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The Scarlet Letter Have You Ever Tried To Read The Scarlet Letter But Realized Midway Through The Second Sentence That You Were Already LostNo Fear The Scarlet Letter Will Change All That No Need To Worry About Losing The Thread Any Whenever Hawthorne S Sentences Become Too Convoluted To Follow, Or You Can T Figure Out Exactly What He S Talking About, Simply Look Across At The Right Hand Page And A Simplified, Modernized Text Using The Kind Of English We Actually Speak Today Will Set You Back On Track Soon You Ll Be Reading Hawthorne S Own Words Fearlessly And Actually Enjoying It Sales Points Part Of A Very Successful Series The Scarlet Letter Is A Required Book In Many High School And University English Classes, And This Will Help Students Understand Hawthorne S Classic Novel

  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • English
  • 04 August 2017
  • 9781411426979

About the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation s colonial history.Shortly after graduating from Bowdoin College, Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828 In 1837, he published Twice Told T

10 thoughts on “The Scarlet Letter

  1. says:

    Hester walked across the room She stepped upon her left foot, her right foot, and then her left foot again One wonders, why doth she, in this instance of walking across the room, begin her journey upon the left foot and not the right Could it be her terrible sin, that the devil informeth the left foot just as he informeth the left hand and those bewitched, left handed persons amongst us Why, forsooth, doth the left foot of sin draggeth the innocent right foot along its wretche...

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    The story, not bad The style, unreadable Here is who I would recommend this book to people who like sentences with 4 or 5 thoughts, and that are paragraph length so that they are nearly impossible to understand because by the...

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    I found my old high school review of this book Here s a little bit of my assessment Apologiese in advance If there is a hell, Hawthorne is the devil s sidekick, and the first thing you re given after the stark realization that you re in hell, on fire, and this is going to last forever is this book And you have to do a 10 page paper praising the wondrous virtues of this massive waste of time And after you ve finished writing in your own blood, mind you your stupid paper, you are given another essay topic dealing with this same insipid book Congratulations, this is what you ll be doing for eternity.Haha, I really DID NOT LIKE this book in HS, and it s part of the reason why I have always been apprehensive about US literature especially the classics.Now I m a TEACHER and I m going to revisit this monol...

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    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne It is considered his masterwork Set in 17th century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and di...

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    Behold, verily, there is the women of the Scarlet Letter and, of a truth, over, there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running alongside her Let s talk a little bit about self fulfilling prophecy If an entire community, and religious sect, brand a girl s mother as a sinner, whether justly or unjustly, then surely the girl will take some of this to heart If the only world she has ever known is one when he only parent is considered ungodly, blasphemous and full of sin, then surely she will begin to reflect some of these ideals When the Puritans branded Hester with the Scarlet Letter, they also branded her daughter metaphorically speaking, of course This novel is a political message directly pointed at the Puritans of early America In their blind devoutness they almost cause the very thing they are actually preaching against Ultimately, Hawthorne portrays the religious sect as hypocrites who are completely self defeating in their actions What s the point in preaching a religion if you don t fully adhere to its doctrine There s none Actions have consequences, so does unjustified damnation Indeed, in this the author establishes how some extreme piety can almost cause impiety Religion can be taken too far Christianity is built upon the principals of forgiveness, and repentance, not punishment and the shaming of the ...

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    oh god hawthorne is that perpetually needy manchild of a writer, you know the one who peers over your shoulder while youre trying to read and keeps pointing out the parts of his own writing that he finds particularly good and or moving yeah, see do you see see how i talked about how the rose is red, and then i talk about how hesters a is red, too do you see what im trying to do here, with the symbolism and its like that all the way through the book edit 12 september 2008 im tutoring wit...

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    Actually, I ve read this book twice, the first time when I was in high school Reading it again after some thirty years, I was amazed at the amount of meaning I d missed the first time Most modern readers don t realize and certainly aren t taught in school that Hawthorne as his fiction, essays and journals make clear was a strong Christian, though he steadfastly refused to join a denomination and here his central subject is the central subject of the Christian gospel sin s guilt and forgiveness Unlike many moderns, Hawthorne doesn t regard Hester s adultery as perfectly okay and excusable though he also doesn t regard it as an unforgivable sin But his faith was of a firmly Arminian sort and as he makes abundantly clear, it s very hard for sinners mired in the opposite, Calvinist tradition to lay hold of repentanc...

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    It s great to finally get back to the classics It s been far too long since I read a book with careful intensity, noting throwaway lines that are likely to show up on a multiple choice or short answer test that misses the main themes of a book entirely while managing to ask lots of questions like, In the fourth chapter, what kind of shoes was character you don t even remember wearing I was thinking maybe it would be nice to read a book like this without worrying about that stuff, just absorbing it for what it was and then moving on through my life drunk.Wrong Wrong, wrong, wrong.It s hard to know where to start with this thing.The prose itself is almost unreadable Let me give you an example of what a sentence in this book is like A man who was born in a small town, which bore no resemblance to the town his parents imagined for him when they settled in the area over 40 years ago with every intention of starting a small business selling gift baskets online that sort of petered out after bigger companies like FTD caught onto the whole thing and ran the little guys out with predatory pricing decid...

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    So I finally got to find out for myself what the majority of American high schoolers are subjected to, and while I see the importance of a story like this and the ideas it presents in 1850, I think the subject matter is both outdated and irrelevant today One might, of course, choose to point out that Hester Prynne s antics would still today be considered immoral in certain parts of the world, however the difference is that they probably wouldn t treat her so leniently as this seventeenth century puritan community in Boston did Therefore, it is neither applicable nor particularly shocking The most surprising thing was that she didn t get hung for her crime in the 1600s a time when people were attached to boulders, thrown in a lake, and if they drowned they were innocent, and if they survived they were burnt as witches.I think the main problem for me is that a lot of The Scarlet Letter relies on the religious aspect instead of the social aspect It s much harder to appreciate the tragedy of that blemish on Hester s soul when you re not religious I expected a lot ostracising and name calling from other members of the community but most people talked to Hester like she d done nothing...

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