The Scarlet Letter compared to the 21st Century
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”- Martin Luther King Jr. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story that proves how far the love of a mother will go for their child. Hawthorne inspired a literature story that pushes the human soul past its own limits. The Scarlet Letter Demonstrates how the human spirit, in both Hester Prynne’s Puritan culture and in the lives of 21st century citizens is resilient.
To begin, Nathaniel Hawthorne shows how morals in a human life can affect more than one person. A person could take it in many possible ways either being a negative or positive way. A negative way it could be taken is if a reader could compare it to a dictator’s harsh ways against a culture that he might not like. His own morals would force his people look down upon a group of people like for an example; North Korean citizens’ hates American people because their dictator has forced them to gain hatred against them even though America tried to help them. “if the United States did not end its hostile policy, the North would "expand" the deterrent, "demonstrate" it and "transfer" it.”(Green). North Korea has threatened America with using missiles like Hester Prynne being to have her child taken away. Another example that has bad moral standards would be genocides that are being committed all the over the world. It is a sickening movement that leaders use those actions to justify things that would make no sense to the “normal” human being because it just takes humanity back to their primal instinct of mammal to kill or be killed. Even so, there are also good morals that people follow each day to also bring back a peaceful resolution to the world. A leading point into this is that people like Martin Luther King Jr. shows how just one person’s moral can change people hatred in their hearts against a race to having love for a random...
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