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The Scaffold as a Place of Humility and Remorse, Unity and Freedom in "The Scarlet Letter" - In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne characterizes the scaffold as a place of humility and remorse, as well as one of unity and freedom. Located “beneath the eaves of Boston’s earliest church,” the scaffold was a place of penal acts (51). Hester served part of her punishment on this scaffold in front a Puritan population that often came to watch the conviction of criminals. Although the adulterer was publicly humiliated on the scaffold, Hester was united with her daughter and lover on the footsteps of the sacred place....   [tags: scaffolds, Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne,] 648 words
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Scaffold Builder and Refinery Plants - I was eighteen at the moment when I first worked at a refinery plant as a scaffold builder helper. It was summer of 2001, hired for nine dollars an hour, and it was a whole new experience and I earned $3.85 above minimum wage. I lived in Splendora, Texas, located eighteen miles north from Humble, Texas on Highway 59. Basic Industries was the name of the contractor company that hired and stationed us in a refinery plant in Channelview. My cousin, Ramon Nieves, who was seventeen at the moment, managed to get hired on as well....   [tags: Personal Experience] 690 words
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Application of Polymer Scaffold in Tissue Engineering - Tissue engineering has developed dramatically over the last 10 years which aims to restore, maintain, or improve tissue functions that are defective or have been lost by different pathological conditions, either by developing biological substitutes or by reconstructing tissues. Scaffolds plays a unique role in tissue regeneration and repair and have been used for tissue engineering such as bone, cartilage, ligament, skin, vascular tissues, neural tissues, and skeletal muscle and as vehicle for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and DNA....   [tags: biology, dna, biomaterial] 1898 words
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The Symbolism of the Scaffold in the Scarlet Letter - One may ask themselves when as an adult in society, if they have ever done something not as being what suits them best, but what the society around them feels is the right thing. In The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the brilliant author tested the social aspect of what is decent and how people are force to lie in order to not bring attention to the "skeletons in the closet." For Hawthorne to show how silly people are acting in The Scarlet Letter, he uses the daughter of Hester Prynne; Pearl to be a symbol of honesty and the able ness for people to change....   [tags: European Literature] 1198 words
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The Scaffold of Sin in The Scarlet Letter - The Scaffold of Sin in The Scarlet Letter     "This scaffold constituted a portion of a penal machine . . . . The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron" (Hawthorne 62-63). A scaffold's effect on the novel can be seen through an examination of the first, second, and third scaffold scenes.  These sections mark the beginning, middle, and end of the novel. The novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is constructed around a scaffold, which provides the story with a constant reminder of sin....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]
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Symbolism of the Scaffold in The Scarlet Letter - In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, we notice that action only happens in a few places, among which are the forest, the market place, the governor’s residence, and Dimmesdale’s house. Although all these locations are significant to the story, the most important symbol among them is certainly the scaffold in the market place, where the story begins and ends. The scaffold’s meaning changes throughout the story and has different values for different characters. It represents humiliation, then insight, and finally redemption for Hester and Dimmesdale, but for Chillingworth, it symbolizes birth of sin, growth of sin, and ultimately consummation by sin....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne] 936 words
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A Platform For Truth: The Significance of the Scaffold Scenes in The Scarlet Letter - To the inhabitants of mid-17th century Boston, the scaffold is a place to gather, gawk, and gossip. In the puritanical society in which the novel is set, the scaffold serves the purpose of giving those who have committed a crime a place to stand and face their fellow citizens. Three times, the scaffold plays a role in a significant scene in the novel, not only elevating a criminal above the heads of others, but also revealing hidden truths. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the scaffold scenes represent the theme that what happens in the dark will eventually come to light....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Book Analysis] 1178 words
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The Significance of the Scaffold Scenes in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Setting is the time and location in which the story takes place. The scaffold is an important setting in the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The scaffold scenes are the most dramatic and foreshadowing and help highlight the most important events of the novel. This is evident in the beginning, middle and conclusion of the book. The main characters are present in these scenes and the main symbol, the scarlet letter. In the first scaffold scene, Hester Prynne stands at the scaffold holding her infant daughter pearl for public humiliation for her crime....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter] 538 words
