- Recommended Grade Level:
- Massachusetts, 1640's
- Study Guide Author:
- Michael S. Gilleland
- For the Book By:
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 53 pages
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Hester Prynne has traveled alone to America to prepare a home for herself and her husband. In her husband's long absence Hester commits adultery and gives birth to a child. In accordance with the town's strict biblical law, Hester is punished, though leniently for that time in the colony. She is sentenced to stand for several hours on the town's scaffold exposed to public shame and to wear a scarlet "A" for the rest of her life. Hester's partner in sin, a prominent member of the community, remains silent about his own guilt, and Hester refuses to reveal his identity. Meanwhile, Hester's long-absent husband, Roger Chillingworth, returning on the very day Hester must endure her public humiliation decides to remain silent concerning his own identity but determines to seek revenge on Hester's lover. Hawthorne mixes Puritanism with the birth of Romanticism as he examines sin, guilt, vengeance, and redemption.
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This was my first study guide. I think it went really well! Just one suggestion: I wish there was some space between answers in the answer document. Also, it would be nice to have the font size a little larger for my 40ish year old eyes... ;)
Excellent guide from Christian worldview. I really like the questions and the vocabulary exercises. My students enjoyed doing it. I highly recommend it.
good vocabulary exercises and the study questions are on a high level, for the most part.
Progeny Press study guides are always very helpful
It appears this is going to be a great addition for full understanding of the book
This is a wonderful enhancement to book study. It is well written with a Christian perspective in view and incorporates scripture into many of the questions.
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