Hawthorn Essays

  • Hawthorn Paper

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    Hawthorne’s Use of Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully weaves many themes and character development to format the plot of this novel. The themes of The Scarlet Letter are carried out through symbolism and the four main characters: Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth, and Pearl. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne hoped to show that although Hester and Dimmesdale sinned, they achieved the wisdom of self knowledge and inner growth through

  • Nathaniel Hawthorn

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts. His father, also Nathaniel, was a sea captain and descendent of John Hawthorne, one of the judges in the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. He died when the young Nathaniel was four year old. Hawthorne grew up in seclusion with his widowed mother Elizabeth - and for the rest of her life they relied on each other for emotional solace. Later he wrote to his friend Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "I have locked myself in a dungeon

  • Biogram Of Nathaniel Hawthorn, How His Life Relates To Scarlet Letter

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    BIOGRAM The man Nathaniel Hawthorne, an author of the nineteenth century, was born in 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. It was there that he lived a poverty-stricken childhood without the financial support of a father, because he had passed away in 1808. Hawthorne was raised strictly Puritan, his great-grandfather had even been one of the judges in the Puritan witchcraft trials during the 1600s. This and Hawthorne’s destitute upbringing advanced his understanding of human nature and distress felt by

  • The Distinguishing between Hester and Dimmesdale in Nathaniel

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    embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom” (Hawthorn 51). Dimmesdale on the other hand, has a scarlet letter carved in his chest. This is revealed when Dimmesdale was giving his revelation, in which “he tore away the ministerial band from before his breast. It was revealed!” (Hawthorn 232). Since the Scarlet Letter on Hester is visible to the public, she was criticized and looked down on. “This women has brought same upon us all, and ought to die” (Hawthorn 49) is said by a female in the market place

  • Bugs Moran

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    were shot by Al Capone’s hit men. While he was still involved in this gang, he was the gun-man that tried to knock off Johnny Torrio. Moran was also in the lead car in the famous car cavalcade that drove past Al Capone's Cicero headquarters, The Hawthorn Inn, firing over 1000 shots into the building. The gangs’ war ended with the St. Valentines Day massacre. The St. Valentines Day massacre was an event that ended the whole war between the two gangs of Johnny Torrio and Moran’s North Siders. This

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Effects of Sin Upon Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale

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    The Effects of Sin Upon Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter Hawthorn shows sins of several different kinds in numerous people, as well as the consequences and remedies of their sins. Three main characters; Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth bare the most of these sins. Arthur Dimmesdale, however, bares the most brutal effects of such sin. This is due to several reasons. The most observable reason for his eventual breakdown is the fact that he keeps his sin a secret

  • The Transformation of Hester in The Scarlet Letter

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    to keep.  Although this is Jonathan Edwards interpretation, it was most likely the way the Puritan lived.  And they probably obeyed it out of fear for their life.  For sinners are in the hands of a angry God. Many years later Nathaniel Hawthorn was greatly interested by the Puritans.  This 19th-century American novelist, was born on July 4, in Salem, Massachusetts, and died May 11, 1864.  He was the first American writer to apply artistic judgment to Puritan society.  He was intrigued

  • Nature vs. Society in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

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    analyzed and interpreted in many different ways because of the plot’s intensity and characters’ diversity. Two aspects that stand out above the others in Hawthorne’s work are nature and society. With the use of Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearl Hawthorn successfully proves that a relationship with nature, which embodies purity and freedom, can draw one’s mind away from the corruption and enslavement of a cruel society. Hester Prynne the main character of The Scarlet Letter is plagued with the adulteress

  • Investigating the Effects of Shade From Trees on Plants Below

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    are described as Strasfied; this is because woodland areas are in layers and block out most of the light. Layer Description Canopy layer Ash, Oak, Elm, Cherry, Sycamore Shrub Layer Small trees growing under the canopy layer e.g. Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Holly, Blackberry. Herb Layer Smaller, non-woody plants growing under the two layers above e.g. Grass, Dogs mercury, Ground Ivy, Ivy, Honey Suckle, Goose Grass.

