The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was a book of many meanings. The
novel paralleled to Hawthorne’s life, particularly his childhood. He used The Scarlet Letter as a
physiological vent. Hawthorne’s life is greatly reflected throughout the novel. Hawthorne left
traces of his home town’s atmosphere, his psychological well-being, his family life and his habits.
Hawthorne lived a life of guilt in the puritan ages as did his main character, Hester Prynne. He
was also against the puritan government for a portion of his life, as are the two lovers,
Dimmesdale and Hester. Hawthorne was a secluded child after his father died. He was very
sheltered from the real world; therefore, forced to stay within the realms of his mother’s side. The
meteorology, setting, politics, and anthropology in The Scarlet Letter refers in some way to
Hawthorne loved nature with a passion, it was...