The SCARLET LETTER Valentine's Day Project: Love (or Lack thereof)
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is interpreted by some readers as a tale of sin. However, the novel is much more a love story between Hester Prynne and Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale than anything else. Through the strong emphasis of love, Pearl’s presence and Dimmesdale’s torture, the reader can identify the novel as a tale of romance.
Author, Nathanial Hawthorne, suggests that love was more important than Hester’s crime. But one or two characters suffered from lack of love.
This is a three-part assignment.
First, students will create ornate, symbolic hearts that stand for love (or lack of love) regarding Hester, or Reverend Dimmesdale, or Pearl, or Chillingworth, or Nathaniel Hawthorne, or the Puritan community, or the various settings.
Next, they will write a one-page literary analysis paper, describing how the symbols are connected or disconnected with love in the SCARLET LETTER.
Finally, they will present their hearts with literary content and novel documentation.
RUBRICS ARE PROVIDED FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT.