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- Since Dimmesdale cannot reveal his secret to anyone, he can not share his pain. All the pent up guilt he has stored with in eats away at him, slowly deteriorating his body and soul. Dimmesdale?s masochistic and pious attributes greatly contribute to the extent of his alienation.
- How would you like to live in a time where you were to be as perfect as possible, with as little sin as possible? That is the way it was in the Puritan times. Puritans were supposedly the more pure and righteous religious group. In the Scarlet Letter and The Crucible there are many examples to show how they misrepresent the Puritan times.
- The book The Scarlet Letter is all about symbolism. People and objects are symbolic of events and thoughts. Throughout the course of the book, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Hester, Pearl, and Arthur Dimmesdale to signify Puritanical and Romantic philosophies.
- Throughout the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates the themes with various dramatic colors. Of the array are the colors green and gold, where green symbolizes different aspects of nature such as tranquility, security, and gloominess, whereas gold represents all that pertains to luxuriance, serenity and goodness.
- The Scarlet Letter has been considered a landmark in literature for years and years. Part of the reason for this is because of its message to be true, be true. This novel demonstrates this moral through the actions of the two main characters, Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale.
- Timelessness is what separates masterpieces from the rest of literature. Classics like The Scarlet Letter transcend time, and that’s why this book is as relevant in today’s society as it was in the mid-19th century. Today’s teenage parents are often faced with the same problems that plagued Hester and Dimmesdale.
- “To be fully human is to balance the heart, the mind, and the spirit. One could suggest the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, that one should not violate the sanctity of the human heart. Hester was well ahead of her time, and believed that love was more important than living in a lie.
- A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate. The hour, some little time before sunset, and the place, the West Barricade, at the very spot where, a decade later, a proud tyrant raised an undying monument to the nation’s glory and his own vanity.
- Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness OrczyThe Scarlet Pimpernel was written in 1905 by Baroness Orczy. It was an adventurous tale of love and courage. In 1792, during the French Revolution, a figure named the Scarlet Pimpernel saved many aristocrats from the French.
- Hawthorne?s The Scarlet Letter deals with many motifs, the most powerful being punishment. In this novel, Hester Prynne becomes a highly respected person in a Puritan society by overcoming one of the harshest punishments, the scarlet letter. This object on ?her bosom? (60) does the exact opposite of which it is really meant for.
- The novel The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, had many various turning points. The most interesting to me were the |scaffold scenes.X Each had its own exciting moments. It kept the story moving. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses the |scenesX as major turning points.
- In The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society, where one is unable to express his or her innermost thoughts and feelings. Everyone needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel; otherwise the emotions stay bottled up until they become explosive.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter , had a controversial plot when it was published in 1850. The same controversy exists today even though there is a decline in moral behavior. The main character, Hester Prynne, and her scarlet “A” have been a symbol of adultery for over one hundred years.
- Puritans, or the pure ones, were English Protestants in the 16th century who enforced strict laws, principles, discipline, and religion. They strongly believed in leading simple, ordinary, religious lives. Therefore, a Puritanistic society would not tolerate any complex matters of self- expression or allow any violations of laws that would upset their pure way of living.
- The major characters go through many changes due to all of the events that have taken place, but the torture they have to live and die with is all within themselves. Hester Prynn has always been strong, but being isolated from society and raising a child who constantly punishes her for her love affair makes her grow stronger and tougher.
- In Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society. In this society, people are not allowed to express their true thoughts and feelings. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel; otherwise the emotions become bottled up until they begin to hurt the person.
- ROGER CHILLINGWORTH – In chapters ten through twelve, Roger Chillingworth’s devilish ways and soul match his hideous and horrible physique. He projects his evil nature and is at his peak of revenge towards the reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. He satisfies his sinful yearnings to diminish Dimmesdale physically and emotionally by drowning him in his own sin.
- As one s life begins its growth, it also comes to an end. That person is Doodle and his life and death are centered around his egotistical brother. A boy named Doodle is doomed to death after being diagnosed with a strange disorder. This disorder confines Doodle to his deathbed for the rest of his life, until Brother steps in.
- In the Novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the society of a Puritan town of Boston excludes anyone who is a nonconformist or is in any way deviant from their thoughts, laws, and standards. However, the townspeople themselves are not without fault.
- Hawthorne?s The Scarlet Letter is considered the first symbolic novel in American Literature. His use of symbolism in the novel presents a complex view of sin and its effects. Utilizing characters, colors, settings, and objects Hawthorne?s extended metaphors shape and develop throughout the plot.