• The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne
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    Hester Prynne: The Ultimate Feminist Heroine In Nathaniel Hawthorne's American classic The Scarlet Letter the main character Hester Prynne is portrayed as the preeminent feminist heroine through the portraiture of her crime and punishment. In this novel, a Puritanical society in New England condemns Hester Prynne to wear a highly embossed depiction of the letter "A" on her breast as punishment for an act of adultery. How Hester handles the consequences of her castigation is what brings about the...
  • Hester Prynne In 'the Scarlet Letter'
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearl are isolated from society; this is shown by where they live, the action from people toward Pearl and Pearl's reaction, and finally the response of the community toward Hester's scarlet letter. Hester and Pearl are isolated by living so far out as they do. Pearl shows signs that she is brought up without a friend in the world but her mother. The response toward Hester's scarlet letter from the town's people show how ...
  • Changes In Hester Prynne
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    The child, Pearl, is 'a blessing and as a reminder of her sin.' As if the scarlet A were not enough punishment there 'was a brat of that hellish breed' which would remind Hester of what happened in the past. The 'brat' could have been given away to Governor Bellingham yet Hester proclaimed that Pearl 'is my happiness! ... Ye shall not take her! I will die first!' Not a person in Boston, nor Hester herself thought highly of the little child and Hester refused to let Pearl go. Hester carried the k...
  • Scarlet Letter Pearl Hester Sin Mother
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    The Scarlet letter is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The plot focuses on sin in the Puritan society. Hester Prynne, the protagonist, has an affair with Reverend Dimmesdale, which means they are adulterers and sinners. As a result, Pearl is born and Hester is forced to where the scarlet letter. Pearl is a unique character. She is Hester's human form of her scarlet letter, which constantly reminds her of her sin, yet at the same time, Pearl is a blessing to have since she represents the ...
  • The Scarlet Letter The Symbol Of The Scarlet Letter
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    The Scarlet Letter: The Symbol of the Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne's scarlet token liberates her more than it punishes her. First of all, Hester's soul is freed by her admission of her crime; by enduring her earthly punishment, Hester is assured of a place in the heavens. Also, though her appearance is much hampered by the scarlet letter, her mind is freed by it, that an intellectual passion rises from her isolation and suffering. Finally, it defines ...
  • Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne
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    Symbolism is traditionally a sign or token of something. In the matter of literature, the definition of the literary device, symbolism, is more complicated. Symbols of literature are usually metaphysical. Themain symbol of The Scarlet Letter is the red 'A' that Hester Prynne was sentenced to wear on her chest. Nathaniel Hawthorne's intention was to make the meaning of the crimson token worn on the bosom of Hester Prynne is highly ambiguous. In this he was successful. Although the'A' means 'adul...
  • Hester Life Pain Guilt
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    In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne discusses the issues of guilt, pain, and truth. For many people, it is hard to accept the faults of their own failures. Most do not acknowledge the reality of their lives, and wind up suffering for their mistakes. Guilt and Sin are bad and also cause pain. Hester Prynne endures in agony and pain because of the mistake she made. In the novel, Hester rarely gives up hope. Through her suffering, Hester maintains to keep her dignity. Hester is a...
  • Scarlet Letter Hester Dimmesdale Punishment
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    Where The Blame Falls We go threw our lives hoping to do the right thing for ourselves and the right thing for others. Through our lives we take the blame for many things and sometimes we get the blame pushed upon us. This is shown in the book, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester, Pearl, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale are two of the main characters. Hester was made a scapegoat, and Dimmesdale was mortified. Hester is charged with committing a very serious sin among the Puritan's, c...
  • Hester Prynne Comparison Between Reynold And Herzog Essays
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    Hester Prynne: Comparison be ween Reynold and Herzog Essays Hester Prynne is a very well recognized character in The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. She is a character about whom much gas been written such as, Toward Hester Prynne, by David Reynolds, and The Scarlet A, Aboriginal and Awesome, by Kristin Herzog. Reynold's essay dealt with Hester as a heroine, who is an artistic combination of disparate female types. Herzog's essay dealt with the idea that Hester is both wild and passionat...
  • Descriptions Hester Dimmesdale Pearl
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, uses many symbols in his writing. There are four main characters in this book: Hester Prynne; Pearl, Hester's daughter; Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband; and Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester's lover and Pearl's father. Hawthorne uses description in his characters through their names. Hester Prynne is the main character, a beautiful woman. She is strong-willed and extremely prideful. 'The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect elegance on a...
