The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Quote Essay

Choose one of the quotes featured in this posting, or another one that stood out to you from the book and write an essay, explaining the quote’s meaning, application, and how it could effect (to bring about) change.  Make your essay at least one page, typed, following formatting guidelines.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Analyzing Theme Essay

ANALYZING THEME:               People who hide their wrongdoings do not escape the results of sin. Write a five-paragraph essay in which you discuss how this statement is true for the novel you have just completed. This is your Thesis Statement. You will add specifics to this, but it must be the main part of your thesis statement. See … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Analyzing Theme Essay

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ The Custom House Journal Entry

Getting Ready to Read "The Life of the Custom House lies like a dream behind me . . . soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ The Custom House Journal Entry

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Glossary

G L O S S A R Y Chapter 1 Cornhill - part of Washington Street.  Now part of City Hall Plaza Isaac Johnson - a settler (1601-1630) who left land to Boston; he died shortly after the Puritans arrived.  His land would be north of King's Chapel (1688), which can be visited today. burdock - … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Glossary

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Introduction

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Nathaniel Hawthorne spent many years writing short fiction before the publication of The Scarlet Letter. During the years the author spent refining his talent, he was also developing a keen interest in the past and studying the history of his own family. The period which interested Hawthorne most was the 17th century, when the … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Introduction