The Scarlet Letter Essay | Physical Aspects in the Scarlet Letter

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Physical Aspects in the Scarlet Letter

Summary: "The Scarlet Letter" is set in Puritan times when morals and beliefs greatly effected daily existence and people's belief structures. Symbolism is powerful, riding primarily on how the time of day dictates how people react to situations. Day and night reflect the concepts of good and evil, as do rural and urban settings respectively.
The physical setting in "The Scarlet Letter" often reflects the mood and tone of the scene. Symbolism is shown between the setting and what takes place in the story. Situations are effected by were and when they are because location as well as time of day changes the circumstances in which they are handled. Hawthorne deliberately shows the relationship in the book because it is a cornerstone that we ties into to books structure.

The surroundings effect the situation as shown when the characters enter the forest. The forest is a place of secrets were the rules of society mean nothing. It's an escape from limitations and restrictions. When Dimmesdale and Hester meet once again in the forest they can act like they once did without worry of criticism. Especially since "The Scarlet Letter" is set in Puritan times the morals and beliefs greatly...

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