Scarlet Letter Vocabulary and Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography
to paralyze with astonishment or fear
a person who breaks a law or moral code
the meaning or substance of something, typically a document or speech
face; facial expression
an evil or wicked act
cause bitterness, hatred, resentment
warmth and intensity of emotion
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life
Salary, fee, or profit from employment or office
make (a dish or meal) by combining various ingredients; devise
inconvenient; untimely; inappropriate; unsuitable
obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
address or speak of abusively
abnormal; beyond what is natural
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost (especially of a document)
something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil
A distant view seen through an opening
moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act
July 4, 1804
When was Nathaniel Hawthorne born?
Where was Hawthorne born?
Bowdoin college in Maine from 1821 1825. Henry Wordsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce.
When and where did Hawthorne go to college? Who were his classmates?
To preside from his ancestor was a judge in the Salem Witch Trials
Why did Nathaniel Hawthorne add a "w" to his last name?
As an inspector of the Boston Customs House from 1840 to 1841.
Where did Hawthorne work outside of his writing career?
Because he followed the Democratic Party rather than the Whig party.
Why was Hawthorne dismissed from the Customs House in Salem?
Sophia Amelia Peabody. 1837, 1839, 1842.
Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne's wife? Give the years of when they met, Their engagement, and their marriage.
With whom did Hawthorne Deepen his acquaintance with?
Where does Hawthorne move in 1842?
1845. Surveyor of customs at port of Salem, a position he obtained through his political connections in the Democratic Party from 1846 to 1849.
What year did Hawthorne move back to Salem? What position did he obtain during then?
How many children does Hawthorne have?
In September of 1849
When did Hawthorne begin writing the scarlet letter?
1850. He also moves to Lenox Massachusetts with his family.
What year was the scarlet letter published? What also happened that year?
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