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The Scarlet Letter

Summary: Hester Prynne showed every bit of plot, characterization, and symbolic meaning all the way through the entire novel. The Puritans' opinion of her was the same until the end for the most part. It took them quite some time to realize the real, beautiful, intelligent woman Hester Prynne really was, and who they could've looked up to for so long.
"No, my little Pearl!' said her mother.'Thou must gather thine own sunshine. I have none to give thee!" (95; ch. 7) Nathaniel Hawthorne was known for using nature as a very obvious symbol in this novel. Many symbols referred to countless meanings. For example, the sun was brought up when there was unhappiness and happiness. This passage has given the reader an idea of how Hester puts the sin on herself and holds herself responsible for Pearl not being able to be happy. Because of her sin that was committed, Pearl has become the only thing Hester has left, and not being able to give her the world tears Hester apart on the inside and out. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne does an exceptionally fine job showing the physical characteristics of Hester, the way she sees herself and how others see her.

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