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Transformation of Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter:  The Transformation of Rev. Dimmesdale "Life is hard, but accepting that fact makes it easier." This common phrase clearly states a harsh fact that Rev. Dimmesdale, a character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, had to face. In this story of deception and adultery set in the Puritan era, Hawthorne introduces Dimmesdale as a weak and cowardly man who refuses to take responsibility for his actions.  The Rev. Dimmesdale is a transitional character in that he is, at the beginning of the novel, outwardly good but inwardly deceitful and by the end of the novel he becomes both outwardly and inwardly truthful....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Cowardly Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter: The Cowardly and Weak Dimmesdale In the book The Scarlet Letter, the character Reverend Dimmesdale, a very religious man, committed adultery, which was a sin in the Puritan community. Of course, this sin could not be committed alone. His partner was Hester Prynne. Hester was caught with the sinning only because she had a child named Pearl. Dimmesdale was broken down by Roger Chillinsworth, Hester Prynne’s real husband, and by his own self-guilt. Dimmesdale would later confess his sin and die on the scaffold....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale is the Greatest Sinner

- Arthur Dimmesdale is the Greatest Sinner in The Scarlet Letter It is strange how often other peoples' sins seem so much worse in comparison to our own. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter, Arthur Dimmesdale, an adulterate minister, seems to believe that Roger Chillingworth, the husband of his lover, is somewhat lacking in righteousness, when in fact, Arthur himself has "deeply sinned." Through his adultery, his lying, and his lack of faith, Arthur Dimmesdale wrongs more than anyone else in the novel....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Character of Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- The Character of Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is considered a very honorable person by almost everyone in the Puritan town. Practically no one would believe that he would have the ability to do any evil, much less the sin of adultery. On the contrary, Dimmesdale feels that he is a terrible person for committing this sin and not admitting it to the townspeople. This fact affects him greatly yet unexpectedly increases his popularity by inspiring him to come about with more intensifying sermons....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Free Essay - Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale's Double-talk in The Scarlet Letter

- Dimmesdale's Double-talk in The Scarlet Letter Abstract: Critics of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter' are wrong to attribute to Hester the means of persuading Dimmesdale to elope with her and their child. It is Dimmesdale who uses his rhetorical mastery to talk Hester into talking him into eloping. An analysis of his conversation with Hester in the forest in comparison with his sermons shows that he is using the same discursive strategy he employs to convince his parishioners that he is a sinless man....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Character of Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- The Character of Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter        Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, provides us with intricate characters to analyze and evaluate.  Hawthorne carefully constructs his characters, giving them each different emotions, values, physical attributes, and thus creating different souls.  One sees character development throughout the book, until at the end, one is left with an image of a seemingly "real" person.  One of Hawthorne's carefully constructed characters is, Arthur Dimmesdale.  With Arthur, one sees how sin changes him dramatically, causing in him moral conflicts.  Dimmesdale is continually trying to see who he is....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Character of Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Character of Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter      In Hawthorne's classic, The Scarlet Letter, the pathetic, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is fully aware of the means by which he must liberate his soul from his grave sin. Yet, throughout the story his confession remains an impediment, constraining him, from then onwards, to a life of atonement. Reverend Dimmesdale attempts to divest himself of his guilt by revealing it to his parishioners during services, but somehow never manages to accomplish the task....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale and the Scaffold Scenes

- The Scarlet Letter  - Dimmesdale and the Scaffold Scenes In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," there are three very important scenes that all take place at the town scaffold, a place of great shame in their strict Puritan society. These scenes represent the progression of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale over the course of the story. Each scene involves him in some way and one can easily see that he has changed dramatically in all three. The first scaffold scene takes place in the very beginning of the story....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Effects of Sin Upon Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale

- The Effects of Sin Upon Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter Hawthorn shows sins of several different kinds in numerous people, as well as the consequences and remedies of their sins. Three main characters; Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth bare the most of these sins. Arthur Dimmesdale, however, bares the most brutal effects of such sin. This is due to several reasons. The most observable reason for his eventual breakdown is the fact that he keeps his sin a secret....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale and Purification Through Death in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter:  Dimmesdale – Purification Through Death Although Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is primarily the story of an adulteress atoning for her sin and conquering the insignia which brings torment to her spirit, the quest of the partner in her sin, Arthur Dimmesdale, is no less important and even more painful.  His quest, simply phrased, is to glorify God through his priesthood and expiate his sin of adultery - to save his soul -  while protecting his reputation.  To do so, he tries to continue day by day to do the work of the Lord which he so loves, while relegating to the darkest, most secret recesses of his heart the crime which he so hates.  Only in private does...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester’s Quest for Identity in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- Dimmesdale and Hester’s Quest for Identity in The Scarlet Letter      While allegory is an explicit and tempting reading of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, I see in this novel also the potential of a psychological reading, interpreting it as a search for one’s own self. Both Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne goes through this process and finally succeeded in finding the duality of one's personality, and the impossibility of complementing the split between individual and community identity....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet LetterArthur Dimmesdale Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, proves to be a sinner against man, against God and most importantly against himself because he has committed adultery with Hester Prynne, resulting in an illegitimate child, Pearl. His sinning against himself, for which he ultimately paid the price of death, proved to be more harmful and more destructive than this sin of the flesh, and his sin against God. Socrates said, “Knowthyself,” and Shakespeare said, “To thine own self be true.” If Reverend Dimmesdale had been true to himself he certainly wouldn’t have suffered as much as he did....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Characterization Of Arthur

- Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale is one of the major characters in the story The Scarlet Letter. In this story Arthur Dimmesdale plays the part of the towns reverend. He has a high position in society and is viewed as one of the good and polite kind of guy by the society. This man has a sort of dark side; he has a little secret that no one knows except for the main character, Hester Prynne. This little secret that he has kept hidden from the Townspeople all this time; are in fact that he had commited adultery by having an affair with Hester Prynnee....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter and John Proctor from The Crucible

- Men are nothing more than children. They still squabble and misbehave, and must be punished accordingly for their safety as well as the safety of others. Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and John Proctor from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible were guilty of adultery, or extramarital sex, among other crimes. Proctor was accused of witchcraft which could involve anywhere from controlling spirits to communing with the devil. Punishments for such crimes included flogging or whipping....   [tags: dimmesdale, nathaniel hawthorne]

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Human Frailty And Sorrow By Arthur Dimmesdale

- Arthur Dimmesdale faces many challenges throughout the course of the novel, which causes him to evolve. Despite his many good qualities, he does not confess, while Hester Prynne gets publicly shamed for the sin they committed together. This adds up to the reader’s lack of empathy for Dimmesdale. He plays the role of “human frailty and sorrow.” The activities Hester and Dimmesdale engage in are completely unacceptable in the Puritan society. Arthur Dimmesdale is a Puritan minister, he is expected to be the representation of Puritan faith, so he refrains from disclosing the truth....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Arthur Dimmesdale Sins in the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale falls in love with Hester Prynne and commits adultery. Although Hester is punished for her sin and is forced to wear the ‘A’ on her bosom for the rest of her life, Dimmesdale conceals his sin to the public because he is fearful of ruining his saintly image by voicing his secret. Throughout the novel, Dimmesdale is responsible for two sins, one of his adultery with Hester and the other of his pusillanimous failure to confess....   [tags: confess, adultery, sin]

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The Suffering of Arthur Dimmesdale in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Guilt is a very strong emotion, and it can take a merciless toll on a person. For most people, guilt is often a short-lived feeling because we confess why we feel guilty and get it off of our chests. However, this is hardly the case for Arthur Dimmesdale, the father of Hester Prynne’s child in the novel The Scarlet Letter. Dimmesdale does not confess that he has committed a sin with Hester, and for a brutal seven whole years, he withholds his guilt inside of him. Throughout all of that time, he reverts to self-punishment in the form of fasting, consecutive, sleepless vigils, and relentless studying of the Bible....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter, guilt,]

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"The Scarlet Letter" of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale

- The Scarlet Letter is a classic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne which entangles the lives of two characters Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale together through an unpardonable sin-adultery. With two different lifestyles, this act of adultery affects each of them differently. Hester is an average female citizen who is married to a Roger Chillingworth from Europe while Dimmesdale is a Puritan minister from England (61). Along the course of time after the act of adultery had happened, Hester could not hide the fact that she was bearing a child that was not of her husband, but from another man....   [tags: Scarlet Letter, aurthur miller, ]

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Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, And Roger Chillingworth

- [INTRO] Chillingworth is the worst sinner because he committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, an unforgivable sin. In a town full of Puritan believers, three sinners arose: Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth (Prynne). The three all defied the Puritan God, and lived to face their consequences. Hester and Dimmesdale’s sins were closely tied, but Chillingworth 's was of a vastly different nature. Hester 's sin was adultery, as she had cheated on her husband Chillingworth....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Christian terms]

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The Scarlet Letter Between Hester Prynne And Arthur Dimmesdale

- In The Scarlet Letter the town often forgets that to make a child, a man and a woman are both needed. This is a concept that unfortunately, is still hard for some people to grasp. When a man does the same thing as a woman, in certain cases a man won’t be judged as harshly as a woman. In this circumstance of adultery, the woman is usually branded as a “harlot”, while the man is often seen to have done nothing wrong. Such is the case in The Scarlet Letter between Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Downfall of Arthur Dimmesdale in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Downfall of Arthur Dimmesdale in The Crucible by Arthur Miller In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, the cause of tragedy is centered upon the rigid Puritan society that leads to great consequences in the lives of sinners. Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale's act of adultery greatly affects their lives and its result greatly alters their presence in the community. Hester handles her situation with as much dignity and pride as possible, confessing and bearing the punishments amiably....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Dimmesdale a Sinner or Not?

