Chillingsworth was also hurt by Hester's act of adultery and because of her, his life was destroyed and the only thing he could do was seek revenge against the man who had been with her. Hester's child Pearl had to be raised by only one parent and that caused the child to be less disciplined and more outrageous making the townspeople more suspicious of who the child's father was. It also caused the religious leaders to wonder about the religious stability of the child, and if there might be witchcraft involved, "The little baggage have witchcraft in her"(p112). Hester also caused numerous a sleepless night for Dimmesdale. If Hester had just announced that Dimmesdale was the father he would have never have lived through all the guilt that she forced him into.
Arthur Dimmesdale let the mother of his child suffer years of judgment because he didn’t want to face the shame of revealing his sin. These instances show that humans are naturally vain and that, occasionally, their vanity can rule over their lives. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, contains several examples of vanity and its consequences; the most notable example is John Proctor and his refusal to taint his name. Proctor confesses to witchcraft in order to save his life; however, he tears up his signature when the judges reveal that they will publicize his confession. When asked why he does this, he famously says that he is not worth the dust on the feet of those who have hanged.
It was the norm during that time to have adulterers announced to shame them, now it’s a hush-hush affair, and not many people know. Today she would be in the right, our society today would consider that not “correct” to call out someone who did something morally wrong, the townspeople would be the ones shamed, not Hester. Norms define how a people act, and the people of the Puritan times were very harsh on specific people. Also Pearl who was looked down upon and seen as a demon child is in today’s standards seen as a poor unfortunate girl created from a lapse of judgment and is need of help, But in that society pearl was seen as a demon child and a sign of a mortal sin.
She starts off by saying that after Tajomaru took advantage of her and she could not put up any sort of fight because she is too weak. After Musago was raped she went to her husband to be consoled and too untie him but what she found was pure hatred f... ... middle of paper ... ...t of stress and confusion. She did not place the body in the thicket simply because it did not fit with the rest of her story. Next, Takchiro lies through out his testimony for several reasons. Foremost he lies about consoling his wife so he doesn't seem like an insensitive jerk.
Puritan belief tells us it should be Hester Prynne, because she was a weak-willed woman who broke the vow given to her husband and conceived a child with someone else. However, Hawthorne declares Chillingworth as the greatest sinner because he left his wife alone, lied to the community, betrayed the trust of his patient as a friend and a doctor, and clutched revenge too fondly to his heart. Before Chillingworth ever was the man after so many turns of events, he had been Master Prynne, happy bridegroom to Hester. Knowing his wife did not love him, he strove to please her, yet at once forgot about his duty as a husband to “...dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel” (1 Peter 3:7 KJV) and sent her to take care of his lands in Boston. This would have been slightly acceptable if he had promised to come to her in the very next passage after completing some important affairs, but that was not the case.
"Devil's child, Satan spawn" (King 97). But Carrie was conceived later that year when her mother, was raped... by her own husband. Because that happened she thought that Carrie was a punishment from God, and therefore, the spawn of Satan. Contrary to popular belief, Carrie really was not the spawn of Satan, even though her witch of a mother thought she had a reason to be titled that. She was just a misunderstood girl whose upbringing led her to be looked at as not very normal in means of society.
Without an unbiased panel of jury members, John Proctor’s trial was left solely to the magistrates. These magistrates were biased and relied on the word of the unreliable witnesses, and Proctor should have been represented by a defense attorney to simply cross-examine the children; thus the witness’ lies would be revealed and conflicting accounts would be made. Danforth though, mentions several times that Proctor did not need one: “The pure in heart need no lawyers.” (86). This proves to be untrue as Proctor exposes his actual crime of lechery to the court, but is still hanged for witchcraft. Accompanied with the flawed court, the judges were a major detriment to John Proctor’s case.
People were forbidden to partake in many activities and many acts are punishable by the name of God. Documents from the time, such as John Winthrop’s, an early colonist, “City Upon a Hill”, shows how puritans were “commanded... to love the Lord our God”, and going against the word of God was taken very seriously. Thus, the people lived in fear of getting punished. When an innocent little girl proclaimed to be under the influence of the devil, the widespread fear shook the entire village. Blame starts to be put on people, and soon, the witch hunt commenced.
Nowadays people believe that if a scientific view is false, then by continuing study and research the truth may be discovered. one may conclude that if no one presented new ideas, then intelligent thought would have no place in a society like that. Scientists like Darwin accepted the risks involved in presenting new ideas. Voltaire also was a revolutionary thinker. Although, he presented ideas of his own, he decided to satirize science and religion.
The answer is scientists; therefore, I believe they have the responsibilities to educate the people about science in order for them not to feel afraid toward science. Bishop explain in his essay “Enemies of Promise” that scientists should do something about it to removed our fears, “science is the art of the possible, of the soluble” (239). However, Bishop also says that regardless of that there is still a feeling of fear toward science because science has been considered to be dangerous for some people. I do not think science is dangerous, in the contrary, I believe that science has contributed to cures for diseases. If scientists do not have knowledge to find cures for dise... ... middle of paper ... ... evolved a lot.