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TEACHER: ROMINA FESSIA
STUDENTS: MARCELA CLARK &
ADELA PEREZ DEL VISO
HESTER PRYNNE
ROUND DYNAMIC
complex
realistic
Bad
traits
Good
traits
commitment
values
understanding
Main character
ROUND CHARACTER
BAD TRAITS:

CHILDISH
QUARRELS
(p.49).
ADULTERYHATRED (P.150)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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).
A DYNAMIC CHARACTER
IN COMMITMENT
SOCIETY DIMMESDALE
PEARL The Poor.
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.
INTELLIGENT CARING
LONG
SUFFERING
CONSIDERATE
DETERMINED
CONCLUSION. (PERSONAL
OPINION)

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THE SCARLET LETTER. HESTER PRYNNE. ROUND CHARACTER.

  • 1. TEACHER: ROMINA FESSIA STUDENTS: MARCELA CLARK & ADELA PEREZ DEL VISO
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. A DYNAMIC CHARACTER IN COMMITMENT SOCIETY DIMMESDALE PEARL The Poor.
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  • 13. 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.