REVIEW æ The Scarlet Letter

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N an early New England colony the novel shows the terrible impact a single passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter A Romance an 1850 novel is a work of historical fiction written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne It is considered his masterwork Set in 17th century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649 it tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity Throughout the book Hawthorne explores themes of legalism sin and guiltعنوانها «داغ ننگ»؛ «حرفی به رنگ عشق»؛ «زنی با نشان قرمز»؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز ششم ماه آگوست سال 1976میلادیعنوان داغ ننگ؛ اثر ناثانیل هاثورن؛ مترجم سیمین دانشور؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، نیل، 1334، در 240ص، چاپ دوم فرانکلین 1346، در 224ص، سوم 1357؛ چاپ چهارم خوارزمی؛ 1369؛ در 252ص؛ چاپ پنجم 1385؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان آمریکایی سده 19ممترجم مرضیه مهردوست؛ تهران، پیام پویا؛ 1387؛ در 56ص؛ مترجم محمدصادق شریعتی؛ در 86 ص؛ تهران، گویش نو؛ 1387؛ با عنوان زنی با نشان قرمز؛ در 127ص؛ روشنگران؛چکیده داستان «هستر پرین شخصیت اصلی داستان» زن جوان و متاهلی است، که گفته می‌شود «همسرش سال­ها پیش به مسافرتی رفته، ولی هرگز برنگشته است، و همگان به یقین رسیده‌ اند، که وی مرده است»؛ داستان از جایی آغاز می‌شود، که «هستر» به علت ارتکاب زنا، با مهم‌ترین کشیش شهر «آرتور دیمزدیل»؛ صاحب بچه ­ای به نام «پرل»، شده، همان بچه، رسوایی و جرم و گناه بزرگ او را، آشکار ساخته، بنابراین «هستر» در زندان است؛ از او میخواهند که نام پدر بچه را افشا کند، تا او نیز محاکمه گردد؛ اما «هستر» بسیار وفادار و شجاع است، و از انجام آنکار، خودداری می­کند؛ حکم مجازاتش این است، که می­بایست همراه با فرزند حرامزاده ی خویش، در وسط شهر، و در پیشگاه عموم، بر روی سکوی اعدام بایستد، تا همگان او را ببینند، و نیز تا پایان عمر خویش، همواره باید، «داغ ننگ» یا «اسکارلت لتر» را بر روی سینه‌، و تن خویش داشته باشد، تا همیشه، به عنوان یک زناکار، میان مردم شناخته شود؛ او مجازات را با افتخار می­پذیرد، و در زیر بار رسوایی، و تحقیراتی که جامعه به او تحمیل می‌کند، شکست را نمی‌پذیرد، تا اینکه رفته رفته، با اعمال خیرخواهانه‌ اش، نگاه جامعه را به سوی خود تغییر داده، در انتهای داستان حرف «آ» بر روی سینه‌ اش، بجای نماینده ی واژه­ ی «آدالترس»، نمایانگر کلمه «آنجل» به معنی فرشته، تجلی میکندتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 23061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

CHARACTERS The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet LetterVengeful ChillingworthWith The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin guilt and prid. Behold verily there is the women of the Scarlet Letter; and of a truth over there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running alongside her” Let’s talk a little bit about self fulfilling prophecy If an entire community and religious sect brand a girl’s mother as a sinner whether justly or unjustly then surely the girl will take some of this to heart If the only world she has ever known is one when he only parent is considered ungodly blasphemous and full of sin then surely she will begin to reflect some of these ideals When the Puritans branded Hester with the Scarlet Letter they also branded her daughter metaphorically speaking of courseThis novel is a political message directly pointed at the Puritans of early America In their blind devoutness they almost cause the very thing they are actually preaching against Ultimately Hawthorne portrays the religious sect as hypocrites who are completely self defeating in their actions What’s the point in preaching a religion if you don’t fully adhere to its doctrine There’s none Actions have conseuences so does unjustified damnation Indeed in this the author establishes how some extreme piety can almost cause impiety Religion can be taken too far Christianity is built upon the principals of forgiveness and repentance not punishment and the shaming of the guilty Well what the Puritans perceive as guilty Then there is the entire separate issue of the fact that those men of the cloth can be guilty too Nobody is completely pure despite what they think Hester’s biggest sin is getting pregnant outside of marriage In their persecution of her they don’t consider how she could be the victim in all this I’m not saying that she is in this regard but to the best of their knowledge she could well be She could have been raped They’re also unforgivingly sexist; they again consider Hester to be the guilty party without recognising that it takes two to do the deed Their ignorance knows no bounds to the realities of life; they shield themselves with their religious virtue and do not consider that there is a harsh world out there Men like this are dangerous and in this Hawthorne establishes his message “I have laughed in bitterness and agony of heart at the contrast between what I seem and what I am” This is a very accomplished novel; it provides an interesting perspective on a crucial part of American history It was an enlightening read but toward the middle it’s focus did begin to dwindle I felt like there were a few passages of convoluted and unnecessary narration I mean this was short though it could have been a little shorter The middle was drawn out with some irrelevant events thrown in I’m not entirely sure of their point The language combination was also a little odd at times; it felt like the author had lifted certain expressions straight from Shakespeare’s vocabulary and infused it with his own The result was a very disjointed and hard to read combination The overall message of this piece of literature is what makes it a worthy read even if its delivery was a little pedantic at times Overall though I do attest that this is a rather undervalued novel The socio historical context it provides is tremendous This is a classic I’m very glad I read The overall message of this piece of literature is what makes it a worthy read even if its delivery was a little pedantic at times

Nathaniel Hawthorne ✓ 1 REVIEW

REVIEW æ The Scarlet Letter ↠ Hailed by Henry James as the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy Set in an early New England colony the novel shows the terrible impact a single passionate act has on thHailed by Henry James as the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy Set i. Hester walked across the room She stepped upon her left foot her right foot and then her left foot again One wonders why doth she in this instance of walking across the room begin her journey upon the left foot and not the right Could it be her terrible sin that the devil informeth the left foot just as he informeth the left hand and those bewitched left handed persons amongst us Why forsooth doth the left foot of sin draggeth the innocent right foot along its wretched journey from one side of the room to the other She walked across the room I tell you Guilty feet hath got no rhythm