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The Scarlet Letter In the story The Scarlet Letter the involvement of supernatural events spiritual and physical gives the story a touch of a fantasy and shows the reader what is in the mind of the characters Many times mystical happenings take place that give the tale suspense and intensity The author I think takes the mental state of the characters incorporates it into the story and may add a little exaggeration And the scenes depend on the characters that are involved From a pretty little forest-child to a dark prison door the atmosphere molds itself around the mindset of the focused character The first chapter describes forms to fit the position of Hester Prynne as she displays her A in front of the whole town The big old oak door is described and as it opens a black shadow appears and the prison guard throws Hester out into view of the hundreds of eyes The town stares as their eyes lock on the scarlet letter Mutters and murmurs are heard from the unforgiving crowd All eyes are on Hester the A and her new child Hester instantly grasps her young child because the crowd is making her nervous Her instincts automatically tell her to protect her child Everyone even the children stopped what he or she was doing to torture Hester Prynne with their glares The scene was not a happy one because of the attitude of the main character If it were from the side of a child it would be much more fun-filled and happy because it was a half day of school But since Hester was being shown to the crowds it was not a happy scene In the twelfth chapter of the story entitled The Ministers Vigil a ghastly act occurs that the minister thinks dooms him forever As Dimmesdale creeps and shuffles his ill miserable body over to the platform that might give him relief from his own
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