With the intentions of comforting Hester Prynne’s lonesomeness and grief for her missing husband, Arthur Dimmesdale became passionate. They both shared intimacy knowing the result was not praised in Heaven. She later found that she was pregnant and our novel begins to show a struggle between good and evil. After Hester Prynne’s child was born, she was forced to take her walk of shame out of the prison doors to stand on a Scaffold to be publicly humiliated. The townspeople in the marketplace were astonished that a woman can let her lust overwhelm her into the point of adultery.
Dimmesdale represents sin as he also committed adultery, but he deals with it internally. Pearl represents Hester’s sin, as she is the outcome of what can happen when one sins. The novel gives examples of these many ways sin is represented through the character’s way of dealing with it. In the novel, Hester is abashed from being publicly humiliated and forced to deal with the pain caused by her sin externally. In the scene where Hester is with her daughter Pearl stepping up on the scaffold as punishment and her sin is announced to the townspeople, Governor Bellingham states,“‘At the very least, they should have put the brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynne’s forehead.
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.
With sin there is personal growth, and as a symbol of her sin, Hester’s scarlet “A” evokes development of her human character. The Puritan town of Boston became suspicious when Hester Prynne became pregnant despite her husband being gone. Being a heavily religious village, the townspeople punished Hester for her sin of adultery with the burden of wearing a scarlet “A” on all that she wears. Initially the... ... middle of paper ... ...was born out of sin. As evident in The Scarlet Letter, when a person sins they face positive and negative consequences that lead into development of their own personal character.
When he says this he is having a conversation with Gerald (sister’s husband) and Mr. Birling (his dad). The conversation is on women and their clothing, as Gerald agrees with Mr. Birling by saying “ That’s true”. Eric says, “Yes I remember…” but as... ... middle of paper ... ...ney. Sheila could stand for jealousy this is because she make the manager sack Eva Smith just because she thought that Eva was better looking than herself. Mrs. Birling could be a sign of pride, this is because she goes on boasting about who she is and the inspector can not do anything to her that will make her feel guilty about the death of Eva Smith.
Thus, his deception was much more direct and extreme when he did not confess that he impregnated Hester Prynne. Unlike Hester, he was not publicly punished. So although Hester overcame her ordeal and went on with her life, Dimmesdale exacted a constant, physical and mental reprobation on himself. This inner pain was so intense that his physical health began to reflect his inner sufferings. In the end, he redeemed himself by his confession in front of the whole town, but his long endurance of the secret took its toll and he died.
In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello, Desdemona asserts, “‘wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world?’” (4.3.76). During a friendly banter, Desdemona asks Emilia this very question; would she cheat on her husband to help him become monarch and have power over all the world? She quietly replies that she would only in secret, but only for her husband’s own good. This question plays an essential role throughout Othello because Emilia is first accused of cheating on her husband. Additionally, she is obsequious towards Iago because of her female role and responsibility as a wife.
This ironic comparison proves that Hester seduces the town into thinking that she deserves pity for her situation, much like a manipulator would do. Instead of the town seeing her as a villain, even Dimmesdale asks for her to “seduce [him], Mrs. Hercules” (Lawrence). Dimmesdale asks this request from a woman of whom he sees as heroic as Hercules was. Even from the beginning, everyone in the novel is seduced by this facade of heroism. Hester Prynne tricked even the reader into seeing her that way.
/ You wrong me, if you have a lover!” (48-52) In order to convince his wife that he is innocent, he tells her of his condition. Upon hearing his confession, “Terror, she felt, at this strange tale. / She thought what means she could avail / herself of how to leave this man. / She could not lie with him again.” (98-102) She is so disgusted by the concept that her loyal husband is not purely human, she agrees to be the lover of a chevalier if he will help her distance herself from the beast she imagines her h... ... middle of paper ... ... seen as unholy and and frightening, while the powers of men are natural and gifts from God himself. The author was quick to show that women's virtues are to be displayed through obedience, beauty, and piousness.
The inadequacy of the government has altered many of the characters’ interpretations of morality. Despite the many despicable actions and crimes “The Yacoubian Building” depicts, its narrator almost never explicitly judges the novel’s characters. Instead, Al Aswany goes to great length to demonstrate how these characters are all victims of their cruel society. As such, Busayna comes to consent her employer's groping in the backroom because she has a family to support; Abduh’s moral hatred to homosexuality, yet he surrender to Hatim seduction in order to escape poverty. Souad pretends to appreciate sex with her elderly husband Hagg Azzam because he provides for her son from another marriage; Taha’s failure to become a policeman because he is the son of a doorman has ultimately leads him to Islamic extremism and violence.