The Scarlet Letter Essay | The Symbolism of the Scaffold in the Scarlet Letter

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The Symbolism of the Scaffold in the Scarlet Letter

Summary: There is symbolic meaning to the three scaffold scenes in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, "The Scarlet Letter."
One may ask themselves when as an adult in society, if they have ever done something not as being what suits them best, but what the society around them feels is the right thing. In The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the brilliant author tested the social aspect of what is decent and how people are force to lie in order to not bring attention to the "skeletons in the closet." For Hawthorne to show how silly people are acting in The Scarlet Letter, he uses the daughter of Hester Prynne; Pearl to be a symbol of honesty and the able ness for people to change. Pearl forces the characters in the book to make decisions and question their actions by putting them in ill at ease situations The character of Pearl is not being used as a character in...

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