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Feminism and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Throughout history western culture has operated under the idea that women were inferior creatures and lesser beings. Women have been called “a foe to friendship, an inescapable punishment, a necessary evil, and the gateway to the Devil.” Feminism has been around for hundreds years because of the way women have been treated and from that, came the feminist approach. The feminist approach aims to understand gender difference, gender inequality and focus on gender politics and sexuality. When looking through the eyes of a feminist, readers must resist the andocentric point of view and think about the female’s point of view, whether male or female....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Guilt and Shame in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Guilt and shame haunt all three of the main characters in The Scarlet Letter, but how they each handle their sin will change their lives forever. Hester Prynne’s guilt is publicly exploited. She has to live with her shame for the rest of her life by wearing a scarlet letter on the breast of her gown. Arthur Dimmesdale, on the other hand, is just as guilty of adultery as Hester, but he allows his guilt to remain a secret. Instead of telling the people of his vile sin, the Reverend allows it to eat away at his rotting soul....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... "..the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes" gives an inevitable and discouraging vibe (Hawthorne, 1). It later describes, “...the wooden jail was marked with weather-stains and other indication of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle browed and gloomy front" (Hawthorne 1). Such specific and detailed description connotes a tone of morbidity and despair similar to the puritan society Hawthorne sets the novel in. The ominous atmosphere is spread throughout the vegetation nearby as well....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... The said it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a women’s strength,” (Hawthorne 111). Through Hester’s helpfulness and power, she is able to completely transform her image in society’s eyes. She possessed the ‘power to do and sympathize”, regardless of others’ thoughts. Hester, truly autonomous in her life, becomes, not only the symbol of power, ability and strength, but the symbol of strength in women. Hawthorne creates a relatable female character for past and modern women alike....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Other F-Word: Feminism in The Scarlet Letter The concept of feminism is defined as “political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” (Merriam-Webster). Contrary to prior belief, it is not raising women above men. This was a fear held by many men in the nineteenth century. Therefore, Hawthorne was restricted in how he made the characters of The Scarlet Letter powerful within the society by what society feared. Throughout the novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne attempts to write a novel that is ahead of its time by showing feminist tendencies through Hester, however the constraints of his society and that of Puritan society force his writing to portray women in a negative light....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... As his guilt builds up over time, his appearance starts to change. In the novel, Hawthorne states that Dimmesdale is a “young clergyman, who had come from one of the great English universities, bringing all the learning of the age into our wild forest land”, but later on, that great minister looks as if he has aged and went through tough times (Hawthorne 61). He especially changes when Hawthorne says, “a change has come over his features, -- since the days when she [Hester Pryne] had familiarly known him” (Hawthorne 102)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Hawthorne’s writing style examines the problem of the sin in-built in the beautiful and dreadful world beings have formed. Hawthorne shows through his writing that he was born into a ugly world that is dark and lifeful. As a child he read a lot about romance. Maybe the reason that he wrote dark romanticism is because he sees how the world really was. He wanted to see the love the world had but he couldn’t with the era he grew up in. But throughout the time, did we evolve into a romance world....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scaffolds Of Action By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Melissa Phung Mrs. Johnson-Smith English 3 AP, Period 4 9 December 2014 The Scaffolds of Action Throughout The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are many important scenes that are being introduced to the reader that highlights the effectiveness of the development of the plot. In addition to that, the author develops these segments to help emphasize the importance of the events that are happening in the novel. He specifically chooses to include the three scaffold, or platform, scenes to show the readers how each symbolizes the significant changes of the characters....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... She also compares to a flower because of her wild and magnificent nature. Using these examples, one can figure out how it is that Hawthorne incorporates the dynamic tone. Whenever he describes the scarlet letter and the other colonists view of it, he does so in a subtly harsh nature, albeit, it changes as the story progresses. The tone whenever the scarlet letter appears begins as critical and molds into a respectful one as the citizens deem her to be “able”. By saying that Roger is a devil and a weed, Hawthorne reveals a dark tone....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... On one hand Pearl was an intelligent child who discovered who her father was before anyone else. Pearl was also untainted by society. The townspeople called her imp and demon child but she didn’t listen. She saw how the people and kids acted toward her and her mom but she didn’t see her mother any less. Roger Chillingworth, on the other hand, was depicted as an evil character throughout the novel. He wanted to seek vengeance on Hester’s lover and was indifferent if she suffered along the way....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... When contemplating the origin of the rosebush, the narrator states, “-or whether, as there is fair authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson, as she entered the prison door-” (Hawthorne, 46). Ann Hutchinson was a controversial public leader in the Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony. She became famous for her audacity, as she fought against the religious values and leaders of the church. Due to her outspokenness, she was charged with heresy and violating the ministers, and was put on trial....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... His internal and external agony experienced in the home signifies the reality of his falsehood, further relating to the central meaning of the work. Another strong, evident correlation with this theme was when Chillingworth observed Dimmesdale as he slept in their home. “To sum up the matter, it grew to be a widely diffused opinion that the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale, like many other personages of special sanctity, in all ages of the Christian world, was haunted either by Satan himself, or Satan’s emissary, in the guise of old Roger Chillingworth.” (Hawthorne 101) As revenge became his only motive, it was established inside the house that Chillingworth had made a deal with the devil....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Through this quote, Hawthorne directly addresses Hester’s destruction through stating that though she was once a pure, innocent being, she is now viewed as the embodiment of sin because of her refusal to admit the identity of her fellow adulterer. Furthermore, her secrecy and deceptions, though protecting another, have made people believe that she has gone astray from God’s word, as well as the social norm of Puritan society, and led her to be viewed as nothing other than evil. Lastly, Hester’s secrecy also makes her feel responsible not only for her own sin, but for the sin of Arthur Dimmesdale, after having inevitably caused him guilt through her lies....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- From the scaffold representing unity to the scarlet letter frightening away townspeople, there are numerous allegories in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. An allegory, by definition, is a symbolic representation, which has been seen to correspond with the plot of the story. Hawthorne bestowed all of the characters as allegories themselves, from the devil to Adam and Eve. Even more so, the commonality items of the novel represent a deeper meaning that when evoked to the reader, the allegory can pose a profound image of idealism not found from reading the text itself....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Else it may be their miserable fortune, as it was Roger Chillingworth’s, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities...the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality,” (Hawthorne 146). From this discussion, it is understandable that because Roger Chillingworth does not have his wife’s affection and devotion to its entirety, Hester Prynne’s desires for Arthur Dimmesdale are stronger, especially because he responds to her love by committing adultery with her....