Has anyone read "The Scarlett Letter"?

@krayzee (1161)
Romania
April 4, 2007 2:18am CST
If so, how did you find it? Did you like it? What were your favorite parts? I'm reading it right now in order to expand my knowledge of English classics but I find it slightly boring (I am still at the beginning though). I would love it if you told me whether you like it and why because I think it would be a good incentive for me to continue reading it :)
4 responses
• United States
5 Apr 07
I thought it was one of the most boring books I'd ever read. I had to read it for 11th grade AP English, and even the teacher admitted how boring it was. The fact that it goes on forever without dialogue...ugh. I love a lot of other classic books, and I even enjoyed most of the books I "had" to read for school. And now as an adult, I read as many books as I can get my hands on, and even re-read some of the ones I read a long time ago. But this is one I don't think I'll ever revisit. HOWEVER, with that said, I think you should finish reading it. There's a sense of accomplishment when you finish a book (especially one you don't like). And you never know, it might be one of your favorites when you're all done!
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
5 Apr 07
Thank you for the honest answer :)
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I think it's a good read although I don't feel that it was right that Hester take full blame; I enjoy reading it, and want to reread it to see how I still feel, and I have to tell you, I felt that the good Reverand was a wimp and sellout for his role in the whole affair. For years, the woman has been the one to take the full brunt of the blame when it took two to make a child; To wear an A on her clothes should have applied to the man as well if you wish to go there. however, that is my opinion, and I highly suggest you read it to get your own opinion.
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
5 Apr 07
Well as I haven't finished the book yet I cannot have an opinion on what you said (except that I agree it takes both to make a baby and that the guy should have been punished somehow too; but where I am now no one knows who the father is so they cannot punish him) Thank you for the comment :)
@Transformed (1262)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Yes, I've read The Scarlet Letter and adored it. What I liked about it was Hawthorne's strong characterization. I would recommend researching the culture of Puritan America during the 17th century to get a feel for the book's setting. Happy reading, krayzee!
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
4 Apr 07
Thanks. It must be an interesting book after all :) I probably have yet to reach the interesting parts :)
@shorva (923)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
I love classic books. I know it gets a little boring, but I still prefer the quality of the stories of these books than the current ones. The Scarlett Letter is a good story, I know it's a little predictable and you can almost tell by now what the story is about, but I suggest that you continue reading it so you learn more. It wouldn't be a popular book if it wasn't good. One day you'll appreciate claasic novels too.
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
4 Apr 07
Thank you for your answer. You probably are right when you say it wouldn't be a popular book if it wasn't good :)