Sin And Suffering In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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According to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the author argues that sin and suffering exists even in Utopian society. First, Hester Prynne commits the sin of adultery. Adultery is a person having sex with someone that he/she is not married to (Merriam Webster).The townspeople know that Hester has commit adultery because they saw her pregnant when her husband was away on a ship for two years. She suffer the pain by standing on a schoeffel for eight hours everyday. Then by the townspeople throwing stones at her and talking bad about her. Second, The townspeople say that they are “christian” but they sin as well. Every time Hester go out in public, the townspeople women criticizes her. One of them said, “Ladies, I’ll give you a piece

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