The Morality Of Hester Prynne In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter?

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Nathaniel Hawthorne of Salem, Massachusetts was a descendant of a distant line of Puritan ancestors; however, his antecedent family history was not one he was proud of, as he persisted to be bedeviled with guilt, most notably from the renown John Hathorne of the Salem witch trials. He, as a consequence, wrote The Scarlet Letter to articulate his message on the extreme and austere type of Puritan legalism, society’s outlook of an adultery child, the individual reconciliation of a sinful act in the Puritan society, and, all from the perspective of Hester Prynne.
Hester Prynne somewhat was a rebel. She chose not to conform to the rules and beliefs of Puritan society after Dimmesdale’s death, and as a result, she was repudiated and was chagrined
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Nonetheless, not even service could remedy a terrible situation without admittance of guilt from all parties, and Pearl was exactly the child who kept Hester and Dimmesdale at bay. Just as she was waiting for her father Dimmesdale to accept what he did, Hester left the scarlet letter on her chest until she confesses who Pearl 's father is. Eventually Dimmesdale confesses, and Pearl is freed from all barriers of perplexity, as shown in the following lines: “My little Pearl ' said he, feebly, - and there was a sweet and gentle smile over his face… wilt thou kiss me now? Thou wouldst not, yonder, in the forest! But now thou wilt!” “Pearl kissed his lips. A spell was broken. The great scene of grief, in which the wild infant bore a part, had developed all her sympathies; and as her tears fell upon her father 's cheek, they were in the pledge that she would grow up amid human joy and sorrow, nor forever do battle with the world, but be a woman in it." (The Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Page 589)
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter to insinuate his stance on adultery and what it means for a child in a Puritan society; with those acts of sin, he, furthermore, shows how an individual can reconcile them through good-works, recognition, and admittance of guilt. Even through these, a person, like Hester, must also stand up against an oppressive society when need be and develop independent thought when shunned from those around

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