Hawthorne's life versus life In The Scarlet Letter

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Hawthorne’s Life Versus Life In The Scarlet Letter To understand a book the reader must understand the background and lifetime of the author. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s childhood was one in which he was brought up by a conservative family in a Puritan Community. He was not totally sold on his culture’s ideas on many subjects. His own uncle was a judge in the witch trials of Salem. Hawthorne was embarrassed about his uncle …

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