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... From the beginning of the novel the initial meaning of the scarlet letter really impacts the main character, Hester Prynne in a negatively. However, as the novel goes on, the scarlet letter “A” becomes embroidered, “She bore on her breast, in the curiously embroidered letter, a specimen of her delicate and imaginative skill, of which the dames of a court might gladly have availed themselves, to add the richer and more spiritual adornment of human ingenuity to their fabrics of silk and gold.” (Hawthorne 78) It can be said that after this occurs, the meaning of the scarlet letter “A” shifts....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne resisted the idea that humanity had divine potential and acknowledged the reality of evil. Hawthorne believed that every society needed to have a jail and grave yard, “ The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison” (2331). He thought that people are naturally evil and sin so a jail was needed to keep evil people and influence away from society....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Transcendentalism]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- When the fate of the scarlet letter encompasses the beholder, it transforms their souls into the symbolic image of Yin VS. Yang. A common Chinese symbol that displays good vs. evil. As the essence of good (Yang) exists through charitable acts, and those who live life with an open heart. Whereas, the power, and the darker side of the light (Yin) comes through as being hidden from society, and relating symbols in life to the underworld. Two opposite sides of the spectrum clashing against one another to coincide....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... For the majority of the novel, Pearl stays under the age of ten but at the end of the novel she marries. Sometimes she acts wild and other times she acts like an angel. She serves as a reminder of Prynne’s sin and perceives people for who they truly are. Dimmesdale acts as a protagonist by committing adultery with Prynne. He shows his guilt slowly as the story progresses and eventually it leads him to confess his sin to the public. Hawthorne shows the difference in lifestyles between a person who confesses their sin and another who lives through the guilt through Prynne and Dimmesdale....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... In that scene Hawthorne writes “Knowing well her part, [Hester] ascended a flight of wooden steps, and was thus displayed to the surrounding multitude… It was almost intolerable to be borne. Of an impulsive and passionate nature, she had fortified herself to encounter the stings and venomous stabs of public contumely, wreaking itself in every variety of insult”(Hawthorne 51-53). In this quotation Hawthorne describes the public humility that Hester is forced to endure as a part of her punishment....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... This natural act is pre-marital sex, and society frowns down upon Hester’s conceiving of Pearl because of it. As Nathaniel Hawthorne says, "She knew that her deed had been evil; she could have no faith, therefore, that its result would be for good. Day after day she looked fearfully into the child 's expanding nature; ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity, that could restore to the guiltiness to which she owed her being." (The Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Page 499) These lines suggest that Hester admits her evil deeds, yet she is concerned about how society will rather label Pearl as an “evil” girl than who she truly is: a natural little girl....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... By no means is Pearl a wicked mythical creature. She is merely a curious child, and until one separates Hawthorne’s fictitious references towards her demonic soul from her true, intelligent nature, a character analysis of the young girl’s identity cannot be created. It is this separation that the Puritans fail to make when assessing Pearl that initially creates a rift between the Prynne child and the rest of the townsfolk. With the rumor of Pearl’s impish nature dispelled, one can now study her inquisitive and empathetic nature....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale in the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, struggle to go about life. The characters Hester and Dimmesdale both are ostracized in the story and run into complications with the puritan society and how its morals affect them. The literary elements symbolism, imagery, and setting emphasize the motivations and reactions with the conflict of individual vs. society. The “A” or scarlet letter is the ultimate symbol of the entire novel. Initially, the letter symbolized shame then shifted later in time....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Pranav Damera Mr. Mackechnie English Period 6 9 May 2015 “A” in the Scarlet Letter According to Webster Dictionary, adultery is sex between a married person and someone who is not that person 's wife or husband. Even though this is still considered immoral nowadays, it is not dealt with as harshly by countries today as the Puritans. The scarlet letter “A” in the Scarlet Letter has many different meanings throughout the book. The “A” serves as a symbol throughout and helps show the suffering and strength of Hester Prynne as a character....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... These strong feelings made her quiet and not reveal his name irrespective of the consequences. This book portrayed about Puritan spirit and their rigid beliefs towards transgressors. Puritan women judged people who are "unholy” or deviated from the biblical principles. Although at that time Puritan code of conduct had no sympathy for unruly persons or behavior, Hawthorne was not supportive of these principles. Throughout the book, Hawthorne demonstrated that the punishment Hester received was harsh, cruel and self-degrading....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... “While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul, and given over to the machinations of his deadliest enemy, the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale had achieved a brilliant popularity in his sacred office. He won it, indeed, in great part, by his sorrows” (93-94). The disease that simply seemed to torture him because of his weakness was in reality due to the “black trouble of the soul” that Dimmesdale faced. The public had no idea whatsoever of his hardships, and lived on blindly while he suffered in secret yet continued to shine publicly....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Throughout the course of history, the concept of women being subordinate to men has always existed. However, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, a woman named Hester Prynne tries to break prejudicial notions against women in a patriarchal society. In the story, Hester commits the crime of adultery and is sentenced by the government to wear a scarlet letter as it symbolizes ignominy. Since she lives in Puritan New England, the people do not value women a lot, her actions becomes a sight of public scrutiny....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Nevertheless, through the power of her own spirit, Hester transmutes the meaning of the letter from ignominy to strength. Hester proved herself to be a beacon of human tenderness and sympathy in her town, which is evident when Hawthorne explains, “The letter was the symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her,—so much power to do, and power to sympathize,—that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman’s strength” (134)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... It shows the forest spurs the nature of evil from Hibbins. Secondly, the forest is the setting for where Dimmesdale and Hester secretly meet to discuss their plans about fleeing back to England. This is another setting where a plot of evil happens within the forest. Also, the forest is where the Black Man resides. The book keeps bringing up the Black Man, which can be looked at as ultimately the Devil. The Devil is most of the time considered on the of the atrocious evils in biblical terms, and the Black Man being in the forest aids in the theme of the nature of evil....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... ‘Wonder’ and ‘joy’ are both normally positively connotated dissimilar to ‘horror’ which was strategically placed in the list by the narrator to emphasize the transformation of Chillingworth. Though we already have seen a change in Chillingworth 's attitude, it is after he has gained the power of information we see him become truly evil. The narrator suggests “had a man seen old Roger Chillingworth, at that moment of ecstasy, he would have no need to ask how Satan comports himself…” (Ch. 10; Pg....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- How does today’s society even compare to that of the time of the Puritans. It is obvious that the human race has emotionally developed and matured in all of this time, isn’t it. Occurring during an estimated 90 year period (1630-1720), Puritanism was a form of religion where its followers were discouraged from performing any form of sin. This included judgement, punishment, and isolation. Judgement is the act of forming an opinion based on observations or careful thought, and punishment is the imposition of a penalty based on the severity of an offense....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Use of Symbolism

