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Pearl in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Pearl in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Hester's daughter, Pearl, functions primarily as a symbol. She is quite young during most of the events of this novel—when Dimmesdale dies she is only seven years old—and her real importance lies in her ability to provoke the adult characters in the book. She asks them pointed questions and draws their attention, and the reader's, to the denied or overlooked truths of the adult world. In general, children in The Scarlet Letter are portrayed as more perceptive and more honest than adults, and Pearl is the most perceptive of them all....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Hawthorne Essays Pearl]

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A Character Analysis of Pearl in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- A Character Analysis of Pearl in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Word Count Includes Outline at the End of the Paper The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the illegitimate daughter of Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Throughout the novel Pearl develops into a dynamic symbol; one that is always changing. In the following essay, I will explore Hawthorne's symbolism of Pearl from birth, age three, and age seven....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Hester Hawthorne Pearl Essays]

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Pearl And The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl’s Role In The Scarlet Letter Pearl is Hester’s illegitimate daughter, who can be described as inquisitive, bold, stubborn, and imaginative. Growing up she is obsessed with Hester 's scarlet letter, and proves to be a rather odd child. This is demonstrated by her odd behavior and drastic mood changes. Throughout the novel, Pearl intricately affects the lives of both Hester and Dimmesdale. For Hester, she serves as someone to protect, cherish, and raise, and is even viewed by parts of the community as someone to keep Hester in line....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Free Essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Pearl as The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl as The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel that shows the Puritanical way of life. Society does not accept the fact that Hester has committed the sin of adultery so they cast her out by making her wear a scarlet letter 'A' across her chest. Pearl is the product of Hester's sin, the scarlet letter is the product of society. This idea shows that Pearl is the scarlet letter and the scarlet letter is Pearl. There are many ways in which Pearl is shown to be as the scarlet letter because she is considered to be a part of nature, she is the physical connection between Dimmesdale and Hester, and Pearl is the reason that makes Dimmesdale and Hester to fi...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Scarlet Letter - Pearl as a symbol

- Scarlet Letter - Pearl as a symbol Pearl is a symbol of Hester’s transgressions and even has similar qualities as the sin which she represents. Pearl’s life and behavior directly reflects the unacceptable and abnormal nature of Hester’s adulterous sin. Hester is plagued with more than just a letter “A”; she is given a child from her affair who is just as much a reminder of her sin as the scarlet letter. Ultimately Hester overcomes the shame associated the scarlet letter and creates a sense of family for herself and Pearl....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Pearl : Through The Lens Of Ecocriticism

- Pearl: Through the Lens of Ecocriticism In the setting of this novel the characters and townspeople follow a strict Puritan way of life. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, Pearl was born of the worst kind of sin, adultery, yet her name means purity and innocence, this shows how Hawthorne intertwined nature in the character Pearl. The Puritan beliefs of the townspeople lead them to believe Pearl is somewhat demonic because of how she acts, and by how she was brought upon the world, but she is such a complex character that if the reader only looks at her through one view they will not see the true beauty and complexity of her character....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Pearl]

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Scarlet Letter, Pearl

- The Scarlet letter is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The plot focuses on sin in the Puritan society. Hester Prynne, the protagonist, has an affair with Reverend Dimmesdale, which means they are adulterers and sinners. As a result, Pearl is born and Hester is forced to where the scarlet letter. Pearl is a unique character. She is Hester’s human form of her scarlet letter, which constantly reminds her of her sin, yet at the same time, Pearl is a blessing to have since she represents the passion that Hester once had....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pearl as a Symbol in The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl as a Symbol in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Pearl, is a symbol of sin and adultery in the sense that she leads Dimmsdale and Hester to their confession and the acceptance of their sins. A beauitful daughter of the towns adulturist has somtimes demon like traits. She is also the only living symblol of the scarlet letter "A". In another way Pearl also makes a connection between Dimmsdale and Hester. Initially Pearl is the symbol of Hesters public punishment for her adultery....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Pearl's Contribution to The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl's Contribution to The Scarlet Letter In Hawthorne's epic novel, The Scarlet Letter he discusses Pearl, a main character, and her contribution in making the novel a romantic one. Hawthorne uses three types of romantic topics relating to Pearl. Stereotypical characters, supernaturalness of characters, and the imaginary aspect of characters are all qualities of romantic language Hawthorne uses to better develop Pearl's character. Over the course of the novel Hawthorne uses all of the aspects of romantic language to unfold the life of Pearl and how she acts having these qualities....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - The Symbol of Pearl

