How Does Hawthorne Present The Theme Of Corruption In The Scarlet Letter

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From the beginning of their existence, humans have been destined to make mistakes. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne illustrates a tale of sin, evil, guilt, and shame, but also a story of failure. This juxtaposition of themes highlights not only mankind’s imperfection but its strength in the face of defeat. Hawthorne demonstrates the notion of man’s tendency to make errors, but still the power of resilience through the fallen withering yellow leaves on the forest floor. The falling of leaves is an inevitable and natural process. As time progresses, even the highest of leaves on a tree will meet their fate on the ground, similar to pious Mr. Dimmesdale’s eventual fall into sin and his collapse to the ground in

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