The Scarlet Letter is a novel dependent upon symbolism, dynamic character change, and intentional ambiguity.
What elements of fiction does Hawthorne apply to the text and what is the effect on the reader?
The Importance of Setting and its role in advancing the theme of hyposcrisy
Character development and change
Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter
How is Hawthorne's attitude toward the Puritan time period revealed in the novel?
How do the three main characters develop and change throughout the course of the novel? Who is the worst sinner?
How does Hawthorne make symbolic use of the following: The Letter, the scaffold, Pearl?
Puritan, Ignominious, Pious, hypocrisy
Themes in The Scarlet Letter
What messages is Hawthorne sending us about hypocrisy? Levels of Sin? The Destructiveness of Guilt? The human tendency to judge one another?
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