Analysis Of The Book ' The Crucible ' Essay

1255 Words Jul 31st, 2016 6 Pages
“It may serve, let us hope, to symbolize some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow.” (page 56).The rosebush itself is an obvious symbol of passion and the wilderness, and it makes its most famous reappearance later when Pearl announces that she was made not by a father and mother, or by God, but rather was plucked from the rosebush. Roses appear several times in the course of the story, always symbolizing Hester 's inability to control her passion and tame it so that she can assimilate to Puritan society. Hawthorne linked the rosebush to the wilderness surrounding Boston, by commenting that the bush may be a remnant of the former forest which covered the area. It is only in the forest wilderness where the Puritans ' laws fail to have any force. This is where Dimmesdale can find freedom to confess in the dark, and it is where he and Hester can meet away from the eyes of those who would judge them. But the rosebush is close enough to the town center to suggest that the passionate wilderness, in the form of Hester Prynne, has crept into Boston. When the rosebush is in full bloom suggests that Hester is at the peak of her passion, which refers to the fact that she had given birth as a result of her adulterous affair. The narrator’s comment that the rose may serve as a "moral blossom" in the story is therefore a note that Hester 's child will provide the moral of the story.
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