“I would become a social outcast if I told the police who committed the crime. It’s like an X is crossed over your name and you are off the list. But it depends on the crime also, if it was a robbery you would just be hated, if it was a murder, people might come after you or one of your kids,” said King. “That is why it is so much easier to use the code of silence and say you didn’t say anything than risk losing a family member or your neighbor.”
A reader may label Dimmesdale the purest of the sinners. Adultery, in the Christian world, is the one of the greatest sins a man can commit, second only to premeditated murder. In a Puritan society, it must be close to the same. Dimmesdale tries to purge himself of this evil sin by scourging and self-denial. However, he shies away from public confession, rationalizing the good he can instill in other men and women with his sermons. We find this illogical reasoning on page He endures Chillingworth's revenge and hatred while trying to preach what he doesn't practice. At his weakest point, Hester tempts him to cave in to the sin and do it all over again. Out of desperation to flee from the torture, he crumbles
It is easier to move forward once some forgiveness has been made. My parents have been abusive, but in order to regain some peace, I have begun to forgive the pass and it's actions, although they were not okay, dwelling in the past only causes more pain. Forgiveness has been proven to help with healing, and being able to move through trauma, which we have definitely caused within their community. The story of Lumaajuuq is a lesson on how to react to a problem in a way that does not cause pain and suffering to
Hawthorne gave the name Dimmesdale to the town’s reverend because of how he would change throughout the story. Dimmesdale’s personality would fade the longer the story went on. Dimmesdale's personality faded due to him feeling guilty of his sins and Roger Chillingworth taking the life right out of him. Dimmesdale felt guilty for the multiple sins he committed throughout the novel. At the beginning, Dimmesdale felt guilty that he had committed adultery. Dimmesdale decided he was not going to confess his sin even though he knew it was the right thing to do. Instead of taking on his troubles, he bottled them up inside of him, making him feel even more guilty than he already did. Dimmesdale could never really rid himself of this guilt because he did not confess his wrongdoing. To make matters worse, Roger Chillingworth was assigned to be the physician of this sick man. Chillingworth tortured Dimmesdale and only made the man's condition worsen. Towards the end, Dimmesdale feared he had signed his name in the the devils black book. This was the final straw for Dimmesdale. It was not until the final scene where Dimmesdale had died that he finally felt at peace with his life.
completely understand what this negative treatment is doing to her. She is just like a child
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. What drove Dimmesdale to hold in his self-condemning truth? To
immeasurably interested in acquiring fixed ideas of God, of the soul, and of their general duties to their Creator and their fellow men; for doubt on these first principles would abandon all their actions to chance and would condemn them in some way to disorder and impotence”. Dimmesdale lost sight of what his “fixed ideas” concerning his morals were and allowed guilt to control his life.
convey how awful her experience has been. She is simply a child, and these traits are very
physically abused by her father and that causes a diminish of hope within herself to become
Should people be convicted of crimes that are initially staged to seek out such individuals and
I think with any crime there should definitely be some sort of physical evidence to help convict a person. Time after time, victims tend to forget or add false details because they are so traumatized by the incident. This is why prosecutors should have complete physical evidence to convict someone else. Too many people are wrongfully accused for crimes they never committed and like the movie their lives never go back to normal. No amount of money in the world could ever get back the time lost away from family and friends, or help correct the life they may have had if they weren’t wrongly convicted. It seems to me that our justice system has become increasingly corrupted over the years. Many times the courts just want to convict someone with
Being the face of a religious community has a great responsibility, and Dimmesdale does not exactly live up to those high expectations of being a sinless child of God. Although Arthur Dimmesdale can show the brighter side of him at some points in the book, he still has hypocrisy as his greatest weakness. Chillingworth attempts to open hester's eyes, blind to his sin by arguing “his spirit lacked the strength that could have borne up, as thine has been, beneath a burden like thy scarlet letter” (Hawthorne 154). In other words, Reverend Dimmesdale can preach a good message on the consequences of sin, but can not deal with the consequences of his own sin. That's just another example of Dimmesdale's hypocrisy in a strict religious
Her bubbly attitude and determination to make me open up grew on me until I developed a sort of affection for her. We went everywhere together, but with the cold of the winter came the icy resentment I felt whenever she came to school obviously too drugged up to even concentrate. My fear that she would overdose or hurt herself was reminiscent of that which I experienced with my own father. I knew that as time passed my options were increasingly limitted, she wouldn't listen to my advise, she wouldn't come see me everyday anymore, and she found a boyfriend who could supply her with all of her "needs." Soon she almost mirrored my father and I did what I should have always done, I cut her off for good. Like for my father I never really gave up hope that she would come to her senses and get her life together, but she didn't want to change and I didn't want to be around her anymore. I had been surprised by how quickly I had become friends with her and I frankly thought that we could be friends for a long time. However, I realized that while she was changing into what she wanted to be I had to stand my ground and continue to become who I wanted to be, which meant I had to cut her off. Among all thoughts of this experience, one concept will always resonate in my mind which is that while SJ will be dismissed as a young girl who just seemed to be misguided, I will always be hyper analyzed as a product of my parents' own misguided ways. The
While she was in 9th and 10th grade she was facing bulling and she wanted accepted from her peers. Her class mate was teasing her because her language was not perfect like how they speak. She had a thick accent, because she was not born here. She was born in Haiti. They would call her any type of name that can break her down. She always does whatever her class mate is doing for them to accept her. Because of that now that she is a young adult it is so hard for her to believe guys and trust people, and other people to accept her that can turn out in a good way or bad way for her. The role of as a human service worker is that you make sure she have a therapy in school every twice a week. For her to keep a diary or note book to write down everything that happen to her while she do not see her therapy, so when her and the therapy meet again they can talk
Dimmesdale as a religious and innocent man caught in a bad situation. When describing Chillingworth’s ill treatment of Dimmesdale, Hawthorne says Chillingworth “dug into the poor clergyman’s heart like a miner searching for gold…” (125). In the same manner, Hawthorne employs this sympathetic tone when he describes Dimmesdale as having “high aspirations for the welfare of his race, warm love of souls, pure sentiments…” (126). By choosing words such as “pure,” “warm,” and “poor,” Hawthorne portrays Dimmesdale as an innocent man of god. As a result of the taunting of Chillingworth and the guilt of sin, Dimmesdale is portrayed by Hawthorne as virtuous and religious