- The Symbol of Pearl In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, Pearl, is the human symbol of the sin of adultery in the fact that she leads her mother, Hester Prynne, and Arthur Dimmesdale to accept and admit to their sin. Pearl is the beautiful daughter of Hester and Dimmesdale. She is the living symbol of the scarlet letter and has unique traits that make her sometimes appear as a demon. Her love for nature and freedom, her spirit, her wildness, her loneliness and separation from the world, her curiosity, and her innocent but symbolic comments reveal her distinct personality....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Pearl and Chillingworth's Struggle for Dimmesdale's Soul in The Scarlet Letter

- The struggle between good and evil is the basis for any good work of literature. The Scarlet Letter is a unique story when it comes to the battle of light over darkness. There is not a set of good characters versus a set of bad; each individual has his own sins, whether hidden or exposed, that blights his nature. Despite this, there is one main struggle that dominates throughout the book. Pearl and Roger Chillingworth contend brutally over the soul of the minister Arthur Dimmesdale. Although seen as a holy magistrate, Reverend Dimmesdale committed the sin of adultery....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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Scarlet Letter : Importance Of Pearl

- In the book The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a character is brought to life with a patchowrk of personality and her existance is one of amazing symbolism. Hawthorne introduces young Pearl Prynne. She is a bastard child who not only puts her unholy mother, Hester Prynne through much torment, but puts through hell the secret man who fathered her. Pearl affects Hester deeply in numerous instances throughout the story. Hester first decides to dress her daughter all in scarlet, the color of the shameful letter on her chest....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Character of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter:  Pearl                 Children are incredibly sensitive and can sense almost any emotion of an adult by observing body language and facial expressions. Such is the case with the youthful Pearl from the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. As the daughter of the adulteress Hester Prynne, the townspeople view Pearl as a demon in an angel’s clothing; who not only knows exactly what the letter "A" signifies on the bosom of her mother, but as the demon who placed it there, as well....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Mystery of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Mystery of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Among many nuances present in the novel, The Scarlet Letter, is the mystery of Pearl. This mystery is never actually in the real person of Pearl, but in the child she appears to be. At times, the townspeople and even Pearl’s mother, herself, call Pearl the demon-child, a fiend, and a torturer. Hester feels Pearl’s purpose on earth is to torture her but at the same time to be her joy. In reality, Pearl is a normal child, except for the fact that she is somewhat sealed off from the rest of the world....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Essays]

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The Symbolic Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Pearls have always held a great price to mankind, but no pearl had ever been earned at as high a cost to a person as in Hester Prynne, a powerful Heroine in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter. Her daughter Pearl, born into a Puritan prison in more ways than one, is an enigmatic character serving entirely as a vehicle for symbolism. From her introduction as an infant on her mother’s scaffold of shame to the stormy peak of the story, Pearl is an empathetic and intelligent child. Throughout the story she absorbs the hidden emotions of her mother and magnifies them for all to see....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Free Essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - Character of Pearl

- Pearl is The Scarlet Letter Pearl is the living embodiment of the scarlet letter because she forces Hester and Dimmesdale to accept their sins. The Puritan society looks at Pearl as a child of the devil, and a black hearted girl because she is the result of sin. Hester and Dimmesdale are both in the same situation in Pearl's eyes. Pearl wants Hester to realize that she is not the worst person in the world before she removes the scarlet letter. Pearl wants Dimmesdale to accept his sin, and be part of their life publicly....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Free Essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - The Character of Pearl

- The Character of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter One of the most complex and elaborate characters in The Scarlet Letter is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic individual, as well as an extremely important symbol. Pearl is shunned because of her mother's sin. Pearl is a living representation of the scarlet letter - acting as a constant reminder of Hester's sin. Hawthorne uses vivid descriptions to characterize Pearl....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Free Essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - The Character of Pearl

- The Character of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter Pearl was known as the devils child when she was young. She would have temper tantrums and do things her mother did not like. Pearl didn't know the true meaning of he letter on her mother's bosom. When the book ended, it did not say what happened to Pearl and how she lived her life from there. I believe that after Dimmesdale died and as Pearl got older, Hester told her what the true meaning of the scarlet letter was. I think Pearl always remembered that she was the result of that letter on her mother's bosom....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Liberation from Sin through Pearl in The Scarlet Letter

