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Use of Light & Darkness in the Scarlet Letter

Summary: In Nathaniel Hawthorn's novel,The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses light to portray the exposure and vulnerability of Hester and Dimmesdale, while darkness provides them with shelter from the outside world and Puritan society but also consumes their souls, especially Dimmesdale's, in guilt and remorse.
Nathaniel Hawthorne has been known to be an amazing writer when it comes to his quality of the use of language and his interesting ways to write sentences and portray many things. One of his most famous novels is The Scarlet Letter. In this novel he uses many literary techniques to get his point across and sometimes leaves the reader questioning why he does many things. One recurring technique he uses is the effects of light and darkness on the novel's main characters. Hawthorne uses light to portray the exposure and vulnerability of Hester and Dimmesdale, while darkness provides them with shelter from the outside world and Puritan society but also consumes their souls, especially Dimmesdale's, in guilt and remorse.

In the novel Hester and Dimmesdale take refuge in the light of day but at the same time it exposes them to...

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