The Character Of Hester Prynne In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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The book was written during the time when feminist rights and values were not established and considered in the society. Hawthorne’s novel about a female demonstrating feminism culture and importance in the society tries to highlight the equality and justice that much exist in a society. In this story, we get an exclusive view of a women, love, and sin. Unlike those women of the Puritan community, Hester follows her desires even against the strict Puritan values and norms.
We get to see a completely different image of women in the society through Hester and how bravely she takes her decisions. Hester Prynne was married to Scholar who was much older than her, who was slightly deformed, having a left shoulder higher than his right whom she never loved and she was sent to America to live and wait for him. While waiting for Chillingworth, Hester falls in love with Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a clergyman of the Puritan community. Dimmesdale earns great respect and fame as a priest from the community through his sermons which are a masterpiece of expression and influence but later he was discovered to be a real father a child and most importantly a sinner.
Hester Prynne is shown as courageous and strong women than the man of the time. Even though Hester knew that her punishment will be increased, she never discloses her child’s father name. We can see that Hester is far stronger than Dimmesdale, who lack the confident to admit his sin publicly, that he is the …show more content…

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