The Scarlet Letter "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a somewhat short novel. It is about a women named Hester Prynne who has done an act of adultery. She is forced to wear a letter A on her chest symbolizing adultery. This all happens when she thinks her husband Roger Chillingworth died at seas so she sees another man. The mans name is Arthur Dimmesdale whom she conceives a child with named Pearl.
· Perry has a flashback of his earlier life and how he was abused by nuns for peeing the bed. · Everything is told in chronological order with flashbacks included. Conflicts · Man vs. Man (Nancy vs. Mr.Clutter) Nancy and her father have a minor arguement about her seeing Bobby. Mr. Clutter is disaproving of this not for moral reasons or any grudge held against Bobby he's "most dependable and gentelmanly," but he's a Roman Catholic and the Clutters are Methodist. In Mr. Clutter's head they do not have a future.
Biblical allusions are used to show how sin becomes shown through judgment and the resurrection. Hawthorne uses Dimmesdale’s death to display this and relate to the death of all sinners. “The last day is, of course, described in the Book of Revelation, and here imagined as the day "when all hidden things will be revealed," particularly "the secrets buried with a human heart,”” (Smith) The point trying to be made is that even secret sin will become public on a sinner’s last day. Hawthorne relates the event when Dimmesdale admits his sin to the whole crowd and to the Book of Revelation in the bible. Jesus says that all that is covered will be uncovered.
He feels shamed for having broken his code of honor with Abigail, saying “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I ever reach for you again.” This shows that he doesn’t want to go through what he did with Abigail ever again. At the end of Act IV, he rips up his confession because he doesn’t want his name being used to sway others. He says “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!
Hawthorne’s Symbolic Method in “The Scarlet Letter” “The Scarlet Letter” is a romance of the 19 century which beyond any doubt, carries the reader into the story’s time and place. Moreover the description of characters, places and objects leads the reader to think, and sometimes only to perceive subconsciously, about the bygone society in which the story takes place. The narrative, even though has a fictional character, is a symbolic representation of historical facts in America’s earliest societies. The description of this context is not always explicit nor shows superficially the mode of life in puritan communities, but it explores into the puritan consciousness and questions its moral codes. Hawthorne uses the story of Hester Prynne to exemplify this.
The scaffold means shame, the truth, and redemption for each character in the story. It was at the scaffold where the story began at and where the story ended at with two of the most important scenes in the story. Also on the scaffold was one of the most important scenes in the middle of the story. The scaffold is a very important place and has the most meaning in The Scarlet Letter. The story starts out with Hester and Pearl on the scaffold.
Finally, at the end of the book, Hawthorne makes Hester go back to Boston in order to make the reader feel different things about her. A. “[…] returned after many years, wearing the letter in acquiescence to the Puritan law.” (Bell) B. “Here had been her sin; here, her sorrow, and here was yet to be
One of the many techniques Flaubert uses is color symbolism, which he uses colors to make crucial connections between characters in order to juxtapose them and emphasize certain attributes that take part in Emma’s life as well as a framework when setting up the mood and tone throughout the novel. Two of the most recurring colors in the novel are red and green. These colors are opposite in the color spectrum and consequently represent opposing ideas. When red objects appear in the book, they signal danger or the unappealing, while the green objects indicate the attractive or amiable in Emma’s point of view. In the rare instances in which these two colors appear together, they tend to signify moments of tension, confusion or prominent turning-points.
From my general understanding of the novel and just by making a quick look at its title-page, I can see that Frankenstein is a text which evidently caries out in its internal structure a synthesis of mythological and literary hints. In composing the book Mary Shelley most probably had two of the central creation myths of the Western tradition in mind. The subtitle 'The Modern Prometheus', points to the myth of the Greek Titan. At the same time the epigraph from Milton's Paradise Lost suggests that the story refers the creation allegory too. Since its debut in 1818, Shelley's novel has elicited many comments from reviewers and critics rising the following often discussed question: 'Did Mary Shelley initially titled her work solely because of the glaring similarities between their stories?'
The Inferno Paper In the Inferno, Dante uses storytelling techniques. These techniques are used to tell the story of a journey through hell. The twenty-third Canto includes tons of these techniques. The techniques include: details that reveal characters, pictorial description, and epic simile. These techniques make The Inferno great book in literature.