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- " Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband, says that he is there to help heal Reverend Dimmesdale, which in fact he really isn’t. He says that some men hide their secrets, and if he told him what his secrets were then his illness would be cured.
- The novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, Show me a hero and I ll write a tragedy. Nathaniel Hawthorne did exactly this in The Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a chilling story of how one action could affect the entire life of someone and their family.
- In the book ?The Scarlet Letter? there is plenty of irony. Irony is real important in any book. It?s one of the main components which makes a book come to life. If there was not irony the complexity of a book would not be the same it would be very dull.
- 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”.
- In Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a crappy , Puritanistic society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel, or the emotion is bottled up until it becomes volatile.
- In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the act of sin that was committed by Hester and Dimmesdale changed not only their lives, but Chilingsworth s life as well. Chilingsworth s need for revenge consumed him, and changed his personality completely.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important influence on the story is money. Hawthorne had never made much money as an author and the birth of his first daughter added to the money problems.
- Chapter 3: The Recognition: While standing upon the Scaffold she recognizes a small disformed ?native? man in the background. While no one in the rest of the town knows him Hester is in shock that he is here. The man (Roger Chillingworth) asks why this woman is standing on the scaffold and what she did to get there.
- What is the greatest sin that can be committed by a human being? Is it murder, robbery, or something else? There is no exact answer to this question; it depends on one’s own view of sin. In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a woman by the name of Hester Prynne is condemned for committing a sin, which is adultery.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, born in Salem, Massachusetts, 1804, published The Scarlet Letter in1850. Since it was first published , The Scarlet Letter has never been out of print,nor out of favor with the literary critics. It is inevitably included in listings of the five or ten greatest American novels.
- In the Scarlet Letter, the author uses many different types of symbols. The different settings of the story are ways in which he describes his environment and how it has treated him as a child. One symbol he uses a lot was the scarlet letter. The scarlet letter takes on different meanings as the course of the story progresses.
- 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.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne s novel, The Scarlet Letter, is full of symbols. The names of characters and images, portrayed throughout the novel, have symbolic meaning. Roger Prynne returns to his wife in Boston only to find she has committed adultery. He changes his name to Roger Chillingworth in hopes of finding out who is the father of his wife s daughter.
- One of the main themes in The Scarlet Letter is that of the secret. The plot of the book is centered around Hester Prynne s secret sin of adultery. Nathaniel Hawthorne draws striking parallelism between secrets held and the physical and mental states of those who hold them.
- Throughout The Scarlet Letter, the main character, Hester Prynne, is portrayed as a feminist woman. Unlike many Puritan women, Hester creates her own lifestyle and way of living without the help of a male husband. Hawthorne uses Hester’s business success, assertiveness toward well respected men, and skills as a single mother to emphasize the feminist aspects of The Scarlet Letter.
- 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.
- Pearl is one of the most interesting and mysterious characters of the novel The Scarlet Letter. One tends to wonder why Pearl is the way she is. Why does she act so strangely and so differently than all the other characters? She acts this way because of a relationship she has with the force of Nature, which Hawthorne personifies as sympathetic towards sins against the puritan way of life.
- That is, she was convicted of adultery, a horrible sin of the time, but maybe not even seen as criminal today. As for punishment, a sentence to wear a scarlet “A” upon her chest, it would hardly be considered a burden or extreme sentence in present day.
- While Hester is a relatively constant character, Dimmesdale is incredibly dynamic. From his fall with Hester, he moves, in steps, toward his public hint of sinning at the end of the novel.
- “The Scarlet Letter” was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1828. “The Scarlet Letter” portrayed the punishment suffered by two individuals who committed adultery in a Puritan society and their struggle to deal with their sins. Throughout the novel Hawthorne uses Pearl to serve as a constant reminder to Hester and Dimmesdale of their sin.