Archetypes In The Scarlet Letter

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We all wear “masks” in front of society, however, we let them see the burdens and judgements we want them to see. Hester Prynne is a of the “victim” I read about in “The Scarlet Letter”. ‘The Scarlet Letter” is a romance from the time period of the 1850s, before the salem witch trial occurred. The book was written by the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. He wrote the book in 1996 and the book is considered to be his “master piece” or “masterwork”. She had to wear the letter A for “adultery”. She had a child out of marriage. The town wants to know who the father is, but she won’t say. There are many letters I can pick out from, so any letter can describe me, but I chose the letter W. To me, the letter W means “worries too much”. W is the perfect archetype that describes me. Although I don’t show my emotions publicly often, I care about every little thing. I always consider the things that can go wrong and what could make everything better. My worrying …show more content…
Everyday, everyone changes, even for the slightest bit. We do different things everyday, every little thing affects the way we live later on. I wouldn’t be so proud of my letter, but I wouldn’t be ashamed either. Hester learned to live with the A after awhile, so why can’t I. Although we live in two different times, most people are still the same. Our surroundings and way of living change, but the people from now were raised from their family that go down generations, to get back all the way to the 17th century. “The Scarlet Letter” is now known by many and is known for “a scarlet letter "A", that a woman convicted of adultery was formerly made to wear, especially among the Puritans of 17th-century New England.” Time changes, but so do people. Don’t judge others and worry about yourself. Consider your emotions before considering others’. Don’t underestimate your power, if we worry too much or don’t believe in ourselves, we’ll never know what we are capable of

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