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the novelist suggests how Dimmesdale, a priest who is obligated to the church, has commited adultery, but keeps it a secret to keep the political and societal structure of the Puritan community. Throughout the first half of the novel Dimmesdale is portrayed as a small insignificant character that seems to have a strange liking for Hester Prynne in which the reader does not pinpoint why, until he and Hester meet in the forest. Dimmesdale struggles throughout the novel dealing with his private and public life....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Arthur Dimmesdale and John Proctor's Guilt and Sin

- Arthur Dimmesdale and John Proctor's Guilt and Sin Guilt is something that weighs heavily on the human soul. It incorporates itself in our dreams, our thoughts, and our actions. Everywhere we turn, it stares us blankly in the face. While it is unbearable to suffer, guilt is an emotion that reaffirms our humanity. Repentance of a particular guilt, being spiritual, physical or both, is evidence that we are beyond the baseness of our animal tendencies. This fact has not gone unnoticed to the many great figures of literature....   [tags: The Crucible Adultery Martyrs Guilt Essays]

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Reverend Arthur Dimmsdale in The Scarlet Letter

- Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale The Scarlet Letter's Emotional Wreck The Novel the Scarlet Letter written by Nathanial Hawthorne shows how characters in the Puritan time period have to live and deal with sins and the effects of sins and how people deal with them in there own personal ways. In the novel Hester Prynne moves to America awaiting her husband, Roger Chillingworth, who never came, so she started a relationship with Reverend Arthur Dimmsdale and had a child out of wedlock named Pearl. While all these characters are fascinating in their own way I believe the most fascinating character is the Reverend Arthur Dimmsdale....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Reverend Dimmesdale Is a Sinner

- ... Chillingworth found out that Dimmesdale committed adultery with Hester and tortures Dimmesdale everyday because of it. Chillingworth will do anything to get Dimmesdale uncomfortable. Chillingworth says, “They grew out of his heart, and typify, it may be, some hideous secret that was buried with him, and which he had done better to confess during his lifetime” (Hawthorne page 123). He is trying to have Dimmesdale confess what he has done. Dimmesdale does not know that Chillingworth is Hester's husband but still refuses to Chillingworth that he had a child with Hester....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, character analysis]

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Dimmesdale

- Arthur Dimmesdale, a character of high reputation, overwhelmed by guilt, torn apart by his own wrongdoing, makes his entrance into history as the tragic hero whose life becomes a montage of pain and agony because of his mistakes. The themes leading to Dimmesdale’s becoming a tragic hero are his guilt from his sin, and his reluctance to tarnish his reputation in the town. Guilt plays a huge role in defining Dimmesdale as a tragic hero. Dimmesdale has understood that by not revealing his sin, he has doomed himself....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Demise of Hester and Dimmesdale

- The choices that people are bound to make are not only going to affect themselves, but also could severely affect the people who are close to them. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, exhibits the effects of choices that people make, and how they can also affect the ones around you. Hester Prynne, the protagonist of, The Scarlet Letter, is to be considered by many a tragic hero; however, Hester herself is guilty of causing her own downfall, as well as Arthur Dimmesdale’s. Hester’s life was forever changed after the choice she makes to break one of the fundamental laws of Puritan society....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter]

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Comparing John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter

- Comparing John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale are exceptionally similar characters despite the fact that each was written about in very different eras. Both characters lived in the same time period, however, The Scarlet Letter was written in the late 1800’s, and The Crucible was written in the 1950’s. One cannot look at the qualities of Proctor and Dimmesdale without discussing each author and the time period in which each story was written. Despite minor differences, Proctor and Dimmesdale are very similar characters....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- “There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” Martin Luther King Jr. This quotes means to understand anyone you have to understand they are not all bad or all good. That shows to the reader that the character is dynamic. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Dimmsdale is a complex character; who is loving and caring yet at the same time is selfish and callous towards others. Three characters you see his interactions with that are loving and caring but also selfish and callous are God, Hester Prynne and Pearl....   [tags: Arthur Dimmsdale, God]

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Dimmesdale’s Metamorphosis in The Scarlet Letter

- Dimmesdale’s Metamorphosis Life is unpredictable, and through trial and error humanity learns how to respond to conflicts and learns how to benefit from mistakes. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a character who changes and gains knowledge from the trials he faces, but first he has to go through physical, spiritual, and emotional agony. In the midst of all the havoc, the young theologian is contaminated with evil but fortunately his character develops from fragile to powerful, and the transformation Dimmesdale undergoes contributes to the plot’s climax....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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Evil/Sin Portrayed in Dimmesdale and Chillingworth

