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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The Scarlet Letter
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.
a complex novel
an intrusive narrator
difficult language and style
strong female heroine
many symbols (obvious and traditional and obscure and non-traditional)
Published in 1850
Set in 1640s
Vocabulary assignment requirements:
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 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