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The Scaffold in The Scarlet Letter - The Scaffold in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is characterized by three major events that occur on the town scaffold. What takes place on this platform will determine the path which the three main characters, Hester Prynne, Mr. Dimmsdale, and their daughter Pearl will follow. The three scenes mark the beginning, middle, and end of their ignominy. The scaffold is a platform where criminals are punished before all the townspeople. In this case, the criminal is Hester Prynne and the crowd has gathered to witness her shame....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 515 words
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The Significance of the Scaffold Scenes in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The exhausting path from sin to salvation has been travelled regularly throughout the history of mankind. Nathaniel Hawthorne explores this common struggle to reach absolution in his thought-provoking novel, the Scarlet Letter. The novel focuses on the progression of adulteress and pariah, Hester Prynne, and her accomplice, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, over the course of several years after they commit adultery. The hardships endured by these two characters express the difficulty of absolving oneself from sin in 17th-century Puritan New England....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter] 885 words
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Scarlet Letter Scaffold Scenes - In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, the author uses three scaffold scenes to mark the development of Hester Prynne. The image of Hester atop the scaffolding is a metaphor for her forced solitude; for her banishment from society; and for the futility of her punishment. In the first scene, Hawthorne uses the scaffold to explain how Hester can not believe that the “A'; and the baby are real. In the second scaffold scene, Hawthorne tries to convey to the reader that Hester has fully repented for her sin, however this is not true....   [tags: essays research papers] 664 words
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The Scaffold Scenes in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - “Hester Prynne passed through this portion of her ordeal, and came to a sort of scaffold (51),” Hawthorne tells in the opening seen of the novel, The Scarlet Letter. The scaffold is a place for punishment. “This scaffold constituted a portion of a penal machine, which now, for two or three generations past, has been merely historical and traditionary among us, but was held, in the old time, to be as effectual an agent in the promotion of good citizenship, as ever was the guillotine,” Hawthorne states in explaining the scaffolds use....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1100 words
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The Signigicance of the Scaffold Scenes in the Scarlet Letter - The Signigicance of the Scaffold Scenes in the Scarlet Letter The three scaffold scenes bring great significance to the plot of the Scarlet Letter. The novel is based on repenting the sins of adultery. The scaffold represents a place of shame and pity but also of final triumphs. Each scene illustrates the importance of the scaffold behind them with many potent similarities and differences. In the first scaffold scene Hester Prynne is depicted standing alone while clutching her baby. She has been sentenced to the scaffold for three hours to face public condemnation....   [tags: Essays Papers] 955 words
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The Hypocritical Judgement of Puritans in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... However, because of this decision, she is not only tormented publicly, but also mentally as well. Mentally, she must keep her feelings for him hidden and carry the burden of knowing her secret lover’s true identity. On page twenty-two, during Hester’s inquisition, Hawthorne shows how Hester feels about her secret lover by having her say, “And so far as the name is concerned, I will endure his agony as well as mine. He may reveal himself if he wishes, but it would not be appropriate for me to do so.” However, Hester is not the only one who stands on the scaffold....   [tags: scaffold, torture, punishment]
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The Importance of the Scaffold in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Importance of the Scaffold in The Scarlet Letter Since the beginning of time humans have had to confront their sinfulness. Some rely on religious faith to help with the struggle against sin while others add to their sins by lying to hide other sins. In the end, man must stand alone – as a sinful creature before God. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale struggles with his sin until he discovers the scaffold as a place to find peace with himself. That scaffold holds more importance than just somewhere to condemn prisoners....   [tags: free essay writer] 819 words
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The Role of the Teacher in Task Based Languague Learning and Teaching - ... This phase can be a balancing act for the teacher as he/she attempts to avoid overloading the students and negatively affecting the beginning of the task (Van Avermaet, et al., 2006). At this point in planning, the teacher should be aware of the students and their language abilities. A common type of scaffolding is providing important vocabulary at the introduction of the task. The teacher most frequently scaffolds students during TBLT, yet students can scaffold each other's learning as well....   [tags: scaffold the material, communication] 960 words
