In the story “The Scarlet Letter,” the author uses mirror as a device to exposes the truth by reflecting on the characters through characterization, mood, setting and theme. An individual cannot completely hide his or her sin when looking through a mirror. Hawthorne uses the mirror reflection to create a sense of piercing into a character’s thought thus revealing to the reader its purpose- to expose the truth- setting up a stage to carry on its mood, setting and deliver themes. Mirror characterizes characters and reveals to them the truth through the reflection of its image. While Hester was standing on the scaffold, “she saw her own face, glowing with girlish beauty, and illuminating all the interior of the dusky mirror in which she had been
In 1964, Lawrence Kohlberg, a psychologist introduced the idea that humans evolved through different stages of morality. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne male characters exemplify a moral development as the story unfolds. In particular, Arthur Dimmesdale’s morality differs from the beginning of the novel to the ending of the novel. His morality undergoes continuity and change by constantly changing from selfishness, social order, and social contract. Dimmesdale undergoes the morality maintaining the social order and being considerate of others to eventually being selfish and only thinks about himself.
Why has the world changed completely in the last 175 years? Returning all this years when the novel took place, we appear in the middle of The 17th century New England, specifically Boston (Massachusetts Bay Colony) in the state religion was called the Church of England, which had broken off from the Roman Catholic Church about 200 years earlier. Where Hester Prynne lived, she was around people with the same traditions, she was a part of them until the truth of the sin appear. Since this moment her world changed and the people who, where among her started judging all the acts she made. But Hester Prynne transcends the nightmare of the Puritan community and courageously discovers her own self-reliance, living a life of simplicity and nonconformity.
Luke Chilton Mrs. Hogg AP English 3 January 2017 Module Eight Lesson Three Mastery Assignment: The Scarlet Letter Chapter 9-12 In the novel, Mr. Chillingworth suggests that it would be a good idea for Chillingworth and Dimmesdale to lodge in the same house. When the Reverend Dimmesdale tells his congregation the he is the worst of all sinners, the congregation becomes fussy and very upset over the fact that he has been a liar and a hypocrite.
In the Scarlet Letter God forgives Hester and Dimmesdale. Hester and Dimmesdale sinned seven years ago and they understand and accept they did wrong. These two have to carry the burden of guilt and stress on their shoulders, and Dimmesdale's confession in the story becomes announced. Both characters have the right to acquire forgiveness within the story because of the actions they make.
What’s your identity? Emma Inks Hester Prynne is a woman who committed a crime and her community will not let her forget it. From the beginning of the book, The Scarlet Letter, the people of Massachusetts Bay determine Hester’s identity for her. The bold woman, known as Hester Prynne, is publicly shamed and forced to wear the letter “A” on her clothing; everyone knows her as the adulteress.
Outdated novels that include topics such as adultery and the pressure of society, can be used to help high school students learn important morals, including how to overcome prejudice, and the mistake in using stereotypes to judge a person's character. All of these morals and issues can be easily related to a high school students everyday life, thus allowing the students to make a personal connection. These are only a select amount of morals that can be taught through outdated books. Books such as The Scarlet Letter have used their hard to swallow topics and their "outdated" issues such as adultery to help reach out to a relatable audience. The importance of including these novels in high school curriculums is to help expose the students
It is safe to assume that every human being has had to endure certain plights in their lifetime, some resulting easier to move on from than others; however, it’s how one manages to address these difficult situations that defines whether one survives and continues living plentifully, or withers in their own misery. In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Roger Chillingworth arrives to the young North American colony of Boston to find his wife, Hester Prynne, on trial for adultery, carrying the progeny of her sin, Pearl, in her arms. Shortly after the trial, he sets out to annihilate Pearl’s father, Arthur Dimmesdale, which transforms him into something he himself had never believed to become. Roger Chillingworth is initially perceived as a respected, wise and penitent physician; however, as he seeks revenge against Dimmesdale, he solely dedicates himself to see the young magistrate suffer for his sin and loses his humane characteristics, leading him to feel empty and with lack of purpose after Dimmesdale’s death, which
"Easy A" is a movie that is loosely based on Hawthorne's novel, "The Scarlet Letter". In this movie, Olive can be compared in a way to Hester Prynne. Although they both have different roles in their society and being in different time periods. They always have one thing in common, the similarity is that they both wear a red "A" on their clothing. In the Scarlet Letter and Easy A, they both have many differences but one constant similarity.
The novels The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, both contain strong female characters. Hester Prynne and Daisy Buchanan both portray strong female characters in their stories, but they deal with it in different ways. Hester Prynne displays a sense of strength and graciousness when dealing with her scarlet letter, but Daisy Buchanan, when faced with the choice of love or material, chooses the money of her husband Tom. Hester Prynne clearly embodies the strongest female character in any novel read this year. From the first chapter she appears in, when she steps outside a prison with an illegitimate child, while her peers, an intolerable brood of Puritan people look on in disgust judging her for her actions.