- Liberation from Sin through Pearl in The Scarlet Letter            'This child ... hath come from the hand of God, to work in many ways upon her heart ... It was meant for a blessing, for the one blessing of her life. It was meant, doubtless ... for a retribution too; a torture to be felt at many an unthought-of moment; a pang, as sting, an ever-recurring agony, in the midst of a troubled joy!" (Hawthorne 105) This, as Arthur Dimmesdale almost prophetically expresses in the early scenes of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, was the role of Pearl, the elfish child borne of his and Hester Prynne's guilty passion....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Powerful Character of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Powerful Character of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter       One of the most significant writers of the romantic period in American literature was Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Hawthorne wrote stories that opposed the ideas of Transcendentalism. Since he had ancestors of Puritan belief, Hawthorne wrote many stories about Puritan New England.  His most famous story is the Scarlet Letter.  This novel tells of the punishment of a woman, Hester Prynne, who committed adultery and gave birth to Pearl.  A minister of Boston, Arthur Dimmesdale, had an affair with Hester while believing that her husband, Roger Chillingworth, had died.   However, Chillingworth did not die a...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Essay on the Symbol of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Symbol of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl symbolizes a real and constant reminder of Hester’s sins, she is much more prominent and evident than the “A” that Hester wore, for she is a real living breathing person who will always remain a part Hester. Hawthorne places Pearl in the novel to explore the theme of Romanticism, to create a character who is passionate and true, one who questions the behavior and values of Hester and Dimmesdale....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Blameless Pearl in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter - The Suffering of the Blameless Pearl    The Puritan life is based purely on sin. The Puritans believe that all people are sinners and are thus despised and hated by God. Sinners are subject to the worst punishments and suffer the worst torment. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, several characters serve as models of sinners in agony from their error. Both Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne bear the punishment of their adultery, which evidenced itself in their daughter Pearl....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism - Pearl as Living Symbol in The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl as Living Symbol in The Scarlet Letter       Pearl.  A child born of sin.  Conceived by lust.  Created by impurity.           As the result of her parents fall from grace, she represents the sinfulness of their act, and is a continual tool for the recollection of their dubious deed.  Sent, was she, from the Almighty God as a gift, and a burden of the heart.           "'God gave me the child?' cried she.  'He gave her in requital of all things else, which ye had taken from me.  She is my happiness!- she is my torture, none the less!  See ye not, she is the scarlet letter, only capable of being loved, and so endowed with a million fold the power of retributio...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Essay on the Mysterious Pearl in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Mysterious Pearl in The Scarlet Letter A few moments before Reverend Dimmsdale professes his sin to the crowd of onlookers, Hester's hopes of escape are dashed by the knowledge that Roger Chillingworth also booked a passage on the departing ship‹a ship that she prayed would give her and her beloved freedom from the curse of the Scarlet Letter. Little Pearl, however, relays the message to her mother that her trip has been spoilt by the addition of the evil Chillingworth. A well-meaning sailor tells Pearl, "So let thy mother take no thought, save for herself and thee....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Pearl's Symbolic Divinity in The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl is the unifying character in Scarlet Letter especially among Hester, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth.  As one of the most complex characters, Pearl is related to Hester and Dimmesdale because she is the personification of their sin and to Chillingworth because she represents what he wants vengeance for.  Hester, Pearl’s mother, is who Pearl looks up to and wants to be like.  To Dimmesdale, Pearl has an even greater significance than she may be able to understand.  Dimmesdale’s guilt for committing a sin and seeing Pearl, someone completely innocent, ostracized by society tortures him to the extent that he physically punishes himself....   [tags: literary criticism, character analysis]

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Pearl as a Symbol in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl as a Symbol in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in this novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. The novel opens with a scene in which we learn about the sin Hester has committed, adultery. Hester has a baby and she refuses to turn in her baby's father, Arthur Dimmesdale. Because this sin is considered to be one of the worst in the Puritan society, Hester is forced to wear a scarlet "A" which stands for adultery....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Functions of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrorne

- The Functions of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was a revolutionary book for its time. Its description of simple Puritan society with a rebellious female protagonist make it exceptionally unique. In a book filled with symbolism, one of the most important characters is the protagonist’s daughter, Pearl. The offspring of an adulterous relationship, the small Puritan child serves to represent the sin that created her, as well as her mother’s own passion....   [tags: puritan, rebellious, sin]

