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Books read this summer
24. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
I feel like the best way to understand another time and place, one that may be so foreign to us now, is through storytelling, through novels. Instantly I am transported somewhere else to observe a world so far removed from my own. It can be frustrating - a lot of the time I wanted to shake various characters for their small mindedness, but then I had to remind myself that this world is all that they know, like mine is all I know. What is acceptable, or maybe frowned upon but not punished in the same way, today was a crime back then.The Scarlet Letter is a fascinating look into a world where God’s word was Law, but what happens when you go against it? 
Three stars.

Books read this summer

24. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

I feel like the best way to understand another time and place, one that may be so foreign to us now, is through storytelling, through novels. Instantly I am transported somewhere else to observe a world so far removed from my own. It can be frustrating - a lot of the time I wanted to shake various characters for their small mindedness, but then I had to remind myself that this world is all that they know, like mine is all I know. What is acceptable, or maybe frowned upon but not punished in the same way, today was a crime back then.The Scarlet Letter is a fascinating look into a world where God’s word was Law, but what happens when you go against it?

Three stars.

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