  • The Scarlet Letter Hester Pearl Dimmesdale
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    The Scarlet Letter By: Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter has four main characters, Hester Prynne, the woman accused of Adultery, Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband from Amsterdam. They are still married and no one knows that they are. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, the man who Hester committed the crime with, and Pearl. The story takes place in Boston, where Hester is accused of adultery and has to wear the letter A on her chest. Hester receives her punishment on a Scaffold. The Reverend Di...
  • Scarlet Letter Scaffold Scenes
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, the author uses three scaffold scenes to mark the development of Hester Prynne. The image of Hester atop the scaffolding is a metaphor for her forced solitude; for her banishment from society; and for the futility of her punishment. In the first scene, Hawthorne uses the scaffold to explain how Hester can not believe that the 'A'; and the baby are real. In the second scaffold scene, Hawthorne tries to convey to the reader that Hester has fully repent...
  • The Scarlet Letter Hester Hair Appearance
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    By: Anonymous Throughout The Scarlet Letter, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many literal and figurative items to illustrate the significance of various characters or themes. Coupled with the tangible evidence given, the reader can make many miscellaneous assumptions of the importance of these items to directly and indirectly contribute to the issues of the novel. One cryptic item that symbolizes more than it seems to is the appearance of one of the main characters, Hester Prynne. Hester Pry...
  • The Scarlet Letter Hester Pearl Mother
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    Symbolism is the practice of representing things by symbols. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a book of much symbolism. Set in 16 th century New England, the book starts with the public punishment of Hester Prynne, a convicted adulterer. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Hester's illegitimate daughter, Pearl. Throughout the story, she develops into a dynamic symbol - one that is always changing. Pearl represents her mother's punishment, a rose, and th...
  • The Scarlet Letter Much Symbolism
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    The Scarlet Letter: Much Symbolism The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol - one that is always changing. In the following essay, I will explore some of the symbolism which Pearl came to represent throughout the novel. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester, for her sins, received a scarlet letter,' A' which she had to wear upon her che...
  • Symbolism Of Peal In The Scarlet Letter
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    The Scarlet Letter is a book of much symbolism. One of the most complex and misunderstood symbols in the book is Peal, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, developed into a dynamic symbol- one that is always changing. As the novel progresses, Pearl grows older, and it's easy for the reader to want to explore some of the symbolism which Pearl comes to represent throughout the novel. In the Scarlet Letter, Hester, for her sins, relieved a scarlet 'A' which she had to wear up...
  • Scarlet Letter Hester Pearl Dimmesdale
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    The story The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne this story takes place on puritan times, is about Hester Prynne who commits the act of adultery and has to b punished for her sin. Out of all the characters in the story, Hester suffers the most for one, she must wear the scarlet "A." Second her daughter Pearl behaves strangely and causes Hester much grief; and third, she loves the reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, but she is not able to be with him. Hester was punish by the town magistrates because ...
  • Beautiful Disasters Pearl As
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    Sometimes beauty is found in places as unexpected as a rosebush growing outside of a prison in a puritan colonial village. Pearl Prynne is an unearthly beautiful child with a with spirit born under unimaginably sinful conditions, all of which are somehow related to the ideas, actions, and views of others on Hester s punishment. In Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter, Pearl serves as Hester s living, breathing Scarlet letter. Pearl evokes the same emotion and reactions from the townspeople, ...
  • Lived An Important Life Hester Pearl Sin
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    Hester Prynne was the adulteress in the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Before she was punished for her sin, she was light-minded and passionate, which led her into committing the sin that changed her life. However, Hester faced her punishment bravely and leaned a lesson from it. After she was released from prison, she lived an important life. Her good nature, ability, and perseverance, along with her motivations to raise her daughter Pearl, and the desire to make up for her sin...
  • Hesters Letter Hester Hawthorne Scarlet
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    ThereHester's Letter Hester's Letter There are numerous characters in The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, that play noteworthy roles. The character that stands out the most is Hester Prynne. Hester changes significantly during the course of the novel. In the beginning of the novel she is conceived as an extreme sinner through the eyes of the Puritans; she has gone against Puritan ways, committing adultery (Chuck). For this irrevocably harsh sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the re...