THE SCARLET LETTER. HESTER PRYNNE. ROUND CHARACTER.

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THE SCARLET LETTER. HESTER PRYNNE. ROUND CHARACTER.

  1. 1. TEACHER: ROMINA FESSIA STUDENTS: MARCELA CLARK & ADELA PEREZ DEL VISO
  2. 2. HESTER PRYNNE ROUND DYNAMIC complex realistic Bad traits Good traits commitment values understanding Main character
  3. 3. ROUND CHARACTER BAD TRAITS:  CHILDISH QUARRELS (p.49). ADULTERYHATRED (P.150)
  4. 4. A ROUND CHARACTER HESTER PRYNNE. Physically  “The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect elegance... She had dark & abundant hair,..., a face which, besides being beautiful from regularity of feature & richness of complexion, had the impressiveness belonging to a marked brow & deep black eyes. She was ladylike, too...” (p.45)  “Her attire which,..., she had wrought for the occasion, in prison,..., seemed to express the attitude of her spirit.” (p.46)
  5. 5. A ROUND CHARACTER HESTER PRYNNE. Emotionally  “She,..., underwent an agony from every footstep”. (p.47) (at the scaffold)  “Her sick & morbid heart” (p.66)  “... She was supported by an unnatural tension of the nerves and by all the combative energy of her character, which enable her to convert the scene into a kind of lurid triumph” (p.66) (when coming out of prison)
  6. 6. A ROUND CHARACTER HESTER PRYNNE. Mentally  “Her mind, and specially her memory was preternaturally active, and kept bringing up other scenes...” (p.49)  “Possibly it was an instinctive device of her spirit to relieve itself” (p.49)
  7. 7. A ROUND CHARACTER  It was “... as if she inhabited another sphere, or communicated with the common nature by other organs & senses than the rest of humankind. She stood apart from moral interests, yet close beside them, like a ghost that revisits the familiar fireside and can no longer make itself seen or felt, no more smile with the household joy, nor mourn with the kindred sorrow; or should it succeed in manifesting its forbidden sympathy, awakening only terror & horrible repugnance.” (p. 71)
  8. 8. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER.  SIGNIFICANT CHANGES. In her Understanding “THE WORLD`S LAW WAS NO LAW FOR HER MIND” (P.139) “SHE ASSUMED A FREEDOM OF SPECULATION” (P.139) ACQUIRED A NEW SENSE: SYMPATHY WITH THE SINNER (P.73) “ACQUIRED A PASSPORT INTO REGIONS WHERE OTHER W. DEARED NOT TREAD. “ (170)
  9. 9. DYNAMIC UNDERSTANDING.  CHAPTER XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER.  Page 139:  MARBLE COLDNESS/ TO BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER LIFE/ FROM PASSION AND FEELING, TO THOUGHT.  « THE WORLD´S LAW WAS NO LAW FOR HER MIND ».  FREEDOM OF SPECULATION: THESE THOUGHTS: DEADLIER CRIMES THAN THAT WHICH STIGMATIZED HER WITH THE S.C.  VISITORS TO THE COTTAGE/ DARED NOT ENTER INTO ANY OTHER DWELLING/ SHADOWY GESTS, DEMONS.
  10. 10. DYNAMIC UNDERSTANDING  Page 73:  HESTER SHUDDERED TO BELIEVE that HER SIN gave her a SYMPATHETIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIDDEN SIN IN OTHER HEARTS.  HESTER: « TERROR STRIKEN » by this revelation.  Page 170:  PASSPORT: « The S.L. Was her passport to regions where other women dared not TREAD (STEP ON). «  TEACHERS: SHAME, DESPAIR, SOLITUDE, they TAUGHT her much AMISS (wrongly).
  11. 11. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER IN COMMITMENT SOCIETY DIMMESDALE PEARL The Poor.
  12. 12. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER From “Antique gentility” (pg. 49) to a wife of a scholar , and ultimately the lover of a priest. From an authentic puritan (she went to Church regularly P.72), to a freethinker woman. (P.140) At first she felt GUILTY (Pg.75) but then she thoughts that there are good things coming from the S.Letter. (93) “At times a fearful doubt strove to possess her soul, whether it were not better to send Pearl to Heaven at once” (P.141). “Was existence (of woman- hood) worth accepting?” (she answered finally: no) P. 140 IN VALUES.
  13. 13. INTELLIGENT CARING LONG SUFFERING CONSIDERATE DETERMINED
  14. 14. CONCLUSION. (PERSONAL OPINION)

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