- Nathaniel Hawthorne is a prominent writer who uses many different elements in his works. He uses elements such as symbolism, figurative language, metaphor, irony and etc. to make his work prominent. In the works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he uses symbols for secret sin in The Scarlet Letter, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” and “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment.” As seen in The Scarlet letter, the symbol for secret sin is the Scarlet letter “A.” The “A” represents the sin in which Hester commits adultery with the town’s minister, Dimmesdale....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Symbolism, ]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Because of the letter,”such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman 's strength.” (PAGE#) The letter took her from a women to be pitied and transformed her into a woman who is strong and able, to take care of her daughter and herself as well as the other poor. She was strong and so was pearl. Pearl Prynne is a symbol of passion, lust, love, and adultery....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, tells the story of Hester Prynne, a strong-willed, young woman living in a Puritan village during the seventeenth-century. After she gives birth to an illegitimate child, Hester is forced to don the shameful scarlet letter “A” on her breast as a sign of her sin and to live as a warning to other young maidens. Roger Chillingworth, the aged husband of Hester, arrives in Boston in time to view his wife in “ignominious exposure” (Hawthorne 117). He decides to remain in the village under the guise of a doctor with the sole purpose of taking revenge on Hester’s unnamed lover....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... When Hester was given the option to leave the town, she decided to stay to further her punishment and live with her sin. The town was where “had been her sin; here, her sorrow; and here was yet to be her penitence. She had returned, therefore, and resumed—of her own free will, for not the sternest magistrate of that iron period would have imposed it—resumed the symbol of which we have related so dark a tale" (178). Instead of shying away from her sin or feeling guilty about it, Hester completely accepts it and remains in the town....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Thus, already noticing the criticizing she deals with. She has to rise above them all to accept her letter, that lays so boldly upon her, so everyone around her would learn to accept it too. She also had to have her goals reachable enough for her to grasp. In the novel, her goal is to have her daughter 's father back, and for a brief moment, she does. Being able to reach your goals is so important in independence. You must want something to complete it on your own, and to strive with it on your own....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- A day on earth has not gone by without the presence of sin, and every day it attempts to destroy anything anyone lives for. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the nature of sin is revealed through the development of the characters Roger Chillingworth, Hester Prynne, and Arthur Dimmesdale. The essence of sin is its mutability. It is a master of disguise, whose constantly adapting to bring down its prey. When sin finds a purpose, it takes over one’s life in order to carry its task through....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Hester was taught amiss because she was able to sense the sins of others in her presence. Hester is able to forgive the sins of others because no one else in the town would. After a while Hester becomes to accept the letter just like accepting her flaw. Towards the middle of the book Hester starts to learn from her sin, and grows strong as she starts to accept her sin and the “A.” To Dimmesdale, the “A” reminds him of many different things. Dimmesdale is emotionally and physically harmed from the guilt of Hester’s adultery....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... As a result of being shunned from the town, Hester and Pearl moved to the outskirts and away from the harassment of others. By doing this, Pearl was ignored more by the children, so as a result Pearl used her wide imagination to keep herself entertained and distant from the abusive comments. Consequently, Pearl and Hester had to live with the cost of the adultery throughout their lifetimes, but they found ways to deal with it. Amidst the vast, enormous oceans surrounding nations, there lies a minuscule object, a pearl....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... “’O Arthur,” cried she, “forgive me. In all things else, I have striven to be true. Truth was one virtue which I might have held fast, and did hold fast through all extremity; save when thy God, thy life, thy fame, were put in question. Then I consented to a deception. But a lie is never good, even though death threaten on the other side. Dost thou not see what I say. That old man. The physician. He whom they call Rodger Chillingworth. He was my husband” (160). After this statement, we see how Hester has overcome her guilt of what she did to Rodger now that she knows how he has sought revenge on Dimmesdale....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... After this confession he falls to his death on the stage because of his poor health that Roger claimed he had because of his guilt and sick actions. Finally once Hester passes away both are buried next to each other with a large scarlet letter A for everyone to see. The story of the scarlet letter may seem very plain and simple but it carries a large meaning. No one is perfect. The story takes place during this period of time where everyone is highly devoted to the word of god and committed to him, his son, and the holy spirit....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... This is especially the worst case scenario, if one holds a high position in the community or society. For example, in the book, The Scarlet Letter, which took place in the early 1600s in a puritan society where the laws were strictly enforced. If one has committed a crime and was caught, then that person would suffer through public punishment or even death. Both the characters of Hester and Dimmesdale committed a crime of adultery with each other, which was a high level crime in a puritan society....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... THe femininity she showed is often connected to a sense of innocence especially during the 1640s when the story takes place.. Hawthorne personifies Hester 's hair when describing that it could throw off sunshine. Emphasizing the the light and happiness Hester 's presence brought to the society. After Hester is forced to wear the scarlet letter the puritan society shuns her, She was basically living in her own world separated from the rest but still there. An example of this is the feelings of the townspeople when they first see the scarlet letter on Hester 's chest....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Puritan]

