Scarlet Letter

N. Hawthorne makes the junction of literature (fiction) with the power conducted for the American puritanismo, based in empirismo. This explains because until today the Scarlet Letter it is a world-wide classic, considered the biggest romance of American literature. In this manner, still making aluso to the studies of M.Foucaut on the sovereignty and the power, we see that the American puritana religion, interlaced to the still existing machismo in the colonial period, made with that Hester Prynne suffered and was banished of a soceidade that nailed a new world, more with thoughts arraigados in the exarcebado conservadorismo. However, it is fact that same with passing of the time, we still find today, women victims of preconception for committing adultery, and nor so little we leave to observe scandals involving priests, who wound the celibacy. It is more common still, to perceive that the religion still is determinative in the formation of opinions, not allowing to many times the process of social evolution.

The critical one of Hawthorne, accurately comes to not only question that the almost limitless power, that the religion exerts on the society. It also shows, that the women do not have to be menosprezadas and inferiorizadas, since as well as Hester, all has force to resist the social preconceptions, also obtaining the proper sustenance. She is very common still in the modern society, exactly with the progress that the movement of feminine revolution, still women exist from fear independence, becoming true slaves of a system that still makes critical guarded to the feminine social status. Being thus, the workmanship of Hawthorne does not stop in the time and transposes barriers, exactly that it portraies the society American, can be brought for current times in diverse analogies with the society in that we live, being collated with the most recurrent quandaries of a modern society.

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