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  • The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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    In the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, the narrator approaches “two roads diverged in a yellow wood,” both looking fairly equal to one another (Frost 1). One path expresses slightly more wear in the grass than the other. Frost tells how the narrator traveled the road less taken, making all the difference in the end. Life is about decisions; some may be challenging, others simple, and sometimes life changing. My challenging decision took me down a rocky path my senior year deciding a career

  • Summary Of The Scarlet Letter By Hester Prynne

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    The moment Hester Prynne walked out of the prison door wearing that scarlet letter, she was doomed to be labeled as an Adulterer for the rest of her life. Because of this, the reader associates Hester with the letter A which originally means adulterer. Up until chapter 13, titled “Another View of Hester,” our protagonist, Hester, was thrown into this box labeled adulterer, where people would stand on the outside, looking down on her from their pedestal of puritan purity. Even the young children of

  • Symbolism Of The Flower In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    sinful, albeit the Puritans want to develop Utopia. However, Hawthorne mentions that the "rose-bush" appears to be on "one side of the portal" symbolizing a sign of hope since it is assumed to have "sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson", who was a dissenter of the Puritans since she preached the idea of religious freedom and that God's grace

  • Essay about The Individual versus Society in the Scarlet Letter

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    The Individual vs. Society in the Scarlet Letter The society we live in today grants us a variety of freedoms. No one tells us how to think or what to believe in. We decide what clothes to wear, what to do on Sundays and our religion – with no law to persuade us. These permissive decisions would not be looked highly upon in stern Puritan Society. There is no sense of individualism in 1600s Salem because laws envelop every bit of human society. With all these severe rules in place, there are bound

  • Analysis Of ' Hawthorne 's ' The Colony '

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    Chapter 1 (I) 1. Hawthorne calling the colony a “utopia” is him being sarcastic and mocking society because society is anything but perfect. The founders of the colony are in a false pretense that their colony will be just as they visualize it with everything flawless and perfect. This is what they think yet their first step in their utopia is to make a cemetery and a prison. A cemetery represents death, so the founders are already expecting death to come before their colony has even begun. A prison

  • Simple Analysis of Diction in the Scarlet Letter

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    Scarlet Letter, and this is evident as early as the first chapter. The passage pertaining to a rosebush in particular contains many instances of figurative language, as the rose-bush had been “kept alive in history” and may have existed because Ann Hutchinson entered the prison door. Hawthorne directly tells the reader that he wants the

  • Forms of Violence in the Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    Violence carries several meanings. It is commonly defined as an action causing pain, suffering or destruction, but can also refer to a great force, or an injustice, a wrong. Actually, violence is not only physical, it may also imply a moral dimension. In other words, it plays both on the field of the outer and inner worlds. In all cases, violence stages a relation between domination and subjection which are entangled in it. In The Scarlet Letter, violence seems to be the leading string of the plot:

  • Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' The Crucible '

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    While on the scaffold, she has a strong face on, attempting to look as if having a baby out of wedlock and then living in prison has held no effect on her. However, Hawthorne states on page 55 that Hester “felt at moments, as if she must needs shriek out with the power of her lungs, and cast herself from the scaffold down upon the ground, or else go mad at once.” She is still trying to figure out what is best for her daughter, and she obviously still has feelings for the father that she has yet to

  • The Forest's Symbolisim in The Scarlet Letter

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    A Refuge from Prosecution: The Forest in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a tale of constant trial and punishment. For Hester Prynne, there is no escape from the shame and belittlement she has been forced to endure within puritan society. However, like the puritans who had escaped prosecution by migrating from England to the New World, characters in The Scarlet Letter can escape the prosecution of puritan society by visiting the forest. It is a symbolic realm that embodies freedom and

  • Similarities and Differences Between Anne Hutchinson and Hester Prynne

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    Differences between Anne Hutchinson and Hester Prynne While many people may feel that Anne Hutchinson has nothing in common with Hester Pyrnne they actually more alike than most people would think. Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of “The Scarlet Letter,” used many references to Anne Hutchinson in his book. During his life, he wrote a sketch of Hutchinson thus portraying his interest towards her and the characteristics of her life. It could be accurate to say that Anne Hutchinson was used as a guide to