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Although it was not the only reason hawthorne wrote the scarlet letter, his puritan background contributed greatly to his portrayal of a sinner in a strict puritan community (litz 157) hawthorne also raised questions concerning the morality and necessity of hester prynne^s exile in the scarlet letter. Author nathaniel hawthorne (1804-1864) is best known for his novels 'the scarlet letter' and 'the house of seven gables,' and also wrote many short stories born on july 4, 1804, in salem. The scarlet letter: a romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction written by american author nathaniel hawthorne it is considered his masterwork set in 17th-century puritan massachusetts bay colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of hester prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Nathaniel hawthorne was a writer from massachusetts during the 19th century nathaniel hawthorne, who was born and raised in salem, is best known for his novels the scarlet letter and the house of seven gables.
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Nathaniel hawthorne's representation of the puritan's strict religious ways in his novel, the scarlet letter, was not just a mere observation but rather a criticism of their beliefs. A short nathaniel hawthorne biography describes nathaniel hawthorne's life, times, and work also explains the historical and literary context that influenced the scarlet letter. Online literary criticism for nathaniel hawthorne the scarlet letter and nathaniel hawthorne's america, by brenda background and reasons for the salem.
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After hawthorne was fired from his job at the salem custom house in june of 1849, he began writing the scarlet letter which was published in march of 1850 in may of that year, he, sophia, una, and julian moved to a cottage in lenox, ma, where, in may of 1851, a second daughter, rose, was born to the hawthornes. Hawthorne's cultural context influence on nathaniel hawthorne specifically affect the context of his writing of the scarlet letter since it takes place in. Need help on themes in nathaniel hawthorne's the scarlet letter check out our thorough thematic analysis from the creators of sparknotes. This video provides a brief biography of nathaniel hawthorne followed by a summary and analysis of the introduction to the scarlet letter, -the custom house.