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Analysis Of The Book ' Hester Prynne '

- ... While the scarlet letter stands out for these horrible reasons at first, the next seven years of Hester’s life prove to the townspeople that she may not be the awful sinner that the “A” originally portrayed her to be. The townspeople initially view the scarlet letter as a tool to shame Hester, but later in the novel, their original belief of what the “A” represents changes. Hester takes her punishment without complaint, and puts all of her passion into sewing, even making clothes for the poor: “Much of the time, which she might readily have applied to the better efforts of her art, she employed in making coarse garments for the poor”....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop]

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The Change Of Hester Prynne And Her Family And Friends

- ... We will now talk about Arthur Dimmesdale. Arthur is a well-respected reverend in the community. In the beginning he is very kind and wise; he is also a healthy and a very spiritual man. In the beginning he is sort of a symbol of hope and strength. He tries to convince Hester to reveal her lover and save herself in the eye of God, but she refuses. As the story goes on we begin to see Arthur become distracted and worried, his sermons begin to go more in depth as well. His teachings begin to center more on sin and repenting....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, And Roger Chillingworth

- ... For an extended time, Chillingworth abuses his patient, Dimmesdale. Chillingworth hunts and prods well past his appropriate boundaries to discover his patient 's secret. He plays a cruel game of cat and mouse, of which Dimmesdale doesn 't approve of. According to McGuiggan, Chillingworth hunts " the way wild dogs hunt prey, with this difference, the wild dogs are bent on killing their prey with a view to eating it and Chillingworth wanted his prey to live." The weak reverend was taken advantage of as he doesn 't have the strength or social power to refuse....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Christian terms]

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Hester Prynne: Victim or Heroine?

- Literature is very interesting when there is a change in the protagonist. They can start out bad but turn out good in the end. Being the protagonist of a novel and changing your ways can affect the story and give it a great plot twist. There is a story in literature that contains a person that made a bad decision. A victim of sin, Hester Prynne, emerges as a determined, loving, and strong heroine, living her own life in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester Prynne came from Amsterdam to Boston two years ago....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, adultery]

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The Affair Of Hester Prynne

- CREATIVE TITLE As time passes, what society deems acceptable changes and what the word “scandal” encompasses can vary based on the generation of people you ask. While the Lewinsky scandal in may have stunned the world in 1988, it is only recently that South Korea legalized adultery; in a time span as short as two decades, what was once a scandalous crime worth impeaching a president went to being tolerated. Nonetheless, scandals have been depicted in literary works throughout the ages, one of the most famous examples being the affair of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia]

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Is Hester Prynne A Transcendentalist?

- How is Hester Prynne A Transcendentalist. In the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is mainly a transcendentalist. The term transcendentalist coined in nineteenth century America, describes an optimistic person who fully lives in the present and has faith in the future. He or she loves nature, sees God in nature, and believes we are all connected. A transcendentalist takes action, and is honest and very individualistic. To me that clearly explains Hester Prynne's personality and beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hester Prynne and Roger Chillingworth in Puritan Society

- ... Hester was unable to break from her isolated mold and kept the “scarlet misery, glittering on the old spot” (Hawthorne 174). Her self- inflicted isolation was destructive to herself because she lost her femininity and passion. Her crime of passion led her to rid all passion from her life. She was afraid to sin through passion and was subdued by her isolation (Hawthorne 174). Throughout Hester’s isolation, she transcends the typical Puritan woman and rejects the common principles that governed society....   [tags: scarlet letter, hawthorne, emerson]

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"The Scarlet Letter" of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale

- The Scarlet Letter is a classic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne which entangles the lives of two characters Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale together through an unpardonable sin-adultery. With two different lifestyles, this act of adultery affects each of them differently. Hester is an average female citizen who is married to a Roger Chillingworth from Europe while Dimmesdale is a Puritan minister from England (61). Along the course of time after the act of adultery had happened, Hester could not hide the fact that she was bearing a child that was not of her husband, but from another man....   [tags: Scarlet Letter, aurthur miller, ]

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Men in the Lives of Charlotte Temple and Hester Prynne

- The American novels Charlotte Temple and The Scarlet Letter are similar in many ways. Some of the most obvious are that both of the novels revolve around the lives of ruined women. In Charlotte Temple, Charlotte is seduced by the charming solder John Montraville, who singlehandedly manages to tarnish her reputation by leaving her a young, pregnant, outcast. Hester Prynne also goes through public humiliation for her actions with Arthur Dimmesdale. However, these women are greatly affected by the men in their lives, who are much of the cause of the women's turmoil....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Hester Prynne

