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A horrific torture device devised by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. Since then, English teachers across America have been using it to mentally maim their students, as this book can cause brain anuerisms and seizures within five minutes of reading. The only *human being* that has ever finished the book without damaging himself is Chuck Norris.
In Guantanamo Bay, the interrogators utilize the Scarlet Letter as a highly effective extraction tool.
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The reason why the national high school drop out rate is so high. The book borders on the topics of guilt, religion, and fucking. Most English teachers percieve this book to be a literary treasure chest, hence why the English department is usually targeted first when students go on homicidal rampages.
Teacher: I love the Scarlet Letter, yet I hate you so I'd like you to write an essay explaining the main theme of the sto-...

Student: Uh, ma'm?

Teacher: Yes miste-...

Student: Blow me.

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A horrible book written by American author Nathaninel Hawthorne. One is forced to ask, why is this book considered in any way, shape or form, a good book, especially when one considers that at the same time, geniuses such as Fyodor Dostievsky were writing their works. Even in American literature of the time one can take such examples as Thoreau and Emerson and wonder, why on earth is this book considered good?
One of the worst books ever is the definition of THe Scarlet Letter
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Most... boring... book... ever, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I guarantee you, you won't be able to stay interested long enough to read just five sentences of this piece of shit. It's nothing but paragraphs that are one page long, talking about a bunch of crap that you can't understand, which leaves you thinking "ok.. now where the hell is all the fun stuff?"
"In fact, this scaffold constituted a portion of a penal machine, which now, for two or three generations past, has been merely historical and traditionary among us, but was held, in the old time, to be as effectual an agent in the promotion of good citizenship, as ever was the guillotine among the terrorists of France." - Passage from The Scarlet Letter.

Seriously.. does that sound interesting to you?
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A famous book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne that deals with Puritan beliefs. The main character is a woman named Hester who has a baby, is accused of adultry, and is forced to wear a red letter, "A" on her clothes, so everyone in the town knows she's a skank. Highschoolers are forced to read this book. Only God knows why. At first, the book seams alright. The plot seams interesting enough, because it deals with sex and suspence, but when you start reading it you have to keep your eyes open with clothes pins to avoid falling asleep. Also known as, the most overrated and dissapointing book of all time.
I thought that reading The Scarlet Letter would be interesting, but once I actually started reading the book it made me want to gauge my eyes out with a spork and smear my eyeball blood all over Nathaniel Hawthorne. What the hell was my english teacher smoking when he read this book and thought it was a masterpiece?
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A boring book most highschoolers are forced to read. Written in the 1700's, and is completely irrelevant now.
For a book that's basically about fucking, this thing sucks! The scarlet letter sucks.
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