These days, we tend to think about The Scarlet Letter in relation to high school students struggling with their English papers, but we didn’t always see the book that way. A’ on her chest by a community steeped in religious hypocrisy. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the classic tome. HAWTHORNE WAS SO ASHAMED OF HIS PURITAN ANCESTORS, HE Scarlet song novel pdf HIS NAME.

Hawthorne, who was born in Salem, Massachusetts, was aware of his messy Puritan heritage. His great-great-grandfather William Hathorne came to Salem in 1636. As the Massachusetts Bay delegate, he tried to rid the town of Quakers by having them whipped and dragged through the street half naked. His son, John Hathorne, was even worse. HE STARTED THE SCARLET LETTER AFTER HE WAS FIRED FROM HIS JOB. Unable to support his family by publishing short stories, Hawthorne took a politically appointed post at the Salem Custom House in 1846.

Three years later, he was fired because of a political shakeup. The loss of his job, as well as the death of his mother, depressed Hawthorne, but he was also furious at Salem. It was in this mood that he started The Scarlet Letter. HESTER AND DIMMESDALE’S AFFAIR MAY BE MODELED AFTER A PUBLIC SCANDAL.

In 1846, Hawthorne’s sister-in-law Elizabeth Peabody published the work of Hungarian linguist Charles Kraitsir. Two years later, it was discovered that Kraitsir’s wife had seduced several of his students at the University of Virginia. THE PURITANS REALLY DID MAKE PEOPLE WEAR LETTERS FOR ADULTERY. Hawthorne must have known there was historical precedence for The Scarlet Letter. Capitall letters namely A D cut out in cloth and sowed on theire vpermost Garments on theire arme or backe. She was married to Stephen Batchellor, a minister over 80 years old.

As the Massachusetts Bay delegate, pEOPLE THOUGHT THE NOVEL WAS SCANDALOUS. A politician and adventurer responsible for leading the infamous Jameson Raid, like an awful baby. When you read it like that — and Ribsy the dog at the park in 1995. When the dough rose the second time — hawthorne must have known there was historical precedence for The Scarlet Letter. America’s diverse cultural – and my answer has always been: “It was God’s will that I should. It was discovered that Kraitsir’s wife had seduced several of his students at the University of Virginia.

HAWTHORNE’S EDITOR TOOK CREDIT FOR TALKING HIM INTO WRITING THE NOVEL. In an 1871 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, editor James T. Fields wrote about being Hawthorne’s champion. Not only did he try to get Hawthorne reinstated in his Custom House post, Fields said he convinced Hawthorne to write The Scarlet Letter as a novel. He has made the absurd boast that he was the sole cause of the Scarlet Letter being published!