• Scarlet Letter Importance Of Pearl
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    In the book The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a character is brought to life with a of personality and her existence is one of amazing symbolism. Hawthorne introduces young Pearl Prynne. She is a bastard child who not only puts her unholy mother, Hester Prynne through much torment, but puts through hell the secret man who fathered her. Pearl affects Hester deeply in numerous instances throughout the story. Hester first decides to dress her daughter all in scarlet, the color of the sham...
  • Hester Prynne Character Sketch
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    Often, one of the most important aspects in a novel is a character sketch. It s the author s obligation to sufficiently provide a vivid description of each character. Hester Prynne is the main character in the novel The Scarlet Letter, and there are some key points Nathaniel Hawthorne uses to help the reader better understand the character. The first few chapters of the novel reveal many characteristics and actions of Hester Prynne including physical description, setting, thoughts, behavior, spe...
  • Arthur Dimmesdale Hester Affair Prynne
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    Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale is one of the major characters in the story The Scarlet Letter. In this story Arthur Dimmesdale plays the part of the towns reverend. He has a high position in society and is viewed as one of the good and polite kind of guy by the society. This man has a sort of dark side; he has a little secret that no one knows except for the main character, Hester Prynne. This little secret that he has kept hidden from the Townspeople all this time; are in fact that he had committed ad...
  • Hester Prynne's Development Scarlet Letter
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    Hester Prynne's Development Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Puritans, is an extreme sinner; she has gone against the Puritan ways, committing adultery. In the town of Boston where the story takes place, this sin is among the worst for the Puritan community. For this irrevocably harsh sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the rest of her life. But this trial in Hester's life forces her to mature. The character of Hester Prynne changed significantly throughout the novel. From the beginni...
  • 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...
  • Chapters Of The Novel Hester Transcendentalist Woman Prynne
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    How is Hester Prynne A Transcendentalist? In the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is mainly a transcendentalist. The term transcendentalist coined in nineteenth century America, describes an optimistic person who fully lives in the present and has faith in the future. He or she loves nature, sees God in nature, and believes we are all connected. A transcendentalist takes action, and is honest and very individualistic. To me that clearly explains Hester Prynne's per...
  • Role Of Hester Prone In The Scarlet Letter
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    The Role of Hester Prynne in the Development of Plot and Characterization in the Novel, The Scarlet Letter Within the novel The Scarlet Letter, the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many ways to characterize Hester Prynne, and to show her importance in the development of the plot. This essay will show some ways Hester is characterized and will also show why and how she develops the plot. Hester Prynne is characterized as a beautiful woman who does not hide from, but lives with her mistakes and tr...
  • Scarlet Letter 4 Pearl Prynne Mother
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    In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Pearl serves as the 'apple of Eden'; . She is plucked from the hands of God in heaven and sent to the mortal world as a baby 'to make out its [the scarlet letter's] hidden import'; (155), causing Prynne and Dimmesdale to face their consequences. Pearl functions in the story on three levels: as a real child, as a continuing symbol of Prynne and Dimmesdale's adultery, and as an allegorical figure sent to torment the sinners and direct their actions. On...
  • Arthur Dimmesdale Sin Hester Chillingsworth
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    The Affects of Sin on the Individual in The Scarlet Letter In the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there is a reoccurring theme of the affects of sin on man. The three main characters, Hester Pryne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingsworth, are all affected by the sin of Hester Pryne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Hester Pryne is strengthened by the sin, Arthur Dimmesdale is weakened by it, and Roger Chillingsworth becomes evil because of it. The protagonist, Hester Prynne is, in ess...
  • Symbolism Of The Scarlet Letter
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    The Scarlet Letter, written in the 1800's by Anti-Transcendentalist Nathaniel Hawthorne, tells the story of Hester Prynne. Young Hester lived in New England, about the same time witch trials were still conducted, and she is found guilty of carrying a baby whose father she refuses to confess. The punishment for this crime is from then until the rest of her life, Hester had to bear a stitched 'A'; on her breast. This 'A'; carries the namesake of the book, The Scarlet Letter. Although thought to be...
