During each semester we discuss a novel, selected poetry, and a drama. This fall the novel will be Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”. This stark drama of the conflict between passion and convention illuminates Hawthorne’s concern with our Puritan past, and its influence on American life. Poetry will be taken from the Seashell Anthology, Christopher Burns, Ed. Our drama, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, delineates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.\

Madison Senior Center
Meeting Day
Meeting Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Start Date
Sept. 23, 2019
End Date
Nov 25, 2019
Regular reading/discussion
Class Size
No limit

Class Notes

To Enroll: no pre-enrollment, just come to the first-class session

# of Sessions: 10

Reading expected, the discussion always lively.

Experiencing Great English Literature


Name Email Phone
Phil Paulson philplsn@gmail.com 608-318-1567

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