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The Unusual Heroes in the Characters of Hester Prynne and Nick Carraway in the Novels The Scarlet Letter and The Great Gatsby (1396 words, 4 pages)
The technical definition of a hero is a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities(dictionary.com). When thinking of a hero in a book, one might think of a strong and brave man who fights in battle to save someone. A Hero does not ... Read More
Abigail Williams as a Static and Powerful Character in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller (641 words, 2 pages)
Abigail Williams is a Static, mean, and mighty Powerful for such a child. Which led Abigail Williams to accuse and get away with everything she did in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Abigail Williams is very static in the book. She tends to be the towns villain. Shes very powerful ... Read More
An Analysis of the Myriad of Significances Behind The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1347 words, 5 pages)
The Myriad of Significances behind the Scarlet LetterAn examination of the messages portrayed in the infamous Letter A in the Scarlet LetterOn the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A (Hawthorne, 50). In the ... Read More
A Comparison of the Scarlet Letter and the Crucible in American Novels (871 words, 3 pages)
According to Charlotte Perkings Gilman, Whosever, man or woman, lives always in a small, dark place, is always guarded, protected, directed, and restrained, will become inevitably narrowed and weakened by it. In other words, all who are mortal and live in oppressive societies will inescapably be weakened by the harshness ... Read More
Pearl’s Character Analysis in the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1401 words, 3 pages)
Characterization of PearlThe Scarlet Letter is a novel with much symbolism. Throughout the novel several characters represent other ideas. One of the most complex and misunderstood characters in the novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol - one that is ... Read More
An Analysis of the Society’s Treatment to Single Mothers and Their Bastards in “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1205 words, 3 pages)
The Branded Mother and her Throwaway Child The Scarlet Letter is a story of hypocrisy and punishment. The strict Puritan laws made adultery a sin punishable by death or a life of misery. Although being an unwed mother or an illegitimate child is no longer a crime leading to capitol ... Read More
An Analysis of the Two Related Themes in Hawthorne’s Novel (1536 words, 3 pages)
There are two main themes that Hawthorne he uses in the novel both are related. Through his diction Hawthorne seems to emphasize the severity of Puritan law as a theme, the other is the strictness of Puritan society. In the opening chapter he carefully describes the prison as an ugly ... Read More
John Proctor and John Hale: Good Citizen vs. Good Person in The Crucible by Arthur Miller (1004 words, 2 pages)
John Proctor and John Hale- Good Citizen vs. Good PersonIn The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the two main characters, John Proctor and Reverend John Hale as good men. The term good men in this play is ambiguous. Reverend John Hale was a good man in the sense of being the ... Read More
An Analysis of the Symbolism of the Forest in The Scarlet Letter, a Novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne (876 words, 2 pages)
Johnson 2A Forest Walk"The path strangled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest"(179). This sentence displays just one of the multiple personalities that the forest symbolizes in The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorn. As seen in the epic story Wizard of OZ, the forest represents a place of ... Read More
A Literary Analysis of John Proctor and John Hale in the Crucible by Arthur Miller (997 words, 4 pages)
The Crucible John Proctor and John Hale - Good Citizen vs. Good PersonIn The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the two main characters, JohnProctor and Reverend John Hale as good men. The term good men in this playis ambiguous. Reverend John Hale was a good man in the sense of being ... Read More
An Analysis of Rigid Structure of Society (593 words, 2 pages)
The rigid structure of society reinforces order and promotes conformity of all classes, but an individual contradicting established customs poses a threat. Shirley Jackson, the author of The Lottery, conveys that rebellious impulses of humans are repressed by society to maintain a rigid social order. The lottery enforces an unfair ... Read More
An Analysis of the Characters in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller (576 words, 1 pages)
It's the spring of 1692. The whole village of Salem is in an uproar. The Reverend Samuel Parris' daughter Betty won't wake up, and the Putnams' little Ruth is walking around like a zombie. The night before, Reverend Parris had heard a funny noise in the woods outside his house, ... Read More
An Analysis of the Struggles in the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller (467 words, 2 pages)
The Crucible- Struggles in the Play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a story that contains many struggles. These struggles come about as a result of the strict Puritan society in which the story takes place. There are two main struggles in the book. The first never actually takes place ... Read More
An Analysis of the Relationship Between Main Themes in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1536 words, 3 pages)
There are two main themes that Hawthorne he uses in the novel both are related. Through his diction Hawthorne seems to emphasize the severity of Puritan law as a theme, the other is the strictness of Puritan society. In the opening chapter he carefully describes the prison as an ugly ... Read More
The Reminders of Immorality in the Novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1130 words, 2 pages)
The Branded Mother and her Throwaway Child The Scarlet Letter is a story of hypocrisy and punishment. The strict Puritan laws made adultery a sin punishable by death or a life of misery. Although being an unwed mother or an illegitimate child is no longer a crime leading to capitol ... Read More