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The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a gothic romance novel. The premise of the story is based on Hester Prynne, a young woman whose husband sent her to America and promised to meet her there later. However, he never arrived and was assumed to be dead. Hester has an affair with Arthur Dimmesdale the pastor of the Puritan church, resulting in the birth of her child Pearl. The town learns the news of the affair and wonders who the father may be. Because Hester refuses to reveal the fathers identity and consider an adulterer, she is branded and forced to forever wear the scarlet letter “A” on her chest....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Puritan]

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The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Georgina is the closest thing to perfection in a world full of filth, yet Aylmer does not notice the great deal of sludge that is around him, he notices only a single imperfection on an otherwise perfect being. Hawthorne wants readers to understand that focusing on a person’s imperfections can lead people to not notice the good that is in others. If a person’s neighbor is drying laundry on a clothesline, and one looks towards it through a dirty window, the clothes will appear to be dirty. People should not judge others “dirty laundry”, when it is their windows that are actually tainted....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Science]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... However, Hester takes her punishment and embraces it. Hester knows, “But now, with this unattended walk from her prison-door, began the daily custom, and she must either sustain and carry it forward by the ordinary resources of her nature, or sink beneath it” (Hawthorne). Hester embroiders her scarlet letter and dresses her daughter, Pearl, in scarlet. She also wears her scarlet letter way longer than the community says showing everyone that she has nothing to hide. Even though the strict Puritan values bring Hester to public shame, they also help Hester gain back the respect of her community....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Birthmark