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Pearl in Scarlet letter

- One of the most complex and elaborate characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic individual, as well as an extremely important symbol. Pearl is involved in a complex history, and as a result is viewed as different and is shunned because of her mother’s sin. Pearl is a living Scarlet A to Hester, as well as the reader, acting as a constant reminder of Hester’s sin. This connection leads to many different views of Pearl’s character....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Relation between Pearl and Nature in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Relation between Pearl and Nature in The Scarlet Letter       In Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, The Scarlet Letter, nature plays a very symbolic role. Throughout the book, nature is incorporated into the story line. One example of this is with the character of Pearl. Pearl is very different than all the other characters due to her special relationship with Nature. Hawthorne personifies Nature as sympathetic towards sins against the puritan way of life. Hester's sin causes Nature to accept Pearl....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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Hester, Reverend Dimmesdale, and Pearl of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

- Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl of The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a Romantic novel set in Colonial Boston. The main character, Hester, wears a scarlet letter "A" as a symbol of adultery, but she refuses to identify the partner in her crime. Hawthorne uses many symbols in his novel to discuss the effects of this refusal. Three symbols in the novel are Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl. One symbol in the novel is Hester. A symbol is a person or thing that indirectly represents an object or idea....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Pearl as an Expression of Hester’s Emotions in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter:  Pearl as an Expression of Hester’s Hidden Emotions   In literature, authors often represent a character’s hidden emotions or inner thoughts by presenting them in a separate character.  Such is the case in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter as he uses Pearl to express Hester’s inner thoughts and hidden emotions.  “Above all, the warfare of Hester’s spirit, at that epoch, was perpetuated in Pearl.”              Despite the public shame she has experienced and many years of wearing the intimation of her adulterous sin, Hester Prynne remains proud and displays her letter boldly.  Anyone that did not possess quite her level of emotional stamina and pride would hav...   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Pearl: A Symbol of Evil in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl: A Symbol of Evil. From the first time we hear of Pearl, Hawthorne uses her as a symbol of Hester’s sin. He not only uses her to remind Hester of what she did, but also as what she could never be. He uses many different references in the book pertaining to Hester’s plight, most of which involve Pearl. So is Pearl a symbol of evil. The very first time Hawthorne uses Pearl as a symbol is when he is talking about the one thing that attracts her attention. “The infants’ eyes had been caught by the glimmering of the gold embroidery about the letter.” (79) The scarlet letter “A” is a beautiful sight to Pearl....   [tags: literary techniques, literary criticism]

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Pearl's Life Without Shame in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Pearl's Life Without Shame in The Scarlet Letter Neither Hester's love for Authur Dimmesdale nor her need for atonement of her sins were the primary reasons why Hester remained in Boston. However, Hester mainly lived out her punishment to set an example for Pearl of what she should not become. Hester Prynne's life had been a continuous series of disappointments and shame. Because she cared for her daughter, Pearl, Hester treated her punishment more as a means of teaching Pearl a respectable lifestyle than a means of confronting her vices....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Importance of Pearl in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Significance of Pearl One of the most complex characters in The Scarlet Letter is Pearl, the illegitimate daughter of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Throughout the story, she develops into a dynamic individual, as well as an extremely important symbol. Pearl is shunned from society because of her mother's sin. She is a living representation of the scarlet letter, acting as a constant reminder of Hester's sin. Hawthorne uses vivid descriptions to characterize Pearl. She is first described as the infant, "...whose innocent life had sprung, by the inscrutable decree of Providence, a lovely and immortal flower, out of the rank luxuriance of a guilty passion." (Hawthorne 81)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's Use of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter

- Nathaniel Hawthorne's Use of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter Often in novels writers use symbolism as a device to make their themes and ideas come across clearly to the reader. In the novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many forms of symbolism. People and objects are symbolic of events and thoughts of hawthorn throughout the course of the book. The Scarlet letter itself is a symbol he uses to contradict the puritanical society of the story. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Pearl both as a symbol in the novel, and to work on the consciences of Hester and Dimmesdale....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Beautiful Disasters: Pearl As A Living Breathing Scarlet Letter

- Sometimes beauty is found in places as unexpected as a rosebush growing outside of a prison in a puritan colonial village. Pearl Prynne is an unearthly beautiful child with a wild spirit born under unimaginably sinful conditions, all of which are somehow related to the ideas, actions, and views of others on Hester’s punishment. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Pearl serves as Hester’s living, breathing Scarlet letter. Pearl evokes the same emotion and reactions from the townspeople, as does the scarlet letter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Not very many children are born in prison, nor do many live in prison for the first three months of their lives. It was almost probable that the child might turn out rather eccentric, which Pearl, in a way, did. And it is definitely strange that she was born as a result of a sin. Thus, her mother named her Pearl, “as being of great price, —purchased with all she had, —her mother’s only treasure!” She has very capricious emotions and is impish sometimes. Pearl is an eerily intelligent and devilish child who has a strange connection with the scarlet “A”....   [tags: Character Analysis, Pearl]

