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Hester Prynne is the protagonist of the novel The Scarlet Letter which was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850 This novel taken place in a small Puritan town tells of a young wedded woman who commits a scandalous crime and has to face her harsh consequences Hester Prynne traveled to the small Puritan town without the company of her husband Her husband had currently been studying medicine in far off countries and had planned on meeting his wifeHester later on When Hester arrived to the new town she did not quite fit in with the other Puritan women She was extravagant in her presentation and was not accustomed to the modesty of the Puritan lifestyle She wastall with figure of perfect elegance She had dark and abundant hair besides being beautiful in face she had the impressiveness belonging to a marked brow and deep black eyes She was lady-like characterized by a certain state and dignity Hawthorne p276 All of this beauty drew the attention of the Puritans towards her Although Hesters beauty was noticed by many it was captured specifically by the young Reverend Dimmesdale Hester was also drwan in byt he young and handsome Reverend Their passion for each other became too much for them to with-stand and the crime of adultery was committed Hester became impregnated by her adultere and was sent to prison as the conviction for her crime Hester remained in the prison until her baby was born She named her daughter Pearl meaninga great treasure This was a suitable name for Hesters daughter because Pearl truly was a treasure to her mother Upon that day Hester and her baby were brought before the Puritan community to receive Hesters eternal punishment and also to reveal the father of her child Hesters punishment was not only her imprisonment during her pregnancy but she was also forced to wear an embroidered scarlet letter A patched
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