Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter ' By Nathaniel Hawthorne Essay

1070 Words Nov 10th, 2014 5 Pages
The butterfly is a perfect way to describe a transition for something. This insect starts life as a caterpillar, then twists itself into a cocoon. During the time the caterpillar lies dormant, insulated off from the rest of the world, there is a period of great transformation and change. Finally, after this time of self-imposed hiding and transition, the caterpillar awakens and transforms into this beautiful butterfly. A change is a like a restart at something, it can change you for the better, just like it did for Hester Prynne. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne shows us the past can define people, but it’s time that can change us into pleasant things. Hester will show us in the beginning of the novel how she was symbolized as the devil from the people in her town, we will see her in the middle of the story how she started to transition into somebody else, and then we will finally see her at the end of the story how she became a better person.
Hester has been figure for adultery, she was the person that everyone looked at her with loathe. Everywhere she went she brought embarrassment and guilt with her. Hester knew what she had done was abominable, but she didn’t love her husband. She didn’t reveal the name of the father because she loved him and wanted to protect him, so she received the punishment instead of him. She was forced to wear the letter A which stood for adultery, Hester’s punishment was to wear this letter on her bosom for the rest of her life. Hester…

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