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    We believe that Hawthorne tied this sentence to the end of the book by revealing his thoughts on how we as humans have brought our children up. We may try to avoid bad soil or famine, but we still have to cling to the fact that our sin or our past will play a roll in the upbringing of our children.
    2. "In absorbing contemplation of the scarlet letter, I had hitherto neglected to examine a small roll of dingy paper, around which it had been twisted." Hawthorne pg 297
    Hester was created as a hidden heroin, forced to be neglected by society. Hawthorne places the protagonist face to face with the antagonist, Chillingworth, to allow the reader to examine the depth of who Hester really is rather than just another scarlet letter.
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    "But the object that most drew my attention to the mysterious package was a certain affair of fine red cloth, much worn and faded. There were traces about it of gold embroidery, which, however was greatly frayed and defaced' so that none, or very little, of the glitter was left." Hawthorne pg 296
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    1) It refers to the mutual recognition between Hester and the “stranger” watching the scene. The stranger gradually realizes that it is his Hester standing on the platform and recognizes her for Hester as well as what she has come to be. In the same way, Hester, with horror, recognizes her old husband standing there looking at her and later his voice when he addresses her.
    2) It refers to the crowd and clergymen’s recognition of Hester as an adulteress and the darkness of such a sin. This is the first time the whole town is to look at Hester and recognize her as an adulteress and portrayal of the sin they should observe, not as a fellow townsperson. They also for the first time meet and associate Pearl with Hester and her sin.
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    Pearl is well adjusted to her life and the ministers themselves say that education will be provided. Pearl has a good home and attends church. The only thing she lacks is community – she faces solitute.
    Today, Hester would pass with flying colors. I think she is a fit mother because she is loving, gentle but disciplining, more than able to provide all necessities and has a bond with Pearl. To satisfy the Puritan’s desire for spiritual guidance, I think Hester excels. She has seen the pain that sin can cause first hand. Of course, she will do her best to prevent such pain from reaching her daughter.
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    In The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth have a relationship not unlike that of DR. John Hammish Watson and detective Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes. Both of these pairs care for one another, on a level sometimes described as a "Bromance." While DR. Chillingworth cares for Dimmesdale in a physical state, Watson cares for Sherlock in a mental state. What that means is that while Chillingworth is physically taking care of Dimmesdale's health, Watson is simply trying to keep Holmes sane throughout the course of the movie.
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    in that it shows how much men could get awayDimmesdale was able to keep secrets without the questioning of anyone of the public. In the Larry Langford money scandal, Langford was able to keep up with back then; and in some cases, still today.a scam for a long duration of time without receviving any questions as to where large amounts of money were going; or why he was suddenly becoming so rich.
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    INTRODUCTION"I happened to place it on my breast. It seemed to me then, that I experienced a sensation not altogether physical, yet almost so, as of a burning heat; and as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron. I shuddered, and involuntarily let it fall upon the floor," (Hawthorne 297).
    This relates to chapters 1-10 because, the scarlet letter which burned the narrator of The Custom House is the same symbol that is an illuminated mark of shame on Hester Prynne's breast. Even though it did not literally burn Hester, it is noted on more than on occasion that the Scarlet Letter reminds Hester that she will always be isolated and lonely, which figurativley burns her on the inside.
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    The chapter 1 title of The Prison Door can be related to The Scarlet Letter's symbolism because the prison door that isolates and holds Hester back from the world is a literal barrier for Hester. The Scarlet Letter she wears on her breast is a figurative barrier between Hester and the rest of the world. The prison door also has a single rosebush growing outside of it; this rosebush symbolizes Pearl and the joy she brings into Hester's otherwise dark and ominous life. {http://mdb3.ibibo.com/01453616c7465645f55b2445fd556e5804dced0c5fe47d37509357326d42e29ab71ce08ec39aafe54657bdd58547a592d540818e2.jpeg/clouds-silver-lining-sun-shine.jpeg}
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    The title of chapter 3 The Recognition could have many interpritations. One interpritation might be when Hester looks out into the croud and sees her husband Rodger Chillingworth. Another recognition might be when Rodger sees his wife accused of a terrible crime. When Hester realizes that her life condems her to be alone it is the deepist recognition because she knows now that she will be alone for the rest of her life.
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    The Symbol of Anguish is the perfect symbol for the description of Pearl because throughout the story even though Hester loves her daughter and finds joy in just seeing her, Pearl also causes a lot of anguish through her actions. The story also says that Pearl lacks christian decency in a largly religious society, which could cause an abundence of problems for Pearl and Hester.
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    For Bernie Madoff, living a lie had once been a full-time job, which carried with it a constant, nagging anxiety. “It was a nightmare for me,” he told investigators, using the word over and over, as if he were the real victim. “I wish they caught me six years ago, eight years ago,” he said in a little-noticed interview with them. (New York Magazine)
    Bernie Madoff relates to the quote “To the untrue man, the whole universe is false – it is palpable – it shrinks to nothing within his grasp. And he himself, in so far as he shows himself in a false light, becomes a shadow, or, indeed, ceases to exist," because he was one of the most successful businessmen in the world until he was arrested and sentenced to 150 years in prison on June, 29, 2009. Madoff was idolized and admired and his unture actions made him a denounced figure in the world and his incarceration essentially makes him cease to exist.
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    The title of chapter three is The Recognition. This title can be interpreted in a number of different ways. The first way the title could be interpreted by the way that Hester’s husband recognizes that his wife has committed adultery with another man. It could also be that Hester. Another way that the title of the chapter could be related is with Arthur Dimmsedale and Hester. In this chapter Hester is begged to reveal the identity of the father of Pearl. Reverend Dimmesdale is forced to try to make Hester tell. This is very ironic because Dimmesdale is the father of Pearl. Dimmesdale and Hester recognize this fact, and Hester refuses to tell who the father is. Dimmesdale is secretly revealed that Hester does not tell because his life would have been ruined. The third interpretation could be seen when Reverend Wilson gives a big sermon condemning what Hester did. In this section, Hester begins to see that what she did was wrong, and that she will pay for it for the rest of her life.
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    The character of Robert Barone can be compared to Pearl, not only in the fact that he was conceived outside of wedlock, but also that he is an outsider in society. Pearl who is often ridiculed by the outside community because of her mother's social standing is much like Robert. Robert, who is a middle-aged man living with his parents, is an outsider not only in the community but in his own family.

