The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Haiku

The Cowardly Priest

Hester Prynne does not repent

Pearl lived her best life

While reading the book I remember thinking that the idea that having a baby out of wedlock as a sin is still the way some people think, we haven’t really come that far as a people in that regard. The novel is almost wholly narrative so if that’s not your thing (and it really wasn’t mine) probably best to get the cliff notes.

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