  • Scarlet Letter Hester Guilt Pearl
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    A World of Guilt All human beings will, at some point carry some amount of guilt with them. Whether they could have prevented what happened or not, humans tend to carry guilt. Hester Prynne will forever carry the guilt of committing adultery. This is shown when Hawthorne writes, ? Here, there was the taint of deepest sin in the most sacred quality of human life? (53). In his novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne writes about sin and hypocrisy by describing the trials and tribulations of ...
  • 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 Prynne People Boston Pleasure
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    Whatever the people of Boston take pleasure in seems to interpret as sin. If heaven is supposed to be a placed of paradise, isn't it pointless to say that all that brings pleasure and happiness is sin? It's almost like they " re making whatever part of heaven given to them in life into a living hell I think the people of Boston hypocrites because they are trying to build a place of the bible and a place of peace and happiness, yet they are unwelcome to change, narrow minded, and hard and judgmen...
  • The Scarlet Letter Do You Dread Guilt
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    The Scarlet Letter: Do You Dread Guilt? What is guilt? We all have guilt about something. Maybe forgetting something, lied about something, or even did something that shouldn't of been done. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne we saw guilt fester in the minds and outward appearance of the main characters, Hester Prynne, ArthurDimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth. When you hear the word guilt what do you think it means? Guilt means remorseful awareness of having done something wrong or of ...
  • Scarlet Letter Essay Hester Dimmesdale Pearl
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    The Scarlet Letter It is six in the morning at an Arizona prison. A prisoner named Jonas has been awoken by the prison bell, which sounds more like a horn, and signals that it is time for the prisoners to awake. Jonas quickly gets up, makes his bed and then stands at the door of his cell awaiting a prison guard who will be doing the daily check of his cell. While waiting for the guard, Jonas thinks to himself about what his day will be like, but he soon realizes that it will be the same as the d...
  • The Letter And Human Frailty
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    The Letter and Human Frailty Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, tells a tale of human frailty and sorrow through each and every character. When you first meet Hester Prynne, the main character, she seems quite innocent. Only guilty of not naming her lover. Yet she is treated like an evil demon by the Puritan community of the 1700 s because she broke the seventh commandment The way they yelled at the very least, they should have put the brand of hot iron on Hester Prynne. (Haw...
  • Scarlett Letter Chapter Summary's
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    + ENGLISH III AP: Scarlett Letter + The Scarlet Letter A Reading Log by Brandon Moeller English III AP Fisher-7 8/7/96 CHAPTER 1- The Prison-Door- I found this one page introductory chapter to be very dramatic as it explained the history of the colony by telling the history of the prison-door. From the looks of this chapter, this story will probably be dragged out as much as possible. At first I thought the way Nathaniel Hawthorne approached the latter half of the last paragraph was annoying, bu...
  • Scarlet Letter 14 Prynne Woman Hester
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    The first description that the reader gets of Hester Prynne is that she is a woman of strength and beauty that was uncommon of the time. However, this seemingly perfect woman has one terrible flaw, the scarlet letter. This brand of sin slowly takes its toll on the femininity of Hester Prynne, transforming her from a woman of elegance to a woman stained with sin. As Hester Prynne steps out of the prison repelling the helping of hand of the beadle, the reader is instantly shocked by the natural di...
  • Relevance Of The Scarlet Letter To Teenage Parents
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    Relevance of The Scarlet Letter to Teenage Parents Throughout life, people are told all about the stories of the olden days. Vastly these stories are becoming more and more unrealistic because of the changing times. In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a married woman named Hester Prynne, has a child with a man who is not her husband. Because she commited adultery, Prynne has to wear a scarlet letter "A" on her bosom. Throughout the novel, Prynne has to go through many cruel t...
  • Scarlet Letter Hester Pearl Prynne
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    "You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans," said Ronald Regan. Okay, so Hester Prynne does not eat jellybeans in The Scarlet Letter, but her character is a dominating force throughout the novel. Hester Prynne, a compassionate maternal figure in The Scarlet Letter, portrays dauntless determination by conquering enormous emotional strife throughout the course of her life. Hester becomes a heroine in her perseverance, her independence from her community, and he...