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  • 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...
  • Affair With Hester 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 adu...
  • Young Hester Prynne
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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...
  • Illegitimate Child Of 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...
  • Hawthornes Hester
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    In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne makes Hester Prynne the central figure in the story much like Susanna Rowson does with Charlotte in Charlotte Temple. The plots of the books are centered on these women; the storylines occasionally move elsewhere to inform the reader of the happenings of other characters, but always returns to their respective female protagonist. The authors use of their leading ladies differs when providing a theme, however. Susanna Rowson uses Charlotte Temple as an e...
  • Hester Prynne A Transcendentalist
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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...
  • Hester Prynne Through Dialogue And Narrative Descriptions
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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...
  • Hester And Reverend Dimmesdale
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    Seven years ago, my brother made a terrible mistake. He slept with a woman named Hester Prynne, and she became pregnant with a child. I am talking about the great Reverend Dimmesdale. The problem is that he has not taken responsibility for his actions for seven years. Hester Prynne was already married and her husband was away in England taking care of some business. By sleeping with her, he helped her commit adultery and sinned in front of God. I am the only other one who knows his secret beside...
  • Daughter Of Hester Prynne And Arthur Dimmesdale
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1804. His parents were Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hawthorne. When he entered Bowdoin College in 1821, he studied to be a professional writer. He was well aware of the fact that being a writer was not supported by his puritan forefathers and was even looked down upon as a wasted life. In 1842 Nathaniel married Sophia Peabody and they lived in Concord, which was known in that time as the center of transcendentalism, the idealistic philo...
  • Hester Prynne As An Adulteress
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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 'adult...
  • Ween Reynold And Herzog Essays Hester Prynne
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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...
  • Hester Prynne Handles Her 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 ...
  • Pearl Prynne And Hester Prynne
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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...
  • Case Of Hester Prynne And Arthur Dimmesdale
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    Most people believe that there exists at least one person in the world who matches their personality exactly. Others believe that for every person there is an exact opposite or an evil twin so to speak. In the case of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, they fall somewhere in between these two definitions. Both were sinners, and yet the people glorified Dimmesdale and cast Hester away, only because they were misinformed. Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale are, at first glance totally different...
  • Hester Prynne And Arthur Dimmesdale
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    Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Puritans, is an extreme sinner; she has gone against the Puritan ways, committing adultery. For this irrevocably harsh sin, she must wear a symbol of shame for the rest of her life. "On the breast of her gown, in a fine red cloth surrounded by an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter 'A. ' " Hester's scarlet "A" serves as a public symbol of her private sin. Because Hester is able to declare her guilt openly, she i...
  • Hester Prynne And Arthur Dimmesdale
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    The Scarlet Letter has been considered a milestone in literature for years. A reason for this is its message to "be true, be true". This novel shows the moral through the actions of the two main characters, Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Many people have learned this important "moral blossom" and have held it with them, remembering it in their times of indecision. The book teaches us that it is better to show the world your faults than to lie and let them fester inside. Through their actio...
  • Hester Prynne
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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...
  • Daughter Of Hester Prynne And Arthur Dimmesdale
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    Novel Analysis Title: The Scarlet Letter Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Setting: The novel takes place in Boston, Massachusetts in the middle of the seventeenth century. Main Characters: The main characters of the novel are Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, Arthur Dimmesdale, Pearl, and Mistress Hibbins. Characterization: Hester Prynne: Hester Prynne, the main character, is the wearer of the Scarlet letter. The Scarlet letter "A" attached to her bosom signifies that Hester has committed adultery....
  • Lasting Effect Of Hester's Sin
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    In a Puritan society sin is not accepted. Their religion believes that once a sin is carried out by somebody that they can not receive forgiveness from their God. This caused the sinners of Puritan settlements many hardships; they had to deal with the shadow of their sin following them around for the rest of their life. Nathaniel Hawthorne utilized two of the main characters, Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, to show that the lasting effect of sin is guilt. Hester Prynne's ignominy is the res...
  • Hester Prynne
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    Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a book that I enjoyed. It taught me to fight for and accomplish what I believe in. The book is very relevant to today's society. People tend not to do things that they want to do because of what people might say or do. This book teaches teenage parents to follow their own heart and feelings, just like Hester and Pimmisdale. Eventhough things might not have turned out for the best, there is always something to learn about the actions anyone takes. For example,...

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