The Scarlet Letter, Hathorne's classic novel about romance and the Puritan nature, at least that's what most people think. On the other hand some educated people think that Hathorne is taking the shame of his ancestors upon himself. His earliest predecessor in America was William Hathorne. William Hathorne arrived with John Winthrop, later governor of Massachusetts. William became a major in the Salem militia and also was Speaker of the House of Delegates. He had
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This book which has been accepted as a classic has many twists and turns to get to Hathorne's 'moral lessons'. If one would look carefully it might remind them of an Aesop Fable, but Hathorne's most important point to get across to the reader is "Be true! Be true! Be true! Show freely to the world, if not your worst, yet some trait whereby the worst may be inferred"(242).Honestly, a well thought out quote.