The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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LYS PAUL Modern Literature Ms. Gordon The Scarlet Letter The scarlet letter is book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne who is known as one the most studied writers because of his use of allegory and symbolism. He was born on July 4, 1804 in the family of Nathaniel, his father, and Elizabeth Clark Hathorne his mother. Nathaniel added “W” to his name to distance himself from the side of the family. His father Nathaniel, was a sea captain, and died in 1808 with a yellow fever while at sea. That was a painful moment for the Hathorne family. With financial issues, Nathaniel moved into Elizabeth’s wealthy brother’s house. While living there, he injured his leg which caused him to stay immobile at home for several months during which time he developed interests for reading and set his ambition for becoming a writer. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin college from 1821 to 1825. During his college year, he missed his family so bad such that he went to stay with them for twelve days. And it is during that time that he wrote some stories like The Hollow of the Three Hills and An old Woman’s Tale. In 1846, Nathaniel lost his job as a surveyor in the Salem Custom House. This lose of job turned into a blessing life. Giving him more time, he wrote his masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter, one of the first mass produced publications in the United States and its wide distribution made Nathaniel famous. President Franklin Pierce, appointed Hawthorne an american consul to Britain as a recompense of his
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