Research Paper On Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter
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Letter A Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A 7 page analytic essay that examines the symbolism of the scarlet 'A' in Hawthorne's classic. Explored in the paper is the symbolism the Puritan elders intended the letter to
contain, the effect the scarlet letter had on the life of Hester Prynne, and the change in the symbolism resulting from the good deeds and silent endurance of Prynne. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Literary Social Criticism
A 5 page essay that analyzes Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience," and Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" as examples of literature in which the author provides social criticism. The writer asserts that in each of these works, the author argues, not only that an individual can fight the system, but also that it is his or her duty to do so. No additional sources cited.
Adultery in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
5 pages in length. Intolerance towards acts of adultery was alive and well, historically, during the period of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. The sexual repression and hypocrisy that reigned during the seventeenth century -- as compared with the more relaxed attitudes of today -- was evident within the Puritan culture. The writer addresses such sexual imprisonment as it relates to the mentality of that time. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Differences Between the Novel and Film Versions of The Scarlet Letter
5 pages. Normally when a book is made into a screenplay there are some liberties taken with the original story. This can be for any of a variety of reasons, and can only be done with the original author's permission of course. This paper compares the 1995 movie The Scarlet Letter, starring Demi Moore as Hester Prynne, to the book by Nathaniel Hawthorne.