Sometimes a light glimmered out of the physician's eyes, burning blue and ominous, like the reflection of a furnace, or, let us say, like one of those gleams of ghastly fire that darted from Bunyan's awful door-way in the hill-side, and quivered on the pilgrim's face.
He was described on page fifty-six by Hester Prynne as being "remarkable intelligence in his features, as of a person who had so cultivated his mental part that it could not fail to mold the physical to itself, and become manifest by unmistakable tokens." He spent so much of his time gaining knowledge he seemed to cut himself of from humanity.
He is a victim even before his arrival to the American Colony's, first by being captured by savage Indians.
This is first evident in the fact that he married Hester knowing she would never love him and yet he made her marry him anyway.
He admits this while talking to her in the jail cell.
122,123) He uses Dimmesdale's conviction to destroy his sanity, Chillingworth tries to blame Dimmesdale for his destruction instead of taking responsibility for his own actions and allowing for a peaceful agreement to come between him and Hester.
Author Dimmesdale was a victim to his conviction of his affair with Hester Prynne.
Using elements from essay question 1, consider the role and importance of names in this text.
For instance, the title character “Goodman Brown" has a name that at first suggests innocence and the will to do good (good-man) yet the last name—Brown suggests something that is darkened or otherwise soiled.
Not only is almost everyone Goodman Brown meets very duplicitous, but even objects take on a dual nature.
For instance, the staff that the man Goodman Brown meets carries (a man who, oddly enough, is a dual Goodman Brown in appearance—he just happens to be older) is both a staff and a snake that twists and seems to “wriggle itself like a living serpent." For this essay on “Young Goodman Brown" look at the role duplicity plays and consider the ways in which these dual characteristics of people and objects serves as an extended set of metaphors.