Identify and analyze Hawthorne’s development of the themes of shame, judgement, and isolation in Chapter 2.
Compare Hawthorne’s treatment of these themes with a modern podcast on a similar theme.
Book: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Radio Segment: “Online ‘Shaming’ a New Level of Cyberbullying for Girls”
The creator of the podcast describes online bullying, or “slut shaming,” as the new scarlet letter. What does she mean by this? Do you agree or disagree with her statement? Use evidence from both the novel and the podcast to support your answer.
Choose and answer one of the discussion questions from today’s lesson. Use evidence from both the novel and the podcast in your answer.
About the novel:
About the podcast:
Discussion Questions about Both: