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- I read The Scarlet Letter and I failed the Accelerated Reader test. It was worth __ points and the reading level was . In this story Hester was an adulteress and had to wear a scarlet letter because she wouldn?t admit to whom she had the affair with. Her daughter was Pearl and her father was Dimmesdale.
- I. I did not make a very clear connection with the text at all during my reading of it. Rosenblat said “The readers attention to the text activates certain elements in his past experience-external reference, internal response-that have become linked with the verbal symbols.
- “The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron”(64). This quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, described the well-known scaffold in Boston where confessions were made, punishments were given, and sins were revealed, such as Hester Prynne’s sinful scarlet “A.
- The story The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne this story takes place on puritan times, is about Hester Prynne who commits the act of adultery and has to b punished for her sin. Out of all the characters in the story, Hester suffers the most for one, she must wear the scarlet “A”.
- If one is to read Nathaniel Hawthorne s novel The Scarlet Letter, they will forever remember the remarkable tale of a woman who succeeds against all odds. It extraordinarily describes the life and times of early Puritan colonists in America and the sin of adultery.
- In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne Hester Prynne wore a red letter ?A? on her breast. The symbol stood for adultery, a sin which she had been convicted of. This public humiliation of having to wear the bright crimson ?A? was her punishment for becoming pregnant without being married.
- 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.
- In the first part, covering the first six chapters, Hester thinks of her action as a sin. In chapter four she tells her husband that it was her fault for committing adultery when she says, “I have greatly wronged thee” (79). In chapter six Hawthorne writes that Hester knows “her deed had been evil” (92).
- 1) This quote struck me emotionally as soon as I had read it. To have suffered so much that you know that no mortal being loves you and to have to question the fact that even God loves you is incredible. Also, to think that a mother refuses a child that she birthed is nearly impossible.
- The novel opens with an explanation of how the romance of The Scarlet Letter came to be presented as a story in its existing form. Having always wanted to be a literary man , Nathaniel Hawthorne talks about his three-year stint as a Surveyor in the Salem Custom House.
- That pink highlighted section in my book convinced me that even though having students read a book over a very short summer vacation is a bad, misguided idea, the book you?re making us read isn?t as bad.
- Chapter 1: Hester Prynne has committed adultery. Two years ago her husband in Europe sent her on ahead to America while he settled some business affairs. Alone in the small town of Boston, Hester has shocked and angered her neighbors by secretly taking a lover and bringing forth a girl child.
- Summary: This chapter is about when Hester comes out and all the good wives ridicule her. She has a baby in her arms and a scarlet letter on her breast. They make here walk through the market place so everybody can see her. She is set upon the scaffold for 3 hours.
- Children are, by nature, incredibly sensitive creatures. They can sense almost any emotion an adult might feel just by observing a particular person?s body language and facial expressions. Such is the case with the youthful Pearl from the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorn.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, relative of the cruel Judge Hathorne, set out to write a novel about the consequence of sin. The main theme that I brought from Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter, was that there are consequences for negative actions, and doing good can yield positive results.
- It is easy to see why Melville, himself a prey to the deepest forebodings about the optimism of his day, recognized at once his kinship of spirit with Hawthorne. “There is a certain tragic phase of humanity which, in our opinion (he wrote), was never more powerfully embodied than by Hawthorne.
- Mother dear, what does this scarlet letter mean? -and why dost thou wear it on thy bosom? -and why does the minister keep his hand over his heart?? She took her mother?s hand in both her own, and gazed into her eyes with an earnestness that was seldom seen in her wild and capricious character” This dialogue does not seem to be the words of a demon, but a child who is utterly curious about what the letter on her mother?s bosom means.
- After he graduated from Bowdoin College in 18 5, Hawthorne returned to his home in Salem were he began to write in semi-seclusion. Hawthorne published his first novel, Fanshawe in 18 8. In 1839, Hawthorne was appointed weigher and gauger at the Boston Custom House.
- 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.
- The Scarlet Letter opens with the stark image of the throng of people surrounding the prison door. Hawthorne creates a mood by using the, “sadcolored,” garment and, “gray, steeplecrowned hats,” to give the reader a feeling a gloom and sadness. Among these dark, sad images Hawthorne interjects the wild red rose.