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  • Hester And Dimmesdale
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    The Secret World In The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society, where one is unable to express his or her innermost thoughts and feelings. Everyone needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel; otherwise the emotions stay bottled up until they become explosive. Puritan society however did not permit this kind of expression. People had to seek alternative means of relieving their personal anguish and distress. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne provides a refuge, in...
  • Mutual Love Between Hester And Dimmesdale
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    By: Greg Cober Greg Cober 10/26/98 English P. 4 Scarlet Letter In Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, life evolves around a rigid and harsh Puritan view. In this society people are not free to express themselves as well as they are today. This is very sad because it is a necessity for humans to be able to express their deepest thoughts and desires. Unfortunately the Puritan society did not permit this so people had to find other ways to satisfy their needs. For two of these characters the satisfyin...
  • Hester And Dimmesdale
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, life centers around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to indulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels, otherwise the emotion builds up until they become volatile. Unfortunately, Puritan society allows no expression of this kind, so the characters have to seek alternate means in order to relieve their personal anguishes and desires. Luckily, at least for th...
  • Ambitious Guest The Forest
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    Similarities in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne The Ambitious Guest is a short story bye Nathaniel Hawthorne that presents deadly irony. Residing in a notch in the mountains of New Hampshire, a cottage sits on the side of a steep mountain. In the house lives a family whose contacts with the rest of the world are from the travelers that pass by. One night when the family was huddled by the fire, a traveler stopped by. The family was happy to have a guest and the guest was happy to have people to...
  • Pearl And The Forest
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    The Mysterious Forest In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society. In this society, people are not allowed to express their true thoughts and feelings. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel; otherwise the emotions become bottled up until they begin to hurt the person. Unfortunately, the puritans were not allowed this type of expression. Luckily, at least for the four main characters, Hawthorne has created a forest ...
  • Scarlet Letter The Forest
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    The Scarlet Letter: Symbolism in the Forest 'The path strangled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest' (179). This sentence displays just one of the multiple personalities that the forest symbolizes in The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorn. As seen in the epic story Wizard of OZ, the forest represents a place of evil and delight, but in the Scarlet Letter the forest symbolizes much more then that. Each character brings out a different side of the forest, however the forest al...
  • Thought Of Hester And Dimmesdale
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    The Scarlet Letter: The Harsh Puritan Society In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid, Puritanistic-structured society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel, or the emotion is bottled up until it becomes volatile. Unfortunately, Puritan society did not permit this expression, so characters had to seek alternate means in order to relieve themselves. Lu...
  • Forest A Great Place Of Evil
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    The forest a great place of evil. The story of the Scarlet Letter and Good amn Brown both portray the forest as being evil according to Puritan society. According to the Puritans anything that had to do with great freedom was evil. They were a very strict people, and had many rules. The people be lived that everything that gave them hiding from their lords judgment was evil. They wanted evil to suffer during their life, and to not commit sins. By this belief it was thought that people might get ...
  • Hester's Judgement On The Scaffold
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    Appearance vs. Reality Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, a dark tale of sin and redemption, centres around the small Puritan community of Boston during the seventeenth century. Things and places in The Scarlet Letter are not always what they seem to be. There are major differences in the appearance of something to the actual meaning and significance it carries. In the middle of the town market is a... weather-darkened scaffold... (Hawthorne 234) where sinners are made to face the condem...
  • Pearl And The Forest
    859 words
    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered on a Puritan society. In this society, people are not allowed to express their thoughts and feelings. Every human being needs the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings; otherwise the emotions become bottled up until they begin to hurt a person. In this Puritan town, they were not allowed to do that. Luckily, for the main characters, Hawthorne has created a forest to give them a shelter. The forest offers a sanctuary from ...
  • Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale And Hester Prynne
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    Freedom within a Forest Often in society people are placed under a microscope and criticized, punished, and despised for their individual choices and flaws. In Nathaniel Hawthornes, The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels; otherwise the emotions are bottled up until they become so compacted they erupt. Unfortunately,...
  • Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne? S "The Scarlet Letter' Essay, Research Nathaniel Hawthorne? S "The Scarlet Letter' The Signs of an Author Symbols add so much to an authors work. To be able to play the game of figuring out those symbols is on reason most readers pick up certain author's writings. Hawthorne is one of those writers. In this book we are showered with wonderful symbols and clues to conjure into our interpretation of the story. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around...

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