- ... This obsession he has self-created becomes extremely physically and emotionally damaging to Georgiana. The story continues as Aylmer’s obsession grows deeper and deeper. When Georgiana comes into the laboratory unexpectedly, Aylmer grabbed her arm and left his finger marks on it. This violent act implies proves as a point that Aylmer may have an obsessive personality. An obsessive personality disorder can cause problems in information processing. As the story continues, he is willing to risk Georgiana’s life in order to gain scientific knowledge based on her birthmark....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Fiction]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne has a strong focus on religion and the effects that it has on the people of a community. Depending on a persons perception of the Bible, their view of how life and faith should work could be entirely different from someone else’s. This is clearly shown in the various sects of Puritanism because out of all religions similar to catholicism and christianity, it was by far the most strict. This is because the founders of the Puritan religion interpreted the Bible and how faith should work differently than the leaders of the other religions....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne did not do much explaining when it came to the characters involved in "The Birthmark". He did not portray the main characters: Aylmer, Georgiana, and Ambidab as human beings, but rather as symbols. While analyzing the story "The Birthmark", I have achieved some great insight of the author 's articulate writing style; especially, his style of making characters have symbolic meaning. In this story, Hawthorne uses his characters to symbolize specific things. In this ambiguous Hawthorne short story, the three characters each symbolize Science, Beauty, and Nature....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Nature]

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The Loss Of Faith By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Essay 2 The rapid loss of faith in visible sanctity demonstrates the total depravity in Goodman Brown’s character that lead him to live an unfulfilled life. As soon as Goodman Brown hears the Devil’s sermon he doesn’t seek to refute it. Instead, he easily accepts that his father, grandfather, and the whole community were acquainted with the Devil. He then gradually begins to believe that the community of visible saints is corrupted and that they are performers of evil-doing. Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of Young Goodman Brown says “‘Goodman Brown stepped forth from the shadows...and approached the congregation, with whom he felt a loathful brotherhood by the sympathy of all that was wicked...   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... The Governor 's mansion is described as being so brilliant it may have “befitted Aladdin’s palace”(Hawthorne 106). Embroidered clothing was also something the Puritan’s enjoyed. Even though the community treats Hester harshly, they still look past her to admire her fine needlework. Then, even though her work was beautiful, Hester was never asked to embroider a wedding veil; however, the wealthy, the clergymen and the powerful Puritan leaders all wore embroidered garments which she had stitched....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Imagine a society where religion seems very critical and has little individualism. Religion played a very significant factor in Puritan life, so they were required to read the bible and live every moment in a respectful manner to God. Puritan societies believe in doing God’s work, so if someone did not follow the testament, harsh punishments were inflicted upon them. The Massachusetts Bay Colony portrayed itself as a man’s world, where they went to town meetings and made decision about their community in the church....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Puritan]

