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Worldview Guide for The Scarlet Letter

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Worldview Guides

"Everyone thinks they know what the Puritans were like, and a big part of the reason why they think they know this can be found in this book, The Scarlet Letter."

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"Since Nathaniel Hawthorne was a New Englander who wrote back in the “old days,” we sometimes assume that he learned about Puritanism by looking out his window. But the book is set in 1642, and was published in 1850—over two centuries later. While Hawthorne was descended from Puritans—his great, great grandfather was the only judge in the Salem witch trials who did not repent of what he had done—that world was long gone by Hawthorne’s day. Perhaps his ancestry is where Hawthorne acquired his somewhat morbid turn of mind." -From Douglas Wilson's guide

The Canon Classics Worldview Guides provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. The Worldview Guides focus on the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach—and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key—to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and master the classics.

The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.

A free classics test and answer key are also available here.

What People Are Saying about the Worldview Guides:

"The content is excellent" -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Reviewer

"this book is nice enough I'll probably get the paper copy of the next canon classic worldview guide I get." -student

"Can't wait to order more of these Worldview Guides to accompany my reading and re-reading of classics." -a reader

Douglas Wilson is a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, a father of three, and grandfather of seventeen. He is the author of numerous books, including Decluttering Your Marriage, Future Men, and How to Exasperate Your Wife.

IMPRINT: Canon Classics Literature Series

AUTHOR: Douglas Wilson

PAGE COUNT: 48 pages

SIZE: 5x8"

ISBN 10: 1591282500

ISBN-13: 9781591282501

PUB. DATE: June 27, 2017

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Customer Reviews

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Marci Miller
Scarlett Letter Helps

I purchased this hoping for a Scarlett Letter helps for teaching homeschool English, this little booklet was helpful in several ways I didn’t expect. It holds background information on the author and time period and his intents for writing the book, it also helps a student or teacher to know how to align the book with truth and God’s Word, it points out theological flaws of thinking, and it asks and answers 21 crucial questions related to the piece of literature. I think it’s best read alongside or after reading the book.