Moby Dick And The Scarlet Letter: Unpardonable Sin

The importance of Hawthorne’s theme of the unpardonable sin is found in two areas. First, in a social setting the importance of the unpardonable sin is the eminence it has as a theme in many of Hawthorne’s stories. The most prominent story with the unpardonable sin as a keystone theme is The Scarlet Letter, a major book in academia. [The Scarlet Letter is mentioned as an illustration of the importance of the theme.] To my mind, when a book as highly regarded as The Scarlet Letter is for over a century by a large group of people, then it is obvious that the book has significant value. Then, since the unpardonable sin is an obviously keystone theme in The Scarlet Letter, that theme deserves ...

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attitudes of a pre-industrial society which are carried by individual members of the same society a hundred years later. This gives the theme of the unpardonable sin personal importance and understanding of the social causes that happened over a lifetime before the effects that still linger.
Reading Hawthorne’s Ethan Brand, Rappaccinni’s Daughter, and Young Goodman Brown, in this order elucidates a view of Hawthorne’s theme of the unpardonable sin. The story of Ethan Brand defines the unpardonable sin. Ethan pointedly narrates precisely what the unpardonable sin is. In Rappaccinni’s Daughter, a larger statement is made about the unpardonable sin and its relation to original sin of the Christian faith. This correlation between the unpardonable sin and original sin is clearer with a precise notion of what the unpardonable sin is, which is the importance of reading Ethan Brand prior to Rappaccinni’s Daughter. The significance of the correlation between the sins is exemplified in Young ...

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produced the Unpardonable Sin!
The outstripping of the heart by the intellect is not achieved through a single act. It necessitates time, motivation, and planning of intellectual development while simply overlooking the heart [or empathic development]. The omission of the heart’s development with the simultaneous and inverse development of the intellect is the unpardonable sin.
There are two aspects of the unpardonable sin. The first aspect is the sinner using other people as a means to an end. He was now a cold observer, looking on mankind as the subject of his experiment, and, at length, converting man and woman to be his puppets, and pulling the wires that moved them to such ...

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