Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, is an American novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery, refuses to name the father, and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores questions of grace, legalism, sin and guilt.
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    💞Romantis

    I liked that. I liked it. This year I have been reading one of my favorite books in my English course. It's slow to begin, but in the middle, it gets better. It's a little slow, with a good story behind it, like most older American literature.

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    👍Layak dibaca
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    Not much to say. I really like it. I didn't think it was hard to find out who the dad was but everyone in my class didn't know for a while.

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    🔮Kearifan Tersembunyi
    💡Banyak pelajaran
    🎯Bermanfaat

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    It was whispered by those who peered after her that the scarlet letter threw a lurid gleam along the dark passage-way of the interior.
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    If little Pearl were entertained with faith and trust, as a spirit messenger no less than an earthly child, might it not be her errand to soothe away the sorrow that lay cold in her mother's heart, and converted it into a tomb?—and to help her to overcome the passion, once so wild, and even yet neither dead nor asleep, but only imprisoned within the same tomb-like heart?
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    In the little chaos of Pearl's character there might be seen emerging and could have been from the very first—the steadfast principles of an unflinching courage—an uncontrollable will—sturdy pride, which might be disciplined into self-respect—and a bitter scorn of many things which, when examined, might be found to have the taint of falsehood in them. She possessed affections, too, though hitherto acrid and disagreeable, as are the richest flavours of unripe fruit. With all these sterling attributes, thought Hester, the evil which she inherited from her mother must be great indeed, if a noble woman do not grow out of this elfish child.

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