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Bioactivity and Drug Delivering Ability of a Chitosan/46S6 Melted Bioactive Glass Biocomposite Scaffold - The morphology of the prepared scaffolds is presented in Fig. 2. It can be observed that all the prepared scaffolds have wide range of interconnected pores including macro, micro and nanopores, as was also confirmed by a mercury porosimeter. By increasing the MB concentration, the pore size in the scaffolds also increased. The average pore size of the scaffolds fabricated was increased from 150 ± 5 µm to 170 ± 24 µm by increasing the concentration of MB from 0 mass-% to 66.5 mass-%. The wide range of pores sizes for all the scaffolds fabricated with different MB concentration indicated that pores in all the scaffolds were interconnected and seeded cells would be proliferated throughout the 3...   [tags: pores, concentration, surface]
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Bioactivity and Drug Delivering Ability of a Chitosan/46S6 Melted Bioactive Glass Biocomposite Scaffold - 3.3.2 XRD analysis and FTIR after immersion in SBF The XRD of the prepared scaffolds after soaking in SBF for different time intervals is demonstrated in Fig. 6. XRD spectra of Ch/MB composite scaffolds showed sharp peaks, 25.88°, 31.8°, 39.89° and 46.7° (2θ) attributed to 022, 211, 221 and 222 reticular planes of HA [30, 31]. The increase in the intensity of peaks from 2 days to 30 days was indicative of the increase in the deposition of HA. It also confirmed that the presence of MB increased the deposition of HA on the scaffolds [32] (Fig....   [tags: surface, concentration, bands]
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The Domestication of Women - In the history of the American penitentiary, women are, for the most part, invisible. The early history of women’s prisons as well as theories about female criminality did not factor into the discussion. In comparison, there is a large amount of scholarship and literature on male prisons and prisoners of that same time. This paper is an attempt to fill that gap. With Women, Prison, & Crime, Women in Prison and Their Sister’s Keepers by Jocelyn Byrne, Cyndi Banks and Estelle Freedman, respectively, this paper attempts to outline the history of women’s prisons and the main theories about female prisoners from 1840-1930....   [tags: History, Gender Relations, Scaffold] 2109 words
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Justice at the Scaffold in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Justice at the Scaffold in The Scarlet Letter         Richard Harter Fogle acknowledges the aspect of the superhuman as "the sphere of absolute insight, justice, and mercy: few of Hawthorne's tales and romances can be adequately considered without taking it into account" ("Realms of Being and Dramatic Irony" 309). This superhuman aspect surfaces through Divine Justice in The Scarlet Letter. On the other hand, the merely human application of justice emerges through the Puritan laws, or Earthly Justice....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]
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The Scaffold and Forest in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - The Scaffold and Forest in The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, The Scarlet Letter, focuses on the small Puritan community of Boston during the seventeenth century. In the center of the town is a " . . .weather darkened scaffold. . . (234)" where sinners are made to face the condemning public. The accused experience strange phenomena while on the scaffold - some become braver, some meeker. And whether the public is looking at them or not, they become their true selves on the scaffold....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 765 words
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The Scaffold Scenes in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Scaffold Scenes in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne?s The Scarlet Letter, the Puritans constantly look down upon sinners like Hester Prynne, both literally and symbolically. The use of the three scaffold scenes throughout the course of the novel proved to be an effective method in proving this theory and showing how Puritan society differs from that of today?s. In the first scaffold scene, Hester is being led from the prison where she has spent the last few months, towards the scaffold clutching her newborn baby to her bosom, covering the scarlet letter-the two symbols representing truth and her lost innocence....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne Essays] 879 words
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Character evolution through three scaffold scenes - Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 (net). He attended Bowdoin College with famous writers such as Horatio Bridge and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (net). In 1850, Hawthorne published The Scarlet Letter (1222). It is considered by many that The Scarlet Letter, “represents the height of Hawthorne’s literary genius. At this time, Boston was the center of a very Puritan society. Throughout the novel Hawthorne uses many symbols. For example, one prominent symbol is the scaffold....   [tags: essays research papers] 948 words
