Hester Prynne came from Amsterdam to Boston two years ago....
"The Scarlet Letter" Thesis Statement Essay - 686 Words
Four Works Cited There are some things that could have happened to Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter if she had followed the footsteps of Anne Hutchinson.
sufficiently evident to Hester Prynne that one of this man's ..
Hester is punished by the Puritan society by wearing the scarlet letter A on the bosom of her dress and standing on “the weather darkened scaffold”(p.234) for three hours.
Hester Prynne, forced to wear the letter 'A' as a symbol ..
Mr. Miller's biography does help us to see how Hawthorne's evasiveness must have felt to those around him. Hawthorne's son, Julian, reported Melville's remark that "there was some secret in my father's life which has never been revealed," and Hawthorne's personal style seemed almost calculated to tease. He claimed, for example, to have burned a great many of his works in manuscript, but it is more likely that he made a little bonfire of first drafts, and saved revisions. "I seldom venture abroad till after dusk," he once declared, but his sister Elizabeth said that he strolled frequently about Salem in the afternoon. These sorts of contradictions, small and large, are consistent with the experience of reading his fiction -- which often leaves readers in a state of suspension between undecidable alternatives. Is Hester Prynne chastened or unrepentant at the end of "The Scarlet Letter"? Is Robin in "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" horrified or enchanted by the lust of the mob?
For Hester, the scarlet letter was ..
Mistress Hibbons states, "Wilt thou go with us tonight There will be a merry company in the forest; and I well-nigh promised the Black Man that comely Hester Prynne should make one." in an attempt to recruit Hester into the forest to meet the devil However, Hester also seeks the forest for its solitude and peacefulness.