The Scarlet Letter Essay | The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter

Summary: As a result of the puritan ethic in Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale's sufferings are private and Hester's sufferings are public. The public ordeal that Hester went through was excruciating but after it was over the townspeople were able to move on.
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At the start of the novel, the audience finds out that Hester has committed adultery. The entire community looks down on her for her crime. The A first means Adultery. The magistrates gave the A for adultery as the one and only meaning. They did not perceive it would become other things. As the book moves on the A also represents Agony and Alienation. The A represents these because Hester and Pearl are ostracized from and by the community. Her only role in the community is to be a symbol of criminal. Hester and Pearl are alone together with nothing. They have to make do, and Hester has to find a way to make a living. During these times Hester and Pearl come to love each other greatly and the Scarlet Letter starts to represent Affection. Hester still loves Dimmesdale even though she cannot...

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