Essays Tagged: "Dimmesdale"

This is an analysis of the meaning and significance of the first two scaffold scenes in The Scarlet Letter.

In chapter 12, the second of three scaffold scenes occurs. The chapter is very important to the Dimmesdale-Hester storyline because of a significant amount of foreshadowing. The scaffold scenes pr ... yline because of a significant amount of foreshadowing. The scaffold scenes provide deep insight to Dimmesdale's state of mind. Dimmesdale is anxious, worried, and confused throughout the second half ...

(4 pages) 49 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

All acts in the scarlet Letter were selfish acts of people.

e book the Scarlet Letter, the charters themselves commit selfish acts. Chillingworth offered to be Dimmesdale's doctor, which made it seem as if he was there to help Dimmesdale, but actually he was t ... in would seem as though Chillingworth was giving up his life to come and live with and take care of Dimmesdale, when actually Chillingworth was there for his own selfish reasons.Many times a person ca ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A for Able: Hester Prynne's Internal Conflict The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

epted into the community again, she cannot stop her passionate feelings for her lover, the Minister Dimmesdale. Her individual beliefs conflict with the society of the Puritan community, and demonstra ... becomes part of her.Despite the fact that it is a sin to commit adultery, Hester Prynne still loves Dimmesdale and even plots to escape to Europe with him and Pearl to start new lives."The vessel had ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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e in favor of society insisting that adultery is a crime deserving of a punishment. What Hester and Dimmesdale did was wrong, both of them admit to it, and it was up to society to enact full authority ... d it was up to society to enact full authority over the criminals. Hester's not wanting to identify Dimmesdale as her accomplice is strictly done by her own will, without contribution from society. He ...

(2 pages) 406 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hester and abigail

hough. Even though Hester's affair is known publicly. Hester fell in love with the minister Aruthur Dimmesdale. They are very much in love but then she gives birth to his child and is ridiculed by the ...

(3 pages) 608 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The scarlet letter 3

his when they force her to stand upon the scaffold with her scarlet letter for long periods of time.Dimmesdale, of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, also suffered to a great extent. In fact, h ... xtent. In fact, he suffered more than Hester, even though his sin was not revealed until his death. Dimmesdale tortured himself with all night vigils, carved an 'A' onto his chest, and he severely whi ...

(3 pages) 372 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Scarlet letter 4 =

al 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 ... 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 act ...

(4 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The scarlet letter 10

for their own salvation. Slowly these sins evolve the characters, it strengthens Hester, humanizes Dimmesdale, and turns Chillingworth into a demon. The story is Hawthorne's depiction of the effects ... f sin on the hearts and minds of humanity during the Puritan society through the characters Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth.Hester's sin is that her passion and love were of more importance to h ...

(5 pages) 741 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scarlet letter 3

ge where men, as well as women, are able to open up and be themselves. It is here [the forest] that Dimmesdale openly acknowledges Hester and his love for her. It is also here, in the forest, that Hes ... owledges Hester and his love for her. It is also here, in the forest, that Hester does the same for Dimmesdale. The forest is where the two of them engage in conversation, without the constraints that ...

(5 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The scarlet letter the struggl

Arthur Dimmesdale's soul was jeopardized by Roger Chillingworth's intentions, which were to ruin him, but h ... rdized by Roger Chillingworth's intentions, which were to ruin him, but his only messiah, is Pearl. Dimmesdale must embrace Pearl as his daughter and publicly confess to be free from his self-inflicte ... mbrace Pearl as his daughter and publicly confess to be free from his self-inflicted torture.Arthur Dimmesdale's soul was placed in jeopardy since we first saw him. He foreshadowed to Hester Prynne ab ...

(2 pages) 726 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scarlet Letter

cts. Hester illustrates love for her daughter Pearl with her compassionate plea to the Governor and Dimmesdale, " 'God gave me this child!' cried she… 'She is my happiness… Pearl keeps m ...

