Semester Two- The Daily Events

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Day 1: Reviewing The Scarlet Letter

NPR Link: https://www.npr.org/2008/03/02/87805369/hester-prynne-sinner-victim-object-winner

Links to film clips of novel: 1926 Film  1934 Film  1995 Film  

Feminist Critique Questions for discussion next class:

◦Of the three, who can be said to be the most successful in worldly (material value) terms?
◦Of the three, who can be said to be the most satisfied with his/her life? What is the source (or sources) of this satisfaction?
◦Of the three, who has the most agency (the ability to make and act upon choices)?
◦ Would you classify Hester as a weak or strong person? What evidence in the novel supports your classification?
◦Would you classify Chillingworth as a weak or strong person? What evidence in the novel supports your classification?
◦ Would you classify Dimmesdale as a weak or strong person? What evidence in the novel supports your classification?
◦What, then, might Hawthorne be suggesting about gender differences and gender equality?