Bercovitch argues that The Scarlet Letter is primarily aboutthe prevailing political issues in the United States in the1850's—not the 1650's—especially slavery. According toBercovitch, The Scarlet Letter critiques the kinds ofradicalisms that existed in Hawthorne's day, especially the mostprominent radicalism of the time period: the movement to abolishslavery. Hawthorne, it is no secret, was a friend and collegeclassmate of Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth president of the UnitedStates (he held office from 1853 to 1857). Pierce was against theabolition of slavery, and Hawthorne wrote his campaign biography. Both the campaign biography and The Scarlet Letter,Bercovitch's book tells us, express a preference for a gradualisticapproach to "solving" national problems. In the case ofThe Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, its heroine, starts out asa radical outrage to social custom—she is an acknowledgedadulteress at the beginning--and ends up a conformist who nonethelessmakes her small contribution to bettering the lives of her fellowBostonians. What this shows, according to Bercovitch, is thatrocking the boat was a far less effective means of bringing aboutchange than a gradual one. In terms of slavery, this means that thesolution was not immediate and total abolition but rather time; infact Hawthorne was simply expressing the view of the majority ofAmericans before 1850 that with time and patience the problem ofslavery would gradually go away all by itself.
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