The Scarlet Letter Notes By Ch

THE SCARLET LETTER The Custom House: Hawthorne says that he writes to the whole world hoping that someone will understand what he is talking about. He goes on to speak about Salem, where his relatives have lived and died since its existence. Over time Salem has become more of an instinct to his family, and has tried to escape, but always come back. His children were not born in Salem because he wanted to break free of the tradition. He compares people to plants in that if you do not transplant, future crops will be ruined. He descries his forefathers as Puritans. They would not approve of his lifestyle as a writer because it is to unproductive. He then describes his return to Salem and his ...

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he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Surveyor- more in contact with his thoughts than with the real world, motto: “I’ll try, sir!”, described as a rusty sword Author’s title: Surveyor of Revenue One rainy day he looks through old barrels of articles and finds a scarlet letter “A” and a document describing the life of Hester Prynne. He claims that these serve as documents of proof for his novel. (These were never found and were probably made up to give the novel a historical sense.) He decides to write a book based on this. He does his writing under moonlight or firelight. As he writes he realizes he must leave the Custom House. It’s way of producing a stable life is addicting. It doesn’t allow you to “support yourself.” But then he is promoted to “P.P.” and decides to stay. Just as he begins to feel comfortable he was fired. Because of this he returned to writing. (Metaphor used: political guillotine.) He claims that although the story is somber, his mind-frame while writing remained cheerful. ...

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to death. Hester comes out of the prison and allows her three-month-old child to see natural light for the first time. She then shifts her baby to her other arm to reveal a scarlet “A” on her. It is described as “artistically done,” “gorgeous,” and “elaborate.” Hester Prynne- young, tall, with a figure of perfect elegance on a large scale, dark hair that was “so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam,” deep black eyes, beautiful face, ladylike Hester surprises the crowd by coming out with dignity and beauty instead of being obscured. The crowd was also upset that her scarlet letter was so nice that it almost was a thing of pride instead of punishment. She made her way into ...

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