Signs of Sin throughout The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Symphony fro the Devil by the Rolling Stones

Signs of Sin throughout The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Symphony fro the Devil by the Rolling Stones

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Sin is prevalent throughout the entire book The Scarlet Letter, as it is throughout the song “Sympathy For the devil” by The Rolling Stones. Alike everyone, I too, have sinned before. Often times I envy others for things they have, that I don not have, and for things they can do, which I cannot do. At the swim team’s most recent meet, Naz, my friend, bested me in a fifty yard race because he can do flip-turns much faster then me. I envy his ability to do so, sinning just as Hester and the Man in the song do.
In the song “Sympathy for the Devil” and the book, The Scarlet Letter, there is a subtle secret towards who the ‘sinner’ is. Shortly after the beginning of the song, the lines are “Hope you guess my name” The line means the person singing is unknown, however the listener is meant to guess who or what he is. Similar to the song, Arthur Dimmesdale, one of the main characters, is not known to all the others as a sinner. Arthur demands that Hester “Speak out the name of thy fellow-sinner and fellow-sufferer!” (Hawthorn 50), knowing that no one else knows of his sins. Essentially wha...

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