Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Review vocabulary from The Scarlet Letter
Discuss chapters 17-19 of The Scarlet Letter
Key ideas:
Has Hester's punishment been effective? Has it made her a better person?
Why doesn't Pearl accept her mother when Hester removes her "A"?
Why does Pearl not support Hester and Dimmesdale's plan to run away together?
What seems to be nature's reaction to all of these events?
What "supernatural" things occur in this section?

HW: Seminar Prep - Crime & Punishment articles
"Rehabilitate or Punish?" essay by Etienne Benson
"Crime and Punishment in California"  essay by James Austin
"Federal Courts to the Rescue: Fixing California's Broken Prison System" by blogger Dan Macallair
"Making Time Count" essay by Chesa Boudin

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