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  • Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
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    The Scarlet Letter: Symbolism British Literature Matt Gordon 9-22-96 Symbolism in literature is the deepness and hidden meaning in a piece of work. It is often used to represent a moral or religious belief or value. Without symbolism literature is just a bunch of meaningless words on paper. The most symbolic piece of work in American Literature is Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne's use of symbolism in The Scarlet Letter is one of the most significant contributions to the rise ...
  • Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    The author of this novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne, is mostly known for his unique and descriptive writing style. In The Scarlet Letter, he describes his disapproval of the leading character's morals clearly. For example, before Hester Prynne emerges from the cold and dark prison, she is scorned by a group of women who believe in a harsher punishment for Hester. Meaning, instead of being made to stand on the scaffold bearing the scarlet letter on her bosom, they suggest that she "she should be put to...
  • Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written in 1850. It was based on the Puritans of the 1600's, which were revived in Hawthorne's era. Hawthorne descended from Puritan heritage and harbored a sense of guilt and hatred for their way of life. He used many themes and literary techniques in The Scarlet Letter including symbolism and irony. He emphasized the individual's role in the community and the role of women in society. Hawthorne used romanticism as opposed to the classical correctne...
  • Puritans Towards Hester's Letter
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    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a tale set around the lives Puritan people, and how a women branded by them learns to live with their hypocrisy. The story strikes many points about Hester's inner struggles, her relationship with her daughter Pearl, and how to except herself, but one of the greater focuses does not lie within her, but with the Puritans themselves. What I speak of is how Hawthorne criticizes the Puritan people on their hypocrisy. Specifically, by use of the Scarlet L...
  • Narrator As Hawthorne
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    Semi-fictional, this chapter explains how the romance of The Scarlet Letter came to presented as a story to the audience. Having always wanted to be a "literary man", the writer talks about his three-year stint as a Surveyor in the Salem Custom House. Mostly filled with older gentlemen, the workplace was a very political (Whig) environment and charged with Puritan history. After brief character sketches of the personalities in the Custom House, the writer then explains how he came upon a special...
  • Guilt Hawthorne
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    With his critical essay: 'Hawthorne's Awakening in the Customhouse' Loving gives the reader a psychoanalytical reading of The Scarlet Letter. Loving pays close attention to Hawthorne's unconscious motives and feelings in his interpretation of Hawthorne's writing. He is particularly concerned about the radical change of direction that Hawthorne takes in altering the initial course of his story by adding an unexpected ending. The ending, as presented to the reader in the last three chapters, under...
  • Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
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    Liberalism, as a political philosophy, can be traced as the foundation to several theories that were circulating the American nation during the mid-nineteenth century. This political ideology embraces a strong repudiation for the laws, customs, and institutions of the time that were believed to foster the subordination of individuality, and is radical to the extent that it challenges the view that only by keeping with tradition will society continue to grow and flourish. In positive correlation ...
  • Novel The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    Part IV Task The quote, "Our problems are manmade: therefore, they may be solved by man No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings". by President John F. Kennedy, holds truth. In other words, we create our own problems and make our own choices on how to solve them, in turn, controlling our own destiny. This quote is proven in the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, and in the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Crucible by Arthur Miller uses irony and theme to support ...
  • Hawthornes Use Of Symbolism In His Stories
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest Anti-Transcendentalist writers of all time. He utilized his writings to express his dark, gloomy outlook on life. Hawthorne, a descendant of a puritan family, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Some of his ancestors included a judge known for the harsh persecution of Quakers, and another judge who played an important role in the Salem witchcraft trials. Hawthornes attitude was molded by a sense of guilt, which he traced to his ancestors actions. After c...
  • Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
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    The Symbolic Nature of the Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter introduces themes within the story that recur in several settings and serve as metaphors for the underlying conflicts. The trouble in interpreting The Scarlet Letter is the fact that the story is packed full of symbolism that can be either overlooked, or misinterpreted. From the actual letter 'A', down to the use of colors, Hawthorne wrote his story with the intention of making the reader work harder and read deep...
  • Ambiguity Of Hester's Scarlet Letter A
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    Zapata 1 History and Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne envisioned The Scarlet Letter as a short story to be published in a collection, but it outgrew that purpose. Most critics accept Hawthorne's definition of it as a romance rather than as a novel. It usually appears with an introductory autobiographical essay, "The Custom House", in which Hawthorne describes working in his ancestral village, Salem, Massachusetts, as a customs officer. Hawthorne describes coming across certain...
  • Hawthorne's View Of National Morality
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    NATIONAL MORALITY IN HAWTHORNE S THE SCARLET LETTER Since the beginning of time, man has gathered himself in communities in order to better facilitate the needs and interests of individuals. As institutions developed to govern these communities, the idea of a collective good emerged. Central to the idea of a collective good is the responsibility of the community in forming a sense of national morality. Should this morality come from the government or religion Perhaps, individuals should take res...
  • Hawthorne's Own Family By A Woman
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    American author and short story writer, born in Salem, Mass., U.S. Hawthorne's best known works are THE SCARLET LETTER (1850) and THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES (1851). Hawthorne' father was a sea captain and de scandent of one of the judges in the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. His father died when he was four year old. Hawthorne was educated at the Bowdoin College in Maine (1821-24), and published his first novel, FANSHAWE anonymously in 1828 at his own expense. In the school among his friend...
  • Novel The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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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...
  • Strict Puritans And John Hawthorne
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    Feelings inside of me shift when I'm around you, you have given me a gift thats impossible to be true Being with you has been the calling i have long awaited, like the angels flying from above we were fated My life is just dissonant and chaotic leaving my heart to paint me a picture of you being the one leaving it hypnotic My heart bleeds as you continue to cause me agonizing pain with your dishonorable words. These wasted tears once had meaning as i believed you to be my one true love. You leav...
  • Hawthorne's Short Stories And The Scarlet Letter
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    A Comparison Of Hawthorne's Works Essay, Research Comparison Of Hawthorne's Works A Comparison of Hawthorne's Works In both of Hawthorne's short stories and The Scarlet Letter, the author uses distinct symbolisms that have more than one meaning. In The Scarlet Letter, the red rose bush and the weeds located at the entrance of the prison symbolize both good and evil. Throughout the novel, the rose bush represents Pearl, and how good things can come out of bad experiences. Hawthorne suggests the r...
  • Hawthorne's Experiences As A Man
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    The man NathanielBiogram BIOG RAM The man Nathaniel Hawthorne, an author of the nineteenth century, was born in 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. It was there that he lived a poverty-stricken childhood without the financial support of a father, because he had passed away in 1808. Hawthorne was raised strictly Puritan, his great-grandfather had even been one of the judges in the Puritan witchcraft trials during the 1600's. This and Hawthorne's destitute upbringing advanced his understanding of human...

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