How Does Nathaniel Hawthorne Use Torture In The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem Massachusetts and died on May 19, 1964 in Plymouth New Hampshire. Mr. Hawthorne was injured when he was young and during that time he became fascinated with literature and writing, eventually he went to college and made friends many of whom are famous classic writers. After graduation he returned home and wrote many of his famous book, The Hollows of the Three Hills, An Old Woman's Tale, My Kinsman, and many more. During this time Hawthorne worked for the Boston Custom House, where he met his first wife. They eventually got married, moved to Massachusetts, and had three children. Due to financial reasons they moved back to Salem and he got a job at the Salem Custom House, soon he was let go due to the election of a new president named Zachary Taylor. During this time he started writing again, this is when he wrote The Scarlet Letter.
“In our nature, however, there is a provision, alife marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it” (Hawthorne 50). This quote, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is notable because it shows how Hawthorne feels for Hester and how he foreshadows later chapters. This quote is still know now because, the quote is true and agreed with still to this day. The Scarlet Letter occurs during the early to mid 1600’s, the 17 century. This novel occurs in Massachusetts; “The grass-plot before
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