- Hester Prynne Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, a dark tale of sin and redemption,centers around the small Puritan community of Boston during the 17th century. In the midst of this small community is Hester Prynne. She is a woman that has defied the Puritans, taken the consequences and in the end conformed with the Puritans. It did, however, take great effort to settle down and become a women of honor again. Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Puritans, is an extreme sinner....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hester Prynne

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne lives in seclusion with her daughter Pearl. Hester has been shunned from Puritan society and now lives in the shelter of the wilderness. The clear contrast between Puritan society and life in the wilderness intensify the all too similar fight between light and darkness and ultimately can lead to the truth. Puritan society, ruled by a set of strict rules, is essentially in the dark and can not itself see the light. Many of the leaders of Boston are themselves breaking the rigid Puritanical laws....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Character Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter

- Hester Prynne's choice to control the meaning of the scarlet letter transforms her from a shameful and evil person to a compassionate woman. Her refusal to stop wearing the letter proves the letter has a different meaning rather than adultery. Hester Prynne transforms the meaning through her good deeds and deserved redemption. After some time, society begins to construe the scarlet letter as ?Able. rather than adulteress. From this process Hester creates a passionate identity. The scarlet letter claims Hester Prynne?s past but only she can determine whether it will benefit or hurt her future....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Character of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter

- The Character of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne, a character within The Scarlet Letter, is a prime example of Hawthorne's common transformation of individuals within his books. These mutations involve the qualities and attributes of her physical appearance, feminine emotions, and reputation among the townspeople. Throughout the novel, the mentioned elements of Hester's character develop and change several times, providing the reader with better understanding of the influence that the scarlet letter and other characters have on her....   [tags: Papers Nathaniel Hawthorne ]

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Hester Prynne Sanction

- Hester Prynne Sanction The persistent issue of corporate punishment has been the proverbial thorn in the side of many people throughout history. Corporations have caused many people huge amounts of both physical and emotional pain due to instances of improper mechanical maintenance, ignorance towards the environment, and the manufacture of life threatening products. The main problem that lies as an obstacle in front of prosecutors of these corporations is, who do they punish. The Lord Chancellor of England questioned, “Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked?” Countless victims throughout history have been per...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Strength of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter

- Reading the Scarlet Letter reminds me of one of my own experience. When I was a fifth grade elementary student, two of my friends and I agreed to cheat on a geography test. On the day of the test, one of my friends was caught. The teacher found the cheat sheet where it showed the handwriting of the three of us. When he was asked who the other two is, he remained silent. The teacher said that he will be punished, standing in the corner of the classroom for one straight week, and it will be lighter if only he told our name....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Study of a Character: Hester Prynne in The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... She defends herself with silence, refusing to answer during the minister’s interrogation, standing firm on the scaffold through her sad eyes. At this point in her life, condemned for eternity to wear the ashamed symbol on her breast, she explains to Chillingworth, her husband and acting doctor that she wishes for death, since her past has wronged her and thus changes her life for the worse. She returns to her home, secluded from the town, and through her sadness, continues her lifestyle with her daughter, Pearl, by her side....   [tags: puritans, role model, dimmesdale]

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Nature’s Pearl, Nature’s Dim, and Hester Prynne

- Through Pearl’s, Hester Prynne’s, and Arthur Dimmesdale’s interactions with nature in The Scarlet Letter, author Nathaniel Hawthorne concedes that the Transcendental belief in the connection between man and nature exists and hints at one’s spiritual purity, but he adds that the connections between man and nature sometimes results in aiding the sinner on the path of attaining salvation and in the individual gaining wisdom and compassion, while other times the sinner receives corrupt knowledge leading to weakness and eventual destruction, death, and damnation....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Changes of Hester Prynne in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- In Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the reader meets the character Hester Prynne who as the novel progresses, one notices the changes in her character are very dramatic. The changes are both physical and in her mannerism’s. There are many significant events which took place before the start of the novel and during the novel. Some of these events that lead to this dramatic change include the affect of wearing the scarlet letter, the secrets which she keeps, and her daughter Pearl’s evil characteristics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Righteous Hester Prynne of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Strong and Righteous Hester of The Scarlet Letter     "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us," stated Oliver Wendell Holmes. This eventually proves to be especially true for Hester Prynne, the main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Hester Prynne, a fair young maiden whose husband had disappeared two years prior to the opening of the novel, has an affair with the pastor of her Puritan church, resulting in the birth of her child Pearl....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Hester Prynne of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

- “Religion today is too often merely the worship of guilt, an obsession with sin and an exercise in the rubrics of repentance” (Evely) 1. Such is the case of all sin, including the adultery of Hester Prynne, the main character in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. The novel takes place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1642-1649 during an era of strict religion under Puritan watch. Hester Prynne, one of such people living in the colony, is punished greatly for her sin, although she is not punished in death....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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Hester Prynne and Abigail Williams in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- American literature often examines people and motives. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, and in Aruthur Miller’s modern dramatic masterpiece, The Crucible, people and motives often depict patters of Puritans struggling for life during a shaky time. Two main characters from both pieces of works share the traits of a struggling Puritan as adulators. Even tough Hester and Abigail have similar traits, their sins differ dramatically and were punished differently....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Alienated Society in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... She finds a way to grow personally despite the restrictions society has placed on her. While Hester’s sin is the initial cause of her alienation, Puritanical beliefs perpetuate the void between Hester and community. The puritans believed man was incapable of any goodness without God. Sinners were rejected by both church and state, as Puritan colonies were founded on strict moral principles hoping to serve as a perfectly holy template for surrounding areas. David Sorrels comments that “Puritans were preoccupied with punishment and death”....   [tags: regulations, hester prynne]

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Puritans in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... In the chapter Hester at Her Needle, she supports herself and her infant through sewing and embroidery, which she learned during rough economic times growing up. She mastered the talent of embroidery so effectively that even though the people of Boston mock and loathe her for her sin, they still beg for her work. Yet due to the financial struggle aforementioned, her family forced her into an arranged marriage with Roger Chillingworth. Her family desires for Hester to have a more successful life, which lead to their decision to marry her off, even though one can speculate that they too would have enjoyed the compensation that Chillingworth gave the family as monetary payment for her hand...   [tags: migration isolation, hester prynne]

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Hope is the Thing with Letters: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Heroines are portrayed as able bodied women, when in the face of danger or adversity, display courage and self-sacrifice. Hester Prynne, the female protagonist of The Scarlet Letter, is forced to wear a scarlet A on her chest because of her affair with Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. The first impression of Hester is that she is a strong woman, grounded in her decisions to keep the father of her child secret, suffering the consequences. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne develops Hester, broken and drowning in her sin, surviving only by having hope and stifling her emotions....   [tags: tragic heroine, hester prynne]

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Summary Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- ... This shows readers how incredibly strong and courageous she is that she can go through all the shame and isolation and yet still maintain her calm and collected state of being. Also, it displays her morality and stature which shows how much she trusts herself and how much self respect she has despite the circumstances. Although Hester doesn 't realize it till later, she is becoming a better person from all that is happening to her. Life goes on in the town and Hester 's supports her and a Pearl through her work as a seamstress....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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A Literary Analysis of the Hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hwathorne

- A Literary Analysis of the Hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne describes the struggles of a young woman, Hester Prynne, a women found guilty of adultery. Hester's punishment is to wear the scarlet letter “A” to inform the entire town that this woman is a sinner. Throughout the novel, the reader comes to know Hester, the sinner, Reverend Dimmesdale, the minister that Hester had an affair with; and Chillingworth, Hester’s estranged husband whose vengeful mission is to get back at Dimmesdale....   [tags: hester prynne, dimmesdale]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... This also shows that Hester is strong enough to make a huge sacrifice. Moreover, suggesting that Hester possess “masculine” qualities such as being strong, which is not seen in women during this time period, ultimately showing Hawtornes progressive views of Hester. Furthermore, throughout the novel Hawthorne cherishes and appreciates the beauty that Hester possesses and the readers sees that she is a woman of immense beauty. However, she has a terrible flaw, the scarlet letter. As Hester Prynne steps out of the prison, she declines the helping hand of the beadle, the reader is instantly shocked by the natural dignity that Hester has....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Everyone seems to always enjoy novels about fallen heros and rising above your struggles. For any character- such as Ralph and Jack in Lord of the Flies, or Macbeth in the self-titled play- sin plays such a strong role in the fall of the great leaders and their resurrection. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s timeless novel, The Scarlet Letter, the theme is no different for the three main characters, Dimmesdale, Hester Prynne and Chillingworth. For the three main characters, sin has changed their original roles in society from minister, housewife and doctor, into the new roles of sinner, whore and vengeful sadist....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' An Everlasting And Pure Reunion '

