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The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Ornate, Formal, Thorny, Biblical, Shadowy, Comma-Loving

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Everything you need to know about the writing style of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, written by experts with you in mind.

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Transcript of The Scarlet Letter -Hawthorne's Writing Style Characteristics of his writing His Major Dark Romances: Nathaniel Hawthorne Dark Romanticism: Influences Family History Themes of His Writings Suggests that sin, guilt, and evil are qualities of human nature.

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A detailed discussion of the writing styles running throughout The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter including including point of view, structure, setting, language, and meaning. One example of this style can be found in The Scarlet Letter since the novel was almost solely based on the commandment ^Thou shall not commit adultery^ (Magill:1 ). Despite dated dialogue and dated writing style, Hawthorne implied various modern themes in his works.

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The Scarlet Letter has an incredibly unique style. Hawthorne uses key writing styles to get the main themes across in his novel: natural law vs. conventional law. Hester broke a conventional law, but she did not brake a natural law. The style of The Scarlet Letter is ornate and subtle, characterized by long, intricate sentences, suggesting the path to the truth is twisting and complicated. Hawthorne’s long sentences contain many clauses, or ideas, and often only communicate the main idea at the end.