Manipulating People's Emotions In The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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While exploring the power of love and, manipulating people 's emotions the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written on the battle of someone who was convicted of being a sinner living in a puritan society. The Scarlet Letter was a very influential novel because it was like a change in time, because it’s so different from what we see today. The story talks about Hester, who committed adultery and instead of giving her the punishment of death, she got the leeway of public humiliation. Throughout the novel the author uses characterization, tone and symbolism to help the readers better understand. First, there were the characters that helped to connect the theme sin, crime, and punishment. The story shows Hester as a unaffected attitude, but is willing to fight for what she believes which characterizes her personality. When Hester was standing on the scaffold with her “A” on her chest, she was unaffected by what people were saying to her. From the book “God gave her into my keeping,” repeated Hester Prynne, raising her voice almost to a shriek. “I will not give her up!”—And here, by sudden impulse, she turned to the …show more content…

In conclusion, the Scarlet Letter was following the story a lady who committed adultery and was punished, and the father of the child didn’t know he was the one until he was told and he finally came forward. The theme of sin, crime and punishment was the majority of what happened through the whole book. The characters gave an idea of what it was like to live during that time period, and also the way that they interacted with each other. The tone of the story helped to give a better understanding of what was going on and how they author wanted the mood to be like in each chapter. Symbolism helped follow along with the story so that we understood what was going on. Even though Hester was put out into the community as a bad thing she ignored it and kept doing what she did in helping out the community and that helped her get a good reputation

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