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The Red Mark Who can honestly say that they do not bear a red mark of their own Some of ours have a deeper tint of crimson than others However many of us love to hide our scarlet letter under our clothing just like Dimmesdale Instead we take pleasure in finding and criticizing other peoples letter Sometimes we often compare our red marks to others and convince ourselves that our letter is really not that red Nevertheless all of us bear a scarlet letter regardless of how scarlet it is As a result we should refrain from mocking others marks and reflect on our own marks No matter how hard we try the letter will remain there The truth is that this mark that we all bear is a sign of our weakness as human beings Hester had more than enough time to reflect over her mishap because she had to wear her letter where everyone can see it Besides being forced to wear it the fact that she rejected what she did as a sin made it easier for her to wear the letter 74 Hawthorne even refers to her as a martyr one again showing how much better of a person she is for accepting her transgression 75 How much better are the ones who are mocking her This kind of reminded me of the story in the bible about the woman who had committed adultery When she was brought to Jesus to be condemned he simply asked anyone who has not sinned to throw the first stone Unfortunately they had all sinned so they left Likewise every member of that town has at least one of their own stigma that deserves as much scorn as Hester is getting However would it not feel better to scorn than to be scorned And what good could ever come of sinning Suddenly Pearl is labeled as a child of demon origin 89 The townspeople believe
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