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Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale and the Scaffold Scenes - The Scarlet Letter  - Dimmesdale and the Scaffold Scenes In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," there are three very important scenes that all take place at the town scaffold, a place of great shame in their strict Puritan society. These scenes represent the progression of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale over the course of the story. Each scene involves him in some way and one can easily see that he has changed dramatically in all three. The first scaffold scene takes place in the very beginning of the story....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 410 words
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Evaluation of In Vitro and In Vivo Osteogenic Differentiation - This study uses a nano-hydroxyapatite/chitosan/poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (nHA/CS/PLGA) scaffold which is seeded with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells for bone tissue engineering in order to allow for repair of bone defects. Tissue engineering uses basic concepts from materials engineering and life sciences and applies them to health care needs in order to design replacement devices with similar morphology and function of injured tissues to allow for tissue repair. A common compound that is used in bone tissue engineering involves PLGA as it is biocompatible, non-toxic, and relatively anti-inflammatory....   [tags: tissue engineering, hydroxyapatite,umbilical cord]
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Theme Development Through Symbolism - Authors’ incorporation of symbolism in their writing not only helps convey ideas and concepts without stating them explicitly, but it also significantly contributes to the theme. Through the medium of a symbol, whose physical characteristics closely relate to those of its corresponding meaning, authors allow their work to reach much greater literary depths; symbolism gives the reader the opportunity to analyze the implicit and more significant meaning behind what is unequivocally written. To achieve the same effect, Nathaniel Hawthorne provides various examples of effective symbolism in his novel, The Scarlet Letter, especially in the form of the scaffold....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]
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Advancements in Tissue Engineering - Advancements in tissue engineering have introduced a number of promising methods to repair large bone defects. Technology used, to date, in such efforts have involved autografts and allografts. These methods have severe limitations and associated risks and have, thus, fueled research efforts to find more efficient methods of healing. Tissue engineering uses methodology from materials engineering and life sciences to design replacement devices with similar morphology and function for injured tissues leading to tissue repair....   [tags: bone tissues, cell attachment]
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Effects of Growth Plate Injury on Development - Background: Growth plate injury in children could produce limb length discrepancy and angular deformity. Removal of damaged physis or bony bar and insertion of spacers produced variable results and for large defects in young children the treatment is challenging. In this study, we used mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on chitin scaffold for restoration of damaged physis. The useage chitin as a spacer was also investigated. Material and methods: An experimental model of growth arrest was created by removing lateral 50% of distal femoral physis of 34 weeks of age, albino rabbits....   [tags: limbs, deformities, tissue]
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Symbols in The Scarlett Letter - Symbols in The Scarlet Letter Symbolism is strongly prevalent throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Some of the most important symbols in this novel are Pearl, the scaffold, and the scarlet A. These symbols are all entwined together because each object relates to the punishment and sin of Hester Prynne. Pearl is the consequence of an adulterous relationship and will constantly be a reminder of that sin, not only to Hester but also to the town as a whole. The scaffold is a hoary platform on which Hester had to stand to receive her punishment; however, each time the scaffold is shown, it provides for a different symbol....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Literary Analysis]
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Metaphors Throughout The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne manages to create many metaphors within his novel The Scarlet Letter. The rose bush outside the prison door, the black man, and the scaffold are three metaphors. Perhaps the most important metaphor would be the scaffold, which plays a great role throughout the entire story. The three scaffold scenes which Hawthorne incorporated into The Scarlet Letter contain a great deal of significance and importance the plot. Each scene brings a different aspect of the main characters, the crowd or more minor characters, and what truth or punishment is being brought forth....   [tags: essays research papers] 682 words
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Redemption from Sin: Symbolism Creating Theme within The Scarlet Letter - When a person confesses, he releases the pent up angst that broods inside of him due to feelings of guilt or shame in order to free himself of his wrongdoings. However, if a person does not remove his internal conflict from his conscience, his physical and mental state suffers. In Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale keeps his affair with Hester Prynne secret from his Puritanical community in Boston, while Hester is openly punished for the crime. The two protagonists struggle on the journey for forgiveness for their sins....   [tags: Character Analysis, Hawthorne, Classics] 1114 words
