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The Christ of Boston: A Character Study in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter  

 

Noor Kadhoum Jawad

Assistant Lecturer

(M.A. in English Literature)

General Directorate of Education in Ad-Diwaniyah,

Ministry of Education, Republic of Iraq

&

Hassan Qanood Jabir

Assistant Lecturer

(M.A. in English Literature)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Suleyman Demirel University

Turkey

Abstract

Critics point out that the Christ figure is a character who displays more than one correspondence with the story of Jesus Christ as depicted in the Bible. In general, the character could demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics: performance of miracles, manifestation of divine qualities, healing others, display loving, kindness and forgiveness in spite of his agony, fight for justice, death and resurrection. Christ figures are often martyrs, sacrificing themselves for causes larger than themselves. They might be crucified, believed to have had a confrontation with the devil, and possibly tempted.

This article attempts to study the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne in the light of some of these qualities. This is because the presence of a female figure in Hawthorne’s novel that parallels the Biblical Jesus Christ to certain extent is a worth studying topic.

The article adopts the analytical approach to pursuit the development of Hester Prynne’s character; from a sinner to a Christ-like figure.

Keywords: Christ, Hester, Hawthorne, love, Puritan, Dimmesdale, love, shame

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The Christ of Boston: A Character Study in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

 

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