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Hester Prynne As A Good Mother

- Every individual at some point has questioned their mother’s effectiveness and ability to do her job, be a mother. However, many still ponder at what qualities actually describe a good mother, and sometimes causes legal issues and debate. One of these debated mothers is Hester Prynne, the malefactress who committed adultery and gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Pearl. That said, Mrs. Prynne also shows signs of being a very good mother, whereas she teaches her daughter about the religious practices of the time, she never lets her daughter out of her sight, and she actively cares about her daughter’s well being....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Hester Prynne '

- Katelyn Barnes Tom Kellerman Bell: 3 2 October 2015 In the beginning of the novel, Hester Prynne exits the prison of the Puritan community of Boston, a large letter “A” clearly visible on her chest and a child in her arms. This is the first time the letter makes an appearance, and it is here where readers realize Hester has done something terribly wrong. The letter “A” sewn onto her clothes initially represents “adulterer”, but who exactly is the father of Pearl, the child Hester is holding, if her husband has been missing for two years....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop]

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Analysis Of Hester Prynne 's ' The End '

- Directions: For each of the questions below, prepare an insightful and supported answer. Strengthen your arguments with text-based evidence and artful observations. This document will be submitted to Turnitin.com on Thursday, September 1 before 7:00 A.M., so be sure to convey original and thought-provoking answers that are YOUR OWN. Please print your answers for Thursday’s Seminar. Is Hester Prynne ultimately a heroic figure. Make sure to support your argument with textual support, as well as a clear definition of what it means to be a hero....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter Between Hester Prynne And Arthur Dimmesdale

- In The Scarlet Letter the town often forgets that to make a child, a man and a woman are both needed. This is a concept that unfortunately, is still hard for some people to grasp. When a man does the same thing as a woman, in certain cases a man won’t be judged as harshly as a woman. In this circumstance of adultery, the woman is usually branded as a “harlot”, while the man is often seen to have done nothing wrong. Such is the case in The Scarlet Letter between Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Change Of Hester Prynne And Her Family And Friends

- The change of Hester Prynne and her family and Friends Hester Prynne and her companions in the novel, “Scarlett Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, changed quite a bit. They changed both physically and emotionally, and in some cases even mentally. Some of the characters grew stronger, and learned valuable lessons. While others grew weaker and began to decline. No matter how you look at it though, the characters in the Scarlett Letter changed, whether for the good or bad, that is for you to decide. We shall start by talking about Roger Chillingsworth....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, And Roger Chillingworth

- [INTRO] Chillingworth is the worst sinner because he committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, an unforgivable sin. In a town full of Puritan believers, three sinners arose: Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth (Prynne). The three all defied the Puritan God, and lived to face their consequences. Hester and Dimmesdale’s sins were closely tied, but Chillingworth 's was of a vastly different nature. Hester 's sin was adultery, as she had cheated on her husband Chillingworth....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Christian terms]

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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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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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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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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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Character Analysis Of Hester Prynne 's ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Character Analysis Of Hester Prynne Throughout all the sinful things Hester Prynne has done, she still managed to obtain good qualities. Hester was an adulterer from the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester was looked down upon by the citizens of Boston because of the sin she and another person committed, but no one knew who her partner in crime was because she refused to release his name. Towards the very end of the story Hester’s accomplice confessed and left Hester and Pearl feeling joyous, because now they didn’t have to keep in a secret....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Analysis Of Hester Prynne 's ' The Scarlet Letter '

- From Hester Prynne’s first public appearance as a sinner to the A illustrated on her grave, she experiences mixed emotions both interpersonally and extrapersonally, defining why Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter receives highest regards. The novel combines various literary elements, contributing to the academic value of the novel. Symbolism, imagery, and figurative language used by Hawthorne assist in conveying the tone of the events occurring in main character’s lives, exemplifying the everlasting educational and historical value of the novel....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Scarlet Letter, A Woman By The Name Of Hester Prynne

