Hell, Heaven and Alchemy in Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter" according to Gnosticism

According to Gnosticism, the original sin which prompted man to be expelled from Heaven was the sin against the Holy Spirit. This offence would be strictly connected to sexuality, consisting mainly on fornication and adultery. The disobedient behavior towards the Lord’s Laws, then, made God banish s...

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Autor principal: Casanova, Nora Celina
Otros Autores: Raggio, Marcela
Formato: Tesis de grado publishedVersion Tesina de grado
Lenguaje:Inglés
Publicado: Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras 2013
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Acceso en línea:http://bdigital.uncu.edu.ar/5148
Aporte de:Biblioteca Digital de Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Ver origen
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Sumario:According to Gnosticism, the original sin which prompted man to be expelled from Heaven was the sin against the Holy Spirit. This offence would be strictly connected to sexuality, consisting mainly on fornication and adultery. The disobedient behavior towards the Lord’s Laws, then, made God banish sinners to a place where they should suffer until they could be redeemed by their own good deeds and saintly conduct. In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main characters have to suffer the consequences of their sin and struggle against their own nature to achieve redemption and be purified.