Scarlet Letter Puritan

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Four thousand years of religion have influenced many things the government and the society. Puritanism was a religion reform movement arose within the Church of England in the late sixteenth century. Puritan is the name given in the sixteenth Century to the more extreme Protestants within the Church of England. These Protestants thought the English Reformation had not gone far enough in reforming the doctrines and structure of the church. They wanted to purify their church. They came to North America in search of religious freedom and in the process great government, education, social, and economic. Many of the things that they implemented in the first colonies are still seen today in the social and governmental structures of the United…show more content…
In this novel, we experience the ways of the puritan and their injustice system to sinners. The Puritan fundamentalists of The Scarlet Letter practice are based on the unbalanced system of justice and mercy (Jahan). Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter was written in the eighteenth century. The setting of The Scarlet Letter is in the seventh century in Boston, America. Puritan society drags the amount of religion into their justice system. The people see themselves as higher beings than the accused. The penalty to counteract the act of adultery is death. Hester Pyrene committed adultery, which was called scarlet letter A. (The influence on sin and punishment in the scarlet letter). She had married to this old man, she got attracted to another…show more content…
“Mercy is amiss in The Scarlet Letter” (Crews). Hester was not given any mercy for committing adultery, she was put to shame. The main character of the story, Hester Prynne, was found guilty of adultery. (Crews).Though the penalty of adultery is death, she is shown mercy. Puritans in their great mercy and tenderness of heart, they have doomed mistress Prynne to stand only a space of three hours on the platform. (The influence of sin and punishment in the scarlet letter). This was the remainder of her natural life, to wear a mark of shame upon her bosom. Although death is overlooked, but this is a harsh punishment for someone to be put
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