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The will of Hester Stubbes gives valuable information about her children but very little about herself. Was Hester really the daughter of John Harrington and Awdrey Malte? 1,834 more words

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The Will of Thomas Tatton

Thomas Tatton was the grandson of William Stubbes of Watchfield and his generous endowments to his family members has been extremely useful in confirming some relationships. 1,029 more words

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An Effective Ending: Explanations, Epilogues, and More!

After the end of The Scarlet Letter, the fate of the main characters in the novel is revealed. The importance of this is paramount to understanding the novel as a whole, in my opinion. 513 more words

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The Rose Revealed

During the majority of the novel, Hester Prynne is not a woman. No, there were no biological changes, but it stands that Hester was absolutely not herself. 332 more words

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Satan Has Left Salem, Bounding Into Boston

As I was reading through The Scarlet Letter one day, I became rather confused. Hearing descriptions of a man with a long, gray beard who seemed to have a soul on fire, visible through his burning red eyes, made me forget that Hawthorne was writing about Chillingworth and think that he had begun to talk about Satan. 411 more words

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Looking Back

We have finally reached the end of our journey through The Scarlet Letter. Unlike other classic novels that I have been forced to read in high school, this one, for the most part, I enjoyed. 836 more words

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A Final Act of Mercy from a Mob?

Hawthorne writes rich characters. That’s what he does. It’s kinda his thing. Hester, Dimmesdale, Chillingworth, and even Pearl are rich in development and substance. So, when we see a set of characters that fall a bit on the shallow side of depth, we have to wonder why. 463 more words

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