Pride And Love In The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter to tell the story of Hester, who had a child out of adultery with the man whom she loved. Early in this story conflict builds with Hester realizing that her husband isn’t lost at sea. While the story transpired her husband slowly discovered the truth behind the sin of the Scarlet Letter. Hester and the ones she loved developed together throughout the whole story.The Scarlet letter focused on a sin committed by Hester and she was given the letter “A”. This letter stood for adultery, the “A” can represent so much more such as sin, quilt, courage, pride, and love.
The “A” given to Hester was for a sin that gave her Pearl, her daughter . She loved Pearl with all her heart and knew Pearl wasn’t a sin like many people considered her. She never felt that she should abandon Pearl, she knew Pearl was her daughter and she was supposed to keep her because she was a gift from god. In the novel Hester states, “ ‘God gave me the child! Cried she. He gave her in requital of all things else which ye had taken from me. She is my happiness!’ ”(75). Hester knows she is now a mother and God had given her a blessing, she knew she was going to be a great mother with a great child. Pearl was given to her as this blessing to redeem herself from this sin. Despite what Hester had to say and how she felt about Pearl, the townspeople didn’t
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That letter stood for adultery, the “A” represented so much more such as sin, courage, pride, and love. The letter showed us more than just one thing, it showed us all the significance to Hester and how the letter “A” built her to be such a great women that had so much pride in herself and her family. This novel also showed us the power it gave Dimmesdale to confess to his sin even when the Puritan had him in such a high respectful place. This novel showed us the power it gave Pearl to be such a wonderful strong willed young

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