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Taking a Look at Tissue Engineering - Tissue engineering opened a widespread context of studies which performed about three dimensional (3D) cell cultures via imitating the extracellular matrix (ECM) topography to design the scaffolds [1,2,3]. Nanofiber scaffolds have porous structure with large surface area which mimic the natural microenvironment of ECM; the blends regulate the cell nutrition, proliferation, attachment and differentiation [4,5]. Among the material choices to fabricate scaffold, Poly (l-lactide) acid (PLLA) and poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) have extensive use due to their numerous advantages of biodegradability, easy access and application, mechanical properties and biocompatibility [6,7]....   [tags: replacing biological tissues] 1434 words
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A Plea for Truthfulness in "the Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne - The story, the Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne published in 1850, may be viewed through many different lenses, however Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth project moral values in a powerful description of good and evil to show that if one is true to themselves they will live a simpler life with happy consequences. Throughout The Scarlet Letter Hester lives with disgrace and is always mocked by the towns people. There are many instances of characters not being true to themselves....   [tags: Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, characters,] 839 words
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The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, portrays the adversities faced by Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale, and their struggles to overcome their sins of adultery. Hawthorne depicts the celestial Dimmesdale as a troubled minister with an uneasy conscience who struggles to cope with his wrongdoings. Dimmesdale is torn between whether to publically confess his wrongdoing with Hester and let the merciless Puritans decide his fate, or keep his secret hidden and let the guilt derived from his actions, along with the devil in Roger Chillingworth, destroy him both mentally and physically....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Nathaniel Hawthorne] 1368 words
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Scarletletter Symbolism - The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many things for symbolism and in my opinion the most symbolic were the scaffold scenes. There are a total of three scaffold scenes and each has its own purpose and meaning. Without the scaffold scenes this book would basically leave you clueless to what was really going on because the scaffold scenes really tell you what is going on and why. The first scaffold scene is basically an introduction to the whole book. You learn who all the main charters are and most of all Hester and her terrible crime she committed....   [tags: essays research papers] 490 words
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Forum of Hidden Truth - Forum of Hidden Truth Dictated and governed by a set of religious laws, Puritan society restricted those who lived within its limits to mundane, ordinary lives. The theocratic based community was forced to live under the harsh, and often strict, guidelines of the Puritan church. Any one sin could be punished severely, whether it is a minor infraction or an offense condemnable by death. A person could not speak out or show any emotion lest they were willing to face the consequences of their seemingly legitimate actions- creating a society where outward and inner truth could not, and therefore, did not, exist....   [tags: essays research papers] 1018 words
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Bone and Teeth Tissue Regeneration - Bone and Teeth Tissue Regeneration The ability to be able to regenerate bone tissue by tissue engineering may be the first method of regeneration to be successful. Researchers are constantly looking for solutions to reduce the amount of complications that accompany dentistry and/or orthopedic treatment of congenital anomalies, trauma, periodontitis, and other diseases (Alsberg et al. 2001). Though the common treatments may include autograph tissue (tissue that was taken from one part of the body and placed in another part of the same body) or artificial teeth, there are many complications that are associated with these types of treatments (Xiong 2002)....   [tags: dentistry, orthopedic treatment ] 1013 words
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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn, imagery, location, and time of day each play an important role in the development of the novel’s plot. More importantly, the time of day, whether sunlight or darkness presented itself plays the most important role in determining events of the story. Often times, the same setting and location hosted several different scenes in the book. For example, the scaffold played a large role both in the plot of the story, and further developing the story as an allegory....   [tags: Imagery, Location, Time] 1250 words
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter After the “discovery” of America by Christopher Columbus, people flocked to America in search of a new life. One of these groups was the Puritans, who fled England as a result of persecution by the crown. The Puritans were known for their extreme devotion to religion, and their goal to have their community to be as a “city upon a hill”. This idea of a city upon a hill shows how they want everyone to look up to them, but this also meant that all of their actions would be elevated and magnified....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1278 words
