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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