The Puritan society itself was a lesson in hypocrisy. So why was the first thing to be built in Boston a prison? If everyone did what they thought was right, or even just what they wanted, we would all be living in chaos. It was because Hester wanted to be with Dimmesdale. When Dimmesdale confesses, he basically says that they will never be together again because he was going to hell, … while she, Hester, was going to heaven. Meanwhile, Roger Chillingworth is becoming a hotshot doctor in the town. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg. She is acknowledging that he can not live with the crime in the same way that she can.
As she watches Chillingworth grow more vengeful and Dimmesdale weaker under the weight of his guilt, she further realizes that the man her soul is bound to is not the man the Church has bound her to. In the beginning, Hester appears as one of the stronger characters in the story, as seen by her bravery on the platform in which she is sentenced to stand on for three hours in front of the town. He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart. My final decision was a quote in Chapter 5, on page 73. Like so many marriages in this period, their marriage is, basically, a business arrangement.
I believe that society should control how you behave ion your own time, but only to a certain extent. Those were the only options. The judges of the town ask Pearl some questions about religion and Pearl cannot answer them. After he is shipwrecked and captured by Native Americans and presumed dead, Hester continues to live her life as a seamstress in the town. Her community condemns her even more harshly for her silence.
What role, if any, does she play in bringing about his confession? He is pretending to be someone who he is not, just to do evil. Many people break laws, even if they know their consequences, so imagine the world without any law. Likewise, Pearl's irreverence to the morals and mores of Puritan life may be an example of how to live in the world if one is to seek salvation. Shortly after the birth of the child and her punishment, Hester's husband reappears and demands that she tell him the name of the child's father. That is why she returns to Boston.
Nathaniel Hawthorne A True Husband To the community, Hester violated not only God's law, but man's. Sin strengthens Hester, humanizes Dimmesdale, and turns Chillingworth into a demon. He punishes himself by whipping himself or fasting until he passes out. Hester exhibits great courage all throughout The Scarlet Letter. Though it was tough on their marriage, they were able to get past it and ultimately spend 40 years together before her death. Since Hester wears it, people shun her. Set in a Puritan community in 1640s Massachusetts Bay Colony, the novel calls into question readers' assumptions about the nature of sin and adultery.
Hester Prynne came from Amsterdam to Boston two years ago. Does adultery really have no impact upon the lives of others? Today we have laws forcing motorcycle riders to wear helmets, laws that make suicide illegal, and laws against speeding on an empty highway, among many others. She married him as a young bride, submitting to the pressures of her family and the expectations of her society. They often had little education and even less economic opportunities. Another type of conflict present in the Scarlet Letter is person versus self, the person being Hester. Question 8: Conflict is at the heart of the plot.
Your family and friends will loose confidence on you because you are ruining a family that do not know you. In my opinion, the greatest role she has on him is making him feel extremely guilty. If you chose C , congrats: you've won the Hester Prynne Award for Nearly Incomprehensible Actions. In other words, she's no longer a pure woman—because she's had sex outside of marriage—but she can become a saint if she's able to put up with the scorn of the town. In the end Arthur tells everyone in the town that he had dirty sex. Hester Prynne, a woman punished for adultery, is isolated by herself and her community, but breaks free from strict Puritan society.
In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, the most evident conflict to me is that Hester Prynne has an affair with Arthur Dimmesdale who happens to impregnate her. A lot of women would agree also that once a man is a cheater-always a cheater. Temptation got the best of both of them and a child was created, Pearl. I also agree with that because she knew that she was a married woman and if you are committed in a marriage you should stay loyal, especially if you live in a strict Puritan society. They have a son, Harry, 5. If this was Hawthorne's intent, then Hester's daughter may be a path to her salvation.
These antitheses can be found by a look at the different roles of adultery in the novels. Pearl does not let her father get away with much and she uses her actions to call him out on his refusal to speak out about her being his daughter. We don't know much about Hester when the book opens, but we know two things: 1 She's been alone in New England for the past two years because her husband, a wealthy English scholar, sent her ahead to the Massachusetts Bay Colony while he took care of business alone. Thou and I, Hester, never did so! Everybody is different, and in many cases that quote is incorrect. After Hester got caught and was an outcast, she became a stronger woman. Question 10: Identify three strong examples of irony. She feels the guilt and shame from what is considered her mortal sin.
Master Prynne, also known as Roger Chillingworth, was partly responsible for Hester Prynne's relationship with Reverend Dimmesdale because his absence of communication for two years caused her to think that he was dead. They said that it meant. Arthur: A well respected man and minister of Boston who also happens to be the father of Pearl. This made Chillingworth guilty because he knew that he should have spoken up. The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was an objective description of the life of Hester Prynne, who is an adulteress. He has her punished because she cheats on him.