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In Hawthornes Scarlet Letter indirectly given do the assumptions of irony exist between Hester and the community as well as with god Irony existing within ironies and ironies aimed at everyone from anyone are all present in the writing Hawthorne implies that all the puritans are hypocrites from his social commentary of no one sinning in the religion yet people know they do and did in the past Everyone in the community knows that Hester committed an act that is unforgivable yet they stare upon her and make fun of her because they are a looking at themselves meaning they have committed these acts as well and they just look at her as comfort for their not being caught Hester lives in isolation from the community ironically in the dark forest in a lonely cabin Basically she is shunned from the community The real irony however exists in the fact that she makes products from her needle work for the puritan community So if she wasnt good enough to live in the same area as them but she was good enough to supply goods enough to live in their homes and be used by them Ironically the product in which she produces is like that of her produce of Pearl both by products of Hester so why is Pearl evil and the needlework not Pearl was given to Hester as believed by the puritan community as an evil by product and consequence of her act in adultery Furthermore the child was to be a continuous reminder and symbol of her sin Pearl however was also a blessing to Hester though because she provided the only company love and support to her mother So a conclusion can be made that Pearl is both a sin and blessing so god must have given her the choice of taking the punishment either way she wanted it to be perceived The puritan community itself lies in conflict with itself
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