I’ve Finished my first self assigned book.
It is probably uncommon that anyone hasn’t read this book, but since I hadn’t there are likely others who haven’t either. Because of this I won’t write the plot or give away the contents of the book. However if you are interested and would like to know here is a surface explanation of the book. The Scarlet Letter Summary.
I definitely feel as though I’ve grown from reading this book. It was incredibly interesting, and kept me reading without difficulty.
The emotions and feelings in this book are so important for people to understand. I feel as though anyone who reads it would greatly benefit from it. My own personal feelings about the struggles and themes within the book, give great insight to the human heart and mind under the circumstances.
It explored the feelings of guilt, shame, strength, burden. Exploring these feelings helped me to explore the same within myself. What is causing them as well as how I could or can view them in relation to today’s world and trials. -What value I still have as a woman who is imperfect, It gave confirmation to where my trials will help me have so much to offer for another who struggles as I have similarly, or had; and needs an understanding heart.
it also gave me great insight to the need for belief that we as humans have, and how destructive guilt can be when allowed. The need for relief from those feelings. as well as when offered how it alters our perceptions.
Though I’ve never had the same circumstances or genre as Hester Prynne had, I can relate to the emotion of it somewhere in the depths of empathy in my soul. Something that hasn’t been awakened in such a long time. I feel like this is yet another important reason to let myself be drawn into books. I can see it being beneficial to feeling the feelings and consequences other books will give me. To develop, to feel the depths of the Human soul.I can only imagine that there are so many feelings i’m unfamiliar with or have never felt before. I can see and imagine how necessary this is to have.
All in all, I highly recommend The Scarlet Letter.
It gives the reader insight to feelings of sin, guilt, insight to legalism, belief and how it was perceived at that time.
The writer definitely gave thorough description of these feelings with way of his words in a manner I would have never been able to understand had I not read it. It was impressive to me, part of what drew me to continue reading.
Good job Nathaniel Hawthorne. That was awesome!, Thank you!