Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' The Great Gatsby ' Essay

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Timber to Reveal Character
Timber is the ultimate way of showing character. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses a built compassion tone for his character Hester and Dimmesdale to depict their personality. He ties it all into one to display a lesson of life to his audience.
Nathaniel Hawthorne writes, "It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility." The way of which the inner character of Hester is being represented is by a very melancholy tone that is amplified by her disdainful actions pertaining towards her sin of adultery. Hester could not have portrayed any other variation of character because the author elaborately composed her own individual saga. Hester wears her sin figuratively and in literal context because the author is rather insincere towards the past of the character. It is almost as if the author takes on a new persona with the tone he has with Hester as she is referred to within the text. The author 's tone is as if her sin is known and it becomes ubiquitously irate among the people that surround her. The author’s tone towards Hester in the text is truly conveyed when he writes "If thou feelest it to be for thy soul 's peace, and that thy earthly punishment will thereby be made more effectual to salvation, I charge…

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