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter many aspects of evil and sin are reflected through the characters Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth. Dimmesdale and Chillingworth made their own choice of being a sinner and being evil. Therefore, that is what Hawthorne believed to be the definition of evil and sin; an individual chooses to do an action that is considered sinful. Although Dimmesdale and Chillingworth both portray evil and sin they portray it in two completely different forms....   [tags: Character Analysis, Guilty Conscience]

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Through the character of Arthur Dimmesdale, Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays the main concepts he intends for the audience to grasp of The Scarlet Letter, such as the effects of guilt on an individual, taking responsibility for one’s actions, and the conflict of individual versus self. Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne emphasizes Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale’s downfall as a character, and what kinds of effects the guilt as a partner in adultery has on him. Primarily, the audience realizes the physical effects Dimmesdale’s guilt constitutes; “Dimmesdale is ‘careworn and emaciated’ and as always ‘pale’…” He becomes jaded, fatigued and an ill sight in the eyes of the other characters and the...   [tags: dimmesdale, moral]

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Arthur: Myth, Legend, or Man

- King Arthur: myth, legend, hero or man. The mythical King Arthur is known as the man who became a king by pulling a sword, Excalibur, from a stone. The legendary King Arthur was thought to have had a table that he and his knights would gather around and it was round. Legend has it that King Arthur had commissioned Merlin, a powerful wizard, to design and enchant the table. This made way for the legend of “the knights of the round table”. The stories told about Arthur have evolved throughout the years, but was there a “real” Arthur....   [tags: King Arthur, Sword, Excalibur]

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The Reading That Rev. Childers

- Context: Rev. Childers delivered this sermon to the 2010 annual meeting of the Academy of Homiletics. The video gives very little explicit information about the demographics of the attendees, but it seems none too presumptuous to suggest that the meeting was held with many well educated and biblically minded individuals whose focal points are related to sermon delivery. The camera frame stayed immobile for the majority of the sermon, so it is difficult to describe the demographic information of the attendees....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Legend Of Mature Arthur

- The legend of Mature Arthur starts out when he becomes king of England. After becoming king he marries the most beautiful women in England, Queen Guinevere. When he marries her, her dad gives Arthur a round table that is said to sit one hundred people. As king his number one advisor and friend is Merlin. The two of them are on a trip, and stop at the castle of a lord where they meet a woman who falls in love with King Arthur. Arthur says he will not stay with her, and she orders one of her knights go and kill him....   [tags: King Arthur, Mordred, Guinevere]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Author and Era: Death of a Salesman, the “first great American Tragedy,” is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. Miller is known for being a true activist, supporting and participating in many liberal issues, including the civil rights struggle and the protest against the Vietnam War. The basis for Death of a Salesman lies in Arthur Miller’s relationship with his uncle Manny Newman, a salesman. Miller expresses Manny’s emotions through Willy Loman, the main protagonist. In successfully doing so, Miller has been deemed an American who understands the true nature and values of the United States (Bloom)....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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Pearl and Chillingworth's Struggle for Dimmesdale's Soul in The Scarlet Letter

- The struggle between good and evil is the basis for any good work of literature. The Scarlet Letter is a unique story when it comes to the battle of light over darkness. There is not a set of good characters versus a set of bad; each individual has his own sins, whether hidden or exposed, that blights his nature. Despite this, there is one main struggle that dominates throughout the book. Pearl and Roger Chillingworth contend brutally over the soul of the minister Arthur Dimmesdale. Although seen as a holy magistrate, Reverend Dimmesdale committed the sin of adultery....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- The American Dream In Death of a Salesman, written by American playwright Arthur Miller, focuses on Biff’s relationship towards his father Willy Loman. He plays the role that drives most of Willy’s thoughts and actions, specifically his memories. Whenever Willy is not able to accept the present, he reverts to the past where Biff is usually nearby. Before Willy’s trip to Boston, Biff admired his father. He trusted and believed his philosophy that any person can be successful, provided that he is “well-liked”....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- The Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a play about Willy Loman and his loving family. The Allegory of the Cave is a symbol for the differences between thought up ideas and what we see as reality. Plato’s main idea is to show us that what we see in the real world is not everything we actually see even if it’s not visibly apparent to us. The Allegory informs us how the world is a mysterious and dark cave, how us humans live as trapped enclosed prisoners unable to do anything, and everything we go through as experiences are shadows casted on the wall....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The American Dream By Arthur Miller

- America is one of the few countries in the world where the dreams of all are set high on a pedestal. In America, people fall in love with the dream that if a worker strives enough, they can work their way from the bottom to the pinnacle of success. However, in order to reach their pinnacle of success, people tend to make sacrifices that can be detrimental to their well-being. Studies suggest that one must have social interactions in order to exist as a normal human being. Mankind was not created to live alone, but to depend on others....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, took place in Salem, Massachusetts during 1692. The people of Salem were known as Puritans, which were people who followed God, the commandments, and were required to read the Bible in their spare time. Elizabeth Proctor was known as a “good” Puritan woman, while Abigail Williams was known as what a Puritan should not be. Elizabeth and Abigail were known in the Salem community for their attitude, personality, and their actions. Elizabeth had a good personality and an even better attitude....   [tags: Crucible, Arthur Miller, ]

