What are some examples of setting in The Scarlet Letter?
I'm having trouble finding quotes for the following two types of setting.. : (1 quote for ea. type). Oh, by the way.. our class only read up to Chapter 13 so only 1-13 thank you!
1) occupations and daily routine,&/ manner of char.
2) "period (or time) when something occurs..
(an example would be epoch of yr, history of yr, season or yr.)
and for ea. example, what is the author's intent,
and i must talk about in relations to the CHARACTER..or like the significance.. and/ the THEME.
THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.
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I am having a little difficulty decoding the question but I will endeavour to help if I can. With regard to when something happend i.e. the physical and historical setting of the novel you probably know that Puritan communities were centered on the idea of purity (as is fairly clear from the name) in thought and deed, and sins were rooted out and punished harshly.
The physical setting of The Scarlet Letter reflects the beliefs and habits of the Puritans. In the first chapter, we are taken on a mini tour of the most important town buildings and structures: namely, the prison and the town scaffold. Law and religion form the heart of the town. You might also use these as occupations.
The Massachusetts Bay Colony of Mid 17th Century is surrounded by forest and ocean both vast expanses of nature. The colony is like an island in the midst of wilderness, and the sense of the unknown and unexplored is very evident.
The prison door is described as having never known "a youthful era," i.e., innocence (1.2).
We encounter this prison door and a rosebush in the very first pages of The Scarlet Letter, and both objects seem to tell us that, even in a place of such cold and rigid law, there is hope and there is love.
Occupation - physician/doctor -Ch 9.16 - fatherly character
experienced, benevolent old physician
If you would like more help and could be a little more specific I will do my best...
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