"Be it accepted as a proof that all was not corrupt in this poor victim of her own frailty, and man's hard law, that Hester Prynne yet struggled to believe that no fellow-mortal was guilty like herself." "...in the view of Infinite Purity, we are sinners all alike." * Dimmesdale suffers by the inconsistancy and unassurance of his mind. As his guilt consumes him, his body withers (along with the help of the leech). "Wherever there is a heart and an intellect, the diseases of the physical frame are tinged with the peculiarities of these."
Ovid constantly tugs at our emotions and draws forth alternating feelings of pity and disgust for the matters at hand. "Repetition with a difference" in these two narratives shows how fickle we can be in allotting and denying sympathy, making it seem less valuable. Both tales begin drawing forth a sense of disgust for the situation in general yet arousing pity for each girl's predicament. Ovid clearly labels the love Byblis and Myrrha pursue illegitimate when he summarizes the moral of Byblis' tale stating, "when girls love they should love lawfully" (Mandelbaum 307) and reveals that "to hate a father is / a crime, but love like [Myrrha's] is worse than hate" (338) before describing Myrrha's tale. By presenting the girls as criminals, Ovid leads us to despise them.
We finally see the power of their love; Not only does this love transcend physical barriers, it transcends time as well... ... middle of paper ... ... and, that appearance causes me pain, amounting to agony." This is consistent because he has sinned the most of all characters, and therefore he suffered the worst death. In order to reprimand the monstrous characters she creates, Brontë must also create a death befitting them. She admirably does this by twisting death into something worse than it really is, leaving the reader with a sense of satisfaction that the characters deserved what they earned. With so many distortions, many readers may not appreciate Brontë's book.
He tells us that, “... the health of Mr. Dimmesdale had evidently begun to fail. By those best acquainted with his habits, the paleness of the young ... ... middle of paper ... ...mbodiment of the devil himself because of his evil, knifing ways. In summary, I believe that Arthur Dimmesdale suffers the most out of the three main characters of The Scarlet Letter. He brings a great deal of the suffering upon himself by keeping his feelings locked inside of himself, fasting, studying unceasingly, and holding frequent night- long vigils. Also, the public has something to do with much of his distress, as well.
However, as time goes on, the public humiliation of her sin weighs heavily upon her soul. “An accustomed eye had likewise it’s own aguish to inflict. It’s cool stare of familiarity was intolerable. From first to last, in short, Hester Prynne had always th... ... middle of paper ... ...ld. Chillingworth becomes so evil and cruel in his treatment of Arthur that it would have been better for the Reverend to die.
The Orderly, as recipient of unwanted love, feels great resentment and anger towards the Officer, so much so that he kills him. Lawrence uses anger as an all-purpose front for and manifestation of deeper negative feelings. For this reason, the anger often seems unnecessary and out of place. Its common occurrence, however, allows us to treat it as a motif. In all of the stories above listed, there are characters involved in intensive love relationships.
Emotional isolation in Frankenstein is the most pertinent and prevailing theme throughout the novel. This theme is so important because everything the monster does or feels directly relates to his poignant seclusion. The effects of this terrible burden have progressively damaging results upon the monster, and indirectly cause him to act out his frustrations on the innocent. The monster's emotional isolation makes him gradually turn worse and worse until evil fully prevails. This theme perpetuates from Mary Shelley's personal life and problems with her father and husband, which carry on into the work and make it more realistic.
Her inescapable femininity, coupled with unbearable remorse for Duncan’s murder as well as several other indirect killings, torments her. She cannot rest peacefully, reliving her crimes even while asleep, and is profoundly unhappy. Indeed, Lady Macbeth is unable to maintain both her sanity and inherent tenderness; her torment driving her first to insanity and then to suicide. To conclude, Lady Macbeth is a multifaceted character, her persona having many sides; notably: genuine goodness towards her husband, coy manipulation, and femininity. It is therefore inaccurate to define her as purely evil; despite the means by which she desires to accomplish her fantastical end.
The chapter displays the desperation, humanity and longing felt by each of the characters. It also provides the reader with a foreshadowing of the parasitic nature of Beloved. The reader is made aware that Beloved’s obsession with Sethe could become unhealthy for all members of the family. This can be explained in the following lines: …You forgot to smile I loved you You hurt me You came back to me You left me I waited for you You are mine You are mine You are mine…(Morrison 217)
Even though Poe lived a challenging and stressful life, his poems ... ... middle of paper ... ...clude the creepy setting of the story, the gruesome details, and the tragic death of a seemingly innocent man. Poe describes the walls of the basement being covered in white mineral that choke up Fortunato leaving a disturbing image in a reader’s mind. Then he depicts the family shield in grave details to make his point of the of Montresor’s dominance over Fortunato. The most disturbing part of the story is when Montresor takes pleasure in hearing Fortunato plead for mercy. Not only was Fortunato in altered state of mind from the amontillado; he was being murdered brick by brick of the enclosing wall.