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The Silent Rebel By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Silent Rebel Imagine a society where religion seems very critical and has little individualism. Religion played a very significant factor in Puritan life, so they were required to read the bible and live every moment in a respectful manner to God. Puritan societies believe in doing God’s work, so if someone did not follow the testament, harsh punishments were inflicted upon them. The Massachusetts Bay Colony portrayed itself as a man’s world, where they went to town meetings and made decision about their community in the church....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Puritan]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... As the book goes on it describes Hester in detail as a woman who once had a glow about her, which had disappeared. The secret of Pearl’s real father and the clear hatred from the Town transformed her into someone she had not been before. The torment of the truth took its toll on Hester in many ways, but the most apparent was the decline of her overall health. Hester simply could not reveal who the real father was because she knew what would happen to Dimmesdale if the Town found out. Examples of how the impact of keeping a secret affected the characters in the novel are displayed from deterioration of health to death, the consequences were great indeed and the effect that secrets imposed...   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Shame]

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The Birth Mark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... He sees Georgiana as an object that falls short of perfection, “No, dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature that this slightest possible defect, which we hesitate whether to term a defect or a beauty, shocks me, as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection." (Hawthorne 212). I believe that Aylmer views Georgiana as an object to experiment on and he exploits the fact that she is in love with him in order to get his own way. He cares not for what she wants or what she is comfortable with....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Perfection]

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The Birthmark, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Birthmark and Symbolism Cloudy headed and conflicted describe Georgina, one of the main characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne 's “The Birthmark.” In this eerie short story Georgina, who is seemingly perfect, is convinced by her husband, Aylmer who is a scientist obsessed with perfection, that the small birthmark on her face is her only source of imperfection. While others have told her that this birthmark is a sign of magical endowments, Aylmer is disgusted by the sight of the birthmark, referring to is at a defect (Hawthorne 304-5)....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Symbol, Short story]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Another example of Hester abiding to her strict society is by dressing plainly and even donating handmade plain clothing to the poor. In contrast to this behavior, as Pearl ages, her mother dresses her in a beautiful “crimson velvet tunic”(92) in a peaceful rebellion against her punishment. The adulteress still continues to wear the scarlet letter and has a personification of it at her side almost at all times. This action puts Hester and Pearl in an even worse limelight before. Later in the novel, Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale are together in the forest, a symbol for a part of human nature that cannot be beaten into submission....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- Nathaniel Hawthorne is a very well known author, especially for one of his more famous novels, The Scarlet Letter. When reading engaging, well-written, and ambiguous novels, such as The Scarlet Letter, we, as students, must go deeper and actually scrutinize the novel and try to depict certain themes or styles that we see developing throughout the course of the book. It is quite easy to see symbolism in this novel; however, it is not as easy to fully understand the thought process that went along with every word, paragraph, and page to The Scarlet Letter, or for that matter, any of Hawthorne’s novels....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Georgiana knows that this birthmark is an indication of her impossible quest for perfection. Hawthorne states, “The fatal hand had grappled with the mystery of life, and was the bond by which an angelic spirit kept itself in union with a moral frame.”(623). Aylmer has a quest for perfection that brings him deep madness. Through her need to impress him, she allows him to attempt to remove her one flaw even if her life is at risk. Georgiana comes to realize that even if she allowed him to attempt to remove her flaw, he would still not be satisfied with her....   [tags: Science, Experiment, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nature]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter in Regards to the Parable of the “Pearl of Great Price” Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter makes use of Biblical allusions to deepen its treatment of the moral superiority of Hester Prynne. Write an essay that explains how familiarity with the parable of the ‘pearl of great price’ from the book of Matthew helps the reader understand the overall meaning of Hawthorne’s novel. Highlight your thesis and claims in yellow. Staple your notes to the back of the essay. In the Book of Matthew, Jesus redefines many ordinances set out by God and speaks to the people mainly in parables, which is a story heavy in comparisons/analogies to teach a moral truth....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... This symbol shows that nature is important to show the character development of the main characters against the normal townspeople and supporting characters. Another reason why nature is important the the scarlet letter is to give underlying messages that are associated with material objects. In chapter one while Hester is walking to and fro the prison, she is greeted by a rose bush along with the prison door, “ This rosebush, by a strange chance had been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness or whether, as there is fair authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson.” (46)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter ' By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Reverend Dimmesdale is one of the communities most esteemed preachers and because of his passion during his sermons and high religious precedent, nearly everyone is fond of the charismatic reverend. Unfortunately, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Dimmesdale is the most considerable sinner because of his hypocrisy, and selfishness. Nathaniel Hawthorne depicts Arthur Dimmesdale as a hypocrite which is one of the primary reasons he is viewed as a consequential sinner in the novel....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... Hawthorne teaches the reader that facing a punishment can be exceedingly difficult, but if you have a great amount of strength and tenacity in your heart, the world will see you as being exceptional rather than insignificant. The rigorousness of the Puritan society caused Hester to feel great repentance, but Hester, a persistent character, gets through her ignominy through her great strength in heart. Hester’s daughter, Pearl, is seen as being anomic or simply a fish out of water. She does not fit in with the other children in the Puritan society, and she is far from being ordinary....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Analysis Of `` The Scarlet Letter `` By Nathanial Hawthorne

