Hester's Letter: Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter

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“Giving up her individuality, she would become the general symbol at which the preacher and moralist might point, and in which they might vivify and embody their images of woman's frailty and sinful passion. Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast…as the figure, the body, the reality of sin.” (Carrez).(71-72). There's adultery because Hester is wearing her punishments and she’s forced to where the shame on her chest but she dress her best. Hester's gains her ability by her sin because she did the sin and she suffering from it cause she feels bad because she created something different. She becomes an angel by helping out others and showing society her true self. Pearl is the original…show more content…
She wears her punishments and she is being forced to wear the scarlet letter as a mark of shame on her chest.¨On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter 'A.' It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore; and which was of a splendor in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony¨ (Hawthorne).She wears the letter “A” while looking good for the sin she's committed because she is going against her society and they know she did the sin.At the sametime she is basically letting them know that she committed the sin but i wanna look my best for myself that's how…show more content…
She is seen by all her good things she has done, if she dies then that's how she is going to be remembered

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