In 17th century, there was a group of Christians, called puritans, in Massachusetts. One product that was different about puritans was that they had very rigorous rules, particularly sins. The two famous works, one by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter and 2nd by Arthur Miller, The Crucible, say a lot about puritan lives during this time duration.
The Scarlet Letter happened in Boston, Massachusetts, and The Crucible occurred in Salem, Massachusetts. Both of his works handle sin, its results on different characters, people’s reactions, each character’s conflicts, and their resolution to the disputes.
Dimmesdale, who is one of the primary characters in The Scarlet Letter, and John Proctor, who is in The Crucible. Dimmesdale is more about his regard than anything, while Proctor respects fact than his regard. We can get proofs by taking a look at their motivations, disputes, and conflict resolutions, which differ the very same way they do. Both, Dimmesdale and Proctor, are different males, however their external conflicts make them the most different. Dimmesdale and Proctor, are 2 of the main characters from books The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible respectively, who goes through numerous external disputes.
The disputes that both characters go through are different from each other. For instance, Dimmesdale has an external conflict with Chillingworth, his lover’s hubby, who wishes to give a lot of pain for devoting infidelity with his wife, Hester. “His fame, his position, his life, will remain in my hands.” (Chillingworth, Page 65). On the other hand, Proctor has an external dispute with Abigail, his enthusiast, who wants to deal with him for entire her life and kill his better half, Elizabeth Proctor. “Goody Proctor constantly kept poppets.” (Proctor, Act 2).
Both characters have disputes that led them a series of problems. Dimmesdale doesn’t know that Chillingworth is Hester’s hubby, therefore keeps him as a doctor for him. Chillingworth makes the most of this and keep giving Dimmesdale wrong medicines, which results in more and more pain for Dimmesdale. Hence, Dimmesdale need to suffer pain due to Chillingworth. John Proctor, character from The Crucible, however, has a various kind of problem. Abigail tries her best to get Proctor, which likewise includes implicating thirteen people from the town with Elizabeth Proctor.
When he admits about infidelity with Abigail in court, nobody listen to him. “I have made a bell of my honor! I have actually run the doom of my reputation– you will think me, Mr. Danforth! My partner is innocent, other than she understood a slut when se saw one!” (Proctor, Act 3). Dimmesdale have to suffer the pain of his heart, while Proctor has to go to prison. To put it simply, Dimmesdale have to go through inner pain, while Proctor needs to go through external discomfort. Dimmesdale’s conflict with Chillingworth and Proctors conflict with Abigail are their primary external conflicts, but they also have some internal disputes.
Dimmesdale and Proctor have their internal conflicts, which are absolutely different from each other’s conflicts. For instance, Dimmesdale is becoming sick day by day due to the internal dispute that, which is the regret of the sin of adultery. “It is for the factor that the minister keeps his hand over his heart!” (Pearl, Page 148). On other hand, Proctor has an internal conflict over confessing of committing adultery for the good of his partner or not. “(trembling, his life collapsing about him): I have actually understood her, sir. I have understood her.” (Proctor, Act 3).
Both of these character’s conflicts led them to problems. Because of Dimmesdale’s internal conflict, he end up being extremely sick and at the end died on the scaffold. He was feeling a lot guilt that he could not live therefore one night he goes to the scaffold and stands with Hester and Pearl. There is one paradoxical entity about his sickness. As he became sicker, his popularity increased in the town. Proctor, nevertheless, doesn’t go through a great deal of pain. He have problem with his other half due to Abigail and likewise throughout confessing in the court, he became extremely worried.
Proctor had to select life of his wife or his own. Simply put, if he admitted his better half would be conserved, however if he does not than he will be saved from public humiliation. Hence, both had different internal conflicts and likewise different effects due to those. Dimmesdale’s internal dispute due to his guilt and Proctor’s internal dispute of confessing or not are various, but their motivations in the books are likewise different. The characters Dimmesdale and Proctor have inspirations for acting in a specific way in books, The Scarlet Letter and the Crucible respectively, which are various.
For instance, keeping his regard in the town inspires Dimmesdale. “Hester, here is a brand-new scary! Roger Chillingworth knows your purpose to reveal his real character. Will he continue, then, to keep our secret? What will now be the course of his revenge?” (Dimmesdale, Page 162). On other hand, Proctor’s motivation is the love for his wife. “These are my pals. Their partners are also accused-I come not to harm the court: I only-” (Proctor, Act 3). Both characters are inspired in various methods to act the way they are acting in the book.
Since of Dimmesdale’s motivation, he keeps his guilt inside. He does not confess. Pearl even asks him to stand on the scaffold with Hester and her, but he refuses her. Therefore, his inspiration led him to suffer his discomfort and not confess. However, Proctor is inspired by the love for his other half. He took evidence with him that showed that Abigail is wrong in saying that his wife is witchcraft, but the judges overlook him. After trying that, he admits of dedicating adultery with Abigail, however due to his wife’s attempt of conserving him, the court doesn’t think him this time either.
He goes to prison and is hanged at the very end in attempt of conserving his spouse and of witchcraft. Dimmesdale’s regard and Proctor’s love for his spouse are motivations that lead them to act in the method they do are various, and they also have various dispute resolutions. As Dimmesdale and Proctor’s conflicts are various, the methods they resolved it are likewise totally various. For instance, Dimmesdale tries to fix his conflict by admitting on the scaffold, but does not work. “Then, down he sank upon the scaffold! Hester partly raised him, and supported his head against her bosom. (Hawthorne, Page 209). John Proctor’s way of solving his conflict was various from Dimmesdale’s. He attempted by admitting the contraption that was not right, however also didn’t worked. “… A male will not cast away his good name. You surely know that … A guy might think God sleeps, but God sees whatever, I know it now. I ask you, sir, I ask you– see her what she is.” (Proctor, Act 3). They both have different methods to fix their disputes, which concerned same outcome, a stop working. Due to Dimmesdale’s confession, he drop and died instantly.
His partial factor for his death is Chillingworth’s torcher and likewise his internal dispute. He can not see his credibility going down and so passes away. On Proctor’s side, it is various. He goes to the court and attempts to conserve his wife with different ways, but at last when anything does not work, he admits himself to show Abigail Williams incorrect. After this, the judge called Elizabeth Proctor to adhere the declaration that his other half stated and the very first time in her life, she lied. By doing this, the judges do not think him and sends him to jail for practicing witchcraft and breaking the court.
Dimmesdale’s resolution of dying and Proctor’s resolution of admitting for the good of his spouse and children were the last entity showing that they are different. In conclusion, the reader can interpret that Dimmesdale and John Proctor are totally different men through their motivations leading to conflicts and the methods of handling their disputes. Dimmesdale and Proctor both have a fantastic respect in the town, but made error of committing infidelity. While, they have the similar scenario, but handles it with different methods.
John Proctor believes that his track record is because he is a truthful man. “How may I live without my name? I have actually offered you my soul: leave me my name!” (Proctor, Act 4). He stated this after telling that lie of being witchcraft since he does not desire individuals to state him a phony, and wish to teach his children an excellent lesson of saying the reality. While, Dimmesdale thought that it is excellent to neglect the reality to maintain his respect. He does not confess until completion when he was going to die. So, the reader can conclude that everyone doesn’t believe in the exact same instructions by taking a look at Dimmesdale and Proctor.