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    Scarlet “A” In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter there is no other vigorous personality like Hester Prynne. Hester was made out to be a shameful person who would never be pardoned of her sin. Hester is an empty puritan woman who commits adultery with a minister and has a daughter from her deceitful union. She goes through wearying passage from sin to salvation, but always seem to find her identity. First the Scarlet "A" is her punishment because she commits adultery, which is a sin, then it

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne’s character is revealed through all of the punishments and hardships that are bestowed upon her. Hester Prynne commits the sin of adultery, however, the townspeople in the Puritan community discovers her sin. In her community, Hester’s actions are seen as a sin because she had a husband. Hester’s husband had been gone for several years, learning the art of alchemy and other medicinal properties. During this time, Hester believed her husband

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    Scarlet Letter Essay Daniele Young The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, exposes the pain of sin and separation and the promise of forgiveness and renewal. The scarlet letter itself becomes the method in which this transformation is revealed. Initially the scarlet letter “A” represents the sin of adultery and Hester Prynne must wear it as a form of punishment, but later people begin to attribute words like “able” and “angel” to the letter. Hester’s ultimate redemption and perseverance to build

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    The Scarlet Letter: Hidden Symbolism "It may serve, let us hope, to symbolize some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow" (Hawthorne 60). The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, although normally perceived as lifeless, is one of the most relevant and timeless novels. According to Lei, in the literary world, it is even largely considered one of the first symbolic novels published in America. The depth

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    from Hester. They do not necessarily care about Pearl’s wellbeing; they just do not want Hester to take care of her. The magistrate tells Hester this when she is at the Governor’s house to see if she may keep Pearl. “’Woman [Pearl], it is thy badge of shame!’ replied the magistrate. ‘It is because of the stain which the letter indicates, that we would transfer thy child to other hands.’” (Hawthorne, 101) This action towards Hester is cruel. Hester is the mother of that child and she loves and cares

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    admitted to be the other adulter. After doing so Hester had a very heavy weight taken off herself, and later on people started to appreciate her again. At the sight of Hester people would rejoice and would say “Do you see that woman with the embroidered badge? They would say too the strangers. “It is our Hester the town's own Hester, who is so kind to the poor, so helpful to the sick, so comfortable to the afflicted!” Hawthorne (13). This was all a very special gift to Hester, once being the towns shun

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter tells the story of the life of Hester Prynne an adulteress forced to wear a Scarlet “A” on her bosom by the sinister Puritan society to mark her shame. As her husband seeks revenge for the unidentified lover, Arthur Dimmesdale stays wracked with guilt. The Scarlet Letters symbolism and use of allusions, metaphors, setting, irony, diction, and varied tone helps to unwrap the characters throughout the novel. Hawthornes motives for writing the The Scarlet

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    The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne has known to become his masterwork and is thus far his most illustrious novel. A tale of sin and its gruesome consequences, one’s temptation to passionately love, revenge and guilt, and most importantly the immense repercussions of social stigmatizing and public shaming are all profoundly implicated throughout this story Over the course of twenty-four chapters, Hawthorne illustrates the life of Hester Prynne, the female protagonist

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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a first-person story about a boy who starts out in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, in the early 1800s. Huckleberry Finn, or Huck, embarks on a journey where he deals with many moral dilemmas, and questions whether his own morals and those of society are ones that he wants to continue to believe in. These same morals are tested continuously as Huck befriends Jim, a runaway slave that he meets. He also sheds his old selfish morals

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    is playfully stating this question there is this inner question that she is not able to hide after the fact that Pearl is present to constantly make Prynne question herself. “God gave her the child… This child of its father’s guilt and its mother’s shame hath come from the hand of God” (Evans). Though as much as she wants to question Pearl being her daughter, she realize that Pearl is a living reminder of her “sin” she has committed. In the novel “the talk of the neighboring townspeople...had given

