Scarlet Letter Essay

Scarlet Letter Essay - Scarlet Letter Essay #1 We live in...

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Scarlet Letter Essay #1 We live in an accepting society. This was not always true for all people. Take the puritan people for example; they lived in a harsh and unaccepting culture. Many things that we now look upon as not acceptable were, in puritan times, punishable by death. This is why Hester Pryne, her daughter Pearl, and her lover Arthur Dimmmesdale lived for nearly a decade in silence and solitude, or as much as was possible at the time. All of this pain and suffering stemmed from the Boston puritan of the 1650’s society itself. Therefore we can see that, the setting of this novel is unique to the conflict and could not be easily duplicated in a different societal backround. The puritan people as a whole were a very “clean” group of people. A normal day in the life of a Puritan would consist of getting up, working, going to church, and going back to sleep, with very little deviation in this routine. They lived very much strictly by the Bible and its teachings. The society set up for us in Boston of the 1650’s in the novel The Scarlet Letter is not any different. These puritan towns, established mostly in the
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