There is little difference between this tractor and a tank. At first it seems like he is against the severe public punishment that Hester receives, but ultimately she transcends her humiliation and the scarlet letter and it becomes a badge of honor. His love of learning and intellectual pursuit attracts Dimmesdale. However, not only does sin mean an act against the accepted religious norms, but also a rebellion against social traditions. Symbol 2 The Rose Bush The rose bush is a bush of wild roses, which also appears in the first chapter. This enables Hester to live in exile and create her own peaceful life with Pearl.
When he knowingly smiles to Hester at the Election Day ceremony, he is acknowledging that he, too, will be on that ship bound for Europe, the faithful companion of the minister. Dimmesdale is sorely tempted by the idea of fleeing. Forman were the subjects of an adultery scandal in 1615 in England. This means that the Scarlet Letter is not something bad because God does not think so. The people are driven, intimidated, hurt by both. Their creed actually does not call for anything like that.
Eventually when Hester talks with him about whether Dimmesdale's debt has been paid, Chillingworth says that it would have been better had he died than endure seven years of vengeance. The townspeople feel the scarlet letter is Hester's brand of adultery a … nd begin to treat her as an outcast. The minister and the supposed judge, Dimmesdale, also deserves the punishment. She had an affair with Dimmesdale, the minister, while she was still married to a man, Roger Chillingworth, who had been in the woods for a long time. The main character, Hester, also serves as a living personification of the scarlet letter she is branded with.
However, when the novel nears its end, there is sunlight on Hester and Dimmesdale, which represents their true love and peace. This rhetoric serves the idea of confusion among who should be granted access to heaven and who should not. It is appropriate that Hester meets him in the dark forest, a place the Puritans see as the abode of the Black Man. Since the rose bush lasted over the oaks and pines it symbolizes that nature will alway … s continue to offer pity and compassion for whoever enters or exits the prison. Although the scarlet letter only signifies certain actions and the judgment of others, by taking ownership of the letter, Hester gives this non-living thing human qualities by making it a part of herself. The characteristics can also be emotions, feelings, or motives given to objects incapable of thought.
Irony: Something that conveys a meaning that is really opposite what it should. It again appears in the 23rd chapter where it is a symbol of freedom from long-lasting guilt and secret, as Dimmesdale confesses everything before dying. It is because the law is mixed with the Bible commandments and human judgment, both are wrongly used. Is the power that turns the long furrows wrong? Second, with Pearl in her life, there is no hiding the affair that put the scarlet letter on her breast. She does take it off for a brief moment in the forest when she meets Reverend Dimmesdale. Simile: A comparison of two unlikely things using like or as. Pearl is sitting listening to the brook and interprets its kind, quiet babbles as it being sad.
It also shows the love, forgiveness, and grace of God upon them. When Dimmesdale surprises the physician and climbs the scaffold to confess, Chillingworth knows the minister is about to escape him. This is what makes Chillingworth diabolical and, in Hawthorne's eyes, the greatest sinner. Exclamatory sentence: A sentence that shows surprise or sudden emotion. King's Chapel Burying Ground , mentioned in the final paragraph, exists; the Elizabeth Pain gravestone is traditionally considered an inspiration for the protagonists' grave. Since her scarlet letter was worn in the light, she was able to grow just like the rose-bush from.
Personification means giving inanimate non-living things human attributes, like 'the sunlight danced with the clouds'. Another example is a passage that describes roses offering beauty to people coming to and from the jail. . Symbol 10 The Black Man A Black Man appears twice in the storyline of this novel. Bankers started repossessing land, and thus Steinbeck personifies the banks to want the land. After Dimmesdale dies Hester keeps the scarlet letter on to show her love for Dimmesdale.
This creates the idea that two of the only constants for society are criminals and death. Even when he was married to Hester, a beautiful, young woman, he shut himself off from her and single-mindedly pursued his scholarly studies. Art is a jealous mistress. From this we can see that Pearl is marking the difference between them. This is also one of the major themes of The Scarlet Letter. A single family moved from the land.
. Hester works to bring a feeling of redemption by reaching out to the poor. Richard Dawkins' Out Campaign is represented with the Scarlet Letter A emblem. The radio stopped singing and continued to stare at me. Fanaticism to a deity is not a good thing.