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Throughout time the human race has fought an on-going battle of lies and guilt from internal forces that divides the heart from the brain In a community especially one of high religious expectations people suffer the warfare of every challenging consequence conceivable in order to alleviate the tensions of resurrection caused by wrongdoing Everyone is susceptible to sin but how each person deals with the blackness and filth of their sanctity is nothing less than ordinary Sometimes there is nothing a person can do to diminish the feeling of guilt or the communitys response to incriminating acts of unconfessed lies and perpetual guilt In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne creates the character of Hester Prynne who is looked down upon by the Puritan community as a brazen hussy for her sin of adultery This results in the punishment of both public shamming and a scarlet A kept on her bosom to remind her of her illegitimate child made from Satan himself Hester Prynns mirror of lustful betrayal displays a reflection of Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale the Boston Massachusetts Colonys well-respected and praised Puritan minister Humanity unravels the truth to the effects of our confessed and unconfessed sins through the characters of Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale A young passionate woman of Puritan society corrodes into a shameful state of frailty and sorrow when the love for a noble minister brings to an end any possibility of a normal life without the pressures of judgment In all her intercourse with society however there was nothing that made her feel as if she belonged to it Every gesture every word and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact implied and often expressed that she was banished44 Hester Prynne brings a child into the world from an unknown father and suffers an eternal punishment for the one mistake of adultery The Puritan society condemns her she can never be seen as goodly
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