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									The Scarlet Letter essay prompts

Build an argument for ONE of the following:

   1. Even though The Scarlet Letter takes place 200 years before the Romantic era,
      Hawthorne intentionally chose to include Romantic elements in his novel. How does
      Hawthorne use elements of Romanticism (note the capital “R”) to guide his
      audience’s responses to the central characters and conflicts in The Scarlet Letter?

   2. One of the strongest human drives seems to be a desire for power. Discuss how a
      character in The Scarlet Letter struggles to free him/herself from the power of
      others or seeks to gain power over others. Be sure to demonstrate how Hawthorne
      uses this power struggle to enhance the meaning of the novel.

Complete the outline provided and compose a first draft. Bring 3 copies of the draft for peer
critiquing on October 3/4.

Remember:     1. Thinking means concentrating and being patient
              2. Our first thoughts are rarely our best thoughts
              3. It’s perfectly natural to have difficulties…overcoming them builds strength!




The Scarlet Letter essay prompts

Build an argument for ONE of the following:

   1. Even though The Scarlet Letter takes place 200 years before the Romantic era,
      Hawthorne intentionally chose to include Romantic elements in his novel. How does
      Hawthorne use elements of Romanticism (note the capital “R”) to guide his
      audience’s responses to the central characters and conflicts in The Scarlet Letter?

   2. One of the strongest human drives seems to be a desire for power. Discuss how a
      character in The Scarlet Letter struggles to free him/herself from the power of
      others or seeks to gain power over others. Be sure to demonstrate how Hawthorne
      uses this power struggle to enhance the meaning of the novel.

Complete the outline provided and compose a first draft. Bring 3 copies of the draft for peer
critiquing on October 3/4.

Remember:     1. Thinking means concentrating and being patient
              2. Our first thoughts are rarely our best thoughts
              3. It’s perfectly natural to have difficulties…overcoming them builds strength!

								
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