- ... However, in the novel, with his reputation on the line, Dimmesdale is more hesitant. When Pearl asks if he will stand on the scaffold with her and mother in front of the town, Dimmesdale is reluctant: “‘Nay, not so, my little Pearl… Not so, my child. I shall, indeed, stand with thy mother and thee one other day, but not tomorrow’” (101). Dimmesdale’s putting this off shows how ashamed he is of his union with Hester. That shame, in conjunction with the A, further isolates Hester. And it is that isolation that leads Hester to become so bitter, so critical of the society that has put her in this position....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- ... This can also be shown representing the quote here from chapter 2 "But Hester Prynne, with a mind of native courage and activity, and for so long a period not merely estranged, but outlawed, from society, had habituated herself to such latitude of speculation as was altogether foreign to the clergyman. She had wandered, without rule or guidance, in a moral wilderness. . . . The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude. These had been her teachers,—stern and wild ones,—and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss." This is where Hester is showing off the scarlet not conforming to the puritan society’s needs....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Summary Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- ... Living as a minister, he was fearful of the ramifications that would arise from his confession, so for seven lengthy years Dimmesdale and Hester kept it confidential, and were not at any time observed together in public. Roger Chillingworth, Hester 's husband, the other main sinner in this novel, hunted retribution on whomever fathered Pearl. He promptly suspected the minister, and would not halt until vengeance was accomplished. Chillingworth purported to be a practitioner and was to tend to Dimmesdale, but all the while he was gradually poisoning and abusing him physically and mentally....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- ... They live in a town that left the Old World for religious tolerance, but they forsake their own religion. The town of Boston has a strong magnetism towards ignoring their own religious text, leading to an extremely hypocritical environment, Another aspect of hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter is the character of Roger Chillingworth. Chillingworth continually lies and portrays himself as a doctor, when, in fact, he is just the opposite. Chillingworth comes to the town as a doctor and infiltrates Dimmesdale’s life through his sly use of lies and deceit....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Acknowledgement And Self Forgiveness : Redemption

- ... While Dimmsdale’s admission of sin helps him escape Chillingworth, he never truly forgives himself and instead looks to the divine for forgiveness. Dimmsdale’s last conversation with Pearl exemplifies the fact that Dimmsdale still looks to external forces for self-affirmation. In his dying moments, Dimmsdale fears his sin will prevent him from reuniting with Pearl in heaven, believing “[God’s] will be done” (Hawthorne 235). Due to Dimmsdale’s ineptitude to look within himself to himself to find redemption, he is never able to properly achieve redemption....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- ... She continues her beautiful needle work, even embroidering her letter “A”. Hester also denies the option to flee the town, “her motive for continuing a resident of New England…[that this] had been the scene of her guilt and here should be the scene of her earthly punishment; and so, perchance, the torture…at length would purge her soul” (67). Hester challenges herself to endure suffering in order to be forgiven. Her feelings of determination drive her to take action for her wrongdoings, shaping her behavior....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Guilt And Pain Can Kill A Person

- ... As a man of the church he was losing people right before his eyes. His sin of adultery helped him feel what he couldn’t’ feel before. Dimmesdale 's words are now far more sensitive and deeper because he has the experience torturing him every day. Even with his fault, Arthur continued his life following Hester helping her the best he could as the guilt slowly sank in. Arthur Dimmesdale has now met Roger Chillingworth an English scholar. Chillingworth is Hester Prynne’s husband but agrees to not tell anyone of this because of the shame that he would get from his wife’s depravity....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The 's Rejection Of The Calvinist View Of Human Nature

- The Scarlet Letter presents duality amongst all of the characters. Hugo Mcpherson stated, “Hawthorne’s rejection of the Calvinist view of human nature, however, does not lead him to espouse the cause of man’s “natural goodness,” the Transcendental view. For him there is an ideal, perfect realm, and an imperfect, human realm. Human nature is inevitably imperfect. But the fatal error of the Puritans is their failure to recognize all of man’s gifts – to achieve an integration of all of man’s forces....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Human Frailty And Sorrow By Arthur Dimmesdale

- ... He has a sense of relief on his deathbed while in the arms of Hester Prynne. For instance, Dimmesdale’s undisclosed guilt leads to changes in him. During the beginning of the book Dimmesdale appears to be sensitive with deep sadness in his eyes. He lives with the shame of the sin he committed on a daily basis. In this vulnerable state Chillingworth gets his revenge and intentionally ruins Arthur Dimmesdale. This drives his physical and mental condition to decline, causing him to become weak and frail....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Howthorne

