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Is the scarlet letter still hanging around churches?

Is the scarlet letter still hanging around churches?

Things have certainly changed since Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 19th century novel, and yet adultery still tarnishes those involved.  Should it?  828 more words


A Pairing of Purposes

Romance, sin, lust, despair, guilt, pride, and hope.

That’s what The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is about. 

I’ve been reading this novel in my AP English class. 1,357 more words


October Sky

Hey! How are you? It’s finally feeling like Fall!   Today I am sharing photos of a Fall vignette and the October sky.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” 437 more words

'Young Goodman Brown' by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1835

The magic trick:

Using the pink ribbons as symbols of innocence

The attack on the Puritans is brilliant. The allegory, the cynicism – just terrific. 201 more words


Ishmael & Queequeg and Hawthorne & Melville

The friendship of Ishmael and Queequeg is one of immediate intimacy. Within one night of being bedfellows, the two are inseparable to the point of eliciting comments from the owner of the inn and looks from various pedestrians. 213 more words

Herman Melville