Puritans: A Prominent Effect Upon American Culture

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Throughout the novel, The Scarlet Letter, the Puritans had a prominent effect upon American culture. Hawthorne incorporates the Puritans cultural and political aspects within the story by setting up a realistic problem that the audience can relate to. In order to capture the meaning behind the story, the author exercises characteristics that early American Puritans posses. During the late sixteenth century, the Puritans came to America from Europe to escape persecution; this movement became known as Puritanism. The religious groups political and cultural attributes shaped Americans first states. The group of English Protestants were seeking to purify the Church of England. they believed the church was practicing Roman Catholic exercises and

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