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The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

- When reading a classic novel like that of Arthur Miller, we oftentimes encounter the typical dynamic character; the lovable cocoon experiencing a most dramatic metamorphosis right before the reader’s eyes. In The Crucible, the reader is initially introduced to a reserved, confident, and scholarly Reverend Hale, who arrives in the secluded, gloomy town of Salem to investigate the mysterious behavior of the local priest’s daughter; Betty Proctor . Throughout the novel, Miller reveals Hale’s transformation from within his strict cocoon of formal studies and formulaic outlook on witchcraft diagnostics and religion to a jaded, less-than-sure of himself scholar, broken by the raw injustice and sha...   [tags: Arthur Miller, Analysis]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Indians aren’t the only “things” that run rampant during the 17th century; in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, rumors of witchcraft spread contagiously throughout colonial Massachusetts. Dogmatic, ignorant, and fearful, the Puritans gave in to their suspicions and accused innocent women of being witches. The irony of this was that not only did the mobs harass these innocent women, but these women also accused one another, with one “witch” blaming another “witch” to divert the attention of the pitchfork wielding, torch bearing mob to another ovary bearing victim....   [tags: arthur miller, witchcraft, witches]

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The Ethics Of Arthur Andersen Llp

- Over the years many companies have decided abandon ethical practices is lieu of higher profits. Because of the high value placed on profits in America, many companies have taken extreme measures to increase profits and increase payouts for shareholders. Arthur Andersen LLP is a prime example of how business executives have been willing to make unethical business decisions in order to please clients and gain an edge on competition. In the short run, these unethical decisions may have seemed beneficial, but in the long run, the extensive consequences of this behavior was not worth any anticipated gain....   [tags: Arthur Andersen, Enron, Business ethics]

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The Legend Of King Arthur Pendragon

- What starts out as a story meant to intrigue its audience soon evolves into a true legend known throughout the world reaching almost every inch and crevasse in sight. The tale of King Arthur Pendragon is one that sees many forms, nevertheless still stays true to certain aspects of its origin. We seek to explain Arthur’s history in books, in voice and, in the contemporary world, through films. Although some tell a story, it is interesting to also learn the recorded history and parallels found throughout each that cause Arthur Pendragon and his Knights of the Round Table to be such unique aspects to look at....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, Lancelot]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Arthur Miller was an American playwright whose critique of problems outlined his genius. Miller’s most known play is Death of a Salesman and throughout this paper i 'll detour through many different aspects of this work of literature, Being born on October 17, 1915 in harlem New york, Arthur Miller was raised in a semi upper class house until his family lost almost everything in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. In the play Death of a salesman it explores the obstacles of the differences between a New York family 's dreams and the reality of their lives....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Antagonist, Arthur Miller]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Multiple forms of parent and child relations are portrayed throughout the play Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller. Throughout the play, it is seen that Willy Loman and his son 's relationship is all over with its ups and downs; this also occurs with Willy’s wife, Linda, and their sons. Also, other parent and child relations are seen throughout the play with Charley and his son Bernard, which can also be seen as another type of peculiar relationship. In Death of a Salesman, relationships between child and parent can be analyzed by the changes, differences and the effects it had on the people....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Arthur Miller]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- “Death of a Salesman’s main character, Willy Loman, is an open book”, Wade Bradford states in his theatrical review of Arthur Miller 's play. It may be true that this is a tragedy about Willy Loman, a mediocre salesman for 34 years who refuses to accept reality. At 60, he is cast aside from society, his usefulness exhausted and as a result, Loman commits suicide. In reality, this is a story how the house of cards collapses if you constantly lie to yourself. From my perspective Willie Loman is not an open book....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Life]

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Analysis of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- In the play The Crucible, Arthur Miller shows how a repressed Puritan town in 1692 can be turned upside down when the threat of witchcraft is taken seriously. The Puritans believe the forest is where the Devil lurks, and they are fearful of the Devil. So when Parris, the town of Salem’s Reverend, catches a group of girls dancing and magic spirits in the forest, the town suspects that some sort of witchcraft is being practiced. The girls deny this accusation initially and Abigail, Reverend Parris’s niece, blames Tituba, a slave from Barbados....   [tags: crucible, arthur miller, puritans, witchcraft]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- The play, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, set in the last century, centers around Willy Lowman, a traveling salesman in New England. The play grows out of Willy’s serious mental illness resulting from a disparity between reality and Willy’s idealistic goals of success. Willy’s visions of success through abundant material wealth deviate as Willy struggles to provide for his wife, Linda, and his two sons. As a result of his apparent failure of success, Willy tries to live vicariously through his son, Biff Lowman, who appears to have the ability to be a successful businessman by Willy’s standards....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Success]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Leonard Boswell once said, “The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one 's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals” (Boswell). This quote embodies the way Willy Loman, in Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, looks at life. He struggled through his whole life so he could feel as if he was truly successful. Willy wants everything that Boswell said plus he wants to be well liked, he wants the all important American Dream, and being better that those who surround him....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Success]

