How Did Hester Prynne Change Throughout The Scarlet Letter

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Hester Prynne was suffering the most in the book “The Scarlet Letter” that Mr.Dimmesdale couldn’t relate because the strong independent women had to suffer through punishments, promises, and responsibilities. Hester Prynne is a beautiful young lady as described in “The Scarlet Letter”, but what a puritan village made her suffer through changed the women she was before the scarlet letter was attached to her chest: “Her sex, her youth, and the richness of her beauty came back from what men call the irretrievable past” (Hawthorne 321). She was once known to be a gem of god until the puritans punished her in harsh ways. Because of the Scarlet she lost everything almost instantly such as the village putting her in her own world where she felt …show more content…

Not only does she have to raise a “devil child”, she has to do it by herself and with the scarlet letter bleeding through her chest while everyone is doubting her to actually raise Pearl right because the puritan village believe she will raise her to be just like her: “The child will be well cared for, far better than you care for her.” (Hawthorne 177). If she had people to talk to besides just her daughter Pearl who is only 7 years old those people would see how much of a strong women Hester is and realize that she can. But like the brave women Hester is she speaks up for herself when the governor and the ministers tell her otherwise. Hester she replied to their comments with “You know it's a mother's rights and how strong they are when they are when the mother has nothing but her child and this scarlet letter!” (Hawthorne 177). She stating how strong the scarlet letter has made her throughout the years of her being publicly shamed and being lonely because of it. The suffers of being alone and being shamed are a terrible way to suffer especially by having responsibilities to deal with and not having nobody to bare with

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