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"The Scarlet Letter" in a Nutshell

Summary: This essay deals with some basic fundamental facts from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story about a young woman's struggle to accept her punishment, wearing a scarlet letter and holding her illegitimate child on a scaffold for an hour; her husband's journey to revenge, and her secret lover's journey to accept ridicule. The strict and sterile settings of Boston, Massachusetts in the middle of the seventeenth century, affect the characters because if the laws were less related to the Bible, Hester would not have to face such outrageous punishment, for her crime. Today, there is no heavy punishment for adultery. The cast of characters includes: Hester Prynne- the main character; Roger Chillingworth- Hester's husband, who got carried away with revenge; Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale- Hester's compatriot in her crime and Pearl's father, he sees himself as a coward while the town sees him as a semi-angel; Pearl - Hester...

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