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On the Symbolism in the Scarlet Letter

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On the Symbolism in the Scarlet Letter









Written by: Li Yanwei
Supervised by: Zheng Gaohong







English Department
College of Adult Education
Anhui Normal University








October 2010
Acknowledgement

  I would like to express my appreciation for my classmates, my teacher and my Lecturer Zheng .With their help, I achieved this essay. Thanks to my classmates who give encouragement and reference books for me. I also acknowledge my comprehensive English teacher who gives me available information and advices .And I want give my special gratefulness to Mr. Zheng, he provides a lot of effective suggestions for my thesis ,and suggests me how to perfect my essay. Finally, I genuinely offer my acknowledgement to them.



Abstract


  As a famous writer of romanticism, Nathaniel Hawthorne is skillful at the using of symbolism in his works.
  The various usage of symbolism in The Scarlet Letter makes the novel as a work of the world. The novel revolves around one major symbol: the Scarlet Letter. Besides,   the four major characters: Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth and Pearl have their symbolic meanings, Moreover, some other objects that are described in the novel also have their symbolic meanings . In a word, The Scarlet Letter is a novel of much symbolism.


  Key words: the Scarlet Letter, symbolic, scaffold









摘要

      作为一名浪漫主义作家,纳撒尼尔·霍桑在他的作品中很巧妙的运用了象征主义。在《红字》这部小说中他广泛地运用象征主义,从而使这部小说成为了世界名著。《红字》中围绕着一个主要象征:红字。另外,还有四个主要人物:海斯特、丁梅斯代尔、齐灵渥斯以及珍珠都有他们各自的象征意义。而且,在文中描写的一些景物景色也有其深刻的象征意义。总之,《红字》是一部充满象征主义的小说。

    关键词:红字、象征主义、刑台









































  On the Symbolism in the Scarlet Letter

Chapter 1 Introduction

                      1. Literature review


    Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, the descendent of a long line of Puritan ancestors, including John Hawthorne, a...

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