Scarlet Letter Critique

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Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is one of the most well remembered romantic novels in history. Although written in 1850, its influence and literary greatness still force themselves onto English teachers’ syllabuses every year. A strong question brought forth by this action is: “How and why does this novel manage to survive the change in society and taste over the years?” The answer to this is quite simple. It is Hawthorne’s ability to project his …

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…the same boundaries could be just as popular as any other bestseller if written with the literary genius of a Hawthorne or other great author. The Scarlet Letter has stood the test of time and the changing of society. Its influence will be felt for many years, because it seems that many years from now The Scarlet Letter will have just as much of a strong place in classrooms and bookshelves as it ever did.