Analysis Of The Book ' The Scarlet Letter ' Essay

1357 Words Dec 5th, 2015 6 Pages
Easy A is a movie created by director Will Gluck. The movie is about a high schooler

who lies and loses her respect throughout the school. Most people who have watched this movie

know that it’s trying to compare itself to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous book The Scarlet Letter.

The movie compares itself in some well thought out ways like how Olive is an outcast from her

peers after everyone learned about her lie. Like how Hester was out casted from society because

of her sin but the movie is not as similar as people think. Easy A has many differences compared

to The Scarlet Letter such as Hawthorne’s writing style, the plot, characters of the film, and even

the symbolism of the letter A.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The Scarlet Letter is famously known for having some of

the most complex words in his writing throughout the entirety of his books. Some minor

examples of words he used are ignominious, heterodox, and plaintiveness. He used these words

to add extremely vivid detail to the environments, characters, and tones of his story. The movie

Easy A, on the other hand, doesn’t use as many advanced words as much as Hawthorne does.

The movie occasionally uses a complicated word as a way to reference Hawthorne’s writing but

they go straight back to talking in a more simple manner than in Scarlet Letter. One could argue

that they didn’t use many large words because people wouldn’t understand them but the movie

makes constant reminders to the viewers of…

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