The Scarlet Letter Essay | Puritianism and Literary Techniques in "The Scarlet Letter"

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Puritianism and Literary Techniques in "The Scarlet Letter"

Summary: The symbolism of good and evil and the negative effect of Puritanism in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Also, the literary techniques used by Hawthorne, such as symbolism, irony and ambiguity.
"Nathaniel Hawthorne has made a beautiful, admirable, extraordinary approach in this novel" said Henry James regarding The Scarlet Letter. It has the beauty and harmony of all original and complete conceptions and its weaker spots are not of its essence, but mere light flaws and inequalities of surface. The novel has the inexhaustible charm and mystery of great works of art. It has a high style of polish as well as a charming freshness. Hawthorne has cultivated with great industry his natural sense of language, his turn for saying things lightly in touchy mood, picturesquely yet simply, and for infusing a gently colloquial tone into matter of the most unfamiliar import. The Scarlet Letter deals with different aspects, which are portrayed in the novel directly or indirectly. It is a psychological romance with the tragic incidents of crime and punishment. Hawthorne also...

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