(2 pages) 865 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hawthorne's Symbolism Is Scarlet Letter

ng the darkness. The rays of sunshine finally reach her because she finds warmth and happiness from Dimmesdale and from herself. The scaffold is a symbol of penitence and God's platform on the ... form on the Day of Judgment. It is a reflection of appearing before the Almighty in one's weakness. Dimmesdale has great difficulty in standing on the platform and confessing his sins. He first does i ...

(2 pages) 970 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne's Symbolism Is Scarlet Letter

ng the darkness. The rays of sunshine finally reach her because she finds warmth and happiness from Dimmesdale and from herself. The scaffold is a symbol of penitence and God's platform on the ... form on the Day of Judgment. It is a reflection of appearing before the Almighty in one's weakness. Dimmesdale has great difficulty in standing on the platform and confessing his sins. He first does i ...

(2 pages) 1074 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ambiguity Of The Scarlet Letter

any thing to do with the planting of the rose bush. Another scene of ambiguity is seen when Dimmesdale questions Chillingsworth about the herbs he has collected. The response Dimmesdale receiv ... t the herbs he has collected. The response Dimmesdale receives startles him. Chillingsworth answers Dimmesdale's question by telling him he collected the herbs from the graveyard. Specifically, Chilli ...

(2 pages) 9023 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scarlet Letter

ng. In the book, ?The Scarlet Letter,? written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the experience of Hester and Dimmesdale reminds one of the story of Adam and Eve. In both cases, sin results in expulsion and suf ... ery. She posses positive character traits exemplified by the plant imagery used. Equally important, Dimmesdale perceives Pearl?s name as an object of great valve indicated by comparing her to a ?Red R ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Scarlett Letter

icks and stones and she would physically harm them. The young child moreover was uncontrollable.Mr. Dimmesdale, the town minister, would try to help Hester Prynne. Though, it was not stated in the beg ... ister, would try to help Hester Prynne. Though, it was not stated in the beginning of the story Mr. Dimmesdale was Pearls father. The story shows that He had some much internal conflict that it would ...

(2 pages) 640 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Mirror Imagery in The Scarlet Letter

1; for Hester’s guilt.Lasser argues that Hawthorne uses similar mirror imagery techniques with Dimmesdale and Chillingworth as he does with Hester. In his final moments, Dimmesdale holds a privat ... Dimmesdale holds a private vigil by his mirror in which he sees diabolical shapes—representing Dimmesdale’s untold sin—angels, and finally Hester and Pearl. The description “the so ...

(4 pages) 4369 1 5.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Theme of Individual Versus Society as it Pertains to Reverend Dimmesdale of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

Reverent Dimmesdale's journey through the story shows how his insecurities effect his decisions. Dimmesdale o ... y these actions, a want to be accepted that is so strong that it can overpower his churchly values. Dimmesdale's inner-conflict with his conscience demonstrates how his need to fit in with society ove ... demonstrates how his need to fit in with society overpowers his value to have a pure repented heart.Dimmesdale isolates himself from society because his sin that he refuses to repent makes him paranoi ...

(3 pages) 1765 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthone's Thought in the Scarlet Letter

New England Religion. In The Scarlet Letter, there are four main characters: Hester.Prynne, Pearl, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth. Hester was a strong willed girl. When still young, she didn't know wh ... disappeared inexplicably when Hester moved to New England in her loneliness; she fell in love with Dimmesdale, the young and handsome clergyman. Because she conceived a baby, her secret love was expo ...

(10 pages) 22 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scarlet Letter

e. This story deals with many themes, the most powerful being sin. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Hester, Dimmesdale, Chillingworth, and Pearl experience to show the effect of sin in The Scarlet Letter.Alth ... he letter "A's" existence as an essential part of her mother. But towards the end of the novel when Dimmesdale finally acknowledges his sin, she finds peace and can go on with her life without the rem ...

(8 pages) 3 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne