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  • Reverend Dimmesdale - 872 words
    Reverend Dimmesdale "Life is hard, but accepting that fact makes it easier." this common phrase has been proven true in many people's lives, but is also a harsh fact that Boston's Rev. Dimmesdale, a key character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter, had to face. In this twisted story of deception and adultery set in the Puritan era, Hawthorne introduces Dimmesdale as a weak and cowardly man who refuses to take responsibility for his actions. Yet, he transitions to a person who accepts his sins and the consequences, before it is too late, ultimately finding happiness. At the beginning of the novel, Dimmesdale has established quite a reputation for himself. In discussing individual mem ...
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  • Reverend Dimmesdale - 872 words
    Reverend Dimmesdale "Life is hard, but accepting that fact makes it easier." this common phrase has been proven true in many people's lives, but is also a harsh fact that Boston's Rev. Dimmesdale, a key character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter, had to face. In this twisted story of deception and adultery set in the Puritan era, Hawthorne introduces Dimmesdale as a weak and cowardly man who refuses to take responsibility for his actions. Yet, he transitions to a person who accepts his sins and the consequences, before it is too late, ultimately finding happiness. At the beginning of the novel, Dimmesdale has established quite a reputation for himself. In discussing individual mem ...
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  • Reverend Dimmesdale - 872 words
    Reverend Dimmesdale "Life is hard, but accepting that fact makes it easier." this common phrase has been proven true in many people's lives, but is also a harsh fact that Boston's Rev. Dimmesdale, a key character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter, had to face. In this twisted story of deception and adultery set in the Puritan era, Hawthorne introduces Dimmesdale as a weak and cowardly man who refuses to take responsibility for his actions. Yet, he transitions to a person who accepts his sins and the consequences, before it is too late, ultimately finding happiness. At the beginning of the novel, Dimmesdale has established quite a reputation for himself. In discussing individual mem ...
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  • The Scarlet Letter - 713 words
    During the romanticism period, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the novel, The Scarlet Letter, which used the romanticist idea of deep intuition and inner feelings, allowing the characters to have insight of the plots and secrets hidden in the strict Puritan community that they lived in. Throughout the novel many of the characters have this intuition, making the book more alluring to readers when trying figuring out what each character really knows. At the beginning of the novel, we are shown Pearl's natural child-like instincts for the Preacher, who is actually her father. When Pearl was first a baby, Hester and her were shamed on the scaffold while Reverend Dimmesdale, her father, preached to the ...
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  • Comparison In Characters From The Crucible And The Scarlett Letter - 358 words
    Comparison In Characters From The Crucible And The Scarlett Letter Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, there are many characters that are similar to the characters of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. They might not be similar physically or mentally, but they share the same attributes and feeling towards things that effect their reputations. Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter acts about the same as John Proctor of The Crucible, when they say that there was something against them, either religion or the community. Reverend Dimmesdale, the father of Hester's daughter, is similarly related to Elizabeth Proctor of The Crucible; both of them tried to hide their identity and ...
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  • Inner States Of Being Manifested Outwardly In The - 1,260 words
    Inner states of being manifested outwardly in The Scarlet Letter People often times try to cover up their interior in order to hide something that is not to that persons liking. However, this inward state of being always winds up working its way to a persons exterior, and thus, letting everyone know of their respective sins. This is a recurring theme in Nathaniel Hawthornes, The Scarlet Letter. Names like Chillingworth and Dimmesdale let the reader know how, in reality, these characters are, before ever really encountering them. Characters whom the reader will encounter in this novel are going through some type of dilemma on the inside, which begins to show itself in the exterior of the part ...
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  • One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest And The Scarlet Letter: To Live With Fear - 632 words
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Scarlet Letter: To Live With Fear To live with fear and not be overcome by it is the final test of maturity. This test has been "taken" by various literary characters. Chief Bromden in Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter both appear to have taken and passed this test. It first seemed as though the Chief was going to fail this test of maturity in the mental ward that he was committed to. He had locked himself up by acting deaf and dumb. He had immense fear of the "Combine," or society, that ruined things and people and treated them like machines, giving orders and controlling them. ...
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  • Reoccurring Themes And Symbols In Different Works By Nathaniel Hawthorne - 855 words
    Reoccurring Themes And Symbols In Different Works By Nathaniel Hawthorne Reoccurring Themes and Symbols in Different Works by Nathaniel Hawthorne It is no secret that Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" is a parable. Hawthorne intended it as such and even gave the story the subtitle "a parable." "The Minister's Black Veil," however, was not Hawthorne's only parable. Hawthorne often used symbols and figurative language to give added meaning to the literal interpretations of his work. His Puritan ancestry also influenced much of Hawthorne's work. Instead of agreeing with Puritanism however, Hawthorne would criticize it through the symbols and themes in his stories and parables. S ...
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  • Scarlet Letter - 703 words
    Scarlet Letter In the book The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a character by the name of Roger Chillingworth had committed the unpardonable sin and he basically killed another character, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Everyone has been in a position where they have had the chance of manipulating or blackmailing someone. Chillingworth did exactly that and ended up breaking down Dimmesdale to his death. Dimmesdale was not the single one affected by Chillingworths deeds. Chillingworth had a spouse, but no one knew of their relationship. Her name was Hester Prynne and she had an illegitimate child named Pearl. The Reverend Dimmesdale had an affair with Hester, and he is the real father of ...
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  • Scarlet Letter - 640 words
    Scarlet Letter "Confess thy truth and thou shall have eternal rest." I believe that is the moral to be taught in this novel of inspirational love, yet a novel of much sorrow. The impossible became possible in The Scarlet Letter, a story set back in the Puritan Times. In this response, I will give my reactions in writing to different aspects of the novel; the characters, my likes and dislikes, my questions, and my opinion of the harsh Puritan lifestyle. Hester Prynne, the Reverend Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth each suffered guilt in their own way in the novel The Scarlet Letter. In the beginning of the novel, Hester Prynne should have not suffered the way she did on the scaffold alone. ...
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  • Scarlet Letter And Chillingworth - 400 words
    Scarlet Letter And Chillingworth In the novel The Scarlet Letter, perhaps the most interesting and hated character was Roger Chillingworth. When Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote this book he spent a great deal of time analyzing and defining his characters through their traits and the secrets they held against one another. Chillingworth was Hester Prynnes true husband. He arrived in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning of the story when Hester Prynne was on the scaffold being hazed and punished for the crime of adultery. From the beginning Chillingworth chose not to reveal his relationship to Hester and plotted revenge on the father of Pearl. These actions he chose to take made him the most evil a ...
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  • Scarlet Letter And Dimmesdale - 1,029 words
    Scarlet Letter And Dimmesdale In the book The Scarlet Letter, the character Reverend Dimmesdale, a very religious man, committed adultery, which was a sin in the Puritan community. Of course, this sin could not be committed alone. His partner was Hester Prynne. Hester was caught with the sinning only because she had had a child named Pearl. Dimmesdale was broken down by Roger Chillinsworth, Hester Prynnes real husband, and by his own self-guilt. Dimmesdale would later confess his sin and die on the scaffold. Dimmesdale was well known by the community and was looked up to by many religious people. But underneath his religious mask he is actually the worst sinner of them all. His sin was one o ...
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  • Scarlet Letter And Pearl Character - 834 words
    Scarlet Letter And Pearl Character In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, many of the characters suffer from the tolls of sin, but none as horribly as Hester's daughter Pearl. She alone suffers from sin that is not her own, but rather that of her mother. From the day she is conceived, Pearl is portrayed as an offspring of evil. She is brought introduced to the pitiless domain of the Puritan religion from inside a jail, a place where no light can touch the depths of her mother's sin. The austere Puritan ways punish Hester through banishment from the community and the church, simultaneously punishing Pearl in the process. This isolation leads to an unspoken detachment and hatred between ...
