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    The Scarlet Letter Motif: Words and names for the Scarlet Letter Chapter 1: Chapter 2: 1. “‘But she—the naughty baggage—little will she care what they put upon the bodice of her gown!’” (49) CM: Like many Puritan women in Boston‚ this woman illustrates the hate they all have for Hester Prynne‚ by declaring that Hester is unmoved by her sin. 2. “‘Ah‚ but‚” interposed‚ more softly‚ a young wife‚ holding a child by the hand‚ "let her cover the mark as she will‚ the pang of it will be

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    Amelia B. Professor Gao English 430 Spring 2012 “Scarlet Letter” Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter is a story full of themes of guilt‚ pride‚ hypocrisy‚ retribution‚ and isolation. Taking place during the seventeenth century‚ the story of Hester Prynne and her famed scarlet letter depicts a story of unconceivable proportions. Guilt‚ Sin and Judgment Perhaps the foremost purpose of The Scarlet Letter is to illustrate the difference between shaming someone in public and allowing

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    English III H P.3 October 16‚ 2012 Mr. Dicus The Scarlet Letter Regret as a verb is defined as “to feel sorry about something previously done that now appears wrong.” Throughout The Scarlet Letter‚ Nathaniel Hawthorne uses characterizations to illustrate Hester Prynne’s journey of overcoming her regret‚ adultery‚ on which this whole book is written. The puritan people intended to shame Hester when she is branded a sinner with the use of a scarlet colored “A”‚ but Hester learns to embrace the “A”

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    The Scarlet Letter The scarlet letter is a tragedy. The puritan society is responsible for Dimmesdale ’s downfall because its members expect him to be perfect‚ and he is not. His inability to give the people what they require from him ultimately leads to his downfall. Dimmesdale has an affair with Hester Prynne‚ a married Puritan woman. Hester gives birth to their daughter‚ Pearl. "Children have always a sympathy in the agitations of those connected with them; always‚ especially‚ a sense of any

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    images because she is nearly all symbol‚ little reality. Dimmesdale sees Pearl as the "freedom of a broken law"; Hester sees her as "the living hieroglyphic" of their sin; and the community sees her as the result of the devil’s work. She is the scarlet letter in the flesh‚ a reminder of Hester’s sin. As Hester tells the pious community leaders in Chapter 8‚ ". . . she is my happiness! —

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    Scarlet Letter Hawthorne’s roots in romanticism are evident throughout The Scarlet Letter. He uses fanciful language and a very particular writing style. Hawthorne infuses imagery‚ metaphors and diction in The Scarlet Letter in order to convey the effects of the scarlet letter on both the sinner‚ Hester Prynne‚ and the town in which she lives. Through the use of these rhetorical devices‚ Hawthorne reveals to the reader how this “red-hot brand”(line 47) impacts everyday puritan life. Hawthorne

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    Bryce Hernandez March 16‚ 2013 Ms. Leonard English 11 Redeeming the Sins of the Scarlet Letter Sin is as much a part of life as anything else‚ and most are not simply forgiven over time for their sins. They must redeem themselves‚ through actions and words‚ for their sins. Sin and redemption is not only a theme of life‚ it is also a major theme in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter takes place in New England‚ during the Puritan Era. The novel takes place around a sin

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    Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter “He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it‚ is a saint; that boasteth of it‚ is a devil” (Thomas Fuller). In modern times‚ society doesn’t sentence a man to jail time for committing the crime of adultery. We have grown to accept adultery more in our society today than people did in the 17th century. Back then‚ committing the sin of adultery was as bad as murder‚ and an adulterer could be sentenced to death. Luckily for Hester Prynn in The Scarlet Letter‚ she is

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    The Scarlet Letter Questions 1. Nathaniel Hawthorne‚ a dark American Romantic writer‚ was born on July 4th‚ 1804‚ in the town of Salem Massachusetts. Hawthorne wrote many works of literature‚ his first one was The Scarlet Letter. With this novel‚ came enough success for Hawthorne to completely devote himself to his writings. In 1851‚ he left Salem to draft and complete his second book‚ which he called The House of the Seven Gables. His other novels were‚ The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun

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    God was strictly obeyed by the Puritans. Those found guilty of breaking this law‚ and any other of the Ten‚ were severely punished to a degree determined by the leader of the church. Hester Prynne‚ the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter‚ is exposed as an adulteress-which creates the main conflict in the novel. Hester willingly sins against the laws of the church‚ thus causing the tragedy. Puritanism started in the sixteenth century as a movement to reform the Church of England

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