Поиск

Полнотекстовый поиск:
Где искать:
везде
только в названии
только в тексте
Выводить:
описание
слова в тексте
только заголовок

Рекомендуем ознакомиться

Остальные работы->Реферат
Denis Diderot was born in 1713 in the pious town of Langres, France. He was the oldest surviving child of a family whose long tradition it was to make...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
There lies the moral conviction that Dr. Stockmann feels that is beyond correct. I for one believe that it is better for the people know the truth eve...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
When looking at the history of the religions of the prehistoric age there is one event more than any other that changed the face of religion as well a...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Which is better Public or Private schools? This is a common question that parents ask themselves today. Hopes for the best possible education drives s...полностью>>

Главная > Реферат >Остальные работы

Сохрани ссылку в одной из сетей:

The Scarlet Letter Essay, Research Paper

Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, subterfuge, and intrigue, all of which

would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably

a pretty good book. Add Puritan ideals and writing styles, making it long,

drawn out, tedious, wearisome, sleep inducing, insipidly asinine, and the end

result is The Scarlet Letter. Despite all these things it is considered a

classic and was a statement of the era.

The Scarlet Letter is a wonderful and not so traditional example of the good

versus evil theme. What makes this a unique instance of good versus evil is

that either side could be considered either one. Hester could very easily

have been deduced as evil, or the “bad guy,” as she was by the townspeople.

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. Or Hester can be seen as rebelling against

a society where she was forced into a loveless marriage and hence she would

be the “good guy,” or girl, as the case may be. Also the townspeople, the

magistrates, and Chillingworth, Hester’s true husband, can be seen in both

lights. Either they can be perceived as just upholding the law -she

committed a crime, they enforce the law. On the other hand are they going to

extreme measures such as wanting to take Pearl, Hester’s daughter, away just

because Hester has deviated from the norm, all to enforce an unjust law that

does not even apply to this situation?

Although the subjects of the novel do apply to important issues in history

and could have had influences on the time period, they were not great.

During the times and in the Puritan community this did not have a large

affect on anything. Sure, they did not want anyone committing adultery, most

were killed if convicted, but it was not something that upset their way of

living in any permanent manner. To an individual or group who was battling

something backward in the Puritan society, as were many things, this would

have been an inspirational book and possibly a revelation.

In short, this book could have been exceptional; it had all the elements of

a superb book. Unfortunately, Hawthorne found himself a rather large

thesaurus and added a bunch of mindless prattle that mellowed out the high

points of the book and expanded on the low points. In many chapters all he

manages to accomplish is to update the lives of characters, mostly with

irrelevant drivel. Also by expanding on the symbolism of the scarlet letter

umpteenth times he wears it out so that the reader wants nothing more to do

with a dumb “A” on some woman’s chest hundreds of years ago. Other than

that, great book.


Загрузить файл

Похожие страницы:

  1. The Scarlet Letter Essay Research Paper If

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Scarlet Letter Essay, Research Paper If one is to read Nathaniel Hawthorne s novel The Scarlet Letter, they will forever ... conclude, the scarlet letter A stands for adultery. Through prominence and repetition, both the letter and Pearl ...
  2. The Scarlett Letter Essay Research Paper In

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Scarlett Letter Essay, Research Paper In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne Hester Prynne wore a red letter ?A? on her ... of showing today?s generation that adultery was evident in early history ...
  3. The Scarlet Letter Essay Research Paper Nathaniel

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Scarlet Letter Essay, Research Paper Nathaniel Hawthorne’s background influenced him to write the bold novel The Scarlet Letter. One important ... than evading it”. Likewise, The Scarlet Letter deals with adultery, a subject that caused much ...
  4. The Scarlet Letter Essay Research Paper SummAriesChapter

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Scarlet Letter Essay, Research Paper SummAries Chapter 1: The Prison-Door: The first chapter in the Scarlet Letter the setting is Boston in ... 2: The Market Place: Outside of the Prison the ugly puritan women discuss the adultery of ...
  5. The Scarlet Letter Essay Research Paper Jessica

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Scarlet Letter Essay, Research Paper Jessica Clay The Weed That Becomes Uprooted Nathaniel Hawthorne s novel, The Scarlet Letter, is ... to find she has committed adultery. He changes his name ... to find the guilty man who committed adultery with his ...

Хочу больше похожих работ...

Generated in 0.0017271041870117