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  • Scarlet Letter And Scaffold - 1,672 words
    Scarlet Letter And Scaffold Scaffold "I am as content to die for Gods eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way (Bookshelf)," John Brown, a U.S. abolitionist in 1859, said in a letter to his children on the eve of his execution. The scaffold is a raised wooden framework or platform used for public speaking. It is similar to a stage or a framework. A scaffold is also a platform used in the execution of condemned prisoners, as by hanging or beheading. A scaffold can also be a raised platform, seat or stand used for the purpose of exhibiting persons or actions to the public view (Webster's). A scaffold, similar to a stage, platform or framework, can be permanent. Other types of permanen ...
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  • Scarlet Letter Description - 723 words
    Scarlet Letter Description The Scarlet Letter involves many characters that go through several changes during the course of the story. In particular, the young minister Dimmesdale, who commits adultery with Hester, greatly changes. He is the moral blossom of the book, the character that makes the most progress for the better. It is true that Dimmesdale, being a minister, should be the role model of the townspeople. He is the last person who should commit such an awful crime and lie about it, but in the end, he confesses to the town. Besides, everybody, including ministers, sin, and the fact that he confesses illustrates his courage and morality. Hester and Dimmesdales affair goes undiscovere ...
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  • The Scarlet Letter - 585 words
    The Scarlet Letter Samantha Suder Essay AP Eng. 11 Scarlet Letter Essay In the novel The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne displays his view of sin in an assortment of his characters. Through Hester Prynne, he explains her sin of adultery and how she becomes stronger by it. Reverend Dimmesdale deals with his sin of adultery personally because he does not reveal the sin, which allows him to become ill with guilt. The character Pearl is portrayed as a living sin, and therefore, is constantly being judged. The characters allow the audience to comprehend Hawthornes view of sin. If hidden, sin will destroy, but if revealed and repented it is capable of making one stronger. One way Hawthorne develops his v ...
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  • The Scarlet Letter And The Crucible - 631 words
    The Scarlet Letter and The crucible Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller's The Crucible are both distinctly different narratives of the Salem Witch trials. The Scarlet Letter is a novel and The Crucible is a play. While The Scarlet Letter deals mainly with the sin of adultery, The Crucible mainly deals with witchcraft. Both have obvious similarities like the setting and the crime, however, one of the greatest similarities between the two is the loyalty of the Puritan people to their appointed officials. Whether they were church or court officials, the public supported them no matter what, because in their theocratic society, the eyes of the officials were those of God. ...
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  • The Scarlet Letter Notes - 984 words
    The Scarlet Letter - Notes The Scarlet Letter - Notes Author's Background: Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4th, 1804. Hawthorne lived poor due to his father's death when he was four, but he was helped by relatives and enrolled in college where he displayed an interest in writing. In college, he met a friend who would prove to be an invaluable help Franklin Pierce, future President of the United States. In 1825 he graduated and lived with his uncle in Salem for 12 years, devoting his time to reading, writing, and scrapping for publication. He spewed out several stories, but few sold for over $35 each. In 1837 Hawthorne took a job in the Custom-House in Boston. He ...
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  • The Scarlet Letter Notes - 1,023 words
    ... and uses his office to hide from accusations of witchcraft. She is tied in closely with the forest, and seems to know everything that goes on within this domain. B) Her worship of the Devil and her insatiable curiosity to know the happenings around her motivate her. C) Mistress Hibbins is left living with her brother, supposedly worshipping the Devil, at the end of the book. Reverend Wilson A) He represented the spiritual facet of Boston's everyday life. He was an elderly minister in the town of Boston. He had a few run-ins with Pearl and Hester and ministered at the bedside of the dying Governor Winthrop. B) He was motivated by his belief in God and the values of Puritan society. C) Wil ...
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  • The Scarlet Letter Notes By Chapter - 2,254 words
    The Scarlet Letter Notes By Chapter THE SCARLET LETTER The Custom House: Hawthorne says that he writes to the whole world hoping that someone will understand what he is talking about. He goes on to speak about Salem, where his relatives have lived and died since its existence. Over time Salem has become more of an instinct to his family, and has tried to escape, but always come back. His children were not born in Salem because he wanted to break free of the tradition. He compares people to plants in that if you do not transplant, future crops will be ruined. He descries his forefathers as Puritans. They would not approve of his lifestyle as a writer because it is to unproductive. He then des ...
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