The Scarlet Letter Is The Modern Version Of Literature And Movies Are Like Apples And Oranges

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Stephen King once said, “Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit but taste completely different.” Easy A, directed by Will Gluck, is the modern version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter. Easy A is based on a teenage girl named Olive Penderghast, who secretly lies of losing her virginity and pretends to sleep around with boys, and then relies on the school’s rumor mill to advance her social and financial standings in high school. Giving her a new image as the school’s tramp, she embraces it by attaching a red “A” on her clothing. The Scarlet Letter is based on a young woman, Hester Prynne, who was found guilty of committing adultery and must wear a scarlet “A” on her bosom as a symbol of shame. Her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, remains unidentified until the end of the story and is destroyed with guilt, while her husband, Roger Chillingworth, seeks revenge. Hester Prynne and Olive Penderghast are two characters that society views them as a disgrace. Hester deals with social scorns from the Puritans with dignity, while Olive deals her new character as a “slut” vulgarly. This is important because the treatment and judgment towards women will remain unchanged. The people wanted both characters to be removed from their society. In The Scarlet letter, a Puritan woman had said, “This women has bought shame upon us all, and ought to die.” Since the Puritans were very religious, they’ve seen the punishment of Hester…

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