I have a  Seminar and I finished everything in it but I failed to make the introduction and conclusions .   " The scarlet Letter"Hello,   I hope find any one to help me in my big problem....

I have a  Seminar and I finished everything in it but I failed to make the introduction and conclusions .

  " The scarlet Letter"

Hello,

 

I hope find any one to help me in my big problem.

 

My big problem is

 

I have a  Seminar and I finished everything in it but I failed to make the introduction and conclusions .

 

The subject of the search is " The scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne .

 

I want find the person who can make the introduction and conclusions  for me .

 

And thank u so much.

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jmj616 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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It's hard for me to tell you what to put in your introduction and conclusion without knowing what you've expressed in the body of your work.  The good news is that you know what you've expressed, and you should therefore not have too much trouble making an introduction and conclusion.

The purpose of your introduction is--SURPRISE!--to introduce the main idea of your work.  What is your main idea: that The Scarlet Letter is the greatest book ever written?; the worst? a fascinating study of hypocrisy? a wonderful glimpse into Puritan society?

Whatever your main idea is, that's what you want to state in your introduction.  Do not get involved in the details--that's for the body of your work.  To make your introduction interesting, you might want to begin with a question, with a quotation, or with a personal story.

As for the conclusion, its main purpose is simply to restate what was said in the introduction.  The conclusion might be the place to be a little more opinionated, or to give the reader something to think about.  Still, your main purpose is to hammer home your main idea one last time. 

Good luck!

 

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Adultery usually follows a law of diminishing returns.”   Quote

 

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne is closely identified with the Puritan era in his fiction, and notably in his novel The Scarlet Letter. The Puritan era in American history left a rich and complex legacy that continues to this day. The Puritan ethic included a provision regarding hard work as a way of life and as proof of dedication to God that has been seen as one of the primary reasons for American business success, and the term is still used today to refer to the work ethic which infuses manufacturing, business, and other sectors in the American economy. The other arm of Puritanism that had great power was a form of asceticism and prudishness supposedly embodied in the New England idea of "banned in Boston," for instance. The legacy of Puritanism also created a good deal of guilt over sins real and imagined, and the excesses of the Puritans, seen in the Salem witch trials, would become an important literary theme in writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne. Puritanism also involved a good deal of hypocrisy and self-righteousness against which the new American society would rebel.

Nathaniel Hawthorne was a product of a Puritan family and was very familiar with the history of New England and with the nature of the Puritan era. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804, and his first American ancestor, William Hathorne (as it was then spelled) came to Massachusetts Bay with John Winthrop in 1630. William was a magistrate and ordered the whipping of a Quakeress in Salem. William's

His book “The scarlet letter” offers extraordinary insight into the norms and behavior of 17th-century American Puritan society.

 

The scarlet letter is famous for presenting some of the greatest interpretive difficulties in all American literature. After it was published in 1850, cities hailed it as initiating a distinctive American literary tradition. The narrative describes the effort to resolve the torment suffered by Hester and her co-adulterer.

 While reading Hawthorne’s the scarlet letter the reader will consider the issue of crime and punishment, morality vs. legality, and personal responsibility. Also the reader will demonstrate his understanding of the text on four levels: factual, interpretive, critical and personal. In addition the reader will gain a better understanding of puritan theocracy and its effects on ordinary citizens.

Hawthorne was masterful in the use of symbolism, and the scarlet letter “A” stands as his most potent symbol, around which interpretations of the novel revolve. At one interpretive pole the “A” stands for adultery and sin, and the novel is the story of individual punishment and reconciliation. At another pole it stands for America and allergy, and the story suggests national sin and its human cost.

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 please see this if good as introduction or not .

 

 

thank u so much.

 

 

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