- Sin has a lasting and painful effect that may have nothing to do with the act at all. If, perhaps, the transgression was stealing, the individual whom stole may feel guilt for committing the awful deed; guilt has nothing to do with theft, prison has to do with theft. There are two entities that ensure punishment on individuals who act in ways that are interpreted as wrong: the world, and the individual. Hawthorne portrays this concept greatly in his book The Scarlet Letter. Hester Prynne and Aurthur Dimmesdale, main characters in The Scarlet Letter, share a punishment throughout their time in the colonial settlement of Boston; Hester is punished by the world while Dimmesdale is punished by h...   [tags: Hester Prynne and Aurthur Dimmesdale]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... When Roger “entered the room with the characteristic quietude of which he announced himself as belonging”(76.) no one even questioned him. Just the same, He told everyone his name was “Roger Chillingworth, as he was hereafter to be named”(81) and no one doubted that this was actually his name. As the novel unfolds, the reader is shown how Roger’s obsession over Arthur Dimmesdale controls all of his actions. His only focus becomes destroying Dimmesdale, and this is very evident, not only in his actions, but in his appearance and personality as well....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Sinful By Katie Michalak In today’s world, the act of sin is prosecuted differently than it was in the Puritan age. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is sentenced to a lifetime of wearing a scarlet letter “A” on her chest for her sin. When her husband, Roger Chillingworth, arrives in Boston and is educated about Hester’s affair, he seeks revenge on both her and her secret lover. Rebecca Sinclair writes in her article “When the strains of war lead to infidelity”, that her husband is being tried for adultery, and how often it happens to soldier and their family....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... She never loved him and regrets marrying him. Especially, because she is considered an adulterer. The first time they speak he tells her to not reveal his true identity and he plans to have revenge on Pearl’s biological father. He forces Hester to secrecy which removes the chance of her ever living a happy life. During their first confrontation Hester says, “’Why dost thou smile so at me?’ … troubled at the expression of his eyes. ‘Art thou like the Black Man that haunts the forest round about us....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter many critics dispute whose story is being told: Arthur Dimmesdale or Hester Prynne. The female heroism portrayed by Hester inundates the novel as opposed to the Reverend who internalizes his pain and tries to comprehend the enigmatic behaviors of the human psyche. Hawthorne utilizes the double persona of Dimmesdale to represent the character attempting to attain his goal of heavenly status yet succumbing to the manifestation of his guilt. Hawthorne inculcates the beginning of the novel with Hester as the heroine of the plot, however as Dimmesdale’s journey is further elaborated on it can be conceived that his struggle is that of a tragic hero; he s...   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, focuses on the adulteress, Hester Prynne. It follows Hester’s growth from a weak outcast to a strong individual. It also describes the conflicts faced by her former husband and her former lover. While Roger Chillingworth, her former husband becomes more corrupted because of his desire for vengeance, her former lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, becomes more burdened with guilt. At first, Dimmesdale wants to expose his sins, but lacked the courage to accomplish it....   [tags: hester prynne, conflicts, diction]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The definition of strength by dictionary.com is “the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power. vigor.” Hester shows strength in ways that people can only imagine and becomes almost a idol for this. The definition of strength cant even describe how strong she was. In a time where women were very overlooked, Hester Prynne stood up for her right to be a woman, and did it in a strong. She followed her heart and ended up facing the consequences that came with it. Her child and her lived in a town that shunned her....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Sin, Free Will, And Pessimism

- ... This article also focuses on the aspect of sin. In this book it brought up that in the book the word “adultery” is never once mentioned. It talked about how Hester committed the sin but Pearl is the one who suffers it. In this article is asked multiple questions about if someone is sinned against are they also the sinner. Those questions got me thinking if Hester was sinned against or if she was also the sinner. Also towards the end it talked about culture and the role it played in some of the book....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Hester Prynne, of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and Margaret Fuller, Themid-nineteenth-century Campaigner for the Rights of Women

- Hester Prynne, of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and Margaret Fuller, Themid-nineteenth-century Campaigner for the Rights of Women "Endowed in certain respects with the sensibility of Margaret Fuller, the great campaigner for the rights of women, Hester Prynne is as much a woman of mid-nineteenth-century American culture as she is of seventeenth-century Puritan New England." Is this an accurate assessment of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was an author, critic, editor and teacher who "possessed more influence on the thought of American women than any woman previous to her time" [1]....   [tags: Hester Hawthorne Scarlet Letter Fuller Essays]

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Free College Essays - The Character of Hester Prynne in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Character of Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter    Hester Prynne is a very well recognized character in The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  She is a character about whom much has been written such as, Toward Hester Prynn, by David Reynolds, and The Scarlet A, Aboriginal and Awesome, by Kristin Herzog.  Reynold's essay dealt with Hester as a heroine, who is an artistic combination of disparate female types.  Herzog's essay dealt with the idea that Hester is both wild and passionate, as well as, caring, conservative, and alien....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Sins of Hester Prynne, Reverend Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter

- The Sins of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a study of the effects of sin on the hearts and minds of the main characters, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth. Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth. Sin strengthens Hester, humanizes Dimmesdale, and turns Chillingworth into a demon. Hester Prynne’s sin was adultery. This sin was regarded very seriously by the Puritans, and was often punished by death....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Hester Prynne as Puritan Victim in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter - Hester Prynne as Puritan Victim   In the first several chapters of The Scarlet Letter we can understand Hester Prynne to be a good but misunderstood soul. Labeled as an adulteress, she is the victim of the Puritan lifestyle. A person with many positive traits, she is treated as a terrible person for one unholy act. Far from the evil woman that some of her neighbors see, Hester is a strong, proud and loyal person who resists the worst influences of her community.  Once Hester has begun to wear the scarlet letter in public and is interrogated, she holds out against the preachers in a great display of strength....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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What Is Love?

