Who Is Nathaniel Hawthorne's Influence On The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Who is a famous american author who has an ancestral connection with the Salem witch trials?That would be none other than Nathaniel Hawthorne. This paper is about Nathaniel Hawthorne, his greatest work, “The Scarlet Letter” and what critical evaluators had to say about “The Scarlet Letter”. Nathaniel Hawthorne There is not that much information about Nathaniel Hawthorne. Most of this information came from friends and family. Childhood. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a very isolated Person(Nathaniel,212). He was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts(Heller, Terry). His parents are Nathaniel Hathorne and Elizabeth Clarke Hathorne(Shmoop). He was the second child born, the first was Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne and the last …show more content…

Some of the characters in “The Scarlet Letter” have a little or big impact on the story. The main character in “The Scarlet Letter” is Hester Prynne. She married Roger Chillingworth, while living in England. She then moves to America and has an affair with Arthur Dimmesdale. After the affair she then has a kid named Pearl. The ship master is the captain of the ship, when Hester, Dimmesdale, and Pearl are trying to leave America. John Wilson is real person who came to America in 1630. In “The Scarlet Letter” he is a person with power in the puritan society. Governor Bellingham is a real person and he came to America in 1634. In the story in Ch.8 he tries to take Pearl away from Hester. Roger ChillingWorth is Hester’s husband. He left Hester, so he could be an apothecary. Arthur Dimmesdale is a young minister who had an affair with Hester. The Good Wives are the women who talk about Hester’s crime. They felt like they were too easy on her. The Good Wives suggested execution or branding. Mistress Hibbins is a real person. She was executed for witchcraft in 1656. In the story she tries to tempt Hester and Dimmesdale to join Satan. Pearl is the daughter of Hester and Arthur. She then grows up to be smart and creative.(Ed. Diane

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