Carlos Martinez's The Scarlet Letter

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Carlos Martinez The book is about a girl named Hester and at the beginning of the book he secretly slept with the preacher in the town, and became pregnant, and because no unmarried man came forward, they correctly assumed a married one was involved. The town believed her punishment should be to wear the letter A as a sign of her sin, which made her an outcast in a society that prided itself on conformity The scarlet letter begins as a symbol for adultress; it is meant to be a symbol of shame. The scarlet letter the core of the story line revolves around a movement known as the Puritan. The Puritan movement began when King Henry declared England 's independence from the Church of Rome and he appointed himself head of the new Church of England. King Henry did this because he wanted to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Boleyn. By appointing himself head of the Church of …show more content…

Chillingworth 's sin was meant to exact punishment. In Dimmesdale 's words; “I freely forgive you now. May God forgive us both! We are not, Hester, the worst sinners in the world. There is one worse than even the polluted priest! That old man’s revenge has been blacker than my sin. He has violated, in cold blood, the sanctity of a human heart. Thou and I, Hester, never did so!” In the book Hawthorne uses both the negative and positive character traits. He uses deception and guilt which is in the form of plant imagery. Hawthorne uses many different negative types of plant imagery to show you his ideas.The living plant life, portrays the torturing of Dimmesdale by Chillingworth, becomes clear throughout the book. For example, when Chillingworth went to the forest to gather herbs he “dug up roots and plucked off twigs from the forest trees,” which symbolizes how Chillingworth was “plucking” the life out of Dimmesdale limb by limb. Also, Hawthorne describes grass as pure and without weeds to kill the

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