Pearl as a Symbol of Sin in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1129 words, 2 pages)
The Scarlet LetterThe Scarlet Letter is a novel with much symbolism. Throughout the novel several characters represent other ideas. One of the most complex and misunderstood characters in the novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol one that is always ... Read More
An Analysis of the Values in the Novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (998 words, 1 pages)
People judge others they encounter based upon their own values. These values are acquired through experiences in the home, school, at work, and with friends. A person is taught from their parents at a very young age what is right and wrong, but they may fail to realize that the ... Read More
An Analysis of the Main Struggles in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller (461 words, 2 pages)
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a story that contains many struggles. These struggles come about as a result of the strict Puritan society in which the story takes place. There are two main struggles in the book. The first never actually takes place in the story, but is described ... Read More
A History and Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1926 words, 5 pages)
Zapata 1History and Symbolism in The Scarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne envisioned The Scarlet Letter as a short story to be published in a collection, but it outgrew that purpose. Most critics accept Hawthorne's definition of it as a romance rather than as a novel. It usually appears with an introductory autobiographical ... Read More
An Analysis of the Symbols in the Setting of The Scarlet Letter, a Novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1015 words, 2 pages)
The Village and Forest as SymbolsSettings in books have a great impact on the characters and events that develop in a novel. Setting is what makes up the characters, it is their surroundings that they encounter and interact with. Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes symbolism to express certain points or themes to ... Read More
A Literary Analysis of the Lottery by Shirley Jackson (593 words, 1 pages)
Repressing Challenges to OrderThe rigid structure of society reinforces order and promotes conformity of all classes, but an individual contradicting established customs poses a threat. Shirley Jackson, the author of The Lottery, conveys that rebellious impulses of humans are repressed by society to maintain a rigid social order. The lottery ... Read More
Symbolism in Hawthorne’s Novel The Scarlet Letter (878 words, 2 pages)
Often in a literary work, the author strives to use literary devices in order to convey certain points to a reader on a different level. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses several literary devices to give his novel The Scarlet Letter depth. One of these devices is symbolism. Hawthorne utilizes symbolism to convey ... Read More
An Analysis of the Setting in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Novel The Scarlet Letter (958 words, 2 pages)
Nathaniel Hawthorne chose the market place and the forest as settings used to symbolically develop his portrait of society and the characters in The Scarlet Letter. In this novel a story unfolds of three people who are torn apart by sin, revenge, and guilt. The market place reveals to the ... Read More
The Use of Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter (1137 words, 2 pages)
The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a novel with much symbolism. Throughout the novel several characters represent other ideas. One of the most complex and misunderstood characters in the novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol one that is ... Read More
The Main Struggles Present in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller (464 words, 1 pages)
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a story that contains many struggles. These struggles come about as a result of the strict Puritan society in which the story takes place. There are two main struggles in the book. The first never actually takes place in the story, but is described ... Read More
An Analysis of the Scaffold Scenes in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (679 words, 1 pages)
The first scaffold scene in Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter takes place in the beginning of the novel. It s noon on a June day in 1642. A large number of Puritans gather in Boston s market-place around the scaffold. They have come to witness the public punishment of ... Read More
The Forest as a Sanctuary in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1001 words, 2 pages)
The Mysterious ForestIn Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society. In this society, people are not allowed to express their true thoughts and feelings. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel otherwise the emotions become bottled up until ... Read More
The Major Themes in The Scarlet Letter by N. Hawthorne (1116 words, 2 pages)
Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter is one of the most well remembered romantic novels in history. Although written in 1850, its influence and literary greatness still force themselves onto English teachers syllabuses every year. A strong question brought forth by this action is How and why does this novel manage ... Read More
An Analysis of the Struggles in the Crucible by Arthur Miller (467 words, 2 pages)
The Crucible- Struggles in the Play-The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a story that contains many struggles. These struggles come about as a result of the strict Puritan society in which the story takes place. There are two main struggles in the book. The first never actually takes place in ... Read More
A Review of the Novel, The Crucible by Arthur Miller (1205 words, 3 pages)
THE CRUCIBLE IN REVIEW I t's the spring of 1692. The whole village of Salem is in an uproar. The Reverend Samuel Parris' daughter Betty won't wake up, and the Putnams' little Ruth is walking around like a zombie. The night before, Reverend Parris had heard a funny noise in ... Read More
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