Hester Prynne Arthur Dimmesdale
929 wordsBy definition, a symbol is something concrete that represents or suggests another thing that cannot in itself be pictured. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many people as symbols throughout The Scarlet Letter. The characters of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Pearl, and Roger Chillingworth all represent sin. However, these four symbolize different aspects of sin. Through the character of Hester Prynne, Hawthorne shows how sin can make a person stronger. When Hester commits adultery, the Puritan punish...
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Rest Of His Life Hester Prynne
896 wordsRevenge is the act of retaliating in order to get even with someone for the wrongs they have done. In the novel The Scarlet Letter, the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, uses Roger Chillingworth to reap revenge on Arthur Dimmesdale for his affair with his wife, Hester Prynne. Chillingworth becomes so devoted to revenge that is all his life revolves around. Chillingworth then devotes the rest of his life to taking revenge on Dimmesdale. As the novel progressed, Chillingworth fits the profile of vengea...
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Hester Prynne Roger Chillingworth
809 wordsFor Every Action There is a Reaction: the Affects of Sin in The Scarlet Letter According to Websters Collegiate Dictionary, sin is defined as an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible. The average person would agree that it is only in human nature to sin. Therefore the severity of such transgressions is diluted with that simple justification. However, the less frequently discussed and oftentimes the more important issue is the effects of a man or womans sin. Nathaniel Hawthorne's T...
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Evil And The Second Sense
1,502 wordsIn the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn the society of a Puritan town of Salem excludes anyone who is in any way deviant and renders that person sinful. However, the society, the townspeople themselves, is not without fault. However they try to conceal and contain their passions and all their faults because of their fear of exclusion. All the characters in the book that are excluded from society are the most "natural" and true and possess a second-sense perception and almost magica...
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Hester And Pearl Put To Death
1,499 wordsIf a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, did it make a sound? This saying brings me to my thesis of "Guilt Without Confession leads to Great Consequences in The Scarlet Letter." If a character does something wrong but no one knows, that character can both gain and lose from what they have done. This happens multiple times in The Start Letter. Characters commit evil deeds, some are caught, some are not. For those that aren't caught, they have a decision to make. To turn themse...
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Hester And Pearl Hester Prynne
2,519 words... of Pearls position. When you visualize something of that nature it is not a description you are soon to forget and I believe that is what makes Pearl unique. August 28, 2001 Chapter 7 Pages 103 - 110 1. Hester and Pearl go to the house of the governor to deliver a pair of gloves and speak with him on the issue of Hester's keeping Pearl. On the way they cross the path of some local children who begin to insult and fling mud at them. Agitated, Pearl goes after them with a scourge that frighten...
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Makes Him Feel Hand Over His Heart
3,740 wordsChapter The Scarlet Letter SummAries Chapter 1: The Prison-Door: The first chapter in the Scarlet Letter the setting is Boston in the 17 th century in front of the prison. The prison was plain colored and the surroundings were very ordinary except for the rosebush that is outside of the prison. All the Puritans dressed in drab, dull colored clothing. Chapter 2: The Market Place: Outside of the Prison the ugly puritan women discuss the adultery of Hester Prynne. Hester is the beautiful woman wear...
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1,211 wordsMichael Stavropoulos Doctor Torrance English III 2 December 1997 The Deterioration of Roger Chillingworth Roger Prynne is an old and lonely scholar in England dehumanized by a life of abstruse studying. He makes the mistake of marrying a young wife. He sends his wife to America, to the Puritan colony of Massachusetts, with instructions to live quietly until he arrives. Due to grievous mishaps by sea and land, and over a years captivity by Indians, his intended arrival was delayed. He finally arr...
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Hester Prynne Nathaniel Hawthorne
1,191 wordsThe Quartet Behind The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne had many different characters in his novel The Scarlet Letter, but very few of them are actually put to use. In fact, only four of them really count. They are Hester Prynne, Pearl, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. They all have their own meanings. For example, Hester is for love, Dimmesdale is the spirit, and Chillingworth is the mind (Roper 112). Each member of the four has a unique struggle and makes their own input on the ou...
