Monday, September 14, 2009

Ten of the best reformations

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best reformations in literature.

One reformed character on the list:
Hester Prynne

The protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter has sinned in the worst way a young woman in a Puritan community can: she has had a child outside wedlock. She is forced to wear a scarlet A to proclaim her sinfulness, but over the next seven years wins the community round by dedicating herself to charitable endeavours.
Read about the other nine reformations on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue