Scalet letter Essay

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scalet letter



Changes in Hester Prynne
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The child, Pearl, is "a blessing and as a reminder of her sin." As if the scarlet A were
not enough punishment there "was a brat of that hellish breed" which would remind Hester
of what happened in the past. The "brat" could have been given away to Governor Bellingham
yet Hester proclaimed that Pearl "is my happiness!...Ye shall not take her! I will die
first!" Not a person in Boston, nor Hester herself thought highly of the little child and
Hester refused to let Pearl go. Hester carried the kid around only because it was a direct
reflection of her sin and to cast away here sin as freely as that to give it away would be
unjust and unfair to Hester and Pearl. From now on Hester would continually and proudly be
near Pearl. Hester would go against the grain in everything she did. Very rarely did she
ever give up hope; never did she complete a job poorly. In the city of Boston "many people
refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant
Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength." By now the people of Boston
believe in Hester and accept her because Hester is an arduous, productive worker in the
puritan society. The townspeople were reconsidering whether Hester was still worthy of
wearing the scarlet letter by the time Hester was about to leave with Dimmesdale. The
people of Boston realized what a good job Hester had done wearing it and what once was
evil inside of Hester turned into good.
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