For Hester Prynne, the sin made her a stronger, more independent woman in society. She was able to overcome her punishment of wearing the letter and the guilt she was reminded of everyday. Hester believed that she committed a sin of passion, not principle, while Dimmesdale disagreed. He physically harmed himself to make up for the guilt he felt about Hester having to bear the burden put on her by society from their shared crime. He was also stuck in a rut between both the “sinner” and the “minister” that were fostered within him.
No matter how much her mother had sinned, Pearl would have loved her anyway. Sin should never be condoned, but with love, sin can be properly punished and dealt with. All Hester had known was hate, but Pearl showed her love when no one else did and that really helped her to deal with her sin. Pearl was one of the key elements that helped Hester to conquer her sin. Ultimately, sin is inevitable.
Stade expla... ... middle of paper ... ...d of the Devil, but the goodness of her mother’s sinful act. Pearl constantly shows intelligence and maturity that surprises many of the characters. Lastly, Pearl is put in the story to complete a mission, and she completes this by showing her mother hope and grace. Pearl helps her mother to understand that the scarlet “A” means able. Works Cited Hawthorne.
Like Paul's thorn in the flesh, Pearl would bring trouble, heartache, and frustration to Hester, but serve a constructive purpose lying far beyond the daily provocations of her childish impishness. While in many respects a tormentor to Hester, Pearl was also her savior, while a reminder of her guilt, a promoter of honesty and true Virtue; and while an embodiment of Hester's worst qualities, a vision of a better life for Hester and for herself. From the very beginning of The Scarlet Letter, while Hester is shamed by having a baby as tangible evidence of her sin and shame, the responsibility of caring for Pearl and raising her with love and wisdom serves to calm the defiant, destructive passion of Hester's nature and to save her from its wild, desperate promptings. This sentiment is poignantly portrayed in Hester's visit to the Governor's mansion. While there, she pleads with the Governor, magistrates, and ministers that she be allowed to keep Pearl, exclaiming, 'She is my happiness!--She is my torture, none the less!
The baby is Pearl and the name is given to her because she is worth so much to Prynne as in “her mother’s only treasure!” The beginning of the story sets the stage for what Prynne and Pearl will go through, it also sets up the state of a puritan utopia. The scarlet letter is given to Hester as a symbol of shame, yet Hester wears it with pride. The town frowned upon her due to her flashy manner of wearing the letter, but in reality, Hester wasn’t proud; the letter had become a part of her identity. She had accepted her sin as she accepts Pearl; she accepts her current state of mind. Pearl for the most part is r... ... middle of paper ... ...ritan doctrine holds them back to fully forgiving her.
Pearl is the living embodiment of the Scarlet Letter. If the "A" is not attached to Hester, Pearl feels separation from her mom. Hester is always carefully dressing Pearl to bear a resemblance to the letter showing her acceptance. Pearl is always there to remind her mother of the crime she in some ways regrets. The Scarlet Letter is on the chest of Hester to keep her and Pearl together.
Most people would want to overlook a person’s bad quality but instead, Mabel delights in his. The way she tells Lord that she delights in his bad qualities, he possibly begins to think that he is perfect and ignores his bad qualities. Later in the play, Lord Goring is having a conversation with Sir Robert and tell him he does not need to keep anything from his wife and needs to tell her the truth because “women have a wonderful instinct about things” and they “discover everything except the obvious” (37). Lord uses a sarcastic tone in an ironic way in order to tell Sir Robert that he needs to tell his wife the truth and not keep a secret from her. Lord Goring says that “secrets from other people’s wives are a necessary luxury” (37).
“…how can I deny the truth?” Although Bertrande is well-intentioned, her actions bring misery to everyone. Discuss. The notion of Bertrande de Rols in The Wife of Martin Guerre as having good intentions suggests not only that she was mindful of her own feelings in her pursuit of the truth, but also of the feelings of others. However, Bertrande’s intentions were to cleanse her soul and absolve herself from sin by indicting the impostor, Arnaud du Tilh. Yet, she undertakes this task considering the despair it would inflict upon the mesnie.
The Character of Ophelia in Hamlet Ophelia is a beautiful and simple-minded woman, easily molded by the more powerful opinions and desires of others. The thoughts of her father and her brother influenced her the most. The love letters from Hamlet also swayed her opinions and confused her mind. Ophelia wasn't able to realize herself because of all the pressures exerted on her to be something she's not. That weakness of mind and will, which permitted her obedience to her father and thus destroyed her hope for Hamlet's love, finally resulted in her insanity and death.
Hamlet has let his mother become his main role model for all women in the world and that is why he is so negative towards women. Gertrude has influenced Hamlet more then anyone in the play. Although the influence is negative, it has made Hamlet look at other sides of people and take them for what they are. He has a better out look on life even though it has cost him greatly.