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The Scafolding Vs. The Forest - Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, a dark tale of sin and redemption, centers on the small Puritan community of Boston during the seventeenth century. In the center of this bustling community is the market place. With in it are all the central features of the town, the most symbolic of these is the scaffold. Many a soul is scarred upon this scaffold. It is a place of intense scrutiny and upon it, reality comes into a brutal light. In exceptional contrast to the scaffold is the forest beyond the town....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne’s background influenced him to write the bold novel “The Scarlet Letter.” One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the financial burden (biographical note VII). He received a job at the Salem Custom House only to lose it three years later and be forced to write again to support his family (IX). Consequently “The Scarlet Letter” was published one year later....   [tags: Papers] 2139 words
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Theme of 'Vengeance Kills the Soul' in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - “But he will be known!-he will be known- he will be known!” Said old Chillingworth {pg.16} . The scarlet letter is written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this novel Hawthorne brings light to the notion vengeance destroys the soul by showing how Chillingworth becomes a leech. Chillingworth lets his vengeance for Pearls father take control of his life. When he finds out that Dimmesdale is Pearls father he slowly attaches himself to him like a leech. In conclusion Chillingworth lets vengeance kill his soul....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter] 566 words
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Society and Characters in The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne chose the market place and the forest as settings used to symbolically develop his portrait of society and the characters in The Scarlet Letter. In this novel a story unfolds of three people who are torn apart by sin, revenge, and guilt. The market place reveals to the reader a place of restraint and severe Puritan laws. The setting of the forest yields the impressions of wild unrestraint and passion. The market place paints a careful picture of restraint and law that seldom delves into the depths of raw human emotion....   [tags: essays research papers] 950 words
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The Scarlet Letter: Symbolism and the Pursuit of Identity - Human identity is a perplexing concept, one that is difficult to define and often challenging for people themselves, whether philosophers or everyday citizens, to come to terms with. In his novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses an elaborate array of duplicitous symbols in order to illustrate that individual lives cannot be defined by a single, solitary characteristic or event. The symbols of the scarlet letter itself, the scaffold, and the setting of the forest all contain a certain duality of meaning that highlight the variety within the human identity....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]
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Scarlet Letter - The Scaffold: Where Truth Preaches In the novel The Scarlet Letter, there are three occasions when the scaffold is used as a location of truth telling. The Scaffold is set apart in the middle of town, and upon it criminals are convicted. When the reader is first shown the scaffold in the novel, Hester is holding Pearl and she is being convicted of adultery, the second is when Dimmesdale goes upon the scaffold in the night and is joined by Hester and Pearl, and the third time is at the end when Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl all go up on the scaffold and Dimmesdale tells the towns people of his sin....   [tags: essays research papers] 521 words
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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter: Society’s Entrapment vs. Natural Escape - Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a story of sin, guilt and salvation, centered in the purely Puritan community of Massachusetts in the seventeenth century. Within this community, we found all the central features of the town, the most symbolic of these is the scaffold; many souls are condemned upon it and are subjected to intense inquiry, where reality becomes a brutal punishment. In contrast to the scaffold is the forest beyond the town, here, there is no judgment and reality is relative to the individual....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter] 553 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Symbolism  in The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne isn't noted for perfecting any famous literary style, for writing multiple best sellers, or even for contributing largely to classic American literature.  His only real claim to fame is The Scarlet Letter: a novel that was originally only meant to be yet another Hawthorne short story.  Because of this, it actually possesses many short story characteristics.  "It is simpler and more complete than his other novels." (James 285)  It also has an excellent plot backed by an expert use of literary techniques.  One technique Hawthorne used was borrowed solely from drama: the use of the aside.  Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale delivers an aside in the...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]
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