She wants revenge on everyone that has judged her for her sinful mistakes. Hester is slowly being isolated from the world and she can not express her anger or hatred for the townspeople. Hester is forced to act kind to others to avoid confrontations, which shows that she is afraid of the guilt and she is actually trying to hide from it. Guilt is still the consequence that causes Hester to become isolated from the world around her. Dimmesdale is guilty for committing adultery with Hester, his secret lover.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Mr. Dimmesdale’s greatest fear is that the townspeople will find out about his sin of adultery with Hester Prynne. Mr. Dimmesdale fears that his soul could not take the shame of such a disclosure, as he is an important moral figure in society. However, in not confessing his sin to the public, he suffers through the guilt of his sin, a pain which is exacerbated by the tortures of Roger Chillingworth. Though he consistently chooses guilt over shame, Mr. Dimmesdale goes through a much more painful experience than Hester, who endured the public shame of the scarlet letter. Mr. Dimmesdale’s guilt is much more damaging to his soul than any shame that he might have endured.
The cost of sin is death, sin is not something that should be accepted or even want to be accepted. God hates sin and does not condone it so why should anyone else. Pearl did the right thing by not condemning her mother like the rest of the town did, but instead, she just loved her. In the Bible, God says “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins”(1 Peter 4:8). No matter how much her mother had sinned, Pearl would have loved her anyway.
He addresses the issue of hypocrisy and how hidden guilt can affect someone. He also portrays the nature of evil in human form. Purity, honesty, and joyfulness are symbolized by little Pearl. He wrote this romance to express himself and show the oppression of the society and the community in which he lived in. Hester's struggle against society is similar to his own.
In this way, the reader perceives Chillingworth as evil when in reality he goes to extreme depths to demonstrate his love for Hester. Although both Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale love Hester Prynne and are concerned about what the community will think of them, Dimmesdale’s love for Hester is insincere and devious because he is a hypocrite, a coward, and values Puritanical expectations of him above the people he cares most about. Roger Chillingworth makes it his life’s purpose to seek out Hester’s partner and make him pay for his sin. However, Chillingworth’s underlying motivation for retribution is entrenched in his love for Hester. Although Chillingworth attaches like a “leech” (75) to Dimmesdale and wants more “revenge than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy” (145), Chillingworth’s extreme desire for vengeance is rooted in his extreme love for Hester and therefore his actions are vindicated.
This mirrors Lady Macbeth’s guilt because she clearly knows that her crimes are wrong as she could not do it to her father, therefore she pushed it off onto her husband. She had already planned and nearly killed Duncan, but could not go through because of her guilt. Had Lady Macbeth gone through with the things she claimed she was going to do, neither her ot Macbeth would have the enormous amounts of guilt they were faced with after the crime was committed. Over and over, she called Macbeth a coward and and insulted his masculinity all the while she was unable to do the things that she was telling her husband to do. In turn the theme is displayed of
Finally, this statement creates a parallel between Chillingworth's idea of justice and the Puritans'. The theme Hawthorne builds up in Chillingworth is not simply his pain and torment. It is a more important representation of the weakness in the values of the people in Puritan times, and how their perseverance for "justice" skewed their views on life and forgiveness. Because of his mindset, Chillingworth torments himself with his goal to destroy Dimmesdale just as much as Dimmesdale tortures himself for their seven years together. Chillingworth is ruining his own life and does not realize it, because he no longer sees the value in life as he tries to ruin one.
Chillingworth grows uglier and more grotesque as the novel goes on because his outward appearance is reflecting in on his inner hatred, wrath, and jealousy towards Dimmesdale. Nathaniel Hawthorne believes that the only way to have inner peace is through the confession of one’s sins and the ability to move on from the past. Hester has been made beautiful because she has made the decision to let go of her past. Dimmesdale, however; refuses to admit until the very end of his life when he had nothing left to lose, making his confession less genuine and sincere. This made him weak and emaciated outwardly and inwardly.
Since the idea of the affair is firmly placed in his mind, asking Desdemona if she is faithful and her repeated talking about Cassio makes him hate Cassio even more. To Othello, his wife ignoring his outbursts to show him the handkerchief was seen as her avoiding the question and lying about the affair. This conversation could also support Criterion A7 because it shows his suspicion and distrust of his wife. Another occurrence where Othello is distrustful of his co-workers and friends is when he threatens Iago to give him more evidence of Desdemona having an affair. Othello
This would have been seen as disrespectable and unacceptable further more, as Proctor dislikes Parris he has not had his third child baptised by him, which suggests an act of selfishness, Knowing as he does that if he did not get his son baptised his son would go straight to hell. This appears to be because of personal dislike... ... middle of paper ... ...s a villain for his wrong doings in the past which involved an affair with a teenage girl named Abigail Williams, This selfish and thought less action precipitates much of the chaos in Salem. Perhaps ultimately he is simply human and has made the mistakes of many. But on the other hand proctor can be seen as a hero to his wife and to his friends, this is shown near to the conclusion of the story when he confesses to the crime of lechery to save his wife and his friends when trying to prove that the girls are lying and it was pretence. In the opinion of the viewers of the book would like for proctor to be a courageous hero, but he only starts to show signs of this during the end of the book but if viewing it as a puritan in the Salem society proctor would seem to be a villain as the amount of evidence shown in the text.