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The Scarlet Letter The novel The Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne had many various turning points The most interesting to me were the scaffold scenes Each had its own exciting moments It kept the story moving Nathaniel Hawthorne uses the scenes as major turning points In chronological order the first scaffold scene was what started the novel The book opened right where Hester and Pearl were on the scaffold In this scene Hester and her baby are standing on the scaffold in front of the entire village Everyone one is staring and whispering She is bearing a strange symbol on her bosom This symbol is a large letter A It is quite fancy But the letter is not something to be proud of As Hester is standing there holding her baby Pearl she spots a very strange man moving through the crowd of people The man stares at her Hester acts like she has some connection with this strange man Hester and the man look at each other as if they have known each other before They are more than acquaintances This scene is a turning point because it introduces you to the scarlet letter The letter is what the entire book revolves around All of the events are based on the letter and what it symbolizes in the story Hester is bearing it for the first time The letter means adultery The scene is also a turning point because it shows the connection with the strange man Roger Chillingworth Roger Chillingworth is a new character being introduced The hidden relationship between Hester and Chillingworth will lead to many events and turn the story in a different direction that is not just about the scarlet letter but about Hesters past The second scaffold scene is also a very big turning point This is where Hester Pearl who has matured over the amount of time and Dimmesdale the villages
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