The Scarlet Letter

How does Nathaniel Hawthorne use imagery in The Scarlet Letter?

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The imagery is heavily laden with symbolism. What is seen as a product of sin is actually bright which contrasts with the very grey surroundings of the village. Hester's scarlet letter is bright. Pearl, the daughter of Hester and Dimmesdale, is bright and full of life. This bright imagery is juxtaposed with the bland and sparse imagery of Puritan society.