Retrieved November 26, Their motives of confessing were different but they both accepted the fact that they had done something wrong. When they were accused each person was placed on a mobil cart, like cattle, and were transported to the local court where they were tried for their crime.
Hawthorne makes Chillingworth deformed, both physically and mentally. Yet Hester's unshakable faith in… Puritanism The Scarlet Letter presents a critical, even disdainful, view of Puritanism.
These "iron men and their rules" provide a backdrop for Hawthorne's story that keeps the conflict alive because public appearances and penance were dramatically important parts of the Puritan community.
Sin The Puritans believed people were born sinners. Maybe he believed that women contributed more to society than their role as good housewives and child bearers, or maybe he was trying to point out the injustice of punishing women who commit adultery.
At first, he minds his own business; later on, he becomes very involved with what goes on in The Crucible, By Arthur Miller words - 7 pages This essay is about the moral dilemma John Proctor is faced with.
Therefore, Hester, in her mind, has not committed a sin. No amount of punishment, ridicule and disgrace could make Esther crumble under the watchful eyes of the Puritans making Esther one of the most popular heroines of classic literature. Some are struck by evil in a form of deceit, greed, or pride, as seen in Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth in the novel The Scarlet Letter.
While exposing sin is meant to help the sinner and provide an example for others, such exposure does more than merely protect the community. Where Puritanism is merciless and rigid, nature is forgiving and flexible. Although it took the death of the one I loved to make me realize how some of my actions may have been mistaken but I keep with my prayers so that the lord can forgive my wrongdoings.
She wore her scarlet letter with pride, outlining it in a beautiful fabric with gold trim to match. Then let the magistrates, who have made it of no effect, thank themselves if their own wives and daughters go astray. The novel begins with Esther emerging from prison holding Pearl, her illegitimate baby whom she had borne out of an act of adultery.
Dimmesdale felt guilty for not confessing his crime when Hester was on the scaffold. Dimmesdale is a minister, one whom the people look up to for guidance and direction. By being publicly humiliated Hester at first became depressed because she felt alone in the world with only her daughter to comfort her, who was still another reminder of what she had done.
Throughout the book Hawthorn has many hidden descriptions of the scarletletter. The fact that Hawthorne made Esther into a heroine gives the impression that he wanted to point out that females can be authority figures and that some of rules the puritans meted out were as harsh as they were silly.
To show people that she owned herself and that she wasnt going to let this ruin her life she elaborately embroidered.
Hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter You are here: A gold-threaded, scarlet A 51 onto her garments. However, while succumbing to the will of the court, she does not for an instant truly believe that she sinned. His knowledge of their beliefs and his admiration for their strengths were balanced by his concerns for their rigid and oppressive rules.
On the contrary, Dimmesdale was a man of low integrity, for he would not confess the truth about his adulteress affair with Hester until seven years after the fact. Rather than seeing their own potential sinfulness in Hester, the townspeople see her as someone whose transgressions outweigh and obliterate their own errors.
There they can discuss a central conflict of the novel: The stocks were a form of public indictment — and, therefore, deterrent — of bad behavior. Mistress Hibbins symbolizes this world in The Scarlet Letter. This idea of loosing his name, and the shame that would come with the public humiliation was too much for John, so he rebuked his confession.
Because of this she was condemned to wear a scarlet and gold letter on her chest. Calvinists were a very introspective lot who constantly searched their souls for evidence that they were God's Elect. Chillingworth goes on to admit that he has no desire for vengeance against Hester: Before he was hanged, Elizabeth, his wife, was asked to get him to confess that he was practicing witchcraft.
Chillingworth admits to Hester that he is to blame for their poor marriage. There were few gray areas in the standards of behavior expected by the Puritans and taught early to their children.
Through this sacrifice, he has balanced all the sins he has made. Esther however, did not instill these rules into Pearl. The fact that she accepts the courts decision so meekly and wears the scarlet letter denoting her as an adulteress is the first way in which she is hypocritical.
If he is to remain true to himself and honest, as Hester says he must for his conscience's sake, then he must go back to the world in which he is comfortable, even if it eventually means his public humiliation and death. Crucible Closing Discussion Ques.
Socrative In-Class Discussion. You will have a paper copy to write on, this is link is in case you misplace it. You will have a paper copy to. Religious Hypocrisy Arthur Miller, The Crucible Miller's play, first published inis perhaps the closest to The Scarlet Letter on the surface, as it also looks back on the Puritan period to.
In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne asserts that a true and individual faith is more desirable than an externally imposed religious structure. He accomplishes this by criticizing the. The Crucible and Scarlet Letter.
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller and The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne are both examples of how the society can be caught up in upholding their traditions and beliefs such that they are willing to subject those who are caught breaking the law are punished in any means necessary.
In both. The Scarlet Letter examines the interaction of these characters and the reaction of these characters to Hester’s sin. Although Hester’s sin is at first supposed to be adultery, in fact adultery is just one of the many bases Hawthorne could use to build the story around. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller's The Crucible are both distinctly different narratives of the Salem Witch trials.
The Scarlet Letter is a novel and The Crucible is a play.Scarlet letter and crucible letter