Thesis About Hester Prynne

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Rough Draft One In the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne writes about to troubles of the heart and sin. Though one may think he would write women as weak love struck sinners, he does not. During Hawthorne’s time period, men were considered the stronger sex, though Hawthorne characterizes the women in his story as strong and independent, while many of his male characters are morally compromised and weak. Hester Prynne is the ultimate symbol of sin in her community. Shamed by infidelity and and a illegitimate “demon child” she is forced to stand on the town 's scaffolding while people stare on and question her, about the father. Despite this embarrassment she stands up their never and gives up his name. She stands strong hoping…show more content…
She represents the sacrifice hester had to make. She is often attracted to the Scarlet letter often reaching for it as a baby and creating one as a child. Pearl is an outcast of society and is often left out when other kids play. She is referred to as the “demon child”, “elf”, and “imp”. Despite all of this Pearl is strong throughout the whole book. She posses qualities that, “...look so intelligent, yet inexplicable, perverse, sometimes so malicious, but generally accompanied by a wild flow of spirits, that Hester could not help questioning at such moments whether Pearl was a human child ” (PAGE#) often let Hester wondering if she was human. Pearl is a strong force that walks along the line of what is morally and ethically correct and what is not. She knows her father is at fault because he will not come forward with his family, in the light. She often tries to convince of his wrong doing, while Hester looks the other way.When he rejects her in the forest Pearl does not stand for it and immediately washes away his kiss; he has given her. Pearl is never satisfied until he comes forward. She remains strong on her beliefs of what is ethically correct and not. Pearl is often stronger than Pearl even though she is more…show more content…
Hester changes the meaning of her sin completely. It went from being “Adultery’ to “Able”. Hester and pearl together beat the odds and because of it they are
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