- Symbolism is often used in literature to describe certain character attributes or to draft a setting for the reader. Although the letter itself takes the spotlight, the color is what attracts the reader. In “The Scarlet Letter”, a woman by the name of Hester Prynne; who is married to Roger Chillingworth, commits adultery and gives birth to the other man’s child, Pearl. Hester is then punished for adultery by wearing the scarlet letter “A” on her bosom so all can see. Throughout the novel, Chillingworth becomes obsessed in trying to figure out who the other man is while Hester is swallowed by everyone’s judgments....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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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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The Pearl Is The Eternal Reminder Of Hester 's Shame

- A Pearl is a rare stone that can only be created under unique circumstances, is hard to find and, sometimes, can represent bad luck. Still, a pearl is a beautiful, white stone used to represent purity and peace. Pearl is born because of the affair between Reverend Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne. So, Pearl is the eternal reminder of Hester 's shame. Pear is a difficult child because she seems quite aware of her surroundings, and of her mother 's internal turmoil almost as if she could read Hester 's mind....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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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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The Puritans ' Responsibility For Hester 's Change

- Overall the puritans had a major twist for the novel and for Hester herself. Law is equal as the religion rules in people’s lives. In the novel, Hester Prynne changes from a passionate mother to a colder, austere skeptic of the Puritan society around her. The Puritans’ responsibility for Hester’s change conveys how passion cannot exist in Puritan society. Hester gains some of the community’s respect with her charity to the poor and her outward conformity to Puritan values, but the scarlet letter causes her to have a colder demeanor than before....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop]

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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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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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The Scarlet Letter : A Symbol Of Strength

- Hester Prynne: A Symbol of Strength The Scarlet Letter is the story of a single mother, Hester Prynne, who is stigmatized because of her affair with a man that is originally unknown to the reader. Her punishment is to wear a scarlet ‘A’ on her chest for the rest of her life. She raises her daughter Pearl in an isolated cabin and makes and repairs clothing to provide for her daughter. Hester Prynne grows throughout the novel by beginning to overcome the stigma of the letter, accepting that while her sin is public, revealing the father of her child is not her place, and by questioning the perceptions of women in a patriarchal society....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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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 '

- The Scarlet Letter is a classic novel that entails many different themes of accepting sin, finding identity, cruel revenge, compassion, and forgiveness. It tells the story of Hester Prynne, a women in a Puritan town, whose sins and outcomes of her sins contributed to the themes behind this book. Hester 's actions molded her into the strong character she is because of the terrible crime she committed, which would change her life forever. Hester Prynne was known for her beauty. She had long, silky brown hair that glossed in the sun and her face was stunning."Her beauty shone out, and made a aloof the misfortune and ignominy in which she was enveloped....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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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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William Shakespeare 's ' The Scarlet Letter '

- In today 's modernised world people are often times criticised for the way they dress, act and portray themselves. Similarly, this judgement has been going on since the early days of the Puritan Era. During this era, a popular novel called The Scarlet Letter takes place. In this novel, the main character, Hester Prynne, commits an act of adultery and is forced to wear the letter “A” upon her bosom. Like Hester Prynne, I was expected to wear a letter upon my chest for the purposes of this essay. I wore the letter “P” for the vice of procrastinator, which I felt like I was guilty of....   [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

- In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne believed that women should be allowed to rise above the stereotypical puritan values. He thinks in many ways that women were strong and had greater character than most men. Hester Prynne was the embodiment of Hawthorne 's forward thinking views and ideals. Women of this time were not thought of as able to overcome hardships and trials because they were considered weak, but Hawthorne showed throughout the novel how women can be strong individuals. Although Hawthorne classifies Hester as being strong and self- sufficient, The Scarlet Letter fails to overcome the hypocritical patriarchal values of Hawthorne’s time because to be a woman, one must be strong, sacri...   [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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Feminism : Women 's Rights On The Ground Of The Equality

- What does feminism mean. Feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women 's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes” (Oxford University Press). Throughout the novel, feminism was supported by Hawthorne because Hester, the main character of the novel, wore the scarlet letter with pride and without shame through town as she didn’t let society deny her of her human dignity. Hester Prynne throughout the novel is an independent character who doesn’t compare herself to other people around the town including men....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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A Non Functioning Puritanical Instrument Of Public Humiliation

