Hester's View Of Nature

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Hawthorne introduces nature and Puritanical reality as divergent forces. The society’s ideals and the realities of the people they have become completely different. The concept behind Puritanism is to block out the corruption that humanity has brought into the world (such as hierarchical leadership, clerical vestments, and the various rituals of the Roman Catholic church) and use inner pureness found from God to strengthen their faith. By introducing the simple and forgiving nature of the natural world, Hawthorne questions their understanding of the pureness found from god. In the scene of the rekindling of Hester and Dimmesdale’s love in the forest, Hawthorne writes that “such was the sympathy of Nature-- that wild, heathen Nature of the forest,

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