Hester Prynne Arthur Dimmesdale
929 wordsBy definition, a symbol is something concrete that represents or suggests another thing that cannot in itself be pictured. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many people as symbols throughout The Scarlet Letter. The characters of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Pearl, and Roger Chillingworth all represent sin. However, these four symbolize different aspects of sin. Through the character of Hester Prynne, Hawthorne shows how sin can make a person stronger. When Hester commits adultery, the Puritan punish...
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Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Hester And Dimmesdale
1,791 wordsOften in society people are placed under a microscope and criticized, punished, and despised for their individual choices and flaws. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels; otherwise the emotions are bottled up until they become so compacted they erupt. Unfortunately, Puritan society does n...
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The Effects Of Sin Upon Arthur Dimmesdale
819 wordsHawthorn 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. Arthur Dimmesdale's sin was the same as Hester's, except ...
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Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
1,314 wordsIn The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are many characters that transform; one of them is Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale committed a great sin of the puritan society, he slept with another mans wife and Hester Prynne became pregnant. Hester was punished for her sin but Arthur Dimmesdale had not admitted to it, so he lives with this guilt and it is much worst for him because he is a puritan minister. Dimmesdale inflicts punishment upon himself because of his adulterated sin. ...
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Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Hester And Pearl
1,301 wordsIn Hawthorne's classic, The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is a self-confessed coward and hypocrite. He is fully aware of the means by which he must liberate his soul from the confines of his grave sin, and make his concord with God. Yet, throughout the story his confession remains an impediment, constraining him, from then onwards, to a life of atonement. Reverend Dimmesdale's guilt complex causes him to cultivate a crop of internal conflicts. He attempts to divest himself of his pe...
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The Scarlet Letter By Hawthorne
987 wordsThe Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne addresses the question of national morality in his work The Scarlet Letter. Through a careful examination of the central characters of the work and an understanding of the underlying ideas of Hawthorne, a view on national morality emerges. Hawthorne criticizes the fundamentalist Puritan characters, particularly Dimmesdale, by showing their hypocrisy and displaying the failures of Puritans and their form of a national morality. The treatment of ...
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1,784 wordsThe Scarlet Letter Before disclosing his notions and beliefs on national morality, Hawthorne begins his story, The Scarlet Letter, with a discussion of the Puritan state of Salem set in the 1600 's. It is often problematic to discern Hawthorne's views about Puritanism due to his ambiguity. He reveres the Puritan conviction and their ability to conform to the controls of their faith. However, he condemns them for the bigotry and utter intolerance they show for opposing viewpoints and perspectives...
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Wear The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne
905 wordsThe Scarlet Letter, a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorn takes place in Boston of 1640 of Puritan community. It shows a dark, gray, violently moral society found as a kind of Puritan Utopia. The main characters in the story are Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. This novel illustrates the effects of sin on the heart and minds, how a persons downfall may be caused by the destructive human emotions of hidden guilt and revenge. In The Scarlet Letter, hidden sin destroys Dimmesdale,...
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Arthur Dimmesdale Character Analysis
499 wordsCharacter Analysis Of Arthur Dimmesdale From THE Character Analysis Of Arthur Dimmesdale From THE SCARLET LETT Character Analysis of Arthur Dimmesdale The Scarlet Letter is a story of characters that have to live and deal with the effects of sin in different ways. Of these characters, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is the character portrayed as the most weak and unable. Despite this portrayal Dimmesdale was a stronger character than given credit for. His unbelievable amount of control in his way...
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1,455 wordsIn the novel The Scarlet Letter there are many characters. Out of the four important characters in the novel Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale has the best story. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale has a very important role in the book, because if he was not in it there would be no book. Arthur Dimmesdale was the fellow adulterer, the father of the elf-child, Pearl, and the minister of the town. Dimmesdale was a person of very striking aspect, with a white, lofty, and impending brow, large, brown, melancholy e...
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1,390 wordsIrish novelist Brian Moore observed, There comes a point in many people? s lives when they can no longer play the role they have chosen for themselves (Bookshelf 95). From Hollywood movie stars to professional athletes, people have and will continue to lead false lives, under the public spotlight, concealing their personal travails. In literature, the preceding statement has held true numerous times, in works such as Nathaniel Hawthorne? s The Scarlet Letter. Minister and respected citizen, Arth...
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1,701 wordsNATIONAL MORALITY IN HAWTHORNE S THE SCARLET LETTER Since the beginning of time, man has gathered himself in communities in order to better facilitate the needs and interests of individuals. As institutions developed to govern these communities, the idea of a collective good emerged. Central to the idea of a collective good is the responsibility of the community in forming a sense of national morality. Should this morality come from the government or religion? Perhaps, individuals should take re...
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311 wordsThe Sides of the Characters of the Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the book in the times of the puritans in the 1600 s. The Characters of the book include Hester Prynne, Pearl, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingsworth. The first person I will talk about is Roger Chillingsworth, who is nice to the townspeople, Hester and Pearl. The other side of Chillingsworth shows him as an evil person, associated with the Devil. Here is a quote that explains how evil Roger is to Arthur Dimm...
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2,964 wordsHawthorne's novel describes the life of an adulteress, Hester Prynne, who is shunned by her judgmental community. She gave birth to her daughter Pearl out of wedlock, while her partner of iniquity, (Hawthorne 59) a minister named Arthur Dimmesdale, never revealed his black secret of their affair. Although Hester suffered public ridicule, the minister suffered no immediate consequence. However, guilt has a way of killing a person silently. In the end, Dimmesdale's black secret had a greater negat...
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5,631 wordsGuilt as Reparation for Sin in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a novel about a Puritan woman who has committed adultery and must pay for her sin by wearing a scarlet A on her bosom. The woman, Hester Prynne, must struggle through everyday life with the guilt of her sin. The novel is also about the suffering that is endured by not admitting to one s wrongs. Reverend Mister Dimmesdale learns that secrecy only makes the guilt increase. Nathaniel Hawthorne is trying to display how guilt is ...
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2,734 wordsthey, Beauty, and Revenge Symbolism within The Scarlet Letter August 31, 2000 According to the American Heritage Dictionary, symbolism is? the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships. ? Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, uses much symbolism throughout the course of his complex novel. Through the use of symbolism Hawthorne gives the book a much deeper meaning. There are many sy...
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1,837 wordsFreedom within a Forest Often in society people are placed under a microscope and criticized, punished, and despised for their individual choices and flaws. In Nathaniel Hawthorne? s, The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels; otherwise the emotions are bottled up until they become so compacted they erupt. Unfortunatel...
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1,087 wordsA great deal of blood has been shed and many wars have been fought during the history of civilization; however, mans greatest battle and most formidable enemy is only himself. Humans like to think of themselves as faultless, but sin is inevitable. Mankind is a sinful race; therefore, everyone has sinned. This has been made only more evident with the passing of time and the development of the human character. Not every person has the ability to address the concept of sin and also display it in a ...
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794 wordsBy: Valerie The Cowardice of Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, behavior is centered around a rigid Puritan society that leads to great consequences in the lives of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Their act of adultery greatly effects their lives and its result greatly alters their presence in the community. Hester handles her situation with as much dignity and pride as possible while Dimmesdale, the minister, acts in a different and cowardl...
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