Essay on The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

1415 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
athaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter shows the early view of Puritanism by concentrating on sin, guilt, and its effects on society. Nathaniel Hawthorne conveyed a dark and romantic style of writing in “The Scarlet Letter”, impacting the society by focusing on the concepts of romanticism. The Scarlet Letter is considered a classic book and is still read today. Nathaniel Hathorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804. He was the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Clark Hawthorn. In 1808 Hathorne’s father died of yellow fever at sea, he was the ship captain. The family was left with little financial support so in 1809 his mother and sisters moved into the Manning House.(Whitney,Terry. “Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Early Life:Introduction.” .January 27, 2016) While Hathorne was attending Worcester’s school at the age of nine he injured when a ball hit his foot and was immobilized 2 years. During this time period he developed a hobby of reading and was influenced by allegory and symbolism in certain works. Later after his injury healed he attended Bowdoin College from 1821 to 1825. During sometime in his adulthood he changed his last name from Hathorne to Hawthorne. After he graduated for the next twelve years, he began writing vigorously and ended up publishing his first romance, Fanshawe. Hathorne burned his first collection of stories, Seven Tales of My Native Land, due to fact he couldn’t find a publisher. In 1830 he published…

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