Silence And Secrecy In The Scarlet Letter

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The deceptive nature of silence and secrecy has long been an integral focus in literature, psychology, and medical fields. For years, scholars have regarded aspects of secrecy and deception, yet these concepts require further attention. Thus, drawing on literary criticisms and psychological research, this paper examines Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter so as to offer critical analysis of silence and secrecy. Additionally, this document presents a psychoanalytic focus on the unconscious of the main characters and the effects of their repressed feelings and desires on their actions in order to provide data for readers to perceive the inner world of the characters and how their inner worlds, their repressed desires, and feelings are revealed
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