Hawthorne's Tone from Scarlet Letter

Topics: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, Nathaniel Hawthorne Pages: 1 (416 words) Published: November 12, 2007
Hawthorne's tone SCARLET LETTER

A)Hawthorne's viewpoint of Pearl seems to be exceptionally adoring as he claims that her "beauty shined through the gorgeous robes" (Ch. 6) and there was a "circle of radiance" (Ch. 6) that shone about her. As more of Pearl is revealed, Hawthorne's tone changes to a violent and threatening tone as he states that Pearl showed off a "variety of threatening gestures" (Ch. 7) and with much force she "screamed and shouted" (Ch. 7) at her enemies. B)Hawthorne's outlook towards Hester Prynne can be seen as admiring as he emphasizes on her figure which had such "perfect elegance" (Ch. 2) and her face which was "beautiful from regularity of feature and richness of complexion" (Ch. 2). He continues to admire her as he affirms that her hair was "dark and rich" (Ch.18) and out of her eyes, she gleamed "a radiant and tender smile" (Ch. 18). C)Hawthorne's perspective of Authur Dimmesdale appears to be pensive and questioning as he comes to wander why Dimmesdale's cheek continues to get "paler and thinner" (Ch. 9). "Does he wish to die?" (Ch.9) questions Hawthorne considering that Dimmesdale said [he needs no medicine] (Ch. 9). The tone Hawthorne uses changes to an apprehensive tone as he states that when Dimmesdale was coming to the point of revealing his sin, "he trembled" (Ch. 23) and in his eyes an expression was shown "of doubt and anxiety" (Ch. 23), yet he was still ready to expose his sin. D)Hawthorne's view of Roger Chillingworth gives emphasis to a cold and psychotic tone as he states the "dark complexion" (Ch. 8) that is upon Chillingworth. While acting as a medical supervisor for Dimmesdale, Chillingworth seeks a "more intimate revenge" (Ch. 11) that was colder than any enemy had ever endured. His psychotic ways show when Hawthorne states that [satan himself was in the guise of old Roger Chillingworth] (Ch.9) as he digs through Dimmesdale's heart. E)Hawthorne's perception of the townspeople is inferred as harsh and...
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