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Literary Analysis Paragraphs Scarlet Letter Symbolism In the Puritan society of Hesters day the Scarlet Letter represents a sinful woman who cheated on her husband Adultery was accepted then just as much as cashing a check in the US without ID while looking like Bin Laden today Although every one looked down on her Hester Prynnes pride and dignity grew from the harsh intensions of the Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter was supposed to make her feel ashamed and guilty about cheating on her husband Despite her circumstances of the towns stubbornness and living in a dirty rundown area she still managed to be a lovely and content person Children believed she was a witch They would sneak out on the despicable and almost intolerable soil Prynne lived on just to get a peak of the supposedly unholy Hester Just like we get a thrill off rap music and Sony Play Stations getting a peak of Hester was the thrill of their day It was because their society was set up to believe they should disassociate with any one outside the circle of Puritan standards which included no sins Also because there was no television or radio in those days just about anything could be out of the ordinary Almost every relationship someone cheats and 50 of Americans marriages end in divorce in these days Yet during the Puritan period Hester cheating on her husband and having a baby out of wedlock was the talk of the town The Scarlet Letter represented filth and sin which assured a consequence of recluse But on her it held delicacy So what made Hester so different It was her God given sewing skills that brought her fame in the mist of shame That Scarlet Letter so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom p 52 was beautiful elegant and eye-catching Although it stood for adultery she faded out its true meaning and gave the Scarlet Letter a
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