He has large, melancholy eyes and a tremulous mouth, suggesting great sensitivity. An ordained Puritan minister, he is well educated, and he has a philosophical turn of mind.
Sound and the Fury For almost a century and a half, America was merely a group of colonies scattered along the eastern seaboard of the North American continent--colonies from which a few hardy souls tentatively ventured westward.
After a successful rebellion against the motherland, America became the United States, a nation. By the end of the 19th century this nation extended southward to the Gulf of Mexico, northward to the 49th parallel, and westward to the Pacific.
By the end of the 19th century, too, it had taken its place among the powers of the world--its fortunes so interrelated with those of other nations that inevitably it became involved in two world wars and, following these conflicts, with the problems of Europe and East Asia.
Meanwhile, the rise of science and industry, as well as changes in ways of thinking and feeling, wrought many modifications in people's lives.
All these factors in the development of the United States molded the literature of the country. The 17th century American literature at first was naturally a colonial literature, by authors who were Englishmen and who thought and wrote as such.
John Smith, a soldier of fortune, is credited with initiating American literature. His chief books included A True Relation of.
Although these volumes often glorified their author, they were avowedly written to explain colonizing opportunities to Englishmen. In time, each colony was similarly described: Such writers acknowledged British allegiance, but others stressed the differences of opinion that spurred the colonists to leave their homeland.
More important, they argued questions of government involving the relationship between church and state.
Ward amusingly defended the status quo and railed at colonists who sponsored newfangled notions.
In Emily Foster’s Hester Cameron’s Three Offers (), the ‘queen’ () Hester’s ‘more real sense, greater powers of discernment, and firmer decision of character’ () makes her an ambassador for the temperance cause. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses the three scaffold scenes in The Scarlet Letter to reveal to the readers three stages in each of the main characters' lives, and he also uses them to construct the beginning, the climax, and the end of the story.3/5(3). The Distinguishing between Hester and Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hester and Dimmesdale both bear a scarlet letter but the way they handle it is different. Hester's scarlet letter is a piece of clothing, the "SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom" (Hawthorn 51).
A variety of counterarguments to such a conservative view were published. John Winthrop's Journal written told sympathetically of the attempt of Massachusetts Bay Colony to form a theocracy--a state with God at its head and with its laws based upon the Bible.
Later defenders of the theocratic ideal were Increase Mather and his son Cotton. William Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation through showed how his pilgrim Separatists broke completely with Anglicanism. Even more radical than Bradford was Roger Williams, who, in a series of controversial pamphlets, advocated not only the separation of church and state but also the vesting of power in the people and the tolerance of different religious beliefs.
The utilitarian writings of the 17th century included biographies, treatises, accounts of voyages, and sermons. There were few achievements in drama or fiction, since there was a widespread prejudice against these forms.
There was some poetry, at least, of a higher order. Anne Bradstreet of Massachusetts wrote some lyrics published in The Tenth Musewhich movingly conveyed her feelings concerning religion and her family.
Ranked still higher by modern critics is a poet whose works were not discovered and published until Edward Taylor, an English-born minister and physician who lived in Boston and Westfield, Massachusetts.
Less touched by gloom than the typical Puritan, Taylor wrote lyrics that showed his delight in Christian belief and experience.
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CATCH 22 5. Catcher in the Rye 31 6. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Best writing custom service Archives - SD Plumbing Home. Three Scaffold scenes - Progression of Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays Arthur Dimmesdale as a troubled individual.
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- The Scarlet Letter - Dimmesdale and the Scaffold Scenes In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," there are three very important scenes that all take place at the town scaffold, a place of great shame in their strict Puritan society.