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Threads are rather insignificant by themselves It is when a weaver connects them together that they form a beautiful tapestry Each thread now contributes to the quality of the tapestry and are bound together by the common picture that form In a work of literature each thread is an idea and the common picture is a theme In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter each thread is an ironic element of setting and together they demonstrate peoples tendency to seek shelter from instead of in society Vivid yet ironic descriptions are used by Hawthorne as a weaver uses bright threads to draw more attention to the finer points of the work Firstly a melancholy feeling is associated with the cottage in which Hester Prynne chooses to make her home The cottage is on the outskirts of town p84 and was abandoned by the early settlers of the New World because the soil about it was too sterile for cultivation p84 Also the cottage is similar to a witchs cottage in that a mystic shadow of suspicion immediately attaches itself to the spot p84 and young children lurk about it trying to find out more about the mysterious woman who lives there The cottage is shut out from the sphere of human charities and was so depressing that it would fain have been or at least ought to be concealed from society p84 Interestingly the place that society isolates serves to conceal Hester from societys condemnation It is within the small thatched cottage that Hester is free to ply her needle at the cottage window and create garments for the society which scorns her p84 Also it is within the safety of the cottage walls that Hester tries to cultivate Pearls mind without the strict traditions of society The cottage allows Hester to become a law to herself and not be bound by man The darksome cottage offers protection from societys criticism p 84 Likewise the primeval
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