"The Scarlet Letter" Analytical Essay by Calwriter

"The Scarlet Letter"
An analysis of the "The Scarlet Letter", by Nathanial Hawthorne, and how the author's Puritan background is seen through the novel.
# 55120 | 1,679 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Jan 19, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that Hawthorne was known to have researched his own Puritan ancestry, on which he based "The Scarlet Letter." It discusses how "The Scarlet Letter" takes place in 1642 in Boston. The main character is convicted of adultery and must do public service, which entails being forced to wear a large scarlet letter "A," which stands for "Adulteress." It looks at the way the novel provides an insight into the Puritan concept of law in 1640, which is obviously very different from today's accepted norms.

Table of Contents
I. Introduction
II. Plot
III. Setting
IV. Theme
V. Conclusion
VI. Bibliography

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