A Comparison And Contrast In Both A's Worn By Hester And Dimmesdale



The two A's worn in the novel by both Hester and Dimmesdale are
dramatically different, yet they are born and made by the same identical sins.
These letters are also differentiated by the infinitely changing emotional state
and physical well being of the character, the towns views of morality and
natural order, and the affecting environment. The two sins of most importance
in the novel and that serve the greatest beneficiality in the appearance of the
A's are--of course-- adultery and hypocrisy.
The separation in the appearance of both of the A's begins with each
characters own personal interpretation of the extremity of their sins. Where
Hester's A is beautiful and artistically done ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

by. Dimmesdale's interpretation of his sin is much more severe than
Hester's, it is a breach and direct contradiction of his own self consciousness
and physical existence. Therefore the appearance of his A, even though it is
never directly described in the novel, must be raw, jagged, and brutally crooked
(...a ghastly rapture; pg.95). Maybe Dimmesdale's self torture is so horrifying
or inconceivable that it is either indescribable, (...too mighty to be expressed
only by the eye of his figure; pg.95), or best left up to the reader's
imagination. Unlike Hester, Dimmesdale, because of self interpretation, cannot
in any way conceive his sins of being anything but evil.
Although the appearance of the A's are proportional to the
interpretation by each character; also the appearance of the A's is directly
correlated between the consequences each character receives because of their
sins, both Hester's and Dimmesdale's punishment is introduced through a new
character and some sort of ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login


CITE THIS PAGE:

A Comparison And Contrast In Both A's Worn By Hester And Dimmesdale. (2007, September 23). Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Comparison-Contrast-Both-Worn-Hester-Dimmesdale/71628
"A Comparison And Contrast In Both A's Worn By Hester And Dimmesdale." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 23 Sep. 2007. Web. 23 Oct. 2020. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Comparison-Contrast-Both-Worn-Hester-Dimmesdale/71628>
"A Comparison And Contrast In Both A's Worn By Hester And Dimmesdale." Essayworld.com. September 23, 2007. Accessed October 23, 2020. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Comparison-Contrast-Both-Worn-Hester-Dimmesdale/71628.
"A Comparison And Contrast In Both A's Worn By Hester And Dimmesdale." Essayworld.com. September 23, 2007. Accessed October 23, 2020. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Comparison-Contrast-Both-Worn-Hester-Dimmesdale/71628.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 9/23/2007 09:50:00 PM
Category: Book Reports
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 582
Pages: 3

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
A Comparison And Contrast Of Lo...
A Comparison And Contrast Of Lo...
A Comparison And Contrast Of Th...
A Comparison And Contrast Of Th...
Comparison And Contrast Of Two ...
"A White Heron" And "The Beast ...
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Cont...
A Feministic Comparison and Lin...
The Ancient Mariners Of The Med...
A Comparison Of Romeo And Julie...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2020 Essayworld. All rights reserved