  • Arthur Dimmesdale vs Roger Chillingworth

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    Dimmesdale and Chillingworth Characterization is a literary element used by the author to present qualities of characters in a literary piece, the purpose of characterization is to make characters credible and make them suitable for the role they play in the work. Authors present various characters possessing dissimilar qualities, to emphasize different aspects of the work. In the novel “The Scarlet Letter”, the author Nathaneil Hawthorn’s depiction of the two male characters, Arthur Dimmesdale

  • The Scarlet Letter and Hawthorn’s Theory of Romance

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    Romance Nathaniel Hawthorn started writing The Scarlet Letter in 1847 and it was published in 1850. The Scarlet Letter is recognize by many "critics as being one of the greatest of American novels."1 Hawthorn created his own individual style of "romance," a style of writing. His own individual style of writing is now called "Hawthorn's Theory of Romance". His "theory of Romance" is  emphasized in The Scarlet Letter in many different ways. The techniques Hawthorn used in  The Scarlet Letter

  • Deception and Punishment in The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities

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    Deception and Punishment in The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities Nathaniel Hawthorn and Charles Dickens in their novels The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities, respectively, both use punishment for deception as a recurring theme.  Although they do so to different degrees and in dissimilar manners, both authors agree that deception is a sin that requires punishment. In The Scarlet Letter, the heroine, Hester Prynne conceived a child out of wedlock.  Despite

  • Symbols and Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    humans everywhere. Joseph Campbell's research supports this theory; he traces universal archetypes through the stories, myths, and artwork of various cultures. While most work done with symbolism has focused on the universality of symbols, Nathaniel Hawthorn focuses on their personal, subjective meanings. A universal symbol arises from the symbol's relationship to reality; thus, such a symbol remains the same across cultures and with different individuals. While symbols can be created, such created

  • Halfway Houses/Hawthorn Heights

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    As the need for increasingly punitive community-based sanctions grew, the demand for a greater variety of programs and services became apparent, as did the importance of a more seamless transition from total incapacitation to total freedom of prisoners re-entering society. A variety of community corrections methods have developed over the years, one being the institution of halfway houses. To adequately understand residential community corrections, one must consider the origins, components, and effectiveness

  • Importance of the Forest in The Scarlet Letter

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    the Forest in The Scarlet Letter "The path strangled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest"(179).  This sentence displays just one of the multiple personalities that the forest symbolizes in The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorn.  In the Scarlet Letter the forest symbolizes much more than one might imagine.  Each character brings out a different side of the forest, however the forest also brings out a different side in each character.  For some the forest may be a place

  • Hester's Isolation and Alienation in The Scarlet Letter

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

  • Rappaccini's Daughter Essay: Allegory of the Garden of Eden

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    In the literal sense, Nathaniel Hawthorn's Rappaccini's Daughter is the story about the rivalry between two scientists that ultimately causes the destruction of an innocent young woman. However, when the story is examined on a symbolic level, the reader sees that Rappaccini's Daughter is an allegorical reenactment of the original fall from innocence and purity in the Garden of Eden. Rappaccini's garden sets the stage of this allegory, while the characters of the story each represent the important

  • Edward James Hughes

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    Edward James Hughes Edward James Hughes is one of the most outstanding living British poets. In 1984 he was awarded the title of the nation's Poet Laureate. He came into prominence in the late fifties and early sixties, having earned a reputation of a prolific, original and skilful poet, which he maintained to the present day. Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in Yorkshire into a family of a carpenter. After graduating from Grammar School he went up to Cambridge to study English, but later changed to

  • The Universal Wronging In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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

  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn

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    Pre-AP: 1st Semester Essay Exam In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses intricate themes to depict the qualifications of both the byronic and tragic hero through the main character, Hester Prynne. Traits of the byronic hero that’s evident in the novel is independence and loneliness. A trait that qualifies for a tragic hero is Hester wanting to maintain her rightful social status as an adulterer even after the people of the town forgives her for her sin. Hawthorne gave Hester