Puritans Harshness In Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

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Hawthorne wrote Scarlet Letter to portray the effects on Puritans harshness on adultery for women. Hawthorne made sure to show how much Hester had to go though because she has the child to prove she sinned. However Hawthorne seems to have a small gap that doesn't fit in with the puritans out look. Like the way Hawthorne showed Dimmesdale's weakness towards what other would think, instead of coming clean and clear of his conscience. Also the way Hester had to be the man of the house and took over care of everything. Even though he has a small gap of misplacement of Puritans beliefs, he did show the harshness women get, and how much the people stand behind what they believe in, till a man dies in front of them. Just like any religion you have …show more content…
Because she respected his wishes, which showed she was a good person. Hester also makes a very good point when she began to talk about how many people should have the letter A attached to their bosom as well. Which this goes to shows that people just want to use someone to make an example out of them, just because there was proof because of a child. It also not like she had an amazing husband that was the nicest guy in the world. He seemed pretty evil and didn’t seem to care about anyones feeling but his own. He seemed like a symbol for the devil trying to corrupt the preacher making him filled with so much grief. I guarantee that the preacher was a nice man and he did beat himself up about what he did, I mean he engraved the A on his chest. Hester was the type of women that marred the wrong man to soon and found the right one at the wrong time. What should have amazed everyone, was when she stayed in the town after her imprisonment. She stayed and dealt with everyone judging her and her daughter. Not many would do what she did but she felt like she deserved it so she just let them do this to her. When in reality it wasn't anyone's business what she did, it was her and her gods business on what she …show more content…
Not everyone can fit in with that crowded and not everyone can really see the bigger picture of how the doctor was truly evil, they picked the easy one to control and punch down for their enjoyment and get to say they're doing it for religious views, but in reality it was just someone to shame them even further, even though she new she had sinned and hated herself for it. Unlike the other men and women that probably cheated on each other and were perfectly content that they could keep it a secret because, either their husbands were there and it possible there husband impregnated her or they were lucky and didn’t have a child Its all about who gets caught. Puritans are sticked and uptight about a lot of things and are very wrong about a lot of things, and Hawthorn caught all of that to a

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