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  • The Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a well known novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The novel is composed and written in Salem and Concord, as well as Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1840's. The narrator of the novel is in an omniscent state, meaning he knows more about the characters than the characters know about themselves. Although the narrartor is omniscent, he also makes sure to include his ideas and opinions on situations, making him also greatly subjective. Being subjective

  • The Scarlet Letter

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    as a Christ figure in The Scarlet Letter. She displays self-sacrifice, saintlike features, and exemplifies some biblical teachings throughout the book. The first, which is self-sacrifice, is shown when Hester is standing on the scaffold in front of the whole town and will not uncover the other participant in the adultery. Reverend Wilson questions her of this man that helped commit this crime, “Speak out thy name! That, and thy repentance, may avail to take the scarlet letter off thy breast” (60)

  • The Scarlet Letter

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    The aspect of Nature in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter seems to have been characterized to readers with a mixed blessing. In other words, Nature shows its power to both heal as well as harm various characters throughout the text. The Scarlet Letter highlights Nature's complexity by showing that the Puritan idea of Nature as an entirely evil force is a naive misconception. The text reveals the beneficial attributes of Nature that the Puritans overlook or fear. Conversely, the text shows

  • The Scarlet Pimpernell

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    Baroness Orczy’s novel, The Scarlet Pimpernel, took place during the gruesome French Revolution, as French aristocrats were numerously and ceaselessly put to the guillotine, by the lower-class Republicans. During this horrific and alarming time period, a scheming hero by the name of the Scarlet Pimpernel arose and aided the aristocrats in their escape from the city of terror, which held them captive. Unavoidably, the fate of this mysterious stranger became intertwined with a well-regarded, beautiful

  • Scarlet Letter

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    “Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy” (Mencken). This famous quote by H.L. Mencken portrays an unfavorable view of Puritanism that is reflected in the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is the historical tale of a young Puritan woman, the protagonist Hester Prynne, whose sin of adultery has a significant effect on the lives of three different people: her daughter Pearl Prynne, her husband Roger Chillingworth, and her lover and town clergyman Arthur

  • Figurative Language In The Scarlet Ibis

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    Symbols, imagery, and figurative language are present multiple times throughout James Hurst’s story “The Scarlet Ibis”. Since the story is about two brothers who are very different from one another, this helps set the tone of the story. James Hurst’s use of symbols, imagery, and figurative language in the story “The Scarlet Ibis” creates an extremely dismal tone. Firstly, James Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis” is a dismal story due to the figurative language that is used. This figurative language forces

  • The Scarlet Letter : Short Interpretation In The Scarlet Letter

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    Briefly explain the quote (context, meaning, etc.). How does this quote connect to the thematic concepts? 1. “ Ye cannot take it off. And would that I might endure his agony, as well as mine! “ (61) Hester explains that she will not take off the scarlet letter, or give up the name of her partner. She will accept the blame for their crime alone. Hester understands that what she has done is a sin. Since she knows that the punishment and the shame that goes along with it, she wishes to spare her partner

  • The Scarlet Ibis

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    The Scarlet Ibis JAMES HURST Adapted from: Elements of Literature: Third Course. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 2003. It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born, that the ibis lit in the bleeding tree.1 The flower garden was strained with rotting brown magnolia petals and ironweeds grew rank2 amid the purple phlox. The five o'clocks by the chimney still marked time, but the oriole nest in the elm was untenanted and rocked back and forth like an empty

  • The Scarlet Letter Essay

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a great piece of literature. It explores problems in society that still occur today. It is fascinating to see how the Puritans punished adultery then and the lack of punishment of adultery in our society now. It shows how all the characters affect Hester and what everyone does in the community. It shows that no one is exempt from any type of crime in that town. In Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, he analyzes the characters of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale

  • Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

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    (Perrine 175). Going back to Fromm, he mentions three types of symbols that are used in symbols. These three types can be found in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. The three types of symbols that Fromm