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Fear and Manipulation in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

- Fear and Manipulation in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Fear holds a great control over any mortal human-being through daunting and restricted words, most commonly seen while anyone is under pressure. While being controlled over fear, you may come to realize that you are being manipulated to the possibilities of a threatened punishment and may also be mislead by lies. Arthur Miller’s classic novel, The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, where a lot of times fear would be used to control anyone to blame another of witchcraft....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Crucible]

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Arthur Asher Miller's Life and Accomplishments

- Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. Born on October 17, 1915, in Harlem, Arthur was the second of three children of Isidore and Augusta Miller. He was often in the public eye, during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this period he also testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was married to Marilyn Monroe. He was a far-famed and an important figure in the American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All my sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A view from the bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956), as well as...   [tags: playwright, essayist, arthur miller]

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Archetypes in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

- When analyzing literature from an archetypal perspective, one does not simply look at the character’s behavior in that literary piece. Rather, when using the archetypal theory, one connects the traits and actions of the characters in the literary work, the settings, the surroundings, and the situations to a familiar type of literary character. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the characters Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Reverend Hale exhibit common archetypal behavior and fit into a certain archetypal figure....   [tags: literary analysis, Arthur Miller]

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The Legend Of King Arthur

- People all around the world have experienced a tumultuous period in their life. The legend of King Arthur helps people connect to something outside of themselves during these rough patches. The different stories of King Arthur are very relatable to people of different backgrounds and cultures. The legend of King Arthur has withstood the tests of time because of the connection it has to people of different backgrounds, cultures, and time periods. The history of the legend provides a detailed past to Britain, as well as the rest of the world and has captured the attention of readers for centuries....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, Le Morte d'Arthur]

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The Accomplishments Of Arthur Ashe

- United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young once said, “he took the burden of race and wore it as a cloak of dignity” (Bradley). A promising career as a tennis player, being the first African American tennis player to be ranked number one in the world, was paralleled with success in the battle for racial equality around the world (“Achievements”). People were touched and impacted, yet they only know him for his tennis accomplishments. He, Arthur Ashe, dedicated his life to helping others, as his life was goal was to help the poor, unfortunate, and misinformed (Carter)....   [tags: Tennis, Arthur Ashe, African American, Grand Slam]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Death of a Salesman Critical Response Have you ever felt compelled to reconcile your past uncertainties because of the desire of attaining acceptance. In Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”, Willy Loman, the protagonist, is a salesman blinded by his own delusion. This self delusion affects him and the people around him. The delusion also affects the standards of success that he created throughout his life to make sure his ambiguity is not transferred to individuals around him. These standards guide him towards his emphasised view of who he is and what he wants to achieve, causing pressure to both himself and Biff Loman, another main character....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Lee J. Cobb]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- In literature and in life, people endure events which are the effects from the relationships between a parent and their child. In Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller it is evident how the relationship between Willy and his sons creates the downfall of the dysfunctional Loman family. Miller depicts the possessiveness that exists in humans through Willy Loman. In the 1949 era to preserve a healthy household it was important for the father-son relationship to be strong. If conflicts were to arise in their relationship the entire family would collapse and fail....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Son, Arthur Miller]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- The American Dream in today’s society is a concept that differs for each individual. For some, it is to be rich and to have a financially stable career. For others, it may be to start a family that will carry on a legacy for generations. Even though for each this may be personalized, a constant connection that the American Dream has for all is the search for happiness. In the play Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller, the American Dream is a theme that’s interpretation varies from character to character....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Want, WANT]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is a tragedy that recounts the journey of Willy Loman, a salesman in his sixties, who attempts, but fails to achieve success through his own approach by being popular and well-liked. Miller uses several motifs to develop his theme, which is that people who are suffering, but continue not to be mindful of their actions and ideals, and not adapt to the current situation, will continue to suffer. Willy’s idea of success and his stubbornness to this idea is revealed using the motif of popularity....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Lee J. Cobb]

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The Arthur Ashe Courage Award

- On July 15, 2015, Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is presented each year to an individual whose contributions have gone beyond sports. Many people may not recognize the name Caitlyn Jenner since only a few months prior, she was known as Bruce Jenner. In 1976, he was considered the best male athlete in the world. He won the men’s decathlon, which consists of ten events of track and field. Through all this, Bruce struggled with his self identity....   [tags: Sociology, Suicide, Arthur Ashe Courage Award]