- ... Are humans born innately good, evil or both. “She knew that her deed had been evil; she could have no faith, therefore, that its result would be good. Day after day she looked fearfully into the child’s expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being” (Hawthorne 51). Hester Prynne is constantly reminded by Pearl and the scarlet letter on her bosom that she is capable of evil deeds. However, Hester is not completely evil because she cares about preventing Pearl’s character traits from reflecting the evil sin in which she was born....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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John Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... The letter’s symbolism “had the affect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself” (p. 51). Hester quickly becomes an outcast from society with the letter “A” overtaking her entire image and reputation within the community. The constant stares at the badge on her chest would be a constant reminder of what she had done. The letter would slowly merge into and become part of Hester’s personality. Hester is deeply impacted emotionally and physically by the letter....   [tags: Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter, Puritan]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... She is described as “an imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants.” (Hawthorne 85) Since she was villainized by society, Pearl had to decide wether to be more like society and try to be accepted or be herself. Even the other children werent allowed around Pearl, in fear of her sinfulness. On the other side of Pearl, there is a light, free spirited, imaginative girl that stands for everything the puritan religion despises; individuality and nonconformity....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Death Of Dr. Chillingworth

- ... The townspeople assumed that it was Hester due to the circle around the A in the word Catholic. The townspeople felt that it was a hate crime and felt that Hester was becoming rebellious against their religious beliefs. Hester then was sentenced to prison without any actual evidence besides the Bible. Hester looked around the courtroom and felt a chill go down her spinal cord. She turned around and noticed Chillingworth put his fingers to his lips then put it upon his chest in the same location of the elegant A on Hester’s bosom....   [tags: Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter, Bible]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- ... Hester and Pearl’s ostracization by the community has allowed Hester to see herself in Pearl, and she can empathize with Pearl because she has the same feelings of exile. Pearl can also be interpreted as a representation of one of the key themes of this book: out of great pain comes great treasure. Pearl was born into a world of hatred, and she was conceived sinfully, however she has quickly become Hester 's reason for life. Chapter 7- The ostracization of Hester and Pearl has begun to take an effect on Pearl’s social skills....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- What is considered a sin. Sin by definition is “a transgression of divine law, especially a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle”( dictionary). Everyone sins, and the consequences of sin are different for everyone. The lives of Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingsworth were significantly affected by sin in The Scarlet Letter. Hester suffered from her sin emotionally while both Chillingsworth and Dimmesdale had severe mental and physical changes. What deems a sin punishable....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Anne Hutchinson]

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Scarlet Letter Diary Entries

- Scarlet Letter Diary Entries Entry 1 I have arrived at my new home. The boat trip was very rough, even to the extent of making me lose track of time. That unclean, floating mass of death was merciful enough to let me be. Too many children have suffered and died on the way to America. I miss Roger a little bit, and hope he comes soon. I'm very lonely and I don't know what I'll do to keep myself busy. Roger was nice enough to give me money to live off of until he comes to be with me. There are a lot of handsome men around here....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Diary Hester Prynne Essays]

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The Demise of Hester and Dimmesdale

- The choices that people are bound to make are not only going to affect themselves, but also could severely affect the people who are close to them. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, exhibits the effects of choices that people make, and how they can also affect the ones around you. Hester Prynne, the protagonist of, The Scarlet Letter, is to be considered by many a tragic hero; however, Hester herself is guilty of causing her own downfall, as well as Arthur Dimmesdale’s. Hester’s life was forever changed after the choice she makes to break one of the fundamental laws of Puritan society....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter]

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Hester's Romantic Ideals in The Scarlet Letter

- “Be true. Be true. Be true!” (202). This powerful and simple message can be seen throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter. The characters Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale portray this message clearly. Hester lived this message. She was very true to herself and wore her “A” proudly giving her a more fulfilling life. She was true to herself and everyone around her allowing her to make her own experience, a concept the Romantics values greatly. Romantic literature portrays messages and characters like the ones in The Scarlet Letter to explain the value of truth and experience....   [tags: Lliterary Analysis, Character Development]

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The Transformation of Hester in The Scarlet Letter

- The Transformation of Hester in The Scarlet Letter The Puritans came from England in the sixteen hundreds to break free from the laws and regulations made by the king of England. In the new world, they were able to practice their own form of religion. The Puritans believed in God and His laws. "A Young Puritan's Code" was "Being sensible, that I am unable to do anything without God's help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ sake." (Jonathan Edwards) And they had over fourteen resolutions to keep....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Scarlet Letter: The Use Of Hester

