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Essay | Hester and Abigail: Similar Situations Complete Opposite Characters

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Hester and Abigail.
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Hester and Abigail: Similar Situations Complete Opposite Characters

Summary: A comparison between Hester Prynne from the "Scarlet Letter" and Abigail Williams from "The Crucible."
The renaissance author, Sir Francis Bacon said that, "In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior." This is suitable to say about Hester Pryne and Abigail Williams because Hester does not seek revenge and is a more courageous character than Abigail who is resentful and ruins lives because of her envy. Hester Pryne and Abigail Williams both commit adultery, both live in the same era where theocracy rules their society, yet Hester is looked down upon, forced out of the Puritan society, and remains a hero, while Abigail is idolized, embraced by her society, and is in fact a villain; Hawthorne uses Hester Pryne as a symbol of penance and morality, and Miller uses Abigail's character as a testament to power in the wrong hands, and what an impact revenge and...

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