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The Distinguishing between Hester and Dimmesdale in Nathaniel

- Both Hester and Dimmesdale, are characters in the Scarlet Letter. They suffer with the guilt of the sin of adultery that they committed. At the time, the Puritans looked down on this type of sin. Hester and Dimmesdale can be compared and contrast in the way they handled their scarlet letter, their cowardliness, and their belief of what the afterlife is. Hester and Dimmesdale both bear a scarlet letter but the way they handle it is different. Hester’s scarlet letter is a piece of clothing, the “SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom” (Hawthorn 51)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Love for Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne

- Love for Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne *Works Cited Not Included Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, is a brilliant story about truth and love. He wrote The Scarlet Letter during a time in the 19th century when romantic literature was popular in America. His tale dwells on the sin of adultery in a Puritan village. The first character that Hawthorne puts to life is Hester Prynne, a young bride awaiting her husband. Next, Hawthorne suspiciously sneaks Arthur Dimmesdale into the plot, an inspired Puritan minister who is beloved by the citizens....   [tags: Papers]

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Arthur's Knights and The Light Beyоnd The Forest

- The Light Beyоnd The Forest Introductiоn This stоry features the exploits оf the many well-known knights оf King Arthur's Round Table -- Lancelot, Percival, Bоrs, Gawain, and Galahad -- each оf whom seeks tо find the cup оf the Last Supper. The Arthurian knights, who sat with King Arthur around a circular table, became the focal point оf fellowship between knights. Some оf them are famous as heroes and champiоns оf just cause (Pyle, 84-89). In theоry, they were brothers; however, jealousy, envy and hatred existed with the fellowship....   [tags: Chivalry, round table, King Arthur]

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle

- The aim of this article is to explore the tensions of English masculine identity in The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle in which men often feel entrapped by emotional, social and psychological roles imposed upon them during times of economic depression, imperialism and foreign competition. In nineteenth-century England, masculinity embraced a variety of components, including race, class, and gender. The concept of “manliness,” essential to the Victorians, underwent some changes: “To the early Victorian it represented a concern with a successful transition from Christian immaturity to maturity, demonstrated by earnestness, selflessness and integrity; to the late Victorian it s...   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle]

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Perceptions of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth in the Scarlet Letter

- Chillingworth and Dimmesdale: Reflections of True Puritan Society 18th century’s perception of the Puritan Society was that Puritans were a zealous community of people that lived with strict moral standards which allowed them to live in perfect harmony. However, the truth is Puritans were overly zealous whose values created paranoia and intolerance for other views. Through the characters Dimmesdale and Chillingworth who are also falsely perceived, Hawthorne suggest they are representative of the dour living of Puritan society that is hidden by the puritan’s tranquil and utopian outlook....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Proctor vs. Minister Dimmesdale

- John Proctor was a main character in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” He was a farmer in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600’s. He was put to death when he would not admit to practicing witchcraft. Minister Dimmesdale was a main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” He fathered a child out of wedlock in a sinful relationship, and fell to his death when he couldn’t take the guilt any longer. John Proctor and Minister Dimmesdale had several things in common, but also had several differences....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The, Bioengineering And Self Improvement, By Arthur Caplan

- The use of bioethics to alter one’s physical and mental happiness is portrayed as deceitful to many. This critical analysis evaluates an essay that pledges justification for self-improvement as morally right. The essay, “Bioengineering and Self-Improvement,” was written by Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics and the University of Pennsylvania and director of Center for Bioethics. As presented in the essay, the author is supports using technology in improving one’s vigor and appearance. In fact, he declares that bioengineering improves one’s self through boosted confidence and self-respect....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Better, Arthur Caplan]

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Bioengineering And Self Improvement By Arthur Caplan

- Bioengineering and Self-Improvement The practice of bioethics to alter one’s physical and mental happiness is portrayed as deceitful to many. This critical analysis evaluates an essay that pledges justification for self-improvement as morally right. The essay, “Bioengineering and Self-Improvement,” was written by Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics and the University of Pennsylvania and director of Center for Bioethics. As presented in the essay, the author supports using technology in improving one’s vigor and appearance....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Better, Arthur Caplan]

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Proctor versus Dimmesdale in Miller's The Crucible

- Proctor vs Dimmesdale In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the characters John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale are victims of the puritan ethics of Moderation and Unvarying Faith. These ethics are reflected in the way that they are forced to act like everyone else, resulting in a feeling of being trapped, as well as internal and physical torture, which led to their eventual demise. Hawthorne’s character Arthur Dimmesdale is the epitome of what a puritan should be....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Dimmesdale’s Moral Tragedy in the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Dimmesdale’s Moral Tragedy The Ten Commandments plainly say you, "'Shall not commit adultery.” In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s historical story, The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, bares the most brutal effects of such sin. This is due to several reasons. The most observable reason for his eventual breakdown is the fact that he keeps his sin a secret. Arthur Dimmesdale's sin was the same as Hester's, except Arthur, through his own disagreeable actions, leaves himself in a position to either ignore the community's idea that he is a pure and Godly man or to trick them....   [tags: exposed breast, secret, feelings]