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Pearl, The Daughter Of Hester Prynne

- Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne, in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was an important character to the novel. From the first time we hear of pearl, Hawthorne uses her as a symbol of Hester’s sin. Although at the begging of the novel Pearl symbolized Hester’s sin and shame and was the living embodiment of the letter “A”, its symbol evolved. According to some critics, Pearl symbolizes truth and the natural word because she is not contaminated by society in any way. I agree with the critics, living away from the city allowed her to become the symbol of truth and the natural world because she has not been contaminated by puritan society, she senses the truth around her with a lot o...   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Pearl : A Child Of Torment Or A Blessing

- Pearl: A Child of Torment or a Blessing in Disguise . Pearl is the subject of mystery throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, and Hester Prynne frequently ponders pearl of being the gift of God or perhaps the burden of Satan. Throughout the story pearl is often compared or described looking and acting like an “elf” or “imp”. This may imply that pearl was sent to Hester for another purpose. Was Pearl sent to Hester to torment her as punishment for her crime or was she a blessing and could God or even Satan Have sent this child to Hester....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Puritan]

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Feminism in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Written in 1850, The Scarlet Letter stood as a very progressive book. With new ideas about women, main characters’ stories intertwined, and many different themes, The Scarlet Letter remains today as a extremely popular novel about 17th century Boston, Massachusetts. Not only was the 19th century a time for the abolition of slavery movement but it was also the beginning of the first wave of feminism. Women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott catalyzed the women’s rights movement....   [tags: the scarlet letter]

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The Truth Shall Set You Free: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn

