Moby Dick And The Scarlet Letter: Unpardonable Sin



The importance of Hawthorne’s theme of the unpardonable sin is found in two areas. First, in a social setting the importance of the unpardonable sin is the eminence it has as a theme in many of Hawthorne’s stories. The most prominent story with the unpardonable sin as a keystone theme is The Scarlet Letter, a major book in academia. [The Scarlet Letter is mentioned as an illustration of the importance of the theme.] To my mind, when a book as highly regarded as The Scarlet Letter is for over a century by a large group of people, then it is obvious that the book has significant value. Then, since the unpardonable sin is an obviously keystone theme in The Scarlet Letter, that theme deserves ...

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a view of Hawthorne’s theme of the unpardonable sin. The story of Ethan Brand defines the unpardonable sin. Ethan pointedly narrates precisely what the unpardonable sin is. In Rappaccinni’s Daughter, a larger statement is made about the unpardonable sin and its relation to original sin of the Christian faith. This correlation between the unpardonable sin and original sin is clearer with a precise notion of what the unpardonable sin is, which is the importance of reading Ethan Brand prior to ...

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