Lessons Learned from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is considered by many to be a classic novel. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne provides his audience with a real sense of the consequences of unconfessed sin, isolation from society, and the presence of evil everywhere. Through his portrayal of the main characters, his choice of setting, and his implied moral lessons, he teaches lessons that must be learned for humans to continue living in harmony with one another.
The setting of The Scarlet Letter provides a powerful connection between fact and fiction. Events such as the Salem witch trials, which occurred not long after the events of The Scarlet Letter, establish credibility …show more content…
Another theme in The Scarlet Letter is that evil exists in all things. One prime example is the way Pearl behaves. Even with Hester's attempts to discipline her daughter, Pearl inevitably disobeys. The townspeople of Salem believe that Pearl has the devil in her because she was conceived in sin and that her misbehavior continues for the seven-year-span of