Similarities Between Scarlet Letter And The Great Gatsby

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Evolution is defined as the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier from. Although this is a science term it can be applied to social situations. This is the case in the novels The Scarlet Letter and The Great Gatsby. Both novels are set in very different time periods and with those time periods came two distinct sets of social norms. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter is set in 1850s Boston- which was a time of heavy Puritan beliefs. The people who settled in the area were morally self-righteous and believed in predestination, the idea that it was already decided who would go to heaven and who would go to hell. So when the main character Hester was discovered

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