<b>A Reconsideration of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter</b>


  • Uğur Uçum Karabuk University




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A Reconsideration of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter


This paper aims at offering an in-depth analysis of both the 1926 and the 1995 movie adaptations of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter. Caught in a story of love and shame, of sin and salvation, Hester Prynne oscillates between Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale, two men too coward to bear the consequences of their actions. Why is Hester’s story still fascinating today? Will contemporary readers be willing to read the 1850 novel? Which are the main differences between the 2 movie adaptations? These are only a few of the questions this paper focuses upon. 

Author Biography

Uğur Uçum, Karabuk University

Uğur Uçum is a third year student at the Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, T.C. Karabük University. His main interests include English and American Literature with a special emphasis upon Romanticism; Cultural Studies; Discourse Analysis as well as Foreign Language Teaching. In order to expand his research in the field of Contemporary Prose, his intention is to apply for a Master Degree offering courses in such an area.


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How to Cite

Uçum, U. (2015). <b>A Reconsideration of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter</b>. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 4(3), 118-126. https://doi.org/10.7596/taksad.v4i3.466