Readers guide to the scarlet letter nancy carr joseph coulson steve hettleman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers everyone who reads the scarlet letter should have this readers guide close at hand it provides a variety of resources to help readers connect with the novel and to enrich their reading experience the guide includes interpretive discussion questions. Anger and roger chillingworths evil revenge can elicit disgust among todays high school readers this teachers guide presents a teaching approach to the scarlet letterthat encourages student involvement rather than treating the scarlet letteras an artifact we must study as a cultural obligation this approach emphasizes the significance. An american classic and nathaniel hawthornes most famous novel the scarlet letter offers a powerful examination of human nature and the relationship between sin and redemption while the scarlet letter may seem dated to some of your students you can demonstrate how it deals with matters that are relevant by discussing how many young adults are still publicly shamed for their sexuality. The scarlet letter is one of the most celebrated novels in early american literature and is probably the magnum opus of its author nathaniel hawthorne it vividly depicts puritan life in massachusetts during the mid 1600s and explores issues of american morality religion and hypocrisy. The scarlet letter a romance is a work of historical fiction by american author nathaniel hawthorne published in 1850 set in puritan massachusetts bay colony during the years 1642 to 1649 the novel tells the story of hester prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignitycontaining a number of religious and historic
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