Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1970

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Raymond C. Palmer

Second Advisor

Albert L. Walker

Third Advisor

J. B. Page

Abstract

The world of children was one Nathaniel Hawthorne knew well and in Hester's relationship with Pearl in The Scarlet Letter he described a method of child rearing that was growing in popularity in his time and that he practiced with his own children. Built on love, mutual give and take, and gentle authority, it was a far cry from the stern, dictatorial method of handling children in the 1600's. The relationship of Hester and Pearl was based on the Hawthornes' handling of their children rather than on any Puritan models.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6027

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Carol S. David

Language

en

Date Available

August 20, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

25 pages

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