The Prison Door In this Chapter from The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne introduces the setting of the book in Boston. He uses a gloomy and depressed tone in the beginning of the chapter. He is able to convey this tone using imagery while describing the citizens, the prison, and the cemetery. However, as he continues to discuss the rose-bush, he uses parallelism to shift the tone to be brighter and joyful. To create a gloomy and depressed tone, Hawthorne uses imagery.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Puritan Influence Nathaniel Hawthorne drew from his personal and childhood experiences to write his literary works. The event that affected him and showed in his writing was “...the infamous Salem witch trials had taken place more than 100 years earlier, the events still hung over the town and made a lasting impression on the young Hawthorne…("The Scarlet,"History.com). By the event having a impact on him from a young age it affected his writing and helped him in the development of a strong minded main character in his book The Scarlet Letter. Knowing about the earlier life of Nathaniel Hawthorne will help the reader better understand why Puritanism is the bulk of his literary works.
Have you ever wondered about Finland’s government, or America’s? Finnish military, government setup, power, and basic rights are almost completely similar. In my opinion I prefer American government more than Finnish. Finland’s military is pretty similar to American military, but some things are different. Finland’s military consists of the Finnish Army, Finnish Navy, and Finnish Air Force, whereas America’s is made up of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
On the threshold of this “tale of human frailty and sorrow,” Nathaniel Hawthorne opens his novel with an unusual approach; he closely examines a prison door and all of its suggestive qualities (36). In Chapter 1 of The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne creates a paradoxical, ambiguous, and complex mood through the use of an ominous tone, symbolism, and allusion. By standing at the prison door, the reader stands between puritanical confinement and feminine freedom. Chapter 1 opens with a description of the prison door that engenders a foreboding feeling through connotative imagery and negative diction. Hawthorne depicts the prison door as being “heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes” (35).
"Never shall I forget that night, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed...... Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself." The air filled with the smell of burning flesh that reminded Jews of the death. The gigantic flames were leaping up from a ditch that had devoured millions of souls.
Hawthorne uses imagery and fig. language and comparison to convey his message that the gov. is like an eagle. Giving a sort of negative tone as he describes the eagle is apt to “flying off her nestling” In this passage from Hawthorne 's “Custom house” Hawthorne describes his nostalgia for the custom house of Salem in saying “ has grass enough growing in its chinks to show it has not, of late days’’ Using imagery to describe how dreary and a shell of its former self it has become all to remind people of the port city it used to be. His spite of the merchants who moved away to places like New York away from Salem is evident as he speaks about them and how often ships pass through the harbor now.
One sunny day in January 1937 in Haarlem, Holland, the ten Boom celebrates the one-hundredth year of their in-home watch shop together with most of the town. The three family members who live in the tiny house, father ten Boom and his daughters Betsie and Corrie, prepare for the busy day after sharing breakfast and devotions with their three employees, Hans the apprentice, Toos the bookkeeper and Christoffels the repairman. This family shares a deep love for each other, devotion to their Christian faith and warm, generous hearts for the whole community. The party mood dampens as people discuss the threat of Hitler his campaign of German expansion and Holland’s role amidst the larger powers of Europe. Finally, Corrie’s brother Willem joins the gathering with a young Jewish man, Herr Gutlieber, who escaped from Munich after some teenagers waylaid him and set fire to his beard.
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The opening scene, in which Hester stands on the scaffold and defiantly refuses to name her lover, signals a complex swerve of high or elite literature from the popular pressure toward legibility (5). The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne follows the lifestyle of Puritans in early America in many ways. One of the ways Hawthorne explores their lives is how they are punished for their sins over several contexts, such as family, the church, and state. There is the world of the Puritans, who recognize no distinction between the public and the private and who assume that all should be bared before the multitude; and there is the consciousness of the three central characters, who wrap themselves in secrecy (5). The punishments for sin of men and women, however, fluctuate over the course of the story.