Analysis Of `` The Scarlet Letter `` By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The United States of America has always prided itself as the land of the free and home of the brave. A place of equal opportunity for anyone who so wishes to chase a dream, this is the “American Dream”. Unfortunately, at times throughout our history, that image can be smudged from an ethical standpoint due to some notable mishaps in our history. “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts, it’s how many times you get back up. - George A. Custer”. Hester Prin endured this saying every day after marked with the fateful letter “A” for adultery. Nathaniel Hawthorne, wrote,The Scarlet Letter, about a women that was marked by society and thus placed on the outside of general population, she was barely human. Underneath the obvious plot of the book are many themes, one of which can be attributed to life has an American and the reputation that comes along with it’s fabled start. The American identity, American voice, and the American dream, all being the foundation like principles that America was founded on so long ago. The Scarlet Letter, shows how those rights that America was founded on can be erased if someone goes against the general current of society, like Hester Prin. The American identity can drastically be different from person to person, after all, creating your own identity is the core of the American dream in itself. I attribute American identity as living on the land that was founded by our political and religious leaders, and being part of the ever
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