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Throughout The Scarlet Letter the main character Hester Prynne is portrayed as a feminist woman Unlike many Puritan women Hester creates her own lifestyle and way of living without the help of a male husband Hawthorne uses Hesters business success assertiveness toward well respected men and skills as a single mother to emphasize the feminist aspects of The Scarlet Letter Though the community rejects her Hester is able to establish a thriving business as a seamstress Since Hesters pregnancy with Pearl the community has looked down upon her and thought of her as an insignificant part of their society She was ridiculed by everyone and constantly reminded of her terrible act of adultery Throughout this mental torture Hester at times felt as if she were in her own world Every gesture every word and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact implied and often expressed that she was banished and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere or communicated with the common nature by other organs and senses than the rest of human kind p 78 Hester continued to be an outcast in a society of hatred and used her extreme talent and skills to start her own business as a seamstress This was a very unorthodox way for a woman to live In the Puritan era women never worked outside of the home and never had a separate income The man was always the supplier for the family but Hester was different than all the rest She went against all odds and under adverse circumstances used her incredible skill as a seamstress to earn a decent living Hester had such skill with the needle that even the cruelest most well known people of the community wore her needlework Vanity chose to mortify itself by putting on for ceremonials of pomp and state the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands Her needlework was seen on
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