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The Puritan society was a dark culture to live in It was a group of people all professing to be perfect sinless Christians forced to hide their guilt over even the smallest matters lest they be brutally punished The Puritans were human thus capable of great evils and obviously great hypocrisies Throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne uses the themes of hypocrisy and guilt to reveal the values of the Puritan societyOne theme Hawthorne uses to show the values of the supposedly perfect Puritans is hypocrisy The Puritans profess to be perfect forgiving God-fearing people but they said things like pg 45 At least they should have put the brand of the hot iron on Hester Prynnes forehead and What do we talk of marks and brands this women has brought shame upon us and ought to die when all Hester had done was commit adultery on her assumedly dead husband Is this what forgiving religious people should do kill burn or degrade someone who made a mistake No truly religious people would show forgiveness as the Bible says one should The Puritans ideas of punishment compared to the Bible they supposedly follow perfectly are very hypocritical The Puritans and through them their children were very hypocritical about kindness as well The Bible they follow so rigidly says kindness must be offered especially to one who has earned it Pearl Prynne is eccentric but on the whole a pretty normal child The townspeople though treat her terribly even though it was her mothers mistake not Pearls At one point in the book pg 91 a group of children see Pearl walking and say Behold verily there is the woman of the scarlet letter and of a truth moreover there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running along her side Come therefore and let us fling mud at them Though these are just small nave children committing the crimes it is a
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