Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne is an American novelist, who writes and focuses on sin, punishment, and atonement. However, he mainly focuses on the Puritan legacy. Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. From 1825-1837, Hawthorne perfected his writing and spent this time to help generate ideas for his novels and poems. One of the most well known novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne is “The Scarlet Letter.” The Scarlet Letter helped Hawthorne’s career to become one of the most successful of his time. The Scarlet Letter contained passion and strength that all of his other works lacked. However, before his death Hawthorne released one more novel and a collection of articles, “The Marble Faun and Our Old Home.” On May 18, while on a journey to Plymouth, New Hampshire with his dear friend Franklin Pierce, Hawthorne died in his sleep. Bloom once said about Hawthorne, “He was a beautiful, natural, original genius.” (Bloom, Nathaniel Hawthorne as a short story writer, 1). Hawthorne left behind a legacy of imagination and perception in the world of Literature. (Bloom, 1) When, you hear the name Nathaniel Hawthorne. What comes to mind? Most people would say he wrote, “The Scarlet Letter.” While, others might say, he has a distinct way of writing his novels such as using things such as emblems in all of his novels. Nathaniel Hawthorne had a wide imagination. Hawthorne isn’t much like other poets or novelists of his time. He had a certain uniqueness to his stories that other
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