Movie Essay: The Scarlet Letter Vs. Easy A

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"Easy A" is a movie that is loosely based on Hawthorne's novel, "The Scarlet Letter". In this movie, Olive can be compared in a way to Hester Prynne. Although they both have different roles in their society and being in different time periods. They always have one thing in common, the similarity is that they both wear a red "A" on their clothing. In the Scarlet Letter and Easy A, they both have many differences but one constant similarity. The first major difference between Hester and Olive is their position in the surrounding and the social status that they are in. In the beginning olive states that she gets no attention from anybody. In result, neglect ends up desiring to be to be popular and try to fit in the best she can amongst her peers. By her decision making she gets in the wrong way and ends up getting isolated from everybody in the end. On the other hand Hester doesn’t want or try getting attention through her actions. Also she becomes an outcast of the Puritan community and she slowly finds her way back through hard work and showing she cares. Secondly the way the two characters …show more content…

The book and the movie made a lot of connections to and brought the book into the hands of teenagers in this generation. In comparison they both have a life lesson to get out and that is if you keep a secret from everyone, eventually it comes backs to haunt you and destroy you. As in the books says “ This feeble and most sensitive of spirits could do neither, yet continually did one thing or another, which intertwined, in the same inextricable knot, the agony of heaven-defying guilt and vain repentance” (Hawthorne 1845). In result, from their different ways of society, social status and how they solved their problems in the end, they both have the letter “A” that defines them and represents who they are. In the Scarlet Letter and Easy A, they both have many differences but one constant

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