- Every action reaps its consequences. This veracity is revealed in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, published by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields in 1850. Categorized into the genre of romance, The Scarlet Letter has a solemn, dark, mysterious, and almost eerie mood. The historical novel is set in the strict Puritan society of seventeenth century Boston, Massachusetts. When the book begins, the past action of adultery has already been committed. The story then follows the characters involved in the dirty deed and skillfully details their responses to the consequences....   [tags: adultery, pearl, dimmesdale]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne of Salem, Massachusetts was a descendant of a distant line of Puritan ancestors; however, his antecedent family history was not one he was proud of, as he persisted to be bedeviled with guilt, most notably from the renown John Hathorne of the Salem witch trials. He, as a consequence, wrote The Scarlet Letter to articulate his message on the extreme and austere type of Puritan legalism, society’s outlook of an adultery child, the individual reconciliation of a sinful act in the Puritan society, and, all from the perspective of Hester Prynne....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- “The Significance of a Pearl” Pearls can be very difficult to find in the vast oceans, but once found they can come at an expensive but worthwhile cost for the owner. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, Pearl, who is the result of the adultery between Hester and Dimmesdale, resembles a pearl from the ocean. Apart from Hester Prynne, the woman who bears the shame of the scarlet letter A, her daughter Pearl is also an important character closely connected with the outcomes of their lives....   [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 Novel ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Hester Prynne is the heroine in the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn. The book is about a woman, Hester, who commits adultery who faces multiple challenges in the religious society due to the crime she has done. In the beginning of the novel we are shown that Hester is on the scaffold, she is with a child in her hand and she is coving something, the scarlet letter. We see her as bad person, due to the scarlet letter which she is given, and sometimes don’t realize that the meaning of the letter changed throughout the novel, but not only the letter, but Hester as well....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Summary Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- The bond between a child and a parent is undeniable. A child entrusts their parent as a young child and throughout their life. In The Scarlet Letter, the attitude Pearl has towards her father, Dimmesdale, changes throughout the novel and as time progresses. Dimmesdale and Hester, who are Pearl’s parents, are two individuals who committed adultery under a Puritan society. Hester is publicly scrutinized and receives the punishment of having to wear the scarlet letter on her clothing, but can not be executed because there is no evidence of her having a husband....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Shadow and light are both obvious aspects of the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Throughout the book, both shadow and light are referenced in multiple different setting and for various different reasons. I found that Hawthorne used shadow and light to allow us to see the characters for who they truly are and how they truly feel. The comparison of shadow and lights can be mirrored by the comparison of nature to civilization in the novel The Adventures Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The novel The Scarlet letter was written in 1850 by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The author refers Roger Chillingworth as evil, Devil-like, and a fallen man who lost everything in society. Even though Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale is Pearl’s legitimate parents, Roger Chillingworth is the best guardian for Pearl because; he looks at Pearl like his own child, he was not intending to hurt Pearl from the beginning, and gave Pearl all his properties when he died therefore Pearl could have a better life....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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- The words penance and penitence are often associated together, and even sound similar, but it does not mean they have the same meaning. Penance is a punishment for a sin- a physical act showing repentance, but penitence is the feeling of sorrow for committing a sin. Therefore, it is possible to commit an oct of penance, but not truly feel penitence. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the main character, Hester Prynne is forced by her Puritan community to wear a lavishly decorated scarlet colored “A”, which stands for adulterer....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Summary Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Troy Okamoto AP English Mr. Kam September 12, 2014 The Scarlet Letter Book Report My reaction to The Scarlet Letter can only be summed up in one word: empathy. The amount of shame and struggles that Hester Prynne experienced was surreal, and she has witnessed such unimaginative events. Hester, wearing the "A" of shame, doesn 't reveal the name of the father, which drives her into embarrassment. Hester is not only shameful but also corrupt, for she invests herself to the lover of her child. The struggles that Hester faces with her daughter after she returns home is poignant, and the story ends in such a solitude way that one would sympathize with her....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the “A” that Hester wears has significant meanings to all four major characters. In the novel, the “A” that Hester Prynne wears upon her breast represents adultery. The “A” is very important to the story because it represents Hester 's sin. The novel revolves around the “A” so without the “A” there would be no story. Just as the “A” affects Hester it affects Dimmesdale, Pearl, Chillingworth, and the people of the town as well. To Hester, the main character and the wearer of the scarlet letter, the “A” symbolizes a lot more than the other characters in the novel....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Hester Prynne is a beautiful Puritan woman that is forced to bear the scarlet letter. In Nathaniel Hawthorne 's, The Scarlet Letter, Hester 's sin of adultery causes her to become the most hated woman in her community. Hester 's secret lover, Dimmesdale, is a minister of the Puritan town, but is not condemned for the affair. Hester believes that her husband, Roger Chillingworth, is dead until he arrives at her public shaming. She is shamed and pushed away by the Puritan community of Boston. Because of her strength, humbleness, and loyalty, Hester Prynne single-handedly overcomes the struggle and hate of a Puritan society....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Characterization Of The Scarlet Letter

- Characterization in The Scarlet Letter The strict Puritan code in the mid seventeenth century is evident in The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The novel addresses the issue of adultery and the intensity of the sin. Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale commit the sin of adultery and face challenges inflicted upon them by the Puritan society and personal values. Nathaniel Hawthorne centers the plot of his novel The Scarlet Letter on the four major characters, Hester Prynne, Pearl, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth, analyzing their physical appearances, personalities, and roles....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, a combination of various literary elements contribute to the academic value of the novel. Symbolism, imagery, and figurative language assist in conveying the tone of the events occurring in main character’s lives. From Hester’s first public appearance as a sinner to the A illustrated on her grave, she experiences mixed emotions both interpersonally and extrapersonally, defining why her story is one of highest regards. From the first scene on the scaffold, Hester’s scarlet letter and her intense shame define her character....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Children are, by nature, incredibly sensitive creatures. In literature and art they are commonly portrayed as beings capable of sensing the emotions experienced by the adults around them simply by observing one’s body language and facial expressions. Additionally, children are born with an innate sense of curiosity which drives them to discover the cause of the feelings they detect. Some children experience heightened levels of empathy and curiosity that can alienate them from their peers; such is the case with Nathanial Hawthorne’s Pearl Prynne in The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Rough Draft One In the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne writes about to troubles of the heart and sin. Though one may think he would write women as weak love struck sinners, he does not. During Hawthorne’s time period, men were considered the stronger sex, though Hawthorne characterizes the women in his story as strong and independent, while many of his male characters are morally compromised and weak. Hester Prynne is the ultimate symbol of sin in her community. Shamed by infidelity and and a illegitimate “demon child” she is forced to stand on the town 's scaffolding while people stare on and question her, about the father....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Written in a time when the role of females in society was nothing more than homemaking and childbearing, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter explores the reaction of society to a woman whose revolutionary attitude and demeanor caused debate both within and beyond the lines of the text. Through the powerful influence and contrast of the main character, Hester Prynne, Hawthorne’s novel shows the effect of such a powerful woman on society. The Contrast of Hester Versus Dimmesdale Authors have a reason for everything that they do, and in the case of The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne’s stark contrast between the characters Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale is no accident....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Jordan Keller Mrs. Mcguirt TSL Essay 25, Oct. 25 Corruption of the Heart The Scarlet Letter, a novel based in Boston with Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale as the main characters, focuses on sin and its repercussions. Adultery and Hypocrisy are two such sins that are the main focus of the plot. Some think that adultery is the sin that the book is concerned with, but if that were so it would pervade through the entire novel on a less superficial level that it does. Hypocrisy, on the other hand, has a constant and repetitious under light in the entire novel that leads to the conclusion that the novel is not teaching about adultery, but hypocrisy with an underlying idea...   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester’s child, Pearl, is a central character who helps the reader to understand the meaning of the letter. Because Pearl is compared to a rose bush, is described as being an “elf-child” (Hawthorne 111), and is as wild as nature itself, she is the alleged demon child; however, she has natural instincts that allow her to be seen as anything but the spawn of Satan. Throughout the text, symbols are used to help describe and connect the reader to Pearl. From the very first chapter, a rose bush is used to describe someone or something that is beautiful or good on the outside, but pained, ugly or evil on the inside....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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A Trivial Society Of The Scarlet Letter

