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Scarlett letter

In the novel, The scarlet letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne arrives at colony where she is accusedof adultery due to a love affair with minister Dimmesdale. As a result of this affair is their daughter Pearl. She is sentenced to wear a scarlet letter, which symbolizes her sin. The Puritan society turns her into an outsider due to her sinful action. The characters actions, throughoutthe text, convey the themes of hypocrisy and the inherent viciousness of the human spirit.
One of the romantic elements that is used by Hawthorne, is the love between Hester Prynne and Mr. Dimmsdale.Knowing that their love is forbidden and looked down upon , theychoose to follow their hearts and accepting the future consequences. The author acknowledges Hester's strength and bravery. She does not reveal her partner's identity and decides to take the blame upon herself."Wondrous strength and generosity of a woman's heart !She will not speak!" (Pg48) Even though Hester is tortured by her feelings for Mr. Dimmsdale, she accepts and faces the consequences like a courage's woman.Hester proves her courage when the chance to flee her sentence and remove the scarlet letter, is presented to her . If she would reveal her daughter's father, all shame would be removed, but decides to see the letter as a moment of the past.
However the Puritan society did not see Hester as a courage's woman, they viewed her and her sin as a threat to the community that should be punished and suppressed. "This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die …is there no virture in woman. (Pg36). Althoughthey did not think about what feelings Hester had for her lover or her needs as a woman. They blame her blindley and their answer to Hester sin is to ostracize her. Although the puritan society does not acknowledgedtheir love for each other. Both Hester and Dimmsdale have learned and grow


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