- In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne makes Hester Prynne the central figure in the story much like Susanna Rowson does with Charlotte in Charlotte Temple. The plots of the books are centered on these women; the storylines occasionally move elsewhere to inform the reader of the happenings of other characters, but always returns to their respective female protagonist. The authors’ use of their leading ladies differs when providing a theme, however.Susanna Rowson uses Charlotte Temple as an example for the reader....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scarlet Letter, Hester’s Characterization Through Isolation

- When everyone around someone wishes for him/her to not exists, how do they cope. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne revolves around Hester Prynne, the heroine, who battles with isolation created by sin and exclusion from a strict Puritan community. Shame and mockery follows the perspective that the rest of society holds on her, thrusting Hester in a world of seclusion. Hawthorne utilizes Hester’s characterization to convey the negative effect of isolation on their individual in The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Literature]

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"The Scarlet Letter" and Hester's Identity

- First of all, the scarlet letter stands for Hester's sin. By forcing Hester to wear the letter A on her bosom, the Puritan community not only punishes this weak young woman for her adultery but labels her identity as an adulteress and immoral human being as well. "Thus the young and the pure would be taught to look at her, with the letter flaming on her chest", also "as the figure, the body and the reality of sin." And the day Hester began to wear the scarlet A on her bosom is the opening of her darkness....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Symbolism of Hester Prynnes Appearance in The Scarlet Letter

- The Symbolism of Hester Prynnes Appearance in The Scarlet Letter Throughout The Scarlet Letter, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many literal and figurative items to illustrate the significance of various characters or themes. Coupled with the tangible evidence given, the reader can make many miscellaneous assumptions of the importance of these items to directly and indirectly contribute to the issues of the novel. One cryptic item that symbolizes more than it seems to is the appearance of one of the main characters, Hester Prynne....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Justification of Hester in The Scarlet Letter

- In the Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne commits adultery, a disgraceful sin, and she is severely punished. Yet although her sin was not a good choice, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author, attempts to justify her actions. His writing indicates that he does not accept of her behavior but that it was not completely her fault. Being a Puritan, Hester was forced into one way of life, the only acceptable way in the eyes of her community. This pressure to adhere to numerous strict rules was metaphorically compared to a difficult journey down a narrow, winding road in the forest with little light....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Hester as A Self-Reliant Character

- Individualism in a Society-Based World In a society-centered world, living as self-reliant can be a difficult task to accomplish because society puts pressure on its members to conform to its standards. Nonconformists are eluded by society and consequently have difficulty retaining their nonconformist position. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self Reliance”, those who express themselves and dismiss the role of consistency are misunderstood, but great and as a result will ultimately rise in a “morally perfect,” but hypocritical society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why Hester Is A Whore

- Adulterous relationships always end in pain. Examples of such pain are present throughout the intricate web of time. From Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to the media buffet of Bill Clinton, adultery leaves pain. Hester embodies this pain. Not in pity but in cause. She embodies pain. Pain of loss, suffering. The pain of adulterous relationships. The universal wronging of adultery is deserving of such pain. Even in present times, with views much lax than puritan epoch, the wrong exists in full force, and just as deserving....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of Hester Pryne in The Scarlet Letter

- The Role of Hester Pryne in The Scarlet Letter The Role of Hester Prynne in the Development of Plot and Characterization in the Novel, The Scarlet Letter Within the novel The Scarlet Letter, the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many ways to characterize Hester Prynne, and to show her importance in the development of the plot. This essay will show some ways Hester is characterized and will also show why and how she develops the plot. Hester Prynne is characterized as a beautiful woman who does not hide from, but lives with her mistakes and tries to lead the best life she can in a strict, Puritan society....   [tags: Papers]

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Hester vs. the Community in The Scarlet Letter

- Hester vs. the Community in The Scarlet Letter          Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter seems to be created around Hawthorne's obsession with the forbidding quality of the scarlet "A", the symbol from which the novel takes its title. Rrom the rose-bush which Hawthorne selects a flower from as an offering to the reader(1) to the "elfish" child Pearl, every aspect of the story is drenched in this letter's scarlet hue. Perhaps this repetition reflects Hawthorne's own repressed desires, as some critics suggest(2)....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Hester's Letter

- Hester's Letter There are numerous characters in The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, that play noteworthy roles. The character that stands out the most is Hester Prynne. Hester changes significantly during the course of the novel. In the beginning of the novel she is conceived as an extreme sinner through the eyes of the Puritans; she has gone against Puritan ways, committing adultery (Chuck). For this irrevocably harsh sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the rest of her life. However, the Romantic philosophies of Hawthorne put down the Puritanical beliefs (Chuck)....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Evolution of Hester in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter – The Evolution of Hester The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was an objective description of the life of Hester Prynne, an adultress. The novel does not go into specific details of the thoughts of the woman except to describe the mien of her character. Throughout the novel she faces humiliation by the other people of Boston, but never loses her sense of pride. Hester Prynne suffers enormousely from the shame of her public disgrace and from the isolation of her punishment; however, she retains her self-respect and survives her punishment with dignity, grace, and ever-growing strength of character....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Symbolic Meaning Of Pearl Prynne in The Scarlet Letter