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Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Massachusetts Bay Colony
5,135 wordsChapter 1: Hester Prynne has committed adultery. Two years ago her husband in Europe sent her on ahead to America while he settled some business affairs. Alone in the small town of Boston, Hester has shocked and angered her neighbors by secretly taking a lover and bringing forth a girl child. The Puritans of Boston are shocked that she has done this thing. They are angry because she will not reveal the name of the father of the child. Although the usual penalty for adultery is death, the Puritan...
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644 wordsNathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, felt that the Puritans were people who believed that the world was a place where the battle between good and evil was a never-ending one. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne uses the symbols of light and dark to depict this battle among the characters Hester Prynne, Pearl, and Roger Chillingworth. After Hester commits her sin, her beauty almost immediately vanishes into darkness. Her hair no longer hangs freely about her face, instead she ties it up...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Salem Witch Trials
5,631 wordsGuilt as Reparation for Sin in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a novel about a Puritan woman who has committed adultery and must pay for her sin by wearing a scarlet A on her bosom. The woman, Hester Prynne, must struggle through everyday life with the guilt of her sin. The novel is also about the suffering that is endured by not admitting to one s wrongs. Reverend Mister Dimmesdale learns that secrecy only makes the guilt increase. Nathaniel Hawthorne is trying to display how guilt is ...
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Town Of Salem Mistress Hibbins
1,488 wordsIn the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn the society of a Puritan town of Salem excludes anyone who is in any way deviant and renders that person sinful. However, the society, the townspeople themselves, is not without fault. However they try to conceal and contain their passions and all their faults because of their fear of exclusion. All the characters in the book that are excluded from society are the most natural and true and possess a second-sense perception and almost magical ...
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2,354 wordsThe Scarlet Letter The 6 th Sense of Sinners In the Novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the society of a Puritan town of Boston excludes anyone who is a nonconformist or is in any way deviant from their thoughts, laws, and standards. However, the townspeople themselves are not without fault. However, they try to conceal and contain their passions and all their faults due to their own fear of being excluded. All the characters in the book who are excluded from society are the ones w...
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2,734 wordsthey, Beauty, and Revenge Symbolism within The Scarlet Letter August 31, 2000 According to the American Heritage Dictionary, symbolism is? the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships. ? Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, uses much symbolism throughout the course of his complex novel. Through the use of symbolism Hawthorne gives the book a much deeper meaning. There are many sy...
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642 wordsIn Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth are both physically and emotionally affected by the events which took place in their lives. During the course of the story, all three of the characters are disturbed by their pasts which are affecting their present lives and future. Hester is the only character that can not hide her mistake due to her pregnancy. Although, she can hide who the father of her child is, Dimmesdale. The mistakes of ...
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Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Reverend Dimmesdale
888 wordsHester Prynne was a beautiful, young, tall woman with shiny dark hair, piercing black eyes, and a beautiful complexion. She was living in Amsterdam with her husband, Roger Chillingworth, until he sent her to America alone while he cleared up business matters. In America, Hester had a love affair with Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and realized she was pregnant with his baby. Nobody realized who the father was, so the Reverend couldn? t be punished. However, Hester was forced to wear a large scarlet ...
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Hester And Dimmesdale Sin Of Adultery
1,205 wordsThe Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a dark tale of sin and redemption centered on a small Puritan community. The setting may be approached in two ways in the Scarlet Letter. One way is to look at the meaning or emotional overtones of specific places. A second and broader example is to examine the whole Puritan world in which Hawthorne has set this novel. The setting is in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1640 s. The central themes of this novel are guilt and hypocrisy. ...
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Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Roger Chillingworth
565 wordsScarlet Letter: Symbolism Of Roger Chillingworth Essay, Scarlet Letter: Symbolism Of Roger Chillingworth Throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism in order to deliver his anti-transcendental message. One of the more dominant symbols is the antagonist, Roger Chillingworth. Chillingworth s main purpose in the novel is to torment Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, who had an affair with Chillingworth s wife. With Dimmesdale unaware, Roger Chillingworth acts like a leech t...
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731 wordsThe overpowering vengeance and hatred felt by Chillingworth caused his life to be centered on demeaning Dimmesdale and tormenting him until the end of time. From the beginning, Chillingworth showed no signs of guilt and let his life be consumed by sin. Roger Chillingworth committed the greatest sin in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter because he let himself be ruled by hatred and the consuming desire for vengeance. This becomes visible through examination of the other sins present in the ...
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