The Sins of Puritan Women
American literature often examines people and motives. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, and in Aruthur Miller’s modern dramatic masterpiece, The Crucible, people and motives often depict patters of Puritans struggling for life during a shaky time. Two main characters from both pieces of works share the traits of a struggling Puritan as adulators. Even tough Hester and Abigail have similar traits, their sins differ dramatically and
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died, and the people who weren’t put to shame. When it all comes out to the point, Hester paid for her sins and Abigail just gained a short lived life of fame.
Now Aruthur Miller finally shows America who Abigail is like during the red scare. Hawthorne also shows that even the worst sinners of sinners still have good in their hearts. He also takes notice on how the spoil system also corrupts lives.