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The Scarlet Letter is a classic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne one of the more famous authors Nathaniel Hawthorne writes about Puritans their lives and beliefs The story begins in 17th century Boston In the beginning of the story Hester Prynne an adulterer and the main character of this story is led from the town prison to a scaffold where she is to stand and made an example of to those who sin In her arms she bears Pearl her illegitimate child Hesters legal husband Chillingworth stands in the crowd and discovers that his wife is an adulterer Throughout the book the author takes the reader through the many conflicts and problems of Hester Prynne Meanwhile Chillingworth the antagonist aims to find the identity of the father of Pearl The author uses many symbols throughout The Scarlet Letter The rosebush is one of the more common and easily spotted among the many symbols A rosebush is a shrub that produces roses one of natures many elegant flowers grows next to a prison door The prison door and the surrounding area are places that are infested with evil because a prison is a building or structure that holds those who sinned and the evil The rosebush is a sign of good because of its beauty The rosebush represents good in an evil environment overcoming bad The rosebush being one of Natures products symbolizes Natures sympathy for the damned or those who sinned It could be interpreted as hope in the damned The rosebush is introduced in the first chapter - The Prison Door Throughout the story the rosebush is used constantly Another instance in where the rosebush is used is when Pearl and Hester are at the Governors garden In the present world a rose or rosebush symbolizes something that is pretty but dangerous such as pretty women that marry for ones money aka societys gold diggers A gold digger like a rose is pretty but
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