Important Literary Elements Of The Scarlet Letter
559 wordsNathaniel Hawthorne's revolutionary novel, The Scarlet Letter, was written in the time where there were no exceptions; either one was holy and added the law, or one was a sinner, condemned by all. In that time, life was centered around an impermeable Puritan society, in which secrets and innermost thoughts were to be kept inside the self. Hester Prynne, the protagonist of the story, tries to cope with the guilt that the town puts her through because of her sin. The other main characters of the s...
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Local Woods Puritan House Wood
493 wordsIn this easy I am going to write about the typical Puritan house, jails, and the scaffolds used for hanging criminals in Salem Massachusetts in the 1690 s. I will address the materials, preparation of the materials, design, and purpose of these structures. First I would like the Puritan house in Salem. The houses were mostly wood from the local forests in the Salem area. The wood was set up in an interlocking method. In order to get them to interlock they would cut notches out of the wood and a ...
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Reverend Dimmesdale Roger Chillingworth
617 wordsThe Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a novel about adultery committed by young Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale in the Puritan world of seventeenth century Boston. Even though, they share the relationship of extremely opposing each other throughout the book, Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth, an alchemist, antagonist, and Hester's husband, are different and similar in appearance, respect, and how they change throughout the novel. Chillingworth and Dimmesdale come from ver...
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Hester Scarlet Letter
566 wordsThe Scarlet Letter Symbolism The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol one that is always changing. In the following essay, I will explore some of the symbolism which Pearl came to represent throughout the novel. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester, for her sins, received a scarlet letter, A which she had to wear upon her chest. This w...
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Young Goodman Brown Goodman Browns
1,004 wordsElizabeth Van Flue English 200 April 7, 1999 Losing Faith Throughout the short story Young Goodman Brown, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne the main character is searching for Faith in what appears to be an increasingly corrupt world. Faith takes on a double meaning in this story, for Faith is used both as the name of Young Goodman Browns pretty young wife and the spiritual devotion of Young Goodman Brown to the Puritan Faith. The dual usage of Faith in this short story, along with its theme of dev...
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Wear The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne
905 wordsThe Scarlet Letter, a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorn takes place in Boston of 1640 of Puritan community. It shows a dark, gray, violently moral society found as a kind of Puritan Utopia. The main characters in the story are Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. This novel illustrates the effects of sin on the heart and minds, how a persons downfall may be caused by the destructive human emotions of hidden guilt and revenge. In The Scarlet Letter, hidden sin destroys Dimmesdale,...
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People Of Boston Scarlet Letter
334 wordsThe child, Pearl, is a blessing and as a reminder of her sin. As if the scarlet A were not enough punishment there was a brat of that hellish breed which would remind Hester of what happened in the past. The brat could have been given away to Governor Bellingham yet Hester proclaimed that Pearl is my happiness! Ye shall not take her! I will die first! Not a person in Boston, nor Hester herself thought highly of the little child and Hester refused to let Pearl go. Hester carried the kid around on...
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646 wordsThe religious motive is often emphasized as the predominant one in the migration of the early English colonizers to the New England, but economic motives were undoubtedly the most effective in promoting colonization. Economic considerations were greatly emphasized in the early settlements of the Southern Colonies. As for religious considerations were mainly found in the colonization of the New England Colonies. The Middle Colonies on the other hand were considered to be mainly established for re...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter Crime And Punishment
499 wordsThe Scarlet Letter: Symbolism British Literature Matt Gordon 9 - 22 - 96 Symbolism in literature is the deepness and hidden meaning in a piece of work. It is often used to represent a moral or religious belief or value. Without symbolism literature is just a bunch of meaningless words on paper. The most symbolic piece of work in American Literature is Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne's use of symbolism in The Scarlet Letter is one of the most significant contributions to the r...
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Salem Witch Trials Accused Witches
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Quot A Quot Hester Prynne
960 wordsThe first description that the reader gets of Hester Prynne is that she is a woman of strength and beauty that was uncommon of the time. However, this seemingly perfect woman has one terrible flaw, the scarlet letter. This brand of sin slowly takes its toll on the femininity of Hester Prynne, transforming her from a woman of elegance to a woman stained with sin. 9; As Hester Prynne steps out of the prison repelling the helping of hand of the beadle, the reader is instantly shocked by the &quo...
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Espoused 1 Poems Minister
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Effects Of Sin Members Of The Community
638 wordsEffects of Sin in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter was Nathaniel Hawthorne's greatest literary masterpiece. Because of his Puritan heritage, he is able to tell the story of the effects of an adulterous affair on a small Puritan community like no one else could. Hawthorne clearly used this story to teach several moral lessons. Throughout this book he spends much of his time concentrating on how sin affects the life of his characters. Each of his characters lives are shaped by how the...
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Chesapeake Region English Settlers
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Scarlet Letter Single Mother
464 wordsThroughout The Scarlet Letter, the main character, Hester Prynne, is portrayed as a feminist woman. Unlike many Puritan women, Hester creates her own lifestyle and way of living without the help of a male husband. Hawthorne uses Hester's business success, assertiveness toward well respected men, and skills as a single mother to emphasize the feminist aspects of The Scarlet Letter. Though the community rejects her, Hester is able to establish a thriving business as a seamstress. Since Hester's pr...
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