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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s. A. The Scarlet Letter. 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. The Scarlet Letter.

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nathaniel hawthorne s

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s

A

The Scarlet Letter

historical tidbit
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.

the scarlet letter
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)

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The Scarlet Letter

Published in 1850

Set in 1640s

the scarlet letter vocabulary
The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary

Vocabulary assignment requirements:

  • identification of part of speech
  • two definitions
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The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary
  • amenable
  • appalled
  • auspicious
  • calamity
  • capricious
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The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary

6. constrained

7. edifice

8. effectual

9. eminent

10. ignominy

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The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary

11. importunate

12. infer

13. inimical

14. lurid

15. mien

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The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary

16. morbid

17. pertained

18. premeditated

19. sagacity

20. solace

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The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary

The Scarlet Letter vocabulary assignment is due Tuesday, September 14, 2010.

The Scarlet Letter vocabulary quiz is Thursday, September 16, 2010

The quiz questions are matching and fill in the blank. The quiz is worth 40 points.

nathaniel hawthorne
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 1846-1849.

Hawthorne’s office was in the front of the building on the first floor