Updike`s trilogy, that is, A Month of Sundays, Roger`s Version, S. parodies Hawthorne`s The Scarlet Letter. It does not mean a direct reflection but a transformation of Hawthorne`s masterpiece. Updike joins Hawthorne in investigating the complex variables among sex, sin, and salva0tion and the trilogy is as much a contemporary musing on Hawthorne`s themes as an adaptation of The Scarlet Letter. So, rejecting Hawthorne`s distinction between the corrupt material and the pure spiritual, Updike and his characters struggle toward a unity of the extremes even at the cost of sexual transgression. His acceptance of body and soul follows Karl Barth. A Month of Sundays is Dimmesdale`s Version of The Scarlet Letter. In casting Marshfield as Dimmesdale, Updike focuses upon the verbal performance of the minster. Possessing the $quot;Tongue of Flame,$quot; Dimmesdale is a gifted speaker preaching to the people of Boston. Updike`s Marshfield is equally adept with language. Through his diary he displays his verbal powers. But Marshfield`s sermon differs from Dimmesdale. Parodic and humorous, Marshfield delivers a comic performance filled with wordplay and silly puns. Whereas Dimmesdale`s speech emphasizes concealment, Marshfield, Updike attempts to revise America`s understanding of Christianity. Roger`s Version is Chillingworth`s Version. Roger Lambent is a contemporary Roger Chillingworth who is an equally bookish doctor of divinity like Chillingworth. Much as The Scarlet Letter focuses itself upon the act of seeing, Updike appropriates Hawthorne`s concern by making Roger`s Version a discourse on visualization. Like Chillingworth, Roger Lambent is a voyeur. He likes to see into and manipulate the lives of others through the eyes of others. Through manipulation, he attempts to inject new energy into his life. S. is Nester`s Version. It is the epistolary novel and concern with the American Experiment of dessent, separation, and struggle to rebuild the world. In retelling Nester`s story, Updike pays attention to the thought of shedding skins, transforming the self. Like this, though Updike`s Trilogy is based upon Hawthorne`s The Scarlet Letter, there are some differences between them. First, Updike`s trilogy ends with not tragedy but comedy because his characters resist the gloom. Second, Updike reworks Hawthorne`s romance into realism. Unlike Hawthorne, Updike create realistic characters and settings. Third, Updike is to alter the traditional body and soul division in Hawthorne through his works. So he links body and soul together. Anyway his acquistion from Hawthorne`s work is evident in his trilogy but he transforms The Scarlet Letter into the contemporary.