Transcendentalism In Scarlet Letter

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Being shunned in your own home can make you go crazy, but Hester Prynne pushes through her rough life after committing adultery and shows the Puritans that she isn’t all bad. After committing adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter to show the crime she committed. Hester and the minister committed adultery and for this Pearl will never know her father and they will live their lives in loneliness. Growing up as a Puritan that was all Hester knew of, but after committing her sin she embraces who she has become. Hester Prynne represents transcendentalism for the way she embraces the scarlet letter and must be self-reliant to help support herself and her daughter Pearl. Once everyone has already judged you is there really a …show more content…
When Hester stands in the market place upon leaving jail she moves Pearl off of her bosom to reveal the scarlet A. Having removed Pearl off of her bosom revealing the A, Hester showed that she was not ashamed of what she did or having Pearl. (The Scarlet Letter) Then she went back to prison and had to remember what everyone said about her while she was on the scaffold. The women made a punch at her and basically said that she was embracing something that was a bad thing. Overall she doesn’t go to her old ways, she doesn’t embody the way of the Puritans anymore, and for this she represents nonconformity. Even though she committed a crime and was forced to wear the scarlet letter, she embraced it because she got her daughter Pearl out of this and she loved her daughter. Hester also threads gold thread around the border of the scarlet letter, this made it her own. Instead of wearing a bland letter on her bosom like any other person would have done, she made it her own. This really proved that even though she was born and raised a Puritan that was no longer her way of life. She took her own path and figured everything out along the way, and she did it for her and her daughter and didn’t care about anyone

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