The Scarlet Letter By Jordan Pruitt: The Song Outside Looking In

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The song Outside Looking In by Jordan Pruitt perfectly describes the Scarlet Letter. The first few verses describes how everyone is gossiping and talking behind someone’s back. This is a recurrent event in the Scarlet Letter. As Hester walks down the street people will look at her and gossip and she walks by. “You don’t know how it feels to be your own best friend and on the outside looking in.” These verses describe exactly how Hester is feeling. She is being left out and persecuted for her sin. She is known as the outcast of society. The second part of the chorus, “If you could read my mind you might see more of me than meets the eye. And you’ve been all wrong. Not who you think I am, you’ve never given me a chance”, shows how Hester is being

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