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    “Forbid us something, and that thing we desire; but press it on us hard, and we will flee”-Geoffrey Chaucer. The Reeve’s Tale by Chaucer is mainly constructed of instrumentality, and feminist theory. What is perceived from the text is the theme of revenge, and retaliation, as well as the usage of violability, phallocentric theory, and feminists’ criticism to further the tension because of the emphasis on the students, and how they differ from the family as well as the Miller. The students for example

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    perceived sin was neither accepting nor kind. Immediately after Hester Prynne had been charged with adultery, there were some townspeople that felt her punishment of ignominy was too merciful. One woman went so far as to say, “This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die. Is there not law for it? Truly, there is, both in the scripture and the statute-book” (Hawthorne 49). After her initial punishment at the pillory, Hester as well as her daughter, Pearl, were ostracized. Pearl was unable

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    To overcome Social Incrimination The Scarlet Letter encaptured people because of the perception of religion’s and society’s role in justice. As in most literature from the 19th century, religion plays a large part in The Scarlet Letter, because Hester Prynne, Reverend Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth are themselves affected by the hand of religion. Society shuns Hester, the scorned woman forced to wear the scarlet letter and placed on a scaffold with her sin-bred child Pearl, publicly

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    While reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it is obvious that he uses a lot of symbolism throughout his writing to give the readers a deeper understanding of the Puritans and their views in these times. In this book, the community forces Hester Prynne to wear a scarlet letter on her chest to show her abashment for committing adultery and having a child, Pearl. However, Pearl is actually used as a symbol throughout this book to represent the physical embodiment of Hester’s sin, the repercussions

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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, he uses all different sorts of descriptive imagery as well as characterization of a various symbols throughout the entirety of the novel. The vivid and vivacious description of a rosebush in the first chapter isn’t only placed where it is to provide background information and historical context for the reader, it has a much deeper meaning than that, for it sets up a juxtaposition that will deem crucial to the plotline of the novel and it will foreshadow

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    Hester's sin In literature, a symbol can stand for something stronger than what the reader thinks. A symbol delivers a message and changes how the reader interprets the text. In the story, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Pearl as a symbol of love and passion from an act of adultery. Hawthorne uses Pearl as a symbol in many ways such as Hester's adulterous act, her sin, and lastly her passion Throughout the story, Pearl serves as a reminder to Hester about her adulterous

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    ” The self-condemnation caused by sins will always remain despite the evolution of time. The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, describes characters Hester and Dimmesdale and their struggle with the guilt of hidden sins as well as the shame of revealed sins. Throughout the book, the author illustrates the conflict of revealed verses hidden sins through two primary characters. The penalty of revealed sin is showcased through a character named Hester Prynne. Found guilty of adultery, she

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    The process of growing in a character can be treacherous process. This process was demonstrated well by Reverend Dimmesdale in the novel, The Scarlett Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s style sets up Dimmesdale demise impeccably, giving the reader a deep and insightful look at Dimmesdale. Hawthorne explains the destruction of Dimmesdale, which is due to committing adultery with Hester, with his continued exacerbating health and the letter A throughout the novel. Hawthorne continuously comments about

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    While exploring the power of love and, manipulating people 's emotions the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written on the battle of someone who was convicted of being a sinner living in a puritan society. The Scarlet Letter was a very influential novel because it was like a change in time, because it’s so different from what we see today. The story talks about Hester, who committed adultery and instead of giving her the punishment of death, she got the leeway of public humiliation. Throughout

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne describes the Puritan society of the 17th century in the novel The Scarlet Letter. He creates a story about a woman named Hester who is bound by sin to a scarlet letter “A”, for adultery. He uses symbolism to contribute to the overall theme of sin. Some symbols used include: the scarlet letter itself, a meteor, and the black blossom. To begin, Nathaniel Hawthorne introduced the symbol the scarlet letter to add to the overall theme of sin. The scarlet letter was a form of punishment

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