- The Symbolism of a Non-Functioning Puritanical Instrument of Public Humiliation The scaffold in the Scarlet Letter is meant to symbolize a place where the entire town can gather, and important events occur. In the novel, anytime that the scaffolding is mentioned the main characters are brought together by a matter of circumstance. The scaffold is used by the characters throughout the book to either project their emotions, or have emotions projected upon themselves. And, each time the focus is on Hester Prynne 's scarlet letter and the events surrounding her....   [tags: Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter]

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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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Analysis Of The Movie ' An Everlasting And Pure Reunion '

- Arthur Dimmesdale is still the anxious lover in this plot, however, he does not abandon her and has a much less pronounced crisis of faith. In the film adaptation, he tries from the very beginning to take Hester’s place, and is prevented not from a fear of losing his reputation, but from Hester. In Hawthorne’s novel, as Dimmesdale dies, Hester asks if they will meet again in heaven, but Arthur is not optimistic: “The law we broke!—the sin here so awfully revealed!… I fear. I fear!… When we violated our reverence for the other’s soul,—it was thenceforth vain to hope that we could meet hereafter, in an everlasting and pure reunion” (162)....   [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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Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Emerson’s idea of self-reliance revolves around the idea that society is bounded by the members conforming to the needs of others. He believes that conforming to society is only a need for ones acceptance of others. This then translates to the society portrayed in The Scarlet Letter where at the time Hawthorne strictly based the stories society on the Puritan lifestyle. Puritans where very uncompromising with their standards of living and also keeping up with their lifestyle, which can be clearly shown in the daily life of Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale the lives of which that have been forced to break down emotionally and physically to conform to the norms of society....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Summary Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- The Theme of Sin in The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter revolves around the theme of sin and the severe effects of sin on the mind, body, and soul. Unique sins were committed by several main characters in the novel. For the duration of the novel Hawthorne indicates that sin, no matter how frivolous or consequential, is still sin. There have been various literary discussions on precisely which character exemplifies the worst sin, but Hawthorne cultivates each sin throughout his novel, seeking to get the audience to appreciate his reasoning....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Acknowledgement And Self Forgiveness : Redemption

- Acknowledgement and Self-Forgiveness: Redemption in The Scarlet Letter I care about what people think of me a lot more that I would like to admit. Not only do I look to others for reassurance, occasionally I realize my entire self worth is dependent upon the opinions of complete outsiders. Hawthorne provides a curiously simple two-step process to redemption that resonated with me in The Scarlet Letter. It involved both accepting your misconduct and learning to let go of it yourself, something I struggle to practice, because I depend upon the acceptance of others....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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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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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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Guilt And Pain Can Kill A Person

- Guilt and Pain can Kill a Person Arthur Dimmesdale is a fictional character written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1850’s from the book, “The Scarlet Letter.” Arthur Dimmesdale went through great lengths of guilt and suffering throughout the book. He is a Puritan minister who had a child named Pearl, whose mother was Hester Prynne. They hide their relationship together in the years of Pearl growing up. Arthur Dimmesdale was the only Puritan out of four main characters in The Scarlet Letter. Dimmesdale knows that he has sinned in the very beginning of the novel, but kept all his feelings inside, letting the guilt overwhelm him until the end....   [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

- Arthur Dimmesdale faces many challenges throughout the course of the novel, which causes him to evolve. Despite his many good qualities, he does not confess, while Hester Prynne gets publicly shamed for the sin they committed together. This adds up to the reader’s lack of empathy for Dimmesdale. He plays the role of “human frailty and sorrow.” The activities Hester and Dimmesdale engage in are completely unacceptable in the Puritan society. Arthur Dimmesdale is a Puritan minister, he is expected to be the representation of Puritan faith, so he refrains from disclosing the truth....   [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

