What as the consequences of sin and how can one be redeemed according to Hawthorne? At the same time, the narrator probably has a strong personal opinion and realizes that what Hester did was wrong and she should face her consequences. It literally killed him One topic that wasn't brought up that i wish we would of talked about is why Hester didn't leave after being punished? Everybody is different, and in many cases that quote is incorrect. Religion seemed to control everyone, the reverend was the person that everyone looked up to, and the community, as a whole, believed in fate and destiny. We see how when Chillingworth finds out the secrect with Dimsdale and repeatedly torments him to almost madness. Where should society draw the line between personal and political actions? The reader feels bad for her and actually pity's what she is going through. A child is so innocent and young, with no regrets, this is why everyone seems to center around her beauty.
She asks her why Hester wears it. What happens in the swamp? After knowing what Dimmesdale did, the motivation for many of his actions become much clearer. Community life in the American Puritan Society was challenging because they depended only on each other and on God. The meaning of the letter has changed from the beginning of the novel, to the end of the novel for the better. They claim to be firm believers in the Bible, but the Bible encourages forgiveness and acceptance. Does it need to be a public confession? Not everybody can be as strong as Hester after all.
I also agree with that because she knew that she was a married woman and if you are committed in a marriage you should stay loyal, especially if you live in a strict Puritan society. Where does the narrator stand, or is he of two minds? As time progresses, however, they loosen slightly in their attitudes, though not as much as Hester would expect. How she resembled it through her actions and personality. While Hester is suffering her adulterous consequences, Arthur sits back quietly because nobody knows that he is Pearls father. See what I really found interesting was the whole situation when Hester was being questioned on the podium and then Dimmesdale and how he was questioning her. A topic I wish would have been brought up would be how Chillingworth left land and money to Pearl. Approximately 3 weeks from now you will responsible for a test over the Scarlet Letter.
Hester spends her time working on the projects which bring in her income, and devotes the remainder of her work to creating garments for the poor. Rebecca Nealeigh Period 5 I believe that the story is about Hester and the author included other characters to tell her story and that of the early puritan society. The church served as a meeting hall where the men would gather to make laws, establish taxes, and assign specific tasks to members of the community. Chillingworth makes a place for himself in the Boston society by being a physician, something that rose awareness to him since it was an uncommon profession there. Dimmesdale must cross a swamp to return to the scaffold.
How do they relate to the plot and characters? It doesn't start with Hesther and Dimmsdale getting together - it starts with Pearl's entrance into the society. She lives simply with the sole exception being that she creates amazing dresses of fine fabrics for Pearl. He claims that he has made an earnest request to the magistrate to do so quickly. She must stand on the scaffold for everyone to see her with the scarlet letter. Hester has never lied about the symbol and almost.
She carries a baby named Pearl. Dimmesdale never learns his lesson, as his guilt consumes him to the point of killing him, and Pearl changes into a beautiful young woman, but she never learns anything as she never knew her mother's and father's sin to begin with. It was very unusual coming from Pearl to be so gentle with someone. I would like you to answer a question. Chillingworth changes his purpose from helping reverend Dimmesdale to causing him as much pain as he possibly can. The brank was a cage that fit over the head, holding the tongue by either clamping it or puncturing it so that the accused gossip could not speak. What themes or issues are suggested by these stories? In accepting Hester, what may the puritans be really accepting? Dimmesdale, as he walks through town to reach his dwelling, is suddenly struck by urges to do terrible things.
Question 5: Human nature is to love more readily than to hate: Thoughts? Pearl effects Dimmesdale a lot throughout the novel. She had the chance to leave the town with Pearl and start over with a new life. The Scarlet Letter Socratic Seminar Questions Question 1: How does the novel reflect Puritan society? Did she truly love Pearl? I enjoyed how much we discussed how Hester is. We do not dialogue well. The Scarlet Letter reflected on Puritan Society in several ways, from religion to discipline and punishment.
Although she was seen as such a bad person in the community for a while, this act shows that she always put others before herself. Question 3: Discuss the novel in terms of its three themes and explain how the novel can be important to you today. I wish my class would've further discussed this topic. Rosa Alcazar In the discussion it was mentioned Mr. Taylore Cantu During our sacratic seminar I thought it was interesting how some people thought that pearl was a devil child and how she wasn't a Puritan child. Governor Bellingham and Reverend Wilson approach their windows when they hear the shriek.
Anonymous Dahlia Serrao period 5 About Dimmsdale being the tragic hero, I don't think that's quite right. I wish that we talked more about if Chillingsworth actually did his actions to humiliate Dimmsdale or to slowly cause him distress and die. Yet even then he does not fully admit his sin, his vagueness is meant to let the people believe he was an even greater man than they had thought before. Here discuss if the quote relates to character, theme, symbolism, irony, foreshadowing imagery, etc. Government and religion were inescapably intertwined because the societal norms ran in conjunction with the moral codes. I felt that she was already humiliated enough and he should've saved it for another time.
They thought she was an adulterer and a shame. Even though many positions could point towards him looking like a coward, I actually agree that he was quite strong since most probably couldn't keep that big of a secret in and especially not for that long of a time. . The first act would be from the beginning of the novel to the end of the fourth chapter and would be focused on introducing the main characters. Wears letter A in fine red cloth with fancy designs in gold thread. The third act, halfway through, would be only chapter twelve when they stand on the scaffold. He looked well upon by all classes, even viewed as a righteous saint by his own congregation.