The Scarlet Letter Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of The Effects of Human Nature Caused by Guilt, from the Scarlet Letter.
This section contains 696 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Effects of Human Nature Caused by Guilt, from the Scarlet Letter

The Effects of Human Nature Caused by Guilt, from the Scarlet Letter

Summary: Provides a brief overview of guilt and uses examples from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter."
Guilt is a leech that feeds off a person's personality. People can be consumed by their own self-judgment, and remorse. They hate themselves for the sin that they have committed. Obsessed to repair the damages of this shameful act, they hide the deepest secrets of their existence. Guilt leads to other emotions, which they hope will cover this blemish on their heart. Love is sought after and is sometimes falsified in order to relieve the pain. Guilt leads to justice, because there is always a point at which guilt will break a person down. When that point is reached their world crumbles and their sin is put on display for humanity to see. The way in which a person reacts to guilt defines their character and their faults.

Guilt is a part of human nature that is acquired...

(read more)

This section contains 696 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Effects of Human Nature Caused by Guilt, from the Scarlet Letter
Copyrights
BookRags
The Effects of Human Nature Caused by Guilt, from the Scarlet Letter from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.