Hester Prynne’s trial

The Scarlet Letter
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Hester Prynne’s trial

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  1. Hester Prynne’s trial

    Slide 1 - Hester Prynne’s trial

  2. Back in the day, when the story takes place, people were very religious.

    Slide 2 - Back in the day, when the story takes place, people were very religious.

    • They based all their trials and punishments on the bible.
    • In the bible it is said no one should ever commit adultery.
    • Because of her actions, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter “A”-standing for adultery, on all her clothing.
  3. Nowadays adultery is not treated as harshly as it was in the past.

    Slide 3 - Nowadays adultery is not treated as harshly as it was in the past.

    • If someone were to commit adultery, he will be not punished by any means.
  4. It is actually very common nowadays for someone

    Slide 4 - It is actually very common nowadays for someone

    • to commit adultery and not get punished.
    • People are more free than before,
    • and that makes them free to choose
    • who they want to spend their life with,
    • their emotions with and many more.
    • Nobody has to be forced to live with only one
    • person in his life.
    • They can choose
  5. In our opinion Hester Prynne’s punishment was too harsh,

    Slide 5 - In our opinion Hester Prynne’s punishment was too harsh,

    • however in the era that she lived in marriage was taken very
    • seriously and religiously.
    • If Hester Prynne committed adultery these days,
    • nobody would have tried judge her, treat her like
    • something that is not normal, and she definitely
    • would live her life normally like all others do.
  6. Hester preferred a death punishment to being scorned upon by her fellow citizens

    Slide 6 - Hester preferred a death punishment to being scorned upon by her fellow citizens

    • however she wanted to
    • raise her daughter
  7. In the era that Hester lived in,

    Slide 7 - In the era that Hester lived in,

    • God was the ultimate judge, that is not the case nowadays.
    • In present days everything in the court is decided
    • by the judge and the court jury.
  8. Our opinion is that adultery should not be treated with such severe sternness.

    Slide 8 - Our opinion is that adultery should not be treated with such severe sternness.

  9. Presented by:

    Slide 9 - Presented by:

    • Zdravko Atanasov
    • Stoyan Iliev
    • Stefan Mirchev
    • George Sotirov