Contemporary Perspectives on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

History

Minor

English Literature

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Gina Claywell, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This paper outlines and discusses Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter through the lens of feminist and social critiques. It attempts to draw attention to the fates of both male and females characters in the story according to their personality and status. Therefore, by examining the complex treatment and relationships between the four principle characters of The Scarlet Letter and their author, Hawthorne’s use of a feminist critique can be understood as a wider criticism of Puritan and, by extension, mid-nineteenth century social and moral restrictions and expectations.

Location

Classroom 211, Waterfield Library

Start Date

14-11-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

14-11-2016 3:00 PM

Affiliations

Contemporary Perspectives on Hawthorne

 
Nov 14th, 1:30 PM Nov 14th, 3:00 PM

A Critique of Puritan Values and Social Restrictions

Classroom 211, Waterfield Library

This paper outlines and discusses Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter through the lens of feminist and social critiques. It attempts to draw attention to the fates of both male and females characters in the story according to their personality and status. Therefore, by examining the complex treatment and relationships between the four principle characters of The Scarlet Letter and their author, Hawthorne’s use of a feminist critique can be understood as a wider criticism of Puritan and, by extension, mid-nineteenth century social and moral restrictions and expectations.

 

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