The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Essay

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Nathaniel Hawthorne is known for his enthralling novels that revolve around the Puritan religion, such as The Scarlet Letter, which reveal the truth behind the Puritan ideology. Hawthorne takes readers back to the past to a Puritan society, where he uses key themes such as original sin and repression to portray the Puritan society. This allows readers to understand the Puritan religion, and the true evilness and different dimensions he saw behind it through the characters he created. Hawthorne’s characters expose his opinion of the religion, which allowed him to reveal the iniquity he saw in it. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses religious themes to illustrate the cruelty of the Puritan society, by recollecting his ancestors ' experiences, depicting Hester’s banishment, and by the diction he uses throughout the novel in order to reveal his negative opinion about the corruption in Puritan ideology.
When an author begins his writing process, he or she begins with a reason to why their writing a particular subject. Nonetheless, Hawthorne found his inspiration in his family’s history, by recollecting his ancestors’ experiences. This made him able to write multiple novels on the Puritan society, including The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne depicted his ancestor’s stories through his characters, all in order to reveal the truth about the Puritan theology.
Hawthorne gained insight through his ancestors, and felt that it was his duty to acknowledge it. “The story of Hester…

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