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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Historical Tidbit Nathaniel Hawthorne changed the spelling of his family name from Hathorne to Hawthorne to.

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1 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

2 Historical Tidbit Nathaniel Hawthorne changed the spelling of his family name from Hathorne to Hawthorne to avoid connection to an ancestor who was one of the magistrates (judges) during the Salem Witch Trials.

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4 The Scarlet Letter a complex novel an intrusive narrator difficult language and style strong female heroine many symbols ( obvious and traditional and obscure and non-traditional )

5 The Scarlet Letter Published in 1850 Set in 1645

6 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary Vocabulary assignment requirements: identification of part of speech two definitions

7 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary 1.affliction 2.amenable 3.appalled 4.auspicious 5.calamity

8 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary 6. capricious 7. constrained 8. demeanor 9. edifice 10. effectual

9 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary 11. eminent 12. heterodox 13. heterogeneous 14. ignominy 15. importunate

10 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary 16. infer 17. inimical 18. lurid 19. mien 20. morbid

11 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary 21. pertained 22. premeditated 23. sagacity 24. solace 25. transgressions

12 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary The Scarlet Letter vocabulary assignment is due Wednesday, September 16, The Scarlet Letter vocabulary quiz is Friday, September 18, The quiz questions are matching and fill in the blank. The quiz is worth 40 points.

13 Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was a surveyor at the Salem Custom House. This was a government job received through presidential appointment. Hawthorne held the job from Hawthorne’s office was in the front of the building on the first floor

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