Puritan society by implying they view things in one way. Additionally, he uses the scarlet letter to show good and evil are essentially the same.
Hester, while raising their illegitimate child, Pearl, was ostracized by society and required to wear a scarlet letter, “A,” on her chest as a sign of her wrongdoing. Dimmesdale remained the unknown father of Pearl, by keeping his sin a secret from the townspeople. Because of their unique circumstances, Hester and Dimmesdale were ultimately affected differently by the same sin. Hester was audacious and accepting about the sin, while Dimmesdale was secretive and suffered. By wearing the scarlet letter as a daily reminder, Hester didn’t let her sin overshadow her defined character.
The distrust is evident in the play, as, many instances of questioning of the child’s parentage occurred. When Goneril threatens to dismiss Lear’s knights, Lear asks her, “Are you our daughter?” (1.4.224) Lear cannot believe that his own daughter is asking him to tolerate this indignity, and attributes that only someone else’s child would treat him so, doubting his wife’s faithfulness to his marriage. Gloucester also claims to have “never got [Edgar]” (2.1.91) as he is convinced that Edgar is plotting to murder him. He accuses his wife of infidelity as he also presumes that a child he fathered would not want to commit such an aberrant offence against him. When Regan meets Lear at Gloucester’s castle Lear tell her that if she were not glad to see him, he would “divorce [himself] from [Regan’s] mother’s tomb” (2.4.147) as that would be “sepulch’ring an adult’ress” (2.4.149).
Harold does not bring up Lena not eating any of the ice cream because Lena had never shared her story as child to him. Lena does not tell Harold that she hates ice cream because she believes she deserves this punishment for “killing” Arnold when she was a child. Through the terrifying events she experienced as a child and her parents’ miscommunications, she begins to realize how her mother tried to protect her from the mistakes that she made. Lena does not truly accept this at first, but ultimately discovers that she should strive to do better.
Some mothers are not ready for this job, yet selfishly still choose to keep their children because they are too proud to allow someone else provide their baby with the life they deserve. Child abandonment is a ever rising epidemic not only in The United States, but all around the world. Child abandonment affects the mother, but more importantly, the child that is being abandoned. In the poem by Sandra Maria Esteves titled “Give Thanks”, she lists all the “jobs” a mother does for their children and how special they are, which is something children who are abandoned by their mothers will never experience. The abandonment of a mother leads to negative psychological effects.
Everyone wants to live a labor free life, but it’s not the reality people live in. When his mother goes to talk to her and she says, “There can be no idle hands in His Kingdom” he replies with, “I’m not in His kingdom” pointing out the life he’s living right now is out of everyone’s world. He’s living in a lie, a lie he made ever since the beginning of his newfound life. He continues on living in his fantasy world when Mrs. Krebs asked him “Don’t you love your mother, dear boy?” he replies with a one honest word answer “No”. In order to comfort her he lies to her by explaining that he answered out of anger.
– Then left! Goodbye!” (Williams 1668). Amanda can see the similarities between Tom and his wayward father. She seems to realize that she doesn’t have a chance at changing his mind; instead she offers him an ultimatum that allows him to leave upon helping to find a suitable hu... ... middle of paper ... ...ovide for his family in his absence. Tom is indeed a fool but his consideration, which arises from a love for his sister, separates him from his father even if the conclusion draws him away from home.
Hester Prynne and her little Pearl do not fit in perfectly with the cruel society they live in and they are both alienated from the town. The Puritans act as if Hester and Pearl are acts of the devil, and do not agree with them being in the town. Along with Hester’s punishment of standing on the scaffold in front of the village every day with her baby child, she worn the letter ‘A’ upon her boozums each and every day. After the town realized that they had passed judgment on Hester and her innocent child, that’s why they wanted to accept them both and give them a chance. The people in the village finally opened their eyes and realized that they were both people just like them, and that Hester was very true and sweet.