Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

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Puritanism in Red Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter shows the early view of Puritanism by concentrating on sin, guilt, and its effects on society. Nathaniel Hawthorne conveyed a dark and romantic style of writing in “The Scarlet Letter”, impacting the society by focusing on the concepts of romanticism. The Scarlet Letter is considered a classic book and is still read today. Nathaniel Hathorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804. He was the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Clark Hawthorn. In 1808 Hathorne’s father died of yellow fever at sea, he was the ship captain. The family was left with little financial support so in 1809 his mother and sisters moved into the Manning House.While Hathorne was attending Worcester’s…show more content…
In 1837 he met his future wife Sophia Peabody and he published Twice-Told Tales, these stories soon got him recognized. He soon got engaged to Sophia Peabody, and to save money in 1839 for their marriage her worked as a salt and coal miner. He also bought shares in Brook Farm, which he intended for he and his wife to live once they married. Soon disillusioned at one point, he left the farm and married Sophia July 9, 1842. The couple moved into the Old Manse, they rented the house from Ralph Emerson. Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter was about an in look into Purantism (Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Historical Context of Scarlet Letter from The Scarlet Letter. EMC Corporation, 1998. Print). That mirrored on a lady by the name of Hester Prynne, who lived during the strict early Puritan Settlement. The settlement had a Utopia look on how settlers should carry on with life, with a clean soul as much as possible, and frowned upon those who had sin fallen short. She was caught cheating on her lost husband and was punished with prison time, public humiliation on the town’s scaffold, and bearing the Scarlet Letter “A” upon her bosom for a period of time. She raised her daughter from the affair, named Pearl. After seven years her husband comes back, whom she believed to be dead. Her husband, named Roger Chillingworth posed as a physician nursing the town’s young reverend, named Reverend
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