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...as proves the inequality that was between the abilities of men and women. When compared to Linda, Hester 's experience with being considered the property of a man was slightly different because she was not a slave, but as a woman, Hester was still considered property to her husband. "Thou and thine, Hester Prynne, belong to me. My home is where thou art, and where he is." (Hawthorne 68). Her husband had the belief that Hester genuinely thought that she belonged to him in the same way as a material good. This way of thinking and the reliance of acquiring property and owning materialistic goods in order to be seen as more thriving is still present.. Although laws have legally changed so that people cannot own another person, the idea of gaining personal growth through possessions has constructed America to be reliant on the prosperity that came with ownership of goods.
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