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Hester Prynne Character Analysis Out of the four major characters in The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne was the most important one Through out the story many different sides of Hester are shown beginning with her guilty but brave personality at the start of the story and watch her grow into a caring helpful person to the community The Scarlet Letter begins when Hester had already committed her crime so it is not known how Hester was before this all took place Hester is first portrayed as a scandalous woman with no moral values The reader is only aware that Hester has a husband who is not there with her at the time and that she has cheated on him with another man So right away Hester seems to have this rebellious characteristic though the reader is not yet aware of why Hester committed her crime in the first place Hester should be admired for her loyalness though for not telling the whole town that Arthur is the father Hester knows Arthur is a well-respected man in Boston and that giving away his identity would ruin him People begin to forget what exactly Hester did through the years and her caring personality begins to show Hester doesnt have to be caring towards the people who have taken away her life so to speak That is not who Hester is though Her scarlet letter changes from adultery to able because of her helpful ways She helps the people in need she cares for the poor by giving up her time to give them food and water The people of Boston begin to care for her as well as time goes on They refer to her as our Hester and dont even think of her as the sinner as much from years past Pearl is a big reason why Hester is obligated to change If Hester werent so helpful the church would have probably taken
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