- Inaccurate Judgments Become Society’s Truths. It is in the nature of humans to cast judgment on others with no intent but to raise self-esteem. As human nature tells us to do, we judge people based on their appearance, their job or social status, or their reputation. The Scarlet Letter, written in the era of the Dark Romantics, by Nathaniel Hawthorne tells the story of two lovers both going through different types of punishment for their sin of adultery. They committed the same crime, yet are punished in different ways....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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John Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- A motor is to a boat as a mental plight is to the behavior of a person. The author develops a plot led by actions of characters with thinking influenced by complications. Hawthorne shows the contrast in character’s actions through their different internal issues throughout The Scarlet Letter. The psychological issues, such as revenge, guilt, and acceptance, that take place inside a character shape the individual’s actions directly. Roger Chillingworth, a physician and the spouse of the adulterer Hester Prynne, remains in a psychological complication with his search, need, and struggle for revenge against Dimmesdale, a Puritan minister and lover of Hester....   [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

- The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter tells the story of a woman, Hester Prynne, who had to live with the shame of defying one of the Ten Commandments in a strict religious community. The reader follows her as she is excluded from the community and punished. Not only does this affect her but it also affects a reverend and her husband. Hester Prynne lives in a Puritan community. They believe in having a “pure” community and having a population that believes in the same thing. Puritans have a literal interpretation of the Bible and their lives are based around God....   [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 Larry J. Reynolds

- In his piece, The Scarlet Letter and Revolutions Abroad, Larry J. Reynolds aims to link Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, to historical revolutions both past and present. He explains that one can draw parallels between the story and revolutions by examining the structure, themes, setting, language, as well as characterization within the story. As to why these parallels are present, Reynolds doesn’t give much explanation but justifies his claim by saying the revolutions and disrupts abroad were constantly on Hawthorne’s mind....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Lord Of The Flies By Roger Chillingworth

- Old Roger Chillingworth had always been an upright (1) man. He had begun his investigation with a judge’s integrity (2), desiring only the truth. But, as he proceeded, his eyes grew ominous (3). He transformed into a thief. Entering a chamber where a man lies, half-asleep, he aimed to steal the man’s treasure. But the floor would creak, Mr. Dimmesdale aware of a disturbance. Yet Roger Chillingworth-intuitive (4) and perceptive-would be prepared, appearing always as the clergyman’s kind friend. Thus, they maintained a familiar relationship....   [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

- Fairbanks, Henry G. “Sin, Free Will, and "pessimism" in Hawthorne”. PMLA 71.5 (1956): 975– 989. Web. In the beginning of this article it talks about how even though Hawthorne himself is not a church going man, he is a religious man in his books and his outlook on Christian heritage was important. This article focused on the sin of adultery committed by Hester with Dimmesdale. It talked about how her sin is in the will and not the sinful act itself. Pearl is the living representation of their sin....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Black Man By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Have you ever met that one person who was so vile you considered that they might even be the devil himself. Hawthorne has a character much like this in his book, although chances are this character might be a bit worse than your own personal devil. Chillingworth, Hawthorne 's devil, is called "the black man" several times throughout the novel and Hawthorne uses several different way to show just how devil-like Chillingworth can actually be. Evidence to show that Chillingworth is worthy of being called "the black man" is seen, not only in his actions and words but also in his appearance and his reaction to loss....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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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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The Heroine Of Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- Hester Prynne is the heroine of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, where she proves to be an incendiary figure in her community, as the presence of the A on her garment is an incessant reminder of her transgression. A strict, religious community does not tolerate the transgression that is Hester’s sin. A fellow villager states “Marry, good Sir, in some two years, or less…no tiding have come of this learned gentleman, Master Prynne; and his young wife, look you, being left to her own misguidance…” (485)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Puritan]

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What Is Love?

