The Scarlett Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne was used as the basis for my study of a canonical text due to its context, the prevalence of religion in society and the notoriety it has among readers and many people.
'Easy A', created in 2010 was used as the basis for my study regarding manifestations of 'The Scarlett Letter'. It's contemporary setting and altered context allowed for a more comparative study in comparison to alternative manifestations.
MODEL OF PROCESS
Research and study of canonical texts, literary devices and themes such as gender, power and the lost child.
1. Research and study of The basics
Extensive analysis of both texts, study of their relevance as well as the values, techniques and the differing contexts
2. Research and study of Canonical text and manifestation
Comparative analysis between the two texts, assessing differences and similarities and construction of formative tasks
3. Detailed analysis and comparative analysis between both texts
In regards to The Scarlett Letter (Left) and Easy A (right)
- SET IN A CONTEMPORARY 21ST CENTURY SETTING
- RELIGION IS PREVALENT BUT INSIGNIfICANT
- OLIVES WRONG IS A MORAL WRONG RATHER THAN A LAW
- HESTER REDEEMS HERSELF THROUGH HER ADMISSION OF GUILT
- SET IN PURITAN TIMES
- LARGELY BASED AROUND RELIGION
- HESTER COMMITTED A CRIME
- HESTER REDEEMED HERSELF THROUGH GOOD DEEDS
THE SCARLETT LETTER
BOTH TEXTS PORTRAY A FEMALE PROTAGONIST WHO HAS COMMITED A WRONG, HESTER'S BEING A CRIMINAL OFFENCE AND OLIVE'S BEING A MORAL OFFENCE.
BOTH WOMEN ARE PUNISHED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE SOCIETIES.
MALES HAVE A SIMILAR ROLE IN BOTH TEXTS AS THEY ARE INVOLVED ALTHOUGH SEEMINGLY INNOCENT
IN REGARDS TO THE LOST CHILD, IT CAN BE CONCLUDED DUE TO OLIVE'S ACTIONS SHE HAS ESSENTIALLY LOST HER INNOCENCE.
TEXTS IN RELATION TO GENDER, POWER AND THE LOST CHILD