Essays Tagged: "Hester"

What are the "crimes" committed in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and how are they punished? In your opinion, how "just" are these punishments?

but two years later there is still no news of him. To the shame of the strictly Puritan community, Hester then bears an illegitimate child, named Pearl. As means of punishment she is forced to wear a ... rest of her life. She also has to stand on the village scaffold for three hours to be mocked. Here Hester notices her husband watching her. However he conceals his identity, presumably to hide his sh ...

(4 pages) 13 0 4.0 May/2007

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

Essay on Chapter Sixteen: Analyzes Pearl and the Brook

earl cannot draw her attention away from one issue for very long. In her case, she is obsessed with Hester’s scarlet letter that she must wear. Pearl’s preoccupation with this burning symbol ... an experience that it could not help talking about it and seemed to have nothing else to say.” Hester’s scarlet letter “A” gave birth to Pearl in many ways. Instead of playing with ...

(3 pages) 1087 0 3.0 Jun/2007

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

This essay is about how the controversies in "The Scarlett letter" are still current today

it can be beautiful, and it can be miserable. Hawthorne sets many obstacles for the main character, Hester Prynne, to accomplish, such as the difficulty of being a single parent to a deviant child, an ... uch as the difficulty of being a single parent to a deviant child, and the fact that without Pearl, Hester would be all alone. Adultery can be beautiful if is sought out in a different perspective. Al ...

(3 pages) 12 0 5.0 Nov/2007

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

Untitled

Journal, You should have seen Hester's face when she recognized me, I could see the fright in her eyes. She must have thought I wo ... I see the magnificence of this scarlet figure, I feel nothing but rage for the evil that has taken Hester from my possession, and also for Hester, the sinner herself. Its beauty leads me to believe t ... len upon me. If I knew that I would not be shamed for my true identity, I would reveal myself to be Hester's husband; if that unveiling were to cause Hester and her accomplice more agony without my di ...

(2 pages) 357 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Symbolism in The Scarlett Letter

ssic novel. He uses symbolism numerous times throughout the novel. The novel is about a woman named Hester living in a Puritan society, who commits adultery with her minister, Arthur Dimmesdale. She b ... uch as sunshine and the forest. Pearl is the symbol of sin and adultery. Her existence makes Hester and Arthur Dimmesdale remember the sin that they committed. She is a wild and uncontrollable ...

(4 pages) 563 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The scarlet letter 2

ts is at the very core of this story. Is one night of sin worth a lifetime of hardships? I. Summary Hester Prynne, a member of a once affluent and prosperous family, was arranged to marry a physician ... e married and live successful lives in Amsterdam. When they eventually decide to settle in America, Hester is set on ahead of Roger so that he may finish his business in Amsterdam. Hester does not hea ...

(6 pages) 491 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Scarlet letter critique -

re of human beings. The next major theme fits into the first. It is an individual vs. society idea; Hester and her lover, Dimmesdale, become fugitives of the law of Puritan society. The next is the ef ... and looking not at the law for authority, but to their love and the freedom of their human nature. Hester and Dimmesdale are two such rebels, and their love asks the reader to weigh the justice of so ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The scarlet letter 10

isguise these sins 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 depicti ... ffects of 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 importa ...

(5 pages) 741 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Scarlet Letter

l contains only a couple main characters that are well developed. The main character in the book is Hester Prin. She is the one who wears the scarlet letter A because she committed the crime of adulte ... ter A because she committed the crime of adultery. Hester is attractive and has a good personality. Hester has a child who is the product of her sin and Hester won't tell who the father is. The next c ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

NATIONAL MORALITY IN HAWTHORNE

aying the failures of Puritans and their form of a national morality. The treatment of the outcast Hester Ledbetter-2 reveals Hawthorne’s desire to form a national morality founded on individual ac ... one changes to one of disdainful contempt. This becomes evident as Hawthorne portrays the scene of Hester’s punishment upon the scaffold at the very beginning of the story (Hawthorne, 65). Hawthor ...

(7 pages) 1541 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

How Owen Meany is compared to

s Jesus to run from the Roman's, to which Jesus replies "it is God's will for me to die." Similarly Hester begs Owen to not go to Vietnam, saying they could instead move to Canada and live there for t ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Roger chillingworth

e first time Nathaniel Hawthorne begins to describe Dr. Prynne (a.k.a. Roger Chillingworth) he uses Hester to show that he is very normal in some aspects, yet very different in others. He is a mid age ... nce, and his clothes were of a mix, some civilized, some savage. When he came onto the scene, while Hester was on the scaffold with baby Pearl, he hid his identity from the crowd, and merely asked of ...

(10 pages) 1027 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How Is Dimmesdale A Weak Person?

hes himself for what he has done.Dimmesdale has many weaknesses that all lead back to one main one, Hester. He is a priest and knows she is married but they still commit adultery. This leads to Hester ... s his selfishness. He is always worried about what people will think of him and not the feelings of Hester and Pearl. He doesn't want anyone to know what he has done so he keeps his hand over his hear ...

(2 pages) 5289 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Hawthorne's Symbolism Is Scarlet Letter

l, the three most important symbolisms were the forest, the scaffold, and the scarlet letter "A" on Hester's bosom. But the symbolism of the scarlet letter "A" outweighs every other symbolism. ... Nature, both in its darker and lighter aspects. The rays of sunshine fall on Pearl but do not reach Hester, which symbolize her inability to find happiness or warmth. The darkness in forest is suggest ...

(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

l, the three most important symbolisms were the forest, the scaffold, and the scarlet letter "A" on Hester's bosom. But the symbolism of the scarlet letter "A" outweighs every other symbolism. ... Nature, both in its darker and lighter aspects. The rays of sunshine fall on Pearl but do not reach Hester, which symbolize her inability to find happiness or warmth. The darkness in forest is suggest ...

(2 pages) 1074 0 5.0 Feb/2008

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

Dimmesdale Vs. Dimmesdale

mesdale as he emotes mightily, though he never matches the passionate oratory that supposedly drove Hester to distraction. Miserably tormented Dimmesdale, and not Hawthorne's Dimmesdale for sure, is i ... he truth. He wishes to unburden himself by revealing his sin to his congregation, but by respecting Hester's wish to protect the both of them, he never quite manages this, until it is revealed in the ...

(3 pages) 1347 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Comparing To Kill A Mockingbird And The Scarlet Le

ers, Roger Chillingworth declares that in the future he will get revenge on the man his former wife Hester had an affair with. His evil thoughts of revenge fade away when it is discovered that the man ... mitted adultery. This wrongful doing in the end is forgiven. Although the woman the story is about, Hester never stops wearing her scarlet letter, it can be assumed that she learns to live her life wi ...

(2 pages) 1159 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Hiding Place

between all its main characters. In the first scaffold scene the focus of attention is centered on Hester and the scarlet letter embroidered upon her bosom: "It had the effect of a spell, taking her ... ut of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself"(Hawthorne 61). Hester endures her transgression alone whereas her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, shares her platform but ...

(1 pages) 420 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Hiding Place

between all its main characters. In the first scaffold scene the focus of attention is centered on Hester and the scarlet letter embroidered upon her bosom: "It had the effect of a spell, taking her ... ut of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself"(Hawthorne 61). Hester endures her transgression alone whereas her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, shares her platform but ...

(1 pages) 370 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Hiding Place

between all its main characters. In the first scaffold scene the focus of attention is centered on Hester and the scarlet letter embroidered upon her bosom: "It had the effect of a spell, taking her ... ut of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself"(Hawthorne 61). Hester endures her transgression alone whereas her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, shares her platform but ...

(1 pages) 417 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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