Examples Of Feminism In The Scarlet Letter

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Feminism: Puritan Society
In “The Scarlet Letter” Hawthorne uses a distinctive personality for Pearl and Hester, to introduce them to feminism in Puritan society. Hawthorne created this story to show that Hester is a strong female character and also the protagonist in the story. Who also has just got out of prison and has a daughter named Pearl; as a intelligent female, especially for her age. Hawthorne also adds that all men are not perfect and by using the characters Arthur and Dimmesdale, Hawthorne establishes that nobody was perfect in the Puritan time.
Many people view feminism as an con. In my intent, feminism is really sexist and I think females and also males should have equal rights, men could do women's jobs, and woman can do
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Nature let her go from the chains of society, “a sudden smile of heaven” as so “forth burst the sunshine”. This shows how nature and heaven has approved Hester because she is finally herself. No scarlet letter, no hair up, she is open about who she is and is no longer letting her sin judge her any longer. Furthermore, in the forest, their sin shows Dimmesdale and Hester that they are not apart, but are equal. On Election Day, Dimmesdale brings Hester and Pearl up and they stay there, being judged by the townspeople and god; they are two lovers who committed sin, yet they are both the same. Dimmesdale confesses his sin and he is accepted by god and the community.“One tombstone served for both”(pg 177). This symbolizes that they were equal and that their sin was the same. In the end, Hawthorne wanted to get across that Dimmesdale and Hester got judged differently for their sins. Hester had to wear a Scarlet Letter because she committed Adultery, Unfortunately Dimmesdale didn't until he just couldn't take the guilt anymore and had to confess to everyone that he did the same

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