The Scarlet Letter Essay | The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter

Summary: The novel, The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1850's, was a book involved in the ubiquitous movement of Romanticism. The main story is set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (modern-day Boston), a colony newly established by English Puritans.
The novel, The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1850's, was a book involved in the ubiquitous movement of Romanticism. The main story is set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (modern-day Boston), a colony newly established by English Puritans. Their society was based on a strict religious code (The Puritan Creed), however was sadly surrounded by a weak judiciary system. This masterpiece of Hawthorne showed how one sin affected the lives of three people. When Hester and Dimmesdale committed their sinful act of love, Pearl was born; she symbolized a sin, a secret and a connection. She played three major roles in The Scarlet Letter: Hester's second physical reminder, the duel role of Hester's saviour/tormenter, and a constant reminder to Dimmesdale and Hester of their sin. She functions more than just a child-character - she is an indispensable aid to the reader (giving a...

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