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The Scarlet Letter essay

Summary: The guidelines for the essay were to use The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and choose one particular theme or motif in the story.  Then, you have to write an opinion based on the theme or motif you chose, while giving quotes, ideas, and others to help support your idea.  I chose to write mine on the evil in a community, and how that community responds to it.
In today's society, there are two separate sides: a good side, and an evil side.  The good side is always seen as a positive influence, while the evil side is always seen as a negative influence.  By definition, evil is sin, or a source of sorrow or distress.  In The Scarlet Letter, the entire community of Boston is confronted by evil on a day to day basis.  Through different characters in the story, Nathaniel Hawthorne demonstrates different depictions of evil and how the community responds up to them.  The three characters into which will be ventured will be Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth, Mistress Hibbens, and Pearl.

    The entire story revolves around Hester Prynne and the scarlet letter, but it also shows the community's response to her sin.  People in the Puritan community believe that any type of sin must...

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