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The Scarlet Letter- Chapter 7

What is the title of Chapter 7? The Governor’s Hall The opening lines give us some information, what is that information? Hester is on her way to Governor Bellingham’s Mansion. She is bringing a pair of gloves to him that…

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Scarlet Letter Questions

What is the setting of The Scarlet Letter? Boston, June 1642 Nathaniel Hawthorne describes a prison, a cemetery, ugly weeds, and a wild rosebush. Explain the symbolism of each of these items. The prison represents condemned and disgraced people. The…

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Scarlet Letter – Custom House

What is a custom house? -3 years experience of author, spent time here, work and amusemet, dirrent time period -office at a port (or frontier where ships come in – dockside) where ship come in and taxes are paid based…

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Scarlet Letter Allusions

Daniel (book of Daniel–Old Testament of Bible) (book of Daniel–Old Testament of Bible) In the bible Daniel is interpreter of dreams (also known for surviving Lions’ Den). In Scarlet Letter, needed to interpret/reveal identity of Hester’s fellow sinner. (CHAPTER 3)…

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The Scarlet Letter Chapter 5-8

Why is life more difficult outside of the prison for Hester? The children in the village look at her as the embodiment of sin (they torment her with shrill cries), she has no friends because they would be classified as…

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