In this story, Hester is convicted of committing adultery with the Reverend in her town, and is left to raise her new offspring by herself in the outskirts of her town. When Hester married Roger Chillingworth, she told him that she does not love him, but he still marries her because he loves her. The author of this work uses imagery in light of George Chbosky’s quote. Another example, is when Hester decides to stay close to her town where she committed adultery instead of leaving to another town to start over again. She makes this decision to remain close to her secret lover, Reverend Dimmesdale.
After being caught and having been forced to wear a scarlet “A” representing her act of adultery, Hester tries to continue on with life along with her daughter, while being shunned by the townspeople of Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, Pearl had a big impact on Hester. Pearl was used as a physical representation and reminder of Hester’s sin, while also being a metaphorical mirror to the sins, but ultimately being the source of Hester’s strength. One of the main reasons for Pearl’s use in the novel was for Hester and the readers to remember Hester’s sin when looking at Pearl. In the story, the narrator expressed during the time that Hester and Pearl were walking to Governor Bellingham, that the red and gold colored clothing that Pearl was wearing, which Hester had made, was undoubtedly a significant reminder of Hester’s scarlet letter.
Societies’ perception of a person can be very subjective. In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a woman named Hester Prynne has a baby out of wedlock with the minister of the town, Arthur Dimmesdale. Dimmesdale feels a tremendous amount of sorrow and guilt in his soul for not publically repenting his sin as Hester Prynne was forced to do. When Dimmesdale does decide to repent, the townspeople choose to turn a blind eye to what happened even though they witnessed it with their own eyes. Hawthorne creates the characters Dimmesdale and the townspeople to show how society only believes something about a person that isn't the whole truth because they want to make that person seem like a good person, even when they find out he’s
In the novel The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, author shows a young woman being punished for her sin of infidelity. While the whole towns continues to insult her and tease her, Hester does nothing but be haughty and strong for herself. It was the only way she can truly overcome her current situation. She was not going to let a town of walking hypocrites choose her faith. People deserve a second chance and need to be forgiven because no one has a survival guide to be a
Naguib Mahfouz wrote "she had either to accept marriage, or close the door for ever", which means either to live with a man who abused her innocence, took her virginity, and tried always to build a wall around her, or to accept to live alone without love. With very few choices left, she was able to say "No" and reject the man who destroyed her life. The word "No" related to the events that had happened to the young girl with male-dominated society too. The reader from the beginning sympathizes with the young girl in the story. The man made the young girl hostage to him when he raped her.
When Proctor had to go to the court to get his wife out of being accused of upholding witchcraft he eventually confess to his sins he committed. Talking to Danforth, Proctors says “I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweet. But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it; I set myself entirely in your hands” (page 49 act three) confessing to the crime he did. He realizes what he did was wrong which was why he tried to hide it for so long. But the only way for
Thinking that he is dead, she starts having a relationship with a local minister named Dimmesdale. Together they have a kid, much to the despair of the town who looks down upon Hester for “cheating” upon her husband. Although the town breaks Hester down to the core for her sins, she keeps her integrity by refusing to revel who the father is, which would surely doom him to the same fate as her.
After committing the sin of adultery, Hester Prynne endured her coarse punishment of standing on the scaffold and wearing an embroidered “A” on her chest. The theme of this chapter is that no sin, as heinous as adultery, will go unpunished. Unlike Dimmsdale, who hadn’t been condemned for his sin, Hester beared her punishment of being publicly humiliated given to her by the stringent puritans. Instead, Dimmsdale experienced a punishment of great suffering out of guilt. Hester Prynne, the wife of a learned, English-man, was accused of being with another man while her husband was said to soon be joining Hester in Massachusetts.
Hester, a woman that has been criticized by the community, a scarlet letter put upon her bosom, and put on a pedestal for the whole town to shame. She stands there and looks into the crowd sees the father, is told to say who the father is and refuses, which brands her with the letter and shame till the end of the novel, if this isn’t a sign of courage I don’t know what is. Her daughter steers her strait and keeps Hester on the road to God. Hester thinks in more than one level depending on the spot in the book, she never thinks in level one mainly because she doesn’t give up the name of the father of the child so doesn’t say yes or no to avoid pain, but she does think in level four though because telling of whom the real father is would be against natures and God’s law, but not telling is against mans law. In the situation she also thinks in level five because it would be against her ethics to tell, and get the man she loves arrested or worse hanged.