Color And Light Images In Waggoner's The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter is a commonly known novel from the 1800s that describes emotions in an interesting way. The article Color and Light Images in The Scarlet Letter by Hyatt Howe Waggoner provides an efficient analysis of the Scarlet Letter through symbolism. The article displays the use of color, light, and imagery to symbolize thoughts and feelings in The Scarlet Letter. One of the elements analyzed in The Scarlet Letter is references to colors. Waggoner states “The extremes of Mr. Wilson’s “light” and Chillingworth’s “blackness” meet not only in the gray of Hester’s dress and the Puritan hats, and in the indeterminate drabness of the puritan clothing, but also in the ambiguous suggestions of red” (159).
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