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The Scarlet Letter presentation

  1. 1. The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorn
  2. 2. What is it, exactly? <ul><li>The Scarlet Letter was written in 1850 by Nathaniel Hawthorn. </li></ul><ul><li>It is about Hester Prynne who gave birth after committing adultery. </li></ul><ul><li>This is considered a novel. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is it about? <ul><li>The Scarlet Letter is about Hester Prynes, who after going to prison, is given a Scarlet Letter “A” for adultery. Her husband sent her to america while he went off to Europe. Throughout the story she refuses to reveal who her child’s father is. This is a novel about a women and her sin, who at the same time is her daughter. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is that?! <ul><li>Hester Prynne is the main character in this book, who has been given a Scarlet Letter for committing adultery. She has also had an affair behind her husbands back, had a child, and refuses to tell who the lover is. </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Dimmesdale is the town minister who helps Hester when the authorities come to take her child away, he uses his power to stop them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where is this? <ul><li>This novel takes place in 17 th century Boston, then moves on to a puritan village after a few years of living in Boston with a scarlet letter. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conflict? <ul><li>There are a few conflicts going on here in this novel. The first and most noticable one is Hester and society since she has a scarlet letter and will not reveal the lover. Another is Chillingworth, Hester’s husband, who wants revenge on Hester for her adultery. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s this for? <ul><li>The moral of this story is about sin. It follows the Christian bible in a way that almost exactly represents Adam and Eve’s story. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What did you think? <ul><li>I believe the teacher had us read this because it is a classic, being from 1850, and it is what caused a lot of protest back in it’s day. It also explores many different motives and the author is quite good at writing since it has lasted this many years and still fits in to today's society. </li></ul>

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