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Everyone commits sins but in Puritan times one was looked at as somewhat of a lower class if a sin was committed Not only that but the punished was very cruel Thats exactly what happened in The Scarlet Letter In this book there are a great variety of themes conflicts and of course the symbols that can help understand a story better The scarlet letter took place in Boston in the year 1642 Hester the protagonist of this story had committed adultery She had come to the New World and was supposed to wait for her husband who was kept by the indians when trying to reach Boston Hester was married to to a scholar named Roger Chillingworth an older men whom hester had married without love In Boston Hester and the priest of the region sustained a relation ship Later Hester was acused of adultery since she had gotten pregnantHere we can find one of the many themes of the story which is religious beliefs In the town were Hester lived The bible and the law say that adultery should be punished by deathHawthorne 30 In The Scarlet Letter adultery was punished with death but Hester only received societys punishment since she had a child she had to take care of One of the many conflicts and most important that we can find in The Scarlet Letter is person vs society Hester committed a sin and society had to punish her has to wear a cloth letter on the clothes Hawthorne 29 Hester was punished wearing a scarlet letter on her chest for the rest of her life An A that stands for adultery She had committed adultery and the product of that sin had been her daughter After Hester was punished Reverend Dimmesdale the priest is was unknown as the father of Pearl Hesters child This brought him to a great conflict agains him self Dimmsdale locked himself in his room and whipped
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