- As time progresses, there are noticeable changes in the way that religion intervenes with the ideals and thoughts of any given general society. Numerous past problematic situations have now dwindled down to particularly that, no longer issues of the present. Regardless, the questionable issue of Adultery remains, standing true as consistently being the, “it,” scandal, being means for both religious and societal predicaments. Present to this day, the reputational damage done to an individual is massive, regarding Adultery, and people are left to decide what they can do about it, often left with very minimal choice but to accept or deny what they have done....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... By taking up an art that is frowned upon, Hester refuses to work in traditional Puritan occupations, furthering her nonconformity. It is also important to note that her artwork “became what would now be termed the fashion” (55). Such a description shows how Hester’s work has become popular with the Puritan community, further elevating her fame in the community as the town’s artist. Excited by her plan to escape the New World with Dimmesdale for a better life, Hester commits one climactic and rebellious act....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Isolation Of The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Because he wasn’t courageous enough to do so, Hester was forced to stand alone in front of the crowd, which was just the beginning of her extremely isolated life. She stood on this same scaffold twice more. But each time was after multiple years of living alone with no friends or company. Therefore, this primary experience on the scaffold was the most isolating for Hester. She had no experience or way to deal with what she was undergoing. This was her first taste of the physical isolation that would follow her throughout the entirety of er life....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Individualism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Individualism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Often in society people are criticized, punished and despised for their individual choices and flaws. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author uses Hester Prynne to symbolize that those who challenge social conformities can benefit society as a whole. Though she has been banished for committing adultery, she sees that the community needs her. Through her generous accomplishments the community realizes she is a person who, regardless of her sin, can affect the community in a positive way....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Hawthorne]

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Hawthorne 's Perception Of Christianity

- ... All in all, this paper will discuss at length different aspects of Hawthorne’s short stories to prove that Hawthorne both accepted some parts of American Christianity as being important, such as moral fortitude, and other parts, such as restrictiveness of its views, as being detrimental to American society. To begin, in his short story titled Young Goodman Brown, Hawthorne goes on the attack of early American religiosity by calling into question its hypocritical nature. In the story, a young man named Goodman Brown leaves his new wife Faith to enter into the wilderness to fulfill an undisclosed evil errand....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Morality]

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The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Howard writes that the unity is no longer with Georgiana and Aylmer. It is with Aylmer and the mark. On the surface, Aylmer is introduced as an alchemist who is ?proficient in every branch of natural philosophy. that leaves the successes of his laboratory to find the perfect wife. His pursuit finds her and blindly he does not take notice any of nature?s flaws that Georgiana has. However, Aylmer ideology of perfection consumes him once he discovers the birthmark. All of his attention is on this small mark that is unchanged when there is a shift in her emotions....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Love, The Flaws]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... She is sentenced to sit in front of the whole town and be castigated, and then wear a scarlet “A” upon her chest for the rest of her life. These punishments place guilt upon Hester just as a court may place guilt upon a wrongdoer. Hester is presented the option to flee the village and start life anew, but instead chooses to continue her life in the Puritan society as an outcast. This is the first point that supports the idea that Hester represents guilt. Hester never doubts her own characters, rather she accepts that her action was wrong....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Suffering]

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Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s purpose in delivering The Scarlet Letter is to show how individuals can be ostracized and isolated from an oppressive society that strictly adheres to their spiritual beliefs and hypocritical morals. Hawthorne highlights the emotional ramifications of rejection by a Puritan society on the human psyche through Hester Prynne, Reverend Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. Hester is sentenced to be forever defined by the letter “A” sewn to her dress as public humiliation for committing adultery....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Feminine Traits

- Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, establishes his views towards women in many ways through his strong, passionate characters. Despite this clear incorporation, when does an author’s opinion become confused with reality. Hawthorne clearly presents the heroine of the novel, Hester Prynne, as a contradiction to the typical woman of the 1800’s. Hawthorne sees Hester as a strong woman and presents her actions and characteristics as righteous; however his opinion of a strong woman is flawed....   [tags: Hawthorne's Opinion of Women]

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Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' Young Goodman Brown '

- ... Brown fears losing his faith in the people around him and even himself. Contrary to black, Hawthorne talks about Faith’s pink ribbon a few times at the beginning of the story. The pink ribbon is to show Faith’s character to be happy and filled with joy. It could even be used to symbolize Browns own faith, his religious faith. He starts to talk more about the ribbon as Brown enters the forest and starts to doubt the people he has known and had great faith in. The pink ribbon is used to symbolize innocence of Faith and the innocence of Brown also....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story]

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Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' The Scarlett Letter '

- ... Early in the novel, Pearl notices that sunlight strays away from Hester: “Mother, said little Pearl, the sunshine does not love you. It runs away and hides itself, because it is afraid of something on your bosom” (Hawthorne 166). This shows that the scarlet letter and the sin, wanted to stay in the darkness, and that the light did not want touch Hester’s sinful body. Even young Pearl is able to recognize the evilness associated with the scarlet letter and how the light shy’s away from it due to its absence of good....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Guilt By Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... By Hawthorne saying, “If a man wears one mask in public, and another in private, he will soon forget which one is real,” (139). By pretending to be such a pure and good-hearted man for the public to look up to and then changing in personality and committing adultery, he does not know what side of him is real anymore. Remorse from being a false example makes him feel like a “‘Poor miserable man’”, who feels like he should not be one to have the “‘burden of crime’” (135). Hawthorne insisting that one needs to be “iron nerved” and powerful to commit crimes, it conflicts with Dimmesdale’s public personality....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Magical Realism By Gabriel Garcia Marquez And Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... There is a blend of the fantastic and ordinary in all the descriptions, including the swarms of crabs that invade Pelayo and Elisenda’s home and the muddy sand of the beach that in the rainy grayness looks “like powdered light” (Marquez 165). Wings represent power, speed, and limitless freedom of motion. In the Christian tradition, angels are often represented as beautiful winged figures, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez plays off of this cultural symbolism because, ironically, the wings of the “angel” in the story convey only a sense of age and disease....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Romanticism]

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Gender Roles Of The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... By allowing herself to stand up and be assertive, she accepts her past and learns to forgive herself and use what she has learned to become a new person. This new-found person stemming from this odd confidence is so strong within Hester that it radiates externally, “… her beauty shone out and made a halo of the misfortune and ignominy in which she was enveloped.” (Hawthorne, 51). It is a commonly known fact that acceptance is the first step to battling a hardship, and once a person can achieve that, happiness will follow....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Biblical Allusions Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Bianca Adamo 10000585609 Professor. Date In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne recites many biblical allusions when explaining the human demeanor of Hester Prynne and the Puritan community she lives in. Hester gives birth to an illegitimate daughter whom she names Pearl. A “pearl of great price”, a reference made to the Biblical Gospel of Matthew. The ‘pearl of great price”, is one that a merchantman sold all his belongings for in the pursuit of purchasing this expensive pearl. This is the initial introduction of Pearl, as the true unlawful daughter of an adulterer....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Use of Color Symbolism by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Is it possible for an author to utilize so much symbolism that it captivates the reader to the extent of paralleling the tale with their own life. The principle of symbolism is quite evident in the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown”. Nathaniel Hawthorn’s work is immersed with symbolism with most of it deriving from his Puritan beliefs. The themes of sin, guilt, innocence, and lust come forth through the uses of color symbolism as well as visual clues. All of these things are dealt with in everyday life in modern America....   [tags: Writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne,Young Goodman Brown]

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Analysis Of Hawthorne 's ' The Sea Turtle '

- ... Medbourne was a very greedy man and enjoyed showing off his wealth, but when he lost all of his money, he still pretended to have it all (Hawthorne, Dr. 113). Killigrew lived his life through sinful pleasures, and Gascoigne was a corrupt politician and a hypocrite. Wycherly was all about vanity; she only cared about how she looked (Hawthorne, Dr 113). She was also known for getting around a lot. Now Dr. Heidegger knew about their past and he wanted to conduct an experiment to see that if they were given the chance to be young again, would they fix their mistakes....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Short story, Sin, SIN]

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