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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...
  • Hester's Independence
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    The Scarlet Letter As citizens of the United States and members of the most open society in the world it is difficult for us to picture a world where the phrases woman's rights, equal opportunity, and religious freedom have little meaning. When the surface of American history is scratched, not necessarily deeply a past of limited rights for women is soon revealed. The challenge to any author comes in painting a picture of this colonial past to both current readers and readers to come. Nathaniel ...
  • 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...
  • Teenage Parents Respect From The Public
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    Yesterday's mistakes; today's lessons The Scarlet Letter is certainly relevant to today's teenage parents. The novel shows the hardships of being scorned by the public. In addition, it shows how one can succeed despite public attitudes and opinions. Hester Prynne goes through many trials and knows what it is like to be the outcast. As a result, teenage parents will be able to read this novel and relate with Hester. For instance, everywhere Hester went, she was mocked, scorned, rejected, and ostr...
  • 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...
  • Outward Symbol Of Hester And Dimmsdale's Sin
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    The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, delves into symbolism. A few of the symbols throughout are: the Scarlet "A" embroidered on Hester's chest, the Forrest (in the daytime), the Forrest (in the nighttime), the prison, the rose growing up by the prison wall and light and dark. Each of these has a certain significance. The "A" is the outward symbol of Hester and Dimmsdale's sin. It is the tangible, form of punishment. The thing that physically sets Hester apart. This symb...
  • Hester's Hair
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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...
  • Tormenting Hester
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    Dear Perma-Bound, It has come to my attention that you are currently debating on whether or not you should publish The Scarlet Letter and introduce it into the literary world. I feel that it would be in your best interest for you to go and publish this novel for all to read. This novel is a superb piece of literature and people all over the world could reap benefit from its contents. Throughout the novel we feel, not only the suffering of being publicly humiliated for one's sins, but also the su...
  • Hester And Dimmesdale
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    Idiots! Either Joffe and / or Stewart we " re idiots, or they thought their audience idiots who would neither appreciate nor understand the gloomy, pessimistic and disheartening hard classic of Hawthorne. Joffe and Stewart insist on lightening up a book defined by its doleful darkness, and the resulting film carries incongruously cheery messages: "Be true to your own heart, speak your mind, don't bother about what other folks say and everything will work out for the best. The filmmakers are dete...

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