Kind of Activity:
Students will examine the theme of superstition and the supernatural by following Hawthorne's ideas about perception
Common Core Standards:
Hawthorne writes about the supernatural elements in the novel in such a way that allows readers to draw their own conclusions about whether any of it might be real, though he errs on the side of always offering a plausible, rational explanation for the apparently supernatural events. The idea of this exercise is to reverse-engineer superstition, and to think of reasons why something totally...
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