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Essay | Hester Prynne

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Hester Prynne

Summary: In "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is a character with many contradictions. Hester is physically and spiritually beautiful, yet she is a symbol of sin in her community.
In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne, who portrays a Puritan woman living in Boston, proves to be a dynamic character. Hester has committed adultery. The town feels like Hester has not only legally, but morally, broken the law. In earlier chapters, Hawthorne mentions that Hester marries Roger Prynne, or Roger Chillingworth, even though she does not love him. Hester has many qualities about her that make her different from the whole Boston community. She proves to have a personality and spirit like no other.

Hawthorne describes Hester, the protagonist, as not only physically beautiful but also spiritually beautiful. "The young woman...perfect elegance on a large scale." (Hawthorne 46) Hawthorne's tone towards Hester allows the reader to imagine what Hester looks like. The imagery Hawthorne uses, depicts Hester as she walks out of the "heavily timbered" door. Because she bears the unbearable mark, Hawthorne...

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