- What is Love. “But, up to that epoch of my life, I had lived in vain. The world had been so cheerless. My heart was a habitation large enough for many guests, but lonely and chill, and without a household fire. I longed to kindle one. It seemed not so wild a dream- old as I was, and misshapen as I was- that the simple bliss, which is scattered far and wide, for all mankind to gather up, might yet be mine. And so, Hester, I drew thee into my heart, into its innermost chamber, and sought to warm thee by the warmth which thy presence made there!” (Hawthorne 43)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The And Universal Observation Of The Scarlet Letter

- The object of severe and universal observation, the wearer of the scarlet letter was at length relieved by discerning (1) a figure which took possession of her thoughts. By an Indian 's side stood a white man. He was small in stature, but with remarkable intelligence in his features. Although he had endeavoured (2) to conceal the peculiarity, it was evident to Hester that one of his shoulders rose higher than the other. At the first instant of perceiving that visage, she pressed her infant to her bosom, with such force the poor babe uttered another cry of pain....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Shame]

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John Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- “A” A symbol relies on imagery to capture influential ideas. Symbols have the ability to captivate a population, negatively or positively, reflecting a community’s ideals and attitude towards the representation. When the scarlet letter is first laid upon Hester’s bosom, it has an extremely negative connotation within her community, which is intended to represent her sin. As the plot progresses, the circumstances and the community in which the novel takes place evolves and the societal attitudes change....   [tags: Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter, Puritan]

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The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Some people find nature an escape from civilization. The wild, unsettled territory beyond the city or town limits may symbolize freedom and unconformity. This was true in the Puritan society in the 1850s, where citizens were heavily restricted by their theocratic government. However, in the woods outside of town the rules of the community no longer applied to them, and they could act freely without fear of judgment or persecution. By utilizing specific natural attributes, Hawthorne accentuates the story he wants to depict to his readers....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Puritan]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- Charley Haas Period 5 How Dualities Shape Pearl and Hester Oscar Wilde once said, “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” When Wilde says this he is referring to the good and bad, or dualities, in everything. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses dualities in two of the most important characters, Hester and Pearl. He uses these dualities to shape the characters emotions and actions as they are oppressed and isolated by the society around them. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses dualities to show how it is imperative for Pearl and Hester stay true to themselves instead of conforming to societal standards....   [tags: Puritan, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Death Of Dr. Chillingworth

- While Dimmesdale was being interrogated verbally but mentally as well by the malevolent physician Roger Chillingworth. The physician was becoming very aggravated by the pastor’s replies and therefore left. Dimmesdale looked out of the window and saw Chillingworth standing at the same location as Pearl, the devil spawn. Chillingworth left something on the grave then proceeded to his room. The ailing pastor forced his failing body to walk to the grave. Once he approached the gloomy monument and he noticed that what Chillingworth left was not of his, but it was Dimmesdale’s bible....   [tags: Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter, Bible]

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Analysis Of ' I Hello And Welcome On Late Night Boston '

- Me: Hello and welcome to Late Night Boston, where I look at the events that have transpired and using my unbiased opinion, break them down and get to the truth of the troubling events in Boston. Now I have been on a bit of a break and there have been major events going down in this town and boy and I looking forward to it. We are joined today by Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth, but before, here is a brief recap of events that have happened other than this mess. Me: Hello everyone now it is time to give a brief recap of the events that have happened....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

- Chapter 1- This chapter sets the scene for the following chapter and partially introduces us to our protagonist. Hawthorne immediately implements symbols that will likely play a role throughout the rest of the book. He also offers many possible meanings for the rosebush outside the prison, but ultimately decides to leave it up to the reader. Hawthorne also introduces puritan ideals, and the creation of a prison almost immediately plays into the puritan ideal of all people being born with sin. Chapter 2- This chapter formally introduces our protagonist, Hester Prynne, and she is seen walking out of the prison in the first scene....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, John Winthrop]

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The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible

- Many times while reading the novel “The Scarlet Letter” and the playwright, “The Crucible” I noticed many similarities; many things that made me remember the other, but it was amazing to also see the differences between the two stories. Each plot has a different twist, something that makes it completely original. The two plots had a lot in common, affairs, lying, and ultimately sinful acts and the gnawing guilt you feel from sin. Although, the two stories have a lot that is not so common; levels of hysteria, the source of the chaos, as well as the final outcome....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, The Crucible]

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