"Hester Prynne" By Lane HandleyPresentation Transcript
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Character Elements Hester Prynne was lived in the Puritan culture of the seventeenth century in America Hester is a devout puritan who has an affair while waiting for her husband who sent her on ahead of him to America. This affair results in a child which leads her to be labeled by the puritan government as an adulterer. Elements of Puritanism are present throughout the novel as Hester faces her punishment, and her true love does not admit his guilt.
Literary Movement Hester Prynne is the protagonist in the “Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The “Scarlet Letter” exemplifies Romanticism which typically shows an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances.
Character Quotes “See ye not, she is the scarlet letter, only capable of being loved, and so endowed with a millionfold the power of retribution for my sin? Ye shall not take her! I will dies first!” (P. 112) “Such helpfulness was found in her- so much power to do and power to sympathize- that many people refused to interpret the scarlet 'A' by it's original signification. They said that it meant 'Able'; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a women’s strength.” (P. 156)
Vocabulary Words Amenable: willing; agreeable Pious: deeply religious Zealous: passionate
Original Poem Humble Extraordinary Strong Trustworthy Effervescent Repenting Patient Religious Yearning for Truth Nonjudgmental Nurturing Endearing
Works Cited Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. New York: New American Library, 1980. Print.