"The Scarlet Letter" Book Review by hicaliber

"The Scarlet Letter"
A character sketch of Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
# 94655 | 1,387 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 04, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper analyzes and criticizes the personage of Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It illustrates both good and bad qualities of her character including, but not limited to her values, weaknesses, religious beliefs and whether she was a strong or rebellious woman for that time period. Finally, the paper examines the lessons that a woman might learn from this story and whether the story carries a positive or negative message for women.

Table of Contents:
The Torment of Sins Not Confessed
Hester Prynne: An Unfit Mother?
Analysis and Critique of the Character Hester Prynne
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1906) The Scarlet Letter. J. M. Dent & Sons. Place of Publication: London. Publication Year: 1906.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorn: The Scarlet Letter (nd) The Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretations. Online available at: http://www.uwm.edu/Library/special/exhibits/clastext/clspg143.htm.
  • Baym, Nina. "Plot in Hawthorne's Romances." In Ruined Eden of the Present, edited by G. R. Thompson and Virgil L. Lokke. Purdue University Press, 1981, pp. 49-70.
  • Coxe, Arthur Cleveland. "The Writings of Hawthorne." In Church Review, January, 1851, pp. 489-511.

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