The Movie In Nathaniel Hawthorne's Easy A And The Scarlet Letter

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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
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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 the film how the movie is like The Scarlet Letter, this

would make people want to watch the movie because it involves this book yet they don’t use the

words like Hawthorne did when he wrote it. That isn’t the worst thing the movie did. The

protagonist in this film is barely related to Hawthorne’s original story.

The plot of Nathanial Hawthorne’s story is an original storyline and idea that many

people use as a way to base some of their stories. The film wasn’t related to it much at all. Hester

Prynne is the protagonist in Hawthorne’s story. She was punished for giving birth to a child

through the sinful act of adultery and is sworn to wear a scarlet A for the rest of her life.

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