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Essay | Tone in "The Scarlet Letter"

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Tone in "The Scarlet Letter"

Summary: Essay discusses the tone Nathaniel Hawthorne presents in the beginning of "The Scarlet Letter."
"It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity and enclosing her in a sphere by herself." Condescension, patronization, sin, revenge, shame, and evil; all of these acts coincide with the tone of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Societies hasten to oppose those individuals who differ from the norm, often condemning them as outcasts. Such "outcasts" are commonly ridiculed or ostracized for their differing beliefs and actions. Hester Prynne, scorned and isolated by her Puritan community, after her shameful act of adultery was revealed, was punished with imprisonment and a lifetime of embarrassment. Society also mandated that she wear at all times, a scarlet letter "A" on her chest, which is to serve as a constant reminder of the sin she has committed. Hester wears the scarlet letter on the outside, but internally defies the strict Puritan management...

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