Themes in The Scarlet Letter
A Coggle Diagram about Guilt
( ("Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanded nature. ever deeding to detect some dark and add peculiarity that should correspond with the qualities to which she owed her being"
), "Indelicacy!- the horrible ugliness of this exposure of a sick and guilty heart to the very eye that would gloat over it!"
, He looked like the darkly engraved portraits which we see profixed to old volumes of sermons and had no more right than one of those portraits would have to step forth, as he now did, and meddle with a question of human guilt and anguish.
, "No man for any considerable periode can wear one face to himself a d another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true"
, but with no such shape as his guilty imagination gave it or at least with so little definiteness that another guilt might have seen another symbol in it.
, Dimmesdale begins to abuse himself physically he scouges himself with a whip he fasts and he holds extended vigils.
and Guilt can effect a person individual mentally, emotionally, and physically
("God as direct consequence of the sin which man thus punished, had given her a lovely child"
, "The exception indicated the ever relentless vigour with which society frowned upon her sin"
, "She knew her deed had been evil" (VI.1
, Man had marked this womens sin by a scarlet letter which had such potent and disastrous effcacy that no human sympathy could reach hersave it like sinful herself (VI.1)
, "what-for my own heavy sin and miserable agony"
-I withheild myself
and A person must own up and live with thier sins
), The exception indicated the ever tenderness vigour with which society frowned upon her sin.
and Hawthrone Nathaniel . The Scarlet Letter. Actively Learn