“The Scarlet Letter”, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, records a struggled life about two adultery lovers. This story was marked by the most successful work back in 1850s and also become to a big part of Hawthorne’s writing career. Through the eyes of his main character Hester Prynne, the readers seem to see a woman’s helpless under a brutal and traditional society, which was ruled by Puritan people. After his book had been published one after another, no one can deny Hawthorne’s irreplaceable talent and unremitting effort. Nathaniel Hawthorne expressed his own feelings about the dark Puritan society through many successful works, which helped him become more and more popular after he died in 1864.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the famous writers in United State, was born in Salem, Massachusetts 1804. His father died in 1808 when Hawthorne was only 4 years old. Without his family crutch, Hawthorne moved to his uncle house and attends to college by his uncle’s financial support. Hawthorne liked using different tales to express his intricate feelings even he did not have a considerable income. His famous work “The Scarlet Letter”, published in 1850, gave him the voice to express his discontent and helpless about the Puritan society. Hawthorne also considers as a successful political announcer, “During the 1852 election, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a campaign biography for his college friend Franklin Pierce. “ (Biography.com Editors.) That campaign helped Pierce got the president seat and led Hawthorne entered the gate of American politics. His tortuous life ended in 1864 at New Hampshire. (Biography.com Editors). Hawthorne’s work is imaginative and well structured. He not only analysis people’s psychological, but a...
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Hawthorne has a pair of incisive eyes, which made his work ironic and realistic; a pair of keen ears, which helped him heard the true people’s thoughts under a disorder society; a developed and powerful brain, which created many interesting and thought-provoking stories. His personal experiences made his cogitation unique and preachy. His success leading the future people and become to remarkable example of American literature. As the time goes by, people maybe will forget his name but will always remember his work and his ideas. Nathaniel Hawthorne, as a writer, he left many intriguing stories; as a thinker, he disclosed many ugly situation; as a normal American citizens, he proposed many expectances about the future. For most people, Hawthorne is the soul of American literature and will be last for many years.
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