Summary Of The Scarlet Letter By Hester Prynne

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The Scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne can be regarded a work of feminist literature. It is a story about Hester Prynne and her daughter and the hardship Hester had to go through in the Puritan society. The Puritan society then overlooked humanity and Puritan rules were imposed on the people. The narrator in the novel depicts women’s low status and the hardship in the puritan society during the seventeenth-century. Hester Prynne with her unique character of non-conformity, rebellious mind and exceptional courage are shown to be associated with a woman in the time when the society was not in favor of.
A female with a complete different characteristics from the rest of the people in the society especially women is portrayed in the Hester Prynne exhibits characteristics which is almost opposite to the rest of the people. Although, she was very kind,the Puritan society considered her as an intruder and humiliated her because of the sin she committed. Hester Prynne was kept standing on the Scaffold for three hours and made to wear theScarlet letter A until she dies. She had to undergo through all the agony and embarrassment. Moreover, she does not reveal the name of her child’s father despite the gossips and painful punishment that she had to go through. She stood strong and courageous facing the public shame on Scaffold holding her three month old baby.On the other hand, Dimmesdale lacked courage to confess his sin instead he was very much concerned about his reputation.
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