Tag Archives: The Scarlet Letter

Trees of Temptation

The Bible is an influential text that presents in self in a variety of American literature in the form of allusions and motifs. The motif of a tree is important in the Bible, and its significance has found its way … Continue reading

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A Reference to The Scarlet Letter

I found a reference to the story, The Scarlet Letter, while I was watching a show called Grey’s Anatomy. The clip is from the new season they released a couple weeks ago, Season Thirteen, Episode Two. Before you watch the … Continue reading

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Rebirth through Water

Water as a purifier is used throughout literature to represent a character’s transformation and self discovery.  Foster uses water in baptism to “symbolize death and the rebirth as a new individual” (Foster). Water represents a turning point in the story … Continue reading

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