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  • The Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a well known novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The novel is composed and written in Salem and Concord, as well as Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1840's. The narrator of the novel is in an omniscent state, meaning he knows more about the characters than the characters know about themselves. Although the narrartor is omniscent, he also makes sure to include his ideas and opinions on situations, making him also greatly subjective. Being subjective

  • The Scarlet Letter

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    a Christ figure in The Scarlet Letter. She displays self-sacrifice, saintlike features, and exemplifies some biblical teachings throughout the book. The first, which is self-sacrifice, is shown when Hester is standing on the scaffold in front of the whole town and will not uncover the other participant in the adultery. Reverend Wilson questions her of this man that helped commit this crime, “Speak out thy name! That, and thy repentance, may avail to take the scarlet letter off thy breast” (60), with

  • The Scarlet Letter

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    The aspect of Nature in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter seems to have been characterized to readers with a mixed blessing. In other words, Nature shows its power to both heal as well as harm various characters throughout the text. The Scarlet Letter highlights Nature's complexity by showing that the Puritan idea of Nature as an entirely evil force is a naive misconception. The text reveals the beneficial attributes of Nature that the Puritans overlook or fear. Conversely, the text shows

  • The Scarlet Letter : Short Interpretation In The Scarlet Letter

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    Briefly explain the quote (context, meaning, etc.). How does this quote connect to the thematic concepts? 1. “ Ye cannot take it off. And would that I might endure his agony, as well as mine! “ (61) Hester explains that she will not take off the scarlet letter, or give up the name of her partner. She will accept the blame for their crime alone. Hester understands that what she has done is a sin. Since she knows that the punishment and the shame that goes along with it, she wishes to spare her partner

  • Scarlet Letter. The Scarlet Letter Has Five Scenes And

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    Scarlet Letter The scarlet letter has five scenes and without them the story would not make any sense. All of the scenes either shed light on Hester situation in the puritan colony, they tell about the malice in Chillingworth 's heart, or the sorrow and forgiveness of Dimmesdale. The first scene with Hester 's punishment. The second scene is about Chillingworth 's plan that finally turns his heart to stone. The third scene when the reader learns about the connections Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth

  • Summary Of The Scarlet Letter Section 1 In The Scarlet Letter

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    Section 1: Section 1 of the Scarlet Letter covered chapters 1-3. These chapters set the premise for the story. “Speak out the name!That, and thy repentance, may avail to take the scarlet letter off thy breast.’ ‘Never!’ replied Hester Prynne, looking, not at Mr. Wilson, but into the deep and troubled eyes of the younger clergyman.” (58) This peaked my interest as I too wanted to know who the father is. I also thought it was wrong the way they tried to bribe her into telling who the father is. I

  • Scarlet Letter Symbolism

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne, a notable writer in the nineteenth century, wrote a book known as “The Scarlet Letter” in the year 1850. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses excessive amounts of symbolism to aid the reader in understanding precisely what he attempts to portray. A few examples of symbolism used in the writing include: the Scarlet Letter, Pearl, and scenes of conversation among the characters. In the story, the main protagonist Hester, commits a sin with reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. She becomes

  • Scarlet Letter Paradox

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    A clam. One may think a clam is externally a murky, grisly sea creature. One peeks into a clam and notices a pearl, a thing of rare beauty, which resembles purity. In the Scarlet Letter, Pearl, Hester Prynne’s daughter, embodies a clam. She is a symbol of the adulterous relationship between Hester and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, thus born out of sin. Simultaneously Pearl is a happy blessing, giving her mother a possibility of redemption. The narrator specifies,“Of great price-purchased with all she

  • Symbols In The Scarlet Letter

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    Kaci Peeler Ms. Ortiz, Period 4 English Language and Composition AP 06 June 2017 The Scarlet Letter Analysis In the book, “The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, many symbols can be found. Hawthorne uses symbols such as the scarlet letter itself, which could represent things like determination, hard work, and a punishment. Another symbol he uses is the forest and the wilderness, which represents Hester and Pearl’s freedom from society as they explore the forest. The last symbol that seemed

  • Summary Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

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    The Scarlet Letter Journal 1 I empathize most with Reverend Dimmesdale. He had to live with the secret of his sin for many years. He also was a reverend and had to preach about sins every Sunday and so was reminded constantly of what he did. In fact he felt so guilty about receiving no punishment while Hester was cursed with the letter that he “inflicted a hideous torture on himself” by carving the letter A into his own chest (Hawthorne 176). He has also had to endure much from Roger Chillingsworth