Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' The Crucible ' Essay

1099 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
This timeless story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne takes place in and around the times of Salem and Concord, Massachusetts. Specifically modern day Boston. Although this story is fictional it incorporates many current events around this time of early colonization. Almost all pivotal changes that occur in this story originated on the town “scaffold”. These events set the course of the story as well as explain a great deal of Hawthornes plot. Each one of these unique scaffold scenes represent either a beginning, middle, end all creating different results. Along with the three main scaffold scenes there are three main characters in this story.. Hester, Pearl, and Arthur Dimmesdale. Throughout this story, Hawthorne makes it clear that these “scaffold scenes” are of great importance to the reader/audience in the fact that they are by far the most informative and pivotal of all scenes. Hawthorne emphasizes this fact by repetition creating three separate scenes during the beginning middle and end. The first of these scenes takes place very early in the book specifically chapters 1-3. This first scene is very significant because it opens the door to all information throughout the novel. This scene sets the stage for the rest of the story while providing a plethora of information. Hester comes out onto the stage with a baby in her arms, as the townspeople have assimilated to watch, punish, and torment Hester Prynne psychologically. They believe an adulterer like her should suffer…

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