The children observed that the adults treated Hester with hostility and with to imitate the adults they harassed and teased Pearl. Pearl being bullied further emphasizes her innocence and how she is a victim because of it. Also, Pearl has a strange attachment to the scarlet letter. When she was a baby, she would reach for her mother's breast and try to grab the letter. She seems to by natural instinct realize that it has great significance, but when she confronts Hester about it she lies to her, telling Pearl that she wears it because of its beautiful gold thread (Hawthorne 115).
Theseus described lovers as “Madmen”. Helena was the character that really showed this aspect of love. She always felt ashamed and she always blamed herself for loving Demetrius despite his bad treatment to her and his love towards her friend Hermia. Nevertheless, she is still loyal to their old promises. She cannot find explanations for his abundance as she knows that she is as beautiful as Hermia but she also believes that “Love said to be a child, because in choice he is so oft beguiled.” In her article Discordia Concors on the Order of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane Brown contrasts Helena and Hermia’s conviction about love when she writes,” Helena insists on the blindness of love.” That is to say, she gives herself the excuses to act that recessively when she believes that her heart is forced to do so and she has to follow it.
“She could recognize her wild, desperate, defiant mood, the flightiness of her temper, and even some of the very cloud-shapes of gloom and despondency that had brooded in her heart” (Hawthorne 93). Hester saw the light in her child and embraced it. The other Puritan children are confused by Pearls behavior. They have never been around a child li... ... middle of paper ... ...her daughter where she came from and where the A came from. Pearl had a great role in the scarlet letter.
Even though her mother committed a sinful act of adultery, Pearl still looks up to her mother with love and grace. Pearl recognizes characters and their significance in her and her mother’s life. There are some points in the story where Pearl is considered a child of the Devil simply because she is the result of a sin. Pearl continuously finds ways to defy the image of being an evil child. Throughout the story, Pearl illustrates an “elf-like” intelligence and a maturity that children do not normally have.
This was the Puritan way of punishing her for her then criminal action of adultery. The Scarlet Letter on her bosom does the exact opposite of that which it was meant for. Eventually, Hester upsets all the odds against here due to her courage, pride and effort. Hester goes beyond the letter of the law and does everything asked of her in order to prove that she is "able"(158). Hester, even though she was more appreciated by the Puritans, she still was not respected and her life was never the same.
In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he illustrates to readers how strong Hester 's character is, revealed through her public humiliation, and her lover’s actions towards her. Hawthorne presents Hester as the face of adultery. Readers don’t know the full story on the sin, therefore, readers assume she is who the townspeople say she is. (quote on townspeople) Hester stands with confidence and a poker face as her
However, her faith in Othello is so strong that it undermines her "modern", prideful characteristics. Consequently, Desdemona is really not as strong and educated as originally perceived, for she continues to attempt to maintain Othello's trust, despite his incredibly harsh accusations. Although her arguments remain strong, the weakness in her character emerges, for she cannot see the monster that her husband is becoming, and failing to realize that he trusts Iago, a man who is extremely competitive with him, over his very wife's word.
There are still a few people who still believe that their love-thy-neighbor religion does not apply to those who do not fit within the societal construct of a book written thousands of years ago, but people who have grown to love far overpowe... ... middle of paper ... ...rfectly able to do anything a man can. In addition to that, the serving-woman Maria proves herself perfectly capable of tricking Malvolio, enough so to make everyone in town to think he has gone completely mad. Both of these women are headstrong and sure of themselves and just itching to prove to the men in the play that none of them are better than the women. Works Cited Crary, David. “Russian Anti-Gay Law Protests Focus on Sochi Olympics.” Huffington Post 31 Jan. 2014: n. pag.
A tarnished reputation is considered by some elders as an abomination to one’s self image. In the novel, Gaskell puts Molly’s reputation as a respectable young woman on the line by insinuating that she was behaving unfashionably with Mr. Preston. The society of women complied with replicated this God-like figure, which is impossible to achieve since no living human can reach this supreme stature. The novel manages to offer insight into the different characters while still addressing critical and social roles in a male oriented society.
Pear is a difficult child because she seems quite aware of her surroundings, and of her mother 's internal turmoil almost as if she could read Hester 's mind. There is something rare, strange, and almost supernatural about Pearl that makes her name allegorical. Her role in the lives of Dimmesdale and Hester is equally unique. Just like a pearl, she remains hidden from the world, as part of the isolation that her mother receives. Pearl is a symbol of guilt, shame, sin, but also of the passion once felt by her parents.