Hey guys, I need some help! I thought I had a really good idea for my paper, but know I am running into problems! I wanted to analyze The Scarlet Letter, but I am having a hard time narrowing my subject. I wanted to talk about the symbolism or the use of sin in the novel.... At first I thought maybe Hawthorne included all of the seven deadly sins in the novel, but after scanning through what we have already read, I don't think so. I thought that was a really good idea... to list the seven deadly sins and how each one was represented in the book but i can only fill lust, eny, and pride.... so maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all!
I looked online for ideas, but all I found were sights just trying to SELL me essays! I don't want to buy an esaay! I just wanted to get some ideas! If you are also struggling, here are some sites that helped me to gather my thoughts. This site was pretty helpful, actually... to a certain extent, then you have to buy stuff, like always. It has ideas, sample essays, and suggestions on what to write about. This site is similar.
But anyways, symbolism. I wanted to try to give examples of symbolism that foreshadowed the ending, or explained the past, or gave the reader some insight into the relationship between Hester and Dimmesdale. (I still want to know how everything came about between them)
There are so many topics to discuss about this novel, the hardest part is taking a position.... any suggestions? :)