Explain the lifestyle and values of Puritan New England in the mid-1600s.
Make inferences about the author’s potential tone and purpose in the novel.
How did the values of Puritans impact life in the New England colonies? Use details from the article to support your answer.
Based on the details in his biography, what can you infer will be Hawthorne’s tone toward the Puritans of New England in his novel? Explain.
Based on the quotation from Hawthorne’s journal, what can you predict about the novel? Explain.