Scarlet Letter Sin And Punishment

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The Scarlet Letter is a classic book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1850. The Scarlet Letter takes place during the mid 17th century in Salem, Massachusetts. During this period of time, many people, if not all, were puritans and dedicated to the word of God. In this town there was a married couple, Roger Chillingworth and Hester Prynne. It was said and believed that the husband was dead and or lost out at sea. Hester however becomes pregnant and gives birth to a little girl, Pearl, while her husband is away. Therefore concluding she had committed adultery. She is punished by being forced to wear a scarlet letter A on her chest at all times of the day and night. Before, however, she was punished, she was being tried and asked…show more content…
However, it is said in the bible that all men and women are sinners, hence the reason why Jesus died on the cross, So if we are all considered sinners, why do we over react when someone does act up. Not even the men and women committed to the church who are looked at as examples as perfect christians can face away from the direction of sin. A preacher has committed a sin that is one of the most known and unaccepted. This goes to shown that there are temptations out there and no one can ever just not give in at one point. Whether it may be the worst ones such as adultery to the simple, common sins. But the matter of the fact is, man was created to have imperfections. No matter how hard we try to defeat these temptations, man cannot just stay away. Sin had forced others out of communities forcing them to isolate themselves from society, themselves and even their own religion. This is a large meaning due to that fact that still to this day there are people out in our communities who act like this still. Examples of this would be condemning others for being gay, atheists, or maybe sex before marriage. Whatever the reason it may be, it causes people, young or old, to isolate themselves and become strangers…show more content…
So, the commitment of sin is in fact bad but never to be treated with such humiliation. We are all sinner according to the bible concluding that no one in this world is perfect and no one should be treated less perfect than their fellow human being. The lessoned learned here in The Scarlet Letter is a very common lesson learned. Although it may be very common, it doesn 't mean that it is any less important. In fact the lesson here in the story is a very important one indeed, making it quite common. Nobody is perfect and though that may seem obvious, it is forgotten. Many people overlook the good things in people and strike them with the bad. However that is not how a society should run. By continuously always focusing on the bad, we have casted a oput a world where people become very antisocial and isolated to the everyday world. We have gotten extremely better compared to a 1600 town in Massachusetts. We punish those who have signed with drugs, rape, or murder instead of common, simple sins such as cursing. Our society is getting better and has evolved to greater levels, however there is still the condemning those of their imperfections and temptations. Learning from these classic books and stories can give us different
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