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Title: Nathaniel Hawthorne


1
Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet LetterGlobal
Introductions
2
Surviving High School
  • Discuss one unwritten rule for surviving in high
    school?
  • What might be an unwritten rule to survive in a
    Puritan town?

3
Clique
  • What comes to mind when you hear the word
    clique?
  • What cliques are present in The Scarlet Letter?

4
Left Out
  • How would you feel if you were ostracized from
    the members of your school or community? What
    would you do about it?

5
Puritan Era
  • List one characteristic of the Puritan era and
    briefly explain how things are now similar or
    different.

6
Conformity
  • In what ways do you conform to what is expected
    of you?

7
New Girl
  • A new girl has transferred to your school. As she
    passes through the hall, you overhear some boys
    and girls in your class whisper that she is
    promiscuous. What is your response?

8
Fitting In
  • Given the generalization Everybody wants to fit
    in, identify a specific example where you have
    seen this to be true or identify an example that
    refutes the generalization.

9
Guilt
  • What does guilt look like? If you had to draw a
    symbol of guilt, what would it be?
  • Who shows guilt in the novel thus far?

10
Parental Influence
  • How instrumental is a parents influence on their
    childs development?
  • Is Hester responsible for Pearls behavior?

11
Angry Friends
  • Your friends are angry at you. Would you rather
    get the silent treatment or be angrily
    confronted. Explain your choice.

12
Scapegoat
  • What is a scapegoat? Who appears to be a
    scapegoat in this novel?

13
Silent
  • What are some possible reasons someone might not
    speak up for themselves when they are being
    treated unfairly or are simply misunderstood?

14
Worst Sin
  • In your opinion, who has committed the worst
    sin in the novel? Hester, Dimmesdale, or
    Chillingsworth? Explain your answer

15
Novels End
  • As we approach the end of the novel, what do you
    predict will happen? Consider the following
    elements
  • Hester and Dimmesdales relationship
  • Chillingsworth and Dimmesdales relationship
  • Pearl

16
Running Away
  • Chillingsworth is about to reveal the truth to
    the community. Dimmesdale is ready to give up
    and die instead of facing the truth. Hester
    proposes that they run away to a different
    country.
  • Do you agree with Hesters plan? Will it solve
    their problems?

17
Book Banning
  • The Scarlet Letter is ranked 4 on Banned
    Books.
  • Why do you think the book was banned when it was
    first published in 1850?
  • Why would individuals try to ban the book even in
    the 1970s?
  • Should books be banned? Why or why not?

18
Theme/ Life Lesson
  • What is one life lesson that we can learn from
    this novel?

19
Chillingsworths Plan
  • Now that we know Chillingsworth plans to go to
    England with Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl, what
    do you think hell do once hes on the ship? What
    is his plan?

20
End of Novel
  • How do you feel about Dimmesdales death?
  • Do you agree with the way Hawthorne ended the
    book? Why or why not?

21
Character Descriptions
  • Choose a character from the novel (Hester, Pearl,
    Dimmesdale, or Chillingsworth)
  • Write down as many descriptions of this character
    that you can (mischievous, courageous, kind,
    coward, etc.)

22
Symbolism
  • Hawthorne uses symbolism throughout the book.
    How could the following items be a symbol?
  • Pearls name
  • The Rose Bush beside the prison door
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The constant use of light and dark (sunlight and
    shadows)

23
Favorite Character
  • Who is your favorite character in the novel?
    Explain your answer.
  • Who is your least favorite character in the
    novel? Explain your answer.
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