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A Reading of "The Scarlet Letter"
This paper presents an approach to reading Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter".
# 124679 | 3,000 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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The paper presents a close reading of Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" that focuses on its Enlightenment.

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"Over time, critics have approached the reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" in a number of often discrete ways. Bertha Faust, an early critic of Hawthorne's who assembled commentary emanating from the time when Hawthorne published his works, contends that underpinning "The Scarlet Letter" is his condemnation of Puritanism and its repressive relentless morality which sat in direct opposition to the principles of the Enlightenment. This is a view of the novel that is also affirmed by..."

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