broader perspective than can be offered in this study since here the main focus. Johnson, Understanding the Scarlet Letter. Sentimental Motifs and the Seduced Hero(ine) in The Scarlet Letter, in: Nineteenth-Century Literature, 54:3, December 1999,. 21 This interfusion of rule and religion is also inherent in the thinking of the common people. Hutchinson" as the religious audacity of Antinomian Anne Hutchinson reflects the behavior Hawthorne rejects in Catherine in "The Gentle Boy." Hawthorne's provocative representation of religious dissident Anne Hutchinson, also, bears some remarkable similarities to Hester Prynne.
They are described as authoritarian, overly intellectual, stern and grim " bearded men "20, who exercise enormous political power while at the my Memories of September 11th same time consulting the advice of the clergy. The definition of symbols in their cultural respect According to Frauke Berndt and Heinz Driigh symbols in the first place are signs and images that have been agreed upon by the members of one society. By doing so, they protect the boundaries of a society in-and outwardly and are the medium by which the members of the society understand one another and the world.10 On the one hand, they are traditional, because they have been or can be institutionalized. Bercovitch describes the original intention of the stigmatization in The Scarlet Letter as follows: "It is a story of socialization in which the point of socialization is not to conform, but to consent. Link to full text of "Young Goodman Brown". 16 The Puritans were Calvinist-minded Protestants who formed a minor religious sect" that occured in the in the mid-16th century in England and Scottland. This diagnosis indicates that the meaning of the symbol. 17 Sonderausgabe 2006,. 11 Compare Pierre Bourdieu, Sozialer Sinn. A for " adulteress " to, a for " angel ". 341; see also Pierre Bourdieu (who in this context gives an account of Emile Durkheim's theory Pierre Bourdieu, On Symbolic Power, in: Pierre Bourdieu, Language and Symbolic Power, edited and introduced by John. According to Claudia Durst-Johnson, the disciplinary actions of the magistrates (e.g.