The scarlet letter, nathaniel hawthorne the scarlet letter: a romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction, written by american author nathaniel hawthorne it is considered his masterwork. Review: the scarlet letter by nathaniel hawthorne october 7, 2016 nathaniel hawthorne’s the scarlet letter is a book whose iconic position within the literary cannon makes is a must read for many.
The scarlet letter is hawthorne's response to the oppressive reality to puritan society after discovering his ancestors actually took place in the witch hunts, hawthorne wrote this expressive novel about a woman who simply wanted to live.
A short summary of nathaniel hawthorne's the scarlet letter this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of the scarlet letter plot overview the scarlet letter opens with a long preamble about how the book came to be written the nameless narrator was the surveyor of the customhouse in salem, massachusetts review quiz. The book begins with an introduction entitled ‘the custom-house’ i struggled with it a little to be honest, i found the writing style quite dense and i hadn’t quite worked out what its relevance was to the story of the scarlet letter.
Nathaniel hawthorne's the scarlet letter, is a classic a woman is condemned for adultery with the burning red scarlet letter for her action by society social stigma in a different period. Opening thoughts on the scarlet letter by nathaniel hawthorne the scarlet letter to understand nathaniel hawthorne’s the scarlet letter requires an understanding of the setting for the story the scarlet letter was set in the puritan community of 17th century boston.
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for the scarlet letter(1850) by:nathaniel hawthorne at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Nathaniel hawthorne’s writing style in one of poetry throughout the scarlet letter, with long flowing paragraphs describing scenes, people, and situations while some may be drawn to this style of writing, i was left feeling bored and as if the book drew on too long.
Book worm’s review: set in a puritan new england town in the 1640’s, this is the story of hester prynne, a woman who has committed adultery and bears a child as punishment she is forced to wear a scarlet letter a on her clothing. The characters are well-developed and interesting the story is also interesting, though very sad it shows the strictness of puritan beliefs in the 1600s, it shows the difference between a person bearing shame and a person bearing secret guilt, it shows the price of sin and the gift of forgiveness the scarlet letter is a true masterpiece.