Include a minimum of three excerpts that illustrate your point s. Describe the author's tone. Instead, he was concerned with the aftermath of the affair--the shaming of Hester, the raising of a child borne of sin, and the values of a society that would allow a sin to continue to be punished long after it would seem reasonable. Because of societal rules, Hester is ridiculed for her act of love after having felt imprisoned in a loveless marriage. Be it a small and embarrassing habit, or even a brief moment of breaking the law, some things find it best to leave personal acts that they deem deviant out of day to day conversation. Briefly summarize the plot of the novel you read, and explain how the narrative fulfills the author's purpose based on your well-informed interpretation of same.
Ridding himself of the horrible weight that Dimmesdale carried upon himself for seven years is liberating. Hester and Dimmesdale acted impulsively and, as Bercovitch claims, naturally, even though letting emotion takeover is rarely the best way to handle a situation. It is considered a masterpiece of American literature and a classic moral study. Let's face it: sex sells. Hester is such a symbol.
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Failing to do so would bring the wrath of God. You'll use this email to administer your student accounts. Over the seven years of her punishment, Hester's inner struggle changes from a victim of Puritan branding to a decisive woman in tune with human nature. This really depends on the copy of the book that you have. Upgrade to Premium to add all these features to your account!
Wilson, is in awe of Dimmesdale's goodness and sanctity. Even Hawthorne's settings are symbolic. The Puritans in that scene wear gray hats, and the darkness of the jail is relieved by the sunshine of the outside. His only redeeming quality is that he leaves everything to Pearl when he dies. The Scarlet Letter also became intensely popular upon publication because it had the good fortune of becoming one of America's first mass-published books.