- A Trivial Society in The Scarlet Letter One of the most engrossing aspects of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is the unambiguous fact that all the characters in the book are subject to false accusations from the self righteous society depicted throughout the novel. Hawthorne persistently displays his negative opinion of the Puritan society through multiple characters’ experiences. In fact, it is believed that Hawthorne added the “w” to his name in order to distance himself from his Puritan ancestors (Sampson)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Teenagers, adults, grandparents, and all those who own high tech cell phones commonly use emojis when texting. Why are emojis so popular. Emojis can portray the feelings that the sender is texting effectively, therefore avoiding possibilities of miscommunication. For example, if one receives a text in response to a question saying, “Ok,” the recipient can interpret the message in two ways, agreement or disagreement. The expression of a cartoon yellow face can describe the sender’s feeling as being happy or unamused....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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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 Scarlet Letter By Roger Chillingworth

- Trey Hill David Camp AP English 11 Date: 10/10/15 The Scarlet Letter: Roger Chillingworth In the literary classic, The Scarlet Letter, readers follow the story of a Puritan New England colony and the characteristics of that time period. Readers begin to grasp concepts such as repentance and dealing with sin through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s indirect descriptions of these detailed and complex characters by their actions and reactions. The character Roger Chillingworth symbolizes sin itself and deals with internal conflict throughout the course of the story....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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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

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s well known novel, The Scarlet Letter, extensive diction and intense imagery are used to portray the overall tone of the characters. In particular, Hester Prynne, the wearer of the Scarlet Letter, receives plentiful positive characterization throughout the novel. Hester’s character most notably develops through the town’s peoples ever-changing views on the scarlet letter, the copious mentions of her bravery, and her ability to take care of herself, Pearl, and others, even when she reaches the point where most would give up and wallow in their suffering....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Early New England law specialist Douglas Greenberg describes “the popular image of dour Puritan magistrates and ministers humiliating transgressors” brought to life and reinforced by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s mid-nineteenth century novel, The Scarlet Letter (297). The main character, Hester Prynne, lives in the strict Puritan society of 17th century Boston where she has been condemned for her sin of adultery and punished by wearing a scarlet letter “A”. As she and her newly born illegitimate daughter, Pearl, stand on the scaffold while the town decries her, many in the community wonder who her lover is....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings show how sin is sin until it is publicized. He goes into great depth to show both sides of private and public sin. People still sin and judge others today. However, the ways that sin is seen today is much different in a historical type of way. The idea of sin never really seemed to make sense to Hawthorne. Hawthorne’s writings are still relevant today because the world is full of sex symbolism and sin. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings show how people tend to overlook their own sin but speak loudly about other’s sin....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In the seventeenth century, the Puritans left England to practice their own Protestant version of Christianity. The Catholic church tried to control what they worshipped, and they ended up rebelling. Eventually, these same settlers created a group within their own society that was being treated similarly to the way the Puritans were in England; these people were punished in the Salem witch trials with an attempt from society to control a group of people. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Puritan ancestors were involved in these trials....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850 and set during the 1640s in a community practicing puritan religion. The Scarlet Letter contains themes that connect to situations faced in modern times.The books helps the reader recognize how society has changed and what aspects have stayed the same. Such as the way people are shunned from society, how people grow and change because of society 's views, and the affect society has on the community. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s goal with The Scarlet Letter is to provide an understanding of the puritan religion for the reader as well as lessons of human nature....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Puritan]

