Theme Of Feminism In The Scarlet Letter

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In American Literature we 've been studying feminist literary theory. Feminism is the belief that women and men should be equal without apology.This is easily related to the novel we 've been reading, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the story, Hester Prynne has a baby with a man she wasn 't married to. For her punishment she must wear a scarlet A to mark her shame. The secret father of her child, REVEREND Arthur Dimmesdale, is filled with guilt, and her husband, Roger Chillingworth, seeks revenge. this is all being told by The nameless narrator, who has a lot in common with the author,Nathaniel Hawthorne. The narrator is a surveyor of the Salem Custom House. He hates it there, He spends his days trying to entertain and keep himself busy. One day he discovers some documents in the building. Looking through the pile, he notices some writings that are bundled with a scarlet, gold-embroidered piece of cloth in the shape of the letter “A.” He then reads the letter. They are written Jonathan Pue, who was also a customs surveyor. The only difference is he worked there a hundred years earlier. After reading the story I have determined that, for a plethora of reasons, The Scarlet Letter is a feminist novel. When asked "Who has the power?" The answer is Hester and there is no question about it. With Hester and the "A", She is not wearing that because it was her punishment. She could have taken it off. She did not give the letter the power to make her, instead she made
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