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How many times does Hawthorne use the word adultery in his novel?

 

mike k #279929
Nov 01, 2012 10:33 PM

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How many times does Hawthorne use the word adultery in his novel?

We know that Hawthorne tells the reader on several occasions that the letter A represents different things. I can't recall Hawthorne saying adultery was one of those things.

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Aslan
Nov 01, 2012 10:50 PM

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No, I don't think he ever actually uses the word adultery. I think given the circumstances, the "A" would have represented this sin though.
 

mike k #279929
Nov 04, 2012 4:42 PM

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Thanks Aslan for your reply. I am working on a piece that looks at the Scarlet Letter in a postmodern way. I am suggesting that the A does not represent Adultery. It represents something altogether different and there is ample reason to believe that Hawthorne didn't mean it to be for adultery either.

Thanks again.
 

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