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In the first true American novel The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne there is an inspiring young women named Hester Prynne This character changes from the beginning of the novel to chapter thirteenAt the outset of this book Hester is a very beautiful and strong women When she walks out of the prison she is very beautiful The young woman was tall with a figure of perfect elegance she had dark and abundant hair so glossy that it threw off the sun with a gleam and a face which besides being beautiful from regularity of feature the impressive belonging to a marked brow and deep black eyes51 The author show Hesters beauty threw phsyical appearance She is also a very strong woman as she stands up on the scaffold While she stands there her head is kept high and she doesnt cover of the scarlet letter She tries to be as proud and brave as she can while on the scaffold Here again the author shows that Hester has a lot of emotional strenghtIn chapter thirteen just seven years later Hester undergoes some changes in both her beauty and strength Hesters beauty is no longer the perfect as it once was It was a sad transformation too that her rich and luxuriant hair had either been cut off or was so completely hidden by a cap that not a shining lock of it ever once gushed into the shunshine160 Her beauty is leaving her and she is becoming ugly Hesters strength that was so built up at the ouset of the novel now is gone At times afearful doubt strove to posses her soul whether it were better to send Pearl at once to heaven and go herself to such futurity as Eternal Justice should provide163 Hester contimplates suicide and this is her low point in the bookIn just The Scarlet Letters first half of the novel Nathaniel
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