Analysis Of Hester Prynne 's ' The Scarlet Letter ' Essay

1193 Words Nov 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Hester Prynne and Arnold Spirit are two characters who don’t have much in common besides the fact that despite all issues and conflicts, they tried to fit into society. These two have tried to conform to social norms, yet at the same tried to escape society and rise above their struggles and the hatred they received from others. For Hester Prynne, each and every day she struggled to deal with ignominy and the townspeople constantly looking down at her because of her past. Arnold Spirit on the other hand had to struggle with his appearance, being bullied on the rez, feeling like he didn’t belong, and his identity. While both Hester and Arnold respectively had their share of struggle one’s individuality does not outweigh the other’s.

Each and every day was a constant struggle for the character Hester Prynne from the book, The Scarlet letter. From marrying a man who was many years older, who she did not love, to the years of suffering after she was summoned for her punishment. She not only tried to adjust to social norms, and despite her past, she ironically acted more like a puritan than her fellow townspeople. Hester also attempted to escape society. She had the option to move away from the place that she was shamed and looked down upon after a while, but Hester in the end chose to face her problems. Had she she choose to move away, it would have ended all her pain, misery and sorrow right then and there. On page 151 it says, “It is remarkable that persons who speculate the…

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