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Arthur Miller's Portrayal of Willy in "Death of a Salesman"

- The play opens with a description of the house. Which shows the house and Willy starting of as a failure, he fails by cheating on his wife and not respecting his friends. “Towering angular shapes behind it, surrounding it on all sides” This shows at the beginning that Willy is going to be a failure as his house is old and is small compared to the others and they all lean over the old crooked building making it look small worthless and untidy. Which shows he has no money to buy a big house that leans over the others, and as a salesman you would have thought that he would have had a lot of money as he is a working salesman....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman,]

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A Literary Analysis of the Hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hwathorne

- A Literary Analysis of the Hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne describes the struggles of a young woman, Hester Prynne, a women found guilty of adultery. Hester's punishment is to wear the scarlet letter “A” to inform the entire town that this woman is a sinner. Throughout the novel, the reader comes to know Hester, the sinner, Reverend Dimmesdale, the minister that Hester had an affair with; and Chillingworth, Hester’s estranged husband whose vengeful mission is to get back at Dimmesdale....   [tags: hester prynne, dimmesdale]

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Hysteria Creates Unexpected Actions in Arthur Millers' "The Crucible"

- Hysteria is characterized as an uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often portrayed by irrationality. Hysteria supplants logic and enables people to believe that their neighbors, whom they have grown to trust, do things that one would normally find anomalous much like in Arthur Millers The Crucible. Wherever hysteria takes place, it fosters distortion of truth, unfathomable actions, and false accusations causing communities to rip apart. People who died in the haste of fear and uncertainty were unnecessary because fear clouds the judgment and perception of a person....   [tags: Hysteria, Arthur Miller, Crucible, ]

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Mr. Dimmesdale's Feelings of Guilt and Shame in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter"

- Guilt, shame, and penitence are just a few of the emotions that are often associated with a great act of sin. Mr. Arthur Dimmesdale, a highly respected minister of a 17th century Puritan community, is true example of this as he was somehow affected by all of these emotions after committing adultery. Due to the seven years of torturous internal struggle that finally resulted in his untimely death, Mr. Dimmesdale is the character who suffered the most throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter, guilt, charac]

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The Struggles of the Worn Out Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman"

- From the time Arthur Miller began writing plays, till his recent death in 2005, he had never had such a well know play as Death of a Salesman. This play was first performed in the late 1940’s. It reveals the struggle of an old, worn out, salesman who is upset with the life that he has created. With the strain of his past mistakes lurking in the back of his mind, Willy cannot handle the stress and begins to have hallucinations of the past about the things he could have changed. 1.) Towards the end of Willy’s life he is beginning to realizing all the destruction not only of himself, but of his family, marriage, and job....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Death of A Salesman, ]

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible: A Defense for His Communist Friends

- Arthur Miller was an American author who was born in 1915. He wrote ‘the crucible’ in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americans were accusing each other of pro-communist beliefs. Many of Miller’s friends were being attacked as communists and in 1956; Miller himself was brought before the House of Un-American Activities Committee where he was found guilty of beliefs in communism. The verdict was reversed in 1957 in an appeals court. The crucible was written to warn people about the mass hysteria that happened in Salem and how the McCarthy period could follow the same route....   [tags: Arthur Miller, communism, crucible,]

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History Repeats Itself: Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

- In the story The Crucible, the plot and structure add meaning to the play. Arthur Miller does this by connecting the events of the Red Scare to the Salem Witch Trials. He does this by making the comparisons of how easily it is to trust false things, jump to conclusions too quickly, and believe irrational fears. In the first act of The Crucible, the setting revolved around the community. The community was curious as to if witch craft was happening in the forest where Parris caught the girls dancing....   [tags: Crucible, Arthur Miller, ]

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The Truth Shall Set You Free: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn

- Every action reaps its consequences. This veracity is revealed in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, published by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields in 1850. Categorized into the genre of romance, The Scarlet Letter has a solemn, dark, mysterious, and almost eerie mood. The historical novel is set in the strict Puritan society of seventeenth century Boston, Massachusetts. When the book begins, the past action of adultery has already been committed. The story then follows the characters involved in the dirty deed and skillfully details their responses to the consequences....   [tags: adultery, pearl, dimmesdale]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- French poet Jean De La Fontaine once said, “Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret does.” Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a tale of a woman named Hester Prynne who is involved in an infidelity scandal. As a result she is punished by the relentless society and is ordered to bear a scarlet “A” on her bosom for the remainder of her life which stands for adulterer. However, the mystery as to who the father is of her newborn baby, Pearl would remain a mystery for seven years....   [tags: Character Analysis of Dimmesdale]

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