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The Significance of the Scaffold Scenes in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The exhausting path from sin to salvation has been travelled regularly throughout the history of mankind. Nathaniel Hawthorne explores this common struggle to reach absolution in his thought-provoking novel, the Scarlet Letter. The novel focuses on the progression of adulteress and pariah, Hester Prynne, and her accomplice, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, over the course of several years after they commit adultery. The hardships endured by these two characters express the difficulty of absolving oneself from sin in 17th-century Puritan New England....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]

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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 Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, a woman named Hester, who is abandoned by her husband for two years, is having an affair with the pastor, Reverend Dimmesdale. Hester gives birth to a daughter while her husband is away which leads people to believe that she is having an affair. The Puritans’s view of sin is very strict, so they believe Hester deserves a terrible punishment.Hester keeps the father hidden from the knowledge of the townspeople, so she receives the brutal punishment by herself....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Strength of a Single Parent Shown in The Scarlet Letter

- What is a single parent. Is it one who destroys their child’s life. Is it one who ultimately cannot raise a minor on their own. Or is it one who dedicates their lives to the well being of their kid. Imagine a parent, and for whatever reason they were left alone to raise a child. That parent you imagined has to work long hours just to put a meal on the table. That parent has to play the role of the mother and father. That parent has no financial support. Unfortunately, in our society, this image of a single parent is looked down upon....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter: ]

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The Symbol of Guilt in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

- The scarlet letter is a symbol of guilt with the power to transform not only its wearer, but everyone involved in its inaugural scandal. Pearl and the letter share a certain relationship, and at times seem to mirror each other, as they exhibit similar tendencies. As children of indignity alike, they unconsciously serve as emotional grim reapers, and together, they unwillingly carry out the supernatural mandate of punishment rationed to them through sadistic and demoniac means. Because the two chosen are but unwilling situational puppets strewn by fate, it is impossible for self proclaimed vigilantes of the paranormal to come out unscathed....   [tags: the scarlet letter]

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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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Hester 's Speech : The Scarlet Letter

- Hester’s Journey Many critics state that Salem’s community restricts Hester Prynne’s freedoms, but I believe that she has a limitless independence that can’t be revoked solely by the scarlet letter. Hawthorne introduces our protagonist early into the novel. Hester Prynne is a young woman who catches the eye of every man in the crowd. She is described as the pure essence of a beautiful woman. “The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect elegance...She had dark and abundant hair, so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam, and a face...beautiful from regularity of feature and richness of complexion…” (46)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter ' By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Chapter 15- After Chillingworth left the meeting with Hester, Hester for the first time realized that she hated him. This change occurred very rapidly as she went from pity to hatred after realizing all the pain that he has caused not only her but everyone that he has been in contact with. We also get another example of a juxtaposition that Hawthorne has created between the relationship Hester has with Chillingworth and Dimmesdale respectively. Hester’s relationship with Chillingworth is a hate filled one with no love, while her relationship with Dimmesdale is a forbidden one that is filled with love....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Last Glimpse Of Characters Of The Scarlet Letter

- Last Glimpse of Characters In The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne uses this idea of last glimpse of main characters to broadcast the serious ideas of his novel. Similar to how the “first” actions of the characters gives the main plot of the text the last glimpse of the characters shows the serious ideas of a text. The main last glimpse of characters would be the disappearance of pearl and the death of Dimmesdale and Chillingworth at the end of the book. In the scarlet letter Pearl is the product of the adultery between the Dimmesdale and Hester....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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William Shakespeare 's The Scarlet Letter

- Five Most Important Scenes in The Scarlet Letter There are many important scenes in The Scarlet Letter but, there are five scenes that stand out above the others and are the most important scenes of the book. These five most important scenes are first, when Hester gets released from jail and forced to stand on the scaffold. The second, is when Hester’s husband takes on the name of Roger Chillingworth. Another is when the governor tries to take pearl away from Hester. The next, is when Hester meets Dimmesdale in the woods....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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