Most of Nathaniel Hawthorne's writing has effectiveness of its genre and historical accuracy of a reconstruction of well-known themes but it binds him to his familiar Puritanical setting in an aggressive tone. His best piece of work, though, does not come in a parable or allegorical genre as doesThe Minister's Black Veil? andYoung Goodman Brown?. In these genres the characters and settings are not developed and its theme is universal; yet he is commended for his great talent in revealing his beliefs of anti-Transcendentalism in The Scarlet Letter creatively. These themes include his love of the destructive human nature and experimentation of questioning the standard instead of the Transcendentalist worship of natural instinct.
Because The Scarlet Letter is based on a concept of his own, his writing, although still unpolished, it is developed better in plot, setting and character in this novel. This style of his writing is much more useful in portraying his moral idea. Well thought and splendidly created, The Scarlet Letter made use of particular symbols and ideas new to the times of the author. .
The audience saw the more Romantic side of this piece of work but also the quality in it. Obviously more famous than his short stories because of their repetition of collective themes, Hawthorne took advantage of the new subject and emerged from his earlier habit of the twice-told tale. This style rounded his talent and appropriately proved his skills in his rather thorough development of character, theme, setting, and plot. .
Hawthorne's risk of expanding his style to a more original level made his writing not only more interesting but also more comprehensive for his ceaseless audience. Although his type of writing was not altogether unpleasant, evidently when he writes originally his writing becomes more efficient as well as intriguing. .