- In the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the writer, has created a miserable love story which is mainly developed around a symbol of adultery¡ªthe scarlet letter. Apart from Hester Prynne, the woman who bears the shame of the Letter A, her daughter Pearl Prynne is also an important character closely connected with the symbol of sin in the book. From being a living letter ¡°A¡± to an elf rising above the vulgar crowd, Pearl, throughout the story, has developed into a dynamic symbol which brings us hope and strength....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Essay on the Transformation of Hester in Scarlet Letter

- The Transformation of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne committed a crime so severe that it changed her life into coils of torment and defeat. In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester is publicly recognized as an adulteress and expelled from society. Alongside the theme of isolation, the scarlet letter, or symbol of sin, is meant to shame Hester but instead transforms her from a woman of ordinary living into a stronger person. The purpose of the scarlet letter is not fulfilled according to the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Hester's Isolation and Alienation in The Scarlet Letter

- Hester's Isolation and Alienation in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorn's The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmsdale have committed adultery, an unacceptable sin during the Puritan times. As a result of their sin, a child is born, whom the mother names Pearl. Out of her own free will Hester has to face major punishments. She has to serve many months in prison, stand on the scaffold for three hours under public scrutiny, and attach a scarlet letter, "A" on her chest every day as long as she remained in the town of Boston....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Hester and the Puritans in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Hester and the Puritans in The Crucible       Hester Prynne's life was difficult and unique, with many trying events and circumstances that changed her and separated her from the common people. Great rifts eventually formed between her and the community in which she lived. These differences could be put into two categories: the outward distinction, and the inward change. The outward distinction is easy to identify. It is Hester's adultery, and it is signified in the scarlet letter A and her daughter Pearl....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Hester - Predator or Prey in The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter: Hester - Predator or Prey. The Scarlet Letter had a controversial plot when it was published in 1850. The main character, Hester Prynne, and her scarlet "A" have been a symbol of adultery for over one hundred years. It is hard to determine whether Hester should be considered a predator or the prey throughout this novel. Individual upbringing and teachings could create a predetermined opinion of Hester and the sin of adultery. Hester's beauty was breathtaking. Her dark hair and brown eyes were alluring....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Romantics Seen Through Hester in the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone

- Romanticism was a movement in American history around the late 18th century and into the 19th century in which a lifestyle strongly centered around expression and art, music, and literature were apparent. Strong themes such as nature, experience, and imagination can be seen all throughout the works of the Romantics. The Romantic movement occurred in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Reason brought on by historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, written in 1849, is a novel from the Romantic era....   [tags: religion, revenge, truth, corrupt]

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Edna,Hester, and Huck

- Edna, Hester, and Huck offer many ways that they look at society. These ways differ in how they approach their perspectives, reach their perspective, and what they conclude from their perspective. Moreover, there are a great number of similarities between the outlooks of the three characters upon the world in that they all learn or conclude their outlook from the circumstances that they are faced with, they all change their ways and somewhat rebel against their societies culture as a result of the new outlook, and furthermore they don’t try and change their society and make an impact....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hester's Alienation from Society Depicted in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Throughout The Scarlet Letter, the moral and social values pertaining to the discrimination of females by society is revealed through the alienation of Hester Prynne, the main character in The Scarlet Letter. During The Scarlet Letter, Hester is punished for her adulterous relationship with Reverend Dimmesdale which results in a child named Pearl. As a result of the adulterous relationship, the authorities of The Puritan society that she is residing in sentences her to wear a Scarlet Letter on her breast that is supposed to stand for adulterer, stand on a scaffold in front of the entire community for public viewing of her Scarlet Letter and Pearl, and serve a prison sentence....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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The Lasting Effect of Sin and Guilt on Hester and Dimmesdale

- Without an honorable reputation a person is not worthy of respect from others in their society. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, the struggle to shake off the past is an underlying theme throughout the novel. Characters in this novel go through their lives struggling with trying to cope with the guilt and shame associated with actions that lost them their honorable reputation. Particularly, Hawthorne shows the lasting effect that sin and guilt has on two of the main characters in the book: Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Unchanged Character of Hester in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Unchanged Character of Hester in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter In the course of most stories, at least one of the main characters changes in one way or another. In The Scarlet Letter, one of the main characters we see a change in is Hester. Through the course of the novel, it appears that Hester changes from an arrogant, unremorseful woman to a much kinder and helpful, repentant woman. Although it appears that Hester has learned a lesson from her sin and consequential punishment, has she really changed her sinful ways....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Essays]

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