"The Scarlet Letter" Analytical Essay by Primo

"The Scarlet Letter"
This essay describes how the character Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" displays grace and dignity amidst imprisonment and sin.
# 5897 | 1,655 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper is a literary analysis of Nathanial Hawthorne's tale about love, sin and redemption, "The Scarlet Letter." The author looks at the various themes in the novel, examines the symbolism and discusses the role of Puritan women in their society.

From the Paper:

"While others mock her, gossip about her and whisper her name, Hester stands, a strong woman, unintimidated by their threats. Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his book The Scarlet Letter presents the reader with a number of contrasting images to reinforce the themes in the book. Three themes he presents are: The nature of women, the problem of guilt, and the contrast between sin and grace. John Calwell Stubbs discusses some of these themes and images in his critical essay, "The Scarlet Letter: A Tale of Fraternity and Sorrow."

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