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    This quote has a tremendous impact on the relationship between Hester and Pearl. Hester is so low on the pecking order in this society that she has entered a constant state of depression. At this point in the novel Hester has turned away from her daughter and has become extremely introverted. This causes Pearl to go move on and become more independent from her mother based on the fact that Hester wants her to have a better life than she does.
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    1. I feel that Hester’s birth of a daughter instead of a son is an extremely important aspect of the book because in this time period women were treated so differently than men. With Hester’s birth of a daughter it was more likely for the child to be ridiculed by the outside society in the fear that in the future she would commit the same sins that her mother had. However had it been a son I feel that society would have accepted the child more rather than push them to the outside like it was evident in Pearl’s case.
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    Throughout The Scarlet Letter I was intrigued about the similarities between it and other forms of American entertainment. One that really struck me was The Shawshank Redemption. For example there is the aspect of adultery and what the jury in the film believes Andy thought was the price for adultery. This occurs within the first few minutes of the film but they are the most important ones because it is here that the connections can be made. The jury attempts to set the price on a sin much like they believed Andy had when he “killed” his wife. This is the main similarity because it is much like Hester having to wear the A as a form of punishment for her adultery.

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    In chapter 18 Dimmsdale finally realizes that he is the root of evil and he wants to pay for his sins because he is guilty. He wants to be a better father to Pearl and he wants to get along with Hester as well. When Dimmsdale realizes that Rodger chillingworth was Hesters husband he is angry but he gets over it. The author starts to call Dimmsdale Arthur Dimmsdale because he no longer wants to be known as demmsdale because he used that name when he was the minister and he is trying to put that life behind him.
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    #1. Nathaniel Hawthorne chose a daughter for the novel instead of a son because in that time women were more subject to criticizm. Hester's past put Pearl under heavy scrutinization by the townspeople. In that way, Pearl is a mirror image of Hester through her suffering and anguish. Hester's ability to relate to Pearl's situation makes a daughter a perfect choice for Hester's child.
    #2. The main character that committed the greatest crime was Dimmsdale. The Vertically Challenged group felt that he committed the biggest sin when he refused to be a father for Pearl. In the beginning of the novel he even tried to kill Hester for committing adultery when he was the man that she committed it with. Dimmsdale's dishonesty and neglection of not only Pearl but Hester as well makes him the character guilty of the greatest sin.

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    The Symbol of Anguish is the perfect symbol for the description of Pearl because throughout the story even though Hester loves her daughter and finds joy in just seeing her, Pearl also causes a lot of anguish through her actions. The story also says that Pearl lacks christian decency in a largly religious society, which could cause an abundence of problems for Pearl and Hester.
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    When Hester tells Pearl "Thou must gather thine own sunshine. I have none to give to thee," she lets Pearl know that Pearl must pursue her own life and not follow in Hester's footsteps. At this point in the book, Hester and Pearl have not had any sunshine in their life yet and Hester is emotionally drained and has no joy left to give to Pearl.
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    "When we refer to depression in the following pages, we are talking about "clinical depression." Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Individuals with clinical depression are unable to function as they used to. Often they have lost interest in activities that were once enjoyable to them, and feel sad and hopeless for extended periods of time. Clinical depression is not the same as feeling sad or depressed for a few days and then feeling better. It can affect your body, mood, thoughts, and behavior. It can change your eating habits, how you feel and think, your ability to work and study, and how you interact with people. People who suffer from clinical depression often report that they "don't feel like themselves anymore." (http://uhs.berkeley.edu/lookforthesigns/clinicaldepression.shtml). People who are clinically depressed have no joy in their life and live a dark and dull life. Depression can be broken by medications or by overcoming it mentally. I believe Pearl can break her depressed like, dark state if she discovers the identity of her true father.

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    Hester is not your average mother but she is a good mother none the less. She loves her daughter to death and says that she will die before she lets anything happen to Pearl. The people of the town see her as unfit because she is not properly educated and the people also see her as some what insane. Hester states many times that Pearl is the light of her life and her attempts to bring Pearl to a bond with her Heavenly Father show how she desires for Pearl to lead a successful, driven life, unlike the life Hester has led up to this point.
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