Scarlet Letter Analysis

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The Scarlet Letter "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a somewhat short novel. It is about a women named Hester Prynne who has done an act of adultery. She is forced to wear a letter A on her chest symbolizing adultery. This all happens when she thinks her husband Roger Chillingworth died at seas so she sees another man. The mans name is Arthur Dimmesdale whom she conceives a child with named Pearl. Hester and her daughter are scorned by their community. Chillingworth plans a revenge on Dimmesdale while Hester tried to protect him. Hester and Dimmesdale plan to leave on a ship to Europe. When Dimmesdale gives his Electon Serman he walks to the scaffold with Hester and Pearl. He tells the community he is a sinner aslo. He then rips off his shirt revealing a scarlet letter on his skin. He falls to his knees and dies. Hester and Pearl leave town. Hester passes away years later while Pearl is never to be heard of. "The Scarlet Letter" contains the use of irony. The characters really know what is going on but no one will come out and actually say it. The names of the characters are extremely ironic such as Pearl, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale. Hawthorne is a detailed writter. His vocabulary use is very elaborate. The novel can get difficult and confusing if you dont stay focused while reading it. Similies and metaphors are scattered throughout the novels also. Symbolism is used such as the letter "A" on Hester's chest symbolizing adultery. The point of view is mainly first person, but occasionally third

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