Hawthorne is a literary genius
By Apple Dev. Reviewer
Nathaniel Hawthorne uses foreshadowing, symbolism, and his vast vocabulary to portray his novel. His ability to create an atmosphere for the reader is unmatched. The story is very emotion-based; Hawthorne allows the reader to share the guilt and remorse with the many characters. It is a classic and will continue to live on through the years.
Give it a chance
Even though there are so many negative reviews this is one of my favorite classics
I just can’t
I’m not sure if this is just my attention span, but I just kind of opened the book and just couldn’t. If you’re me, I would recommend Sherlock Holmes (It’s also free).
2 out of 5 stars.
I read this book a few months ago. It was hard to understand and read. It was wordy, long, and complicated. I wouldn’t recommend this book. The story overall is good but the words and the long sentences often made it seem off topic. I tried reading it and by far it’s one of the first books I had trouble reading. I basically forced myself to read it and it wasn’t fun.
2/5 stars before it had a great storyline just the way it was written was very complicated.
An enormous disappointment
By knaD lad
The only things that seem to have kept this book from entirely fading into obscurity are Hawthorne’s commentaries on the roles of women and religious fundamentalism. I am usually enraptured by the heavily descriptive prose of romantic era literature, but this novel seems to think that its readers have a collective IQ of 10; needlessly pounding the same symbols and analogies into their skulls. It brushes over any content with the slightest potential to be entertaining (Hester’s experiences in helping the less fortunate and living in relative solitude are only described; we don’t get any specific examples of them) in favor of droning on and on about concepts that it has already presented, such as the dynamic between Chillingworth and Dimmesdale. I wish I could give this book a star and a half. It does not deserve two.
A little tedious but worthwhile for literature examination
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This book is tedious to get through and I would not pick it up for a casual read but it earns its literary merit and is worth examining for that
it's stained from my tears
i had to read this in high school and it was the worst book i've ever read. no i don't care what real literature is. three-year-olds don't have that extensive of a vocabulary, even if they are puritan, mr hawthorne. bye
A book about Hypocrisy.
Interesting characters, deep plot, intriguing story.
The Scarlet Letter
By Edie S H
So sad a story.
The Scarlett Letter
10/10 would not recommend.