Everyone is sinful or guilty in a way, weather it is lying or doing Adultery. “Guilt is through the spirit and Pain is the body.” It is mistakes that are caused by people. Because you will have to be guilty first, in order to suffer the pain that was caused by their sin. Mr. Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he had to suffer his own sin, because he committed adultery with Hester and had a child called Pearl. Hester has to suffer from her own sin, because of adultery and she has to fight the society with no one helping and no one by her side.
She is not cultured in the ways of Greece. Her actions are criminal and unjustified. The witch Medea only knows of hate, and that is all she will ever know. After brutally murdering her own children, when confronted by the victimized father. Jason questioned her reasons for committing such acts.
Throughout the story, Roger Chillingworth wanted to seek out revenge to whoever Hester’s child father and lover was. As for Dimmesdale, he was emotionally broken because he felt guilty, and there nothing he could do about it, besides live with it or else be punished harshly. Then comes Hester, she had to live with the scarlet letter “A” on her chest for life, which constantly reminded people of her adultery crime. She was emotionally broken because no one wanted to be near her due to the crime she committed. Thus, made her felt isolated and friendless.
Spectrum of Wrongness: Medea v. Jason Jason is culpable for his decision to leave his family in Euripides’ Medea, however, the murder of his children by Medea is heinous. This does not mean that Medea is right to kill her children. Although it is true that Jason broke his oath, there is no justifying Medea’s actions. The children are a product of a power-hungry couple and they should not face the wrath of Medea because of their father's infidelity. Even before Medea thought of killing her children, she exclaims, “You horrible children, of a mother who hates you / goddamn you with your father / and the whole house go to hell” (Euripides 81-83).
I accuse her equally. Bring her sniffling in the house there,” (Sophocles, 388). Ismene was almost punished severely due to being involved in the plot to bury Polyneices, their brother. Although Creon forbade this, Antigones religious values made her become disobedient to the new laws that Creon had fabricated. While Ismene was given back her freedom, Creons threat to put her to death shows just how severe the consequences could have been.
Arthur Dimmesdale stood by and watched as Hester was being asked to reveal who she had the affair with but did not come forth and announce that it was he whom had the affair with Hester. Next, Dimmesdale knew he had a child in Pearl but didn't take care of his child because he was afraid of getting caught. Lastly, Dimmesdale brought turmoil into the lives of both Hester and her daughter Pearl. In the end, reverend Arthur Dimmesdale committed sins of sitting by watching someone else get punished for a crime he participated in, fathered a child but didn't take care of his child, and ruining the lives of two people that he was suppose to care for. Arthur Dimmesdale may not of known that Hester was married, but he did know while she was standing upon the scaffold being scolded about committing sins that he too committed.
Her punishment is to wear the letter “A”, which is stitched in gold and scarlet. The letter is intended to intended as a symbol of shame, since adultery was severely frowned upon and most adulterers were put to death. However, as time passes, the meaning of the symbol slowly changes. Hester did everything in her power to help the world when it needed her. As Hawthorne puts it, “None so ready as she to give of her little substance to every demand of poverty…” (Hawthorne 114).
The Silent Wife and The Great Gatsby: Loyalty Having either too little or too much loyalty can be unhealthy in a relationship, either one can destroy a person. In Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby’s entire life was side tracked because of his goal to be with Daisy. In A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife, Todd cheated on his wife and only continued to make worse decisions, further betraying her. Because of Gatsby’s extreme loyalty to Daisy, it ultimately led to his death, in contrast to Todd, he had betrayed his wife and lost everything he truly cared about and only in his last few moments, did he fully realize he wished he could have chosen her instead.
However, it was a considerably bad sin: adultery. Even if the option, which wasn't presented to the reader, that her and Arthur Dimmesdale (her adulterer) were in love, it wouldn't have mattered because she would've felt bad anyway (Even though she didn't love her husband) the same thing would have come from it: complete and utter misery for everyone involved in the sin. This was because she denied HER emotions and went with whatever she thought God wanted her to do. Another example of denial blocking one similar definition of truth is Arthur Dimmesdale. He denied his past to have a better future.
Due to his pride, jealousy and nature of over trusting people, Othello killed his innocent wife on base of his evil doubt and brought great tragedy to many people’s lives including himself. First of all, Othello and Desdemona married each other against will of Desdemona’s father. While giving his daughter to Othello, Brabantio told him that “Look to her moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee”. Othello counts this quote as proof of Desdemona being a betrayer and he doesn’t trust her. But if he would have come out of his mask of jealousy and pride and had looked at his father’s advice from another view he would have realized Desdemona’... ... middle of paper ... ... burned himself in this great fire that burned down house of trust.