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The Scarlet Letter

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The Effect of Puritanism

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According to Hawthorne, what is one of the negative effects Puritanism had on contemporary 19th C society?

A

The Puritans have negatively affected the way Americans enjoy themselves.

B

In a quest to reject their Puritan past, American society has fun as much as possible.

C

Puritanism has made modern Americans the religious folk they are.

D

In an attempt to stay true to Puritan roots, current Americans still wish to outcast social deviants.

E

Modern Americans learned their extreme forms of punishment.