Using this blog format, students should answer the questions
posed for each chapter, comment on classmates’ responses, answer each other's
questions, and present new questions or thoughts based on other responses. (Each student must respond to each post and thoughtfully comment on at least one other student's response._
“The Custom House” What is romanticism? What is the purpose of this chapter? How does Hawthorne’s family history contribute to his attitude toward The Custom House and his place in society? How would you describe Hawthorne’s attitude toward his former job and fellow workers? Why do you think so? (This is asking for TONE and evidence supporting your inference.) In this essay, Hawthorne addresses the reader directly. What effect does he create with this manner? What effect does the detailed description of the scarlet letter have on you?