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1 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s
The Scarlet Letter A

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.


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 1640s

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

7 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary
amenable appalled auspicious calamity 5. capricious

8 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary
6. constrained 7. edifice 8. effectual 9. eminent 10. ignominy

9 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary
11. importunate 12. infer 13. inimical 14. lurid 15. mien

10 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary
16. morbid 17. pertained 18. premeditated 19. sagacity 20. solace

11 The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary
The Scarlet Letter vocabulary assignment is due Friday, September 16, 2011. The Scarlet Letter vocabulary quiz is Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The quiz questions are matching and fill in the blank. The quiz is worth 40 points.

12 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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