Making a room for herself - A study of the feminist rationale in "the scarlet letter'
Hawthorne‟s „The Scarlet Letter‟ “ The Scarlet LETTER, so fantastically embroideredand illuminated upon her bosom. It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself.” ( Hawthorne)
Puritanical Question• Hester – Dimmesdale – Chillingworth Trio• Grace – Guilt – Envy• Anatomy of the Letter ‘ A ‘• Hester – Nature – Society• Puritanical Irony• Hester Un-withered
Roland Joffe‟s „The Scarlett Letter‟• An attractive piece of art.• The Digressions a. Black/white/grey shades b. The music score c. The original end d. The love-making-scene e. The Scarlet Bird• ‘ A ‘ is not for Adultery• Tries to Answer questions Hawthorne raised in the 19th c about 17th c puritan society.
Woman and Nature• “In her nature lies the healing power which replaces that which has been used up, the beneficial rest in which everything immoderate confines itself, the eternal Same, by which the excessive and the surplus regulate themselves. In her, the future generations dreams. Woman is more closely related to Nature than man and in all her essentials she remains ever herself. Culture is with her always something external, a something which does not touch the kernel that is eternally faithful to Nature.” (Nietzsche)
Making a Room forher own SelfAccess to EducationGrowth of anAndrogynous/Incandescent mindBlossoming