The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter and an Evaluation of Love Versus Hate 11th Grade
Love and hate require intimacy and heart-knowledge. Both emotions leave the individual subservient to the emotion and become compulsory for survival. If an emotion develops into a discernible obsession, it may eventually abandon the zealous lover or no less zealous hater disheartened and dejected once he no longer obtains the object of affection. Excessive emotion bonds the parties involved; furthermore, the main difference abides in the way a society views it. Evident by literature, history, and modern entertainment, humans flaunt a fascination with love. Hate acts as the opposite of accepted behavior. Nevertheless, polar opposites often derive from consanguine roots: “logic-consuming” passion. Love demands to be viewed in a different manner than hate, even though the two emotions deal with the same evident infatuation. According to The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, both love and hate teem with passion; however, love functions incongruously compared to hate. Hate remains opposite of love.
Though conceived from sin, love exists as a direct contrast to hatred. Hawthorne writes, “Love, whether it be newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create a sunshine, filling the hearts...
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