An Analysis Of Nathaniel Hawthorne 's ' The Scarlet Letter ' Essay

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Nathaniel Hawthorne composed a voluminous quantity of arts during his lifetime. Hawthorne was a gifted American author. He was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to a family with a long New England history. Hathorne was his given name at birth. Nathaniel added a 'w ' to distinguish himself from his family’s history. The Hathorne’s legacy was one of strict Puritanism. Hawthorne used his religious teachings to create works encountering those aspects of humanity. His writings would be expressed in a way that would bring them into a focus, highlighting uncertainties and the struggle of man within their contradictions. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s American classic, The Scarlet Letter illustrates the Puritan society’s way of life and the consequences of going astray and teaches present-day society that law and religion are connected.
Nathaniel Hawthorne wasn’t completely interested in higher education. Enrolled at Bowdoin College in 1821, he studied the basic mathematics, natural science, and philosophy. Nathaniel was an average student, but an avid reader and writer. "I do not want to be a doctor and live by men 's diseases, nor a minister to live by their sins, nor a lawyer to live by their quarrels. So, I don 't see that there is anything left for me but to be an author.” It’s superficial that he spent much of his time reading and writing in The Salem Athenaeum after graduating. Much of his time was spent in the local library that led him to his ancestral roots…

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