The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Essay

1746 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 7 Pages
Treacherous lies and dreary clouds devour the skies of Boston, Massachusetts in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”. With no escape from a deteriorating soul, a devout minister by the name of Arthur Dimmesdale commits adultery with a benevolent Hester Prynne and keeps his name obscure under ominous shadows. Thereafter, the years similar to the pages of a book had unfolded and turned; Dimmesdale’s willpower had collapsed, Hester suffered years of resentment and misunderstanding, and a bitter Roger Chillingworth plotted a wicked scheme. Yet, even with the dark aura surrounding this triangular relationship, a ravishing little girl called Pearl stood out as a precious jewel. Hawthorne developed Pearl as a guide to aid him in his journey of demonstrating to the reader that a person’s true beauty lies within how well they’re able to be natural, and embrace it rather than false pretend to the unjust world. Hawthorne’s literature is magnificent as he progresses his main purpose and gives Pearl her role by using descriptive imagery, powerful word arrangement, as well as emblematic objects. Nathaniel Hawthorne gives the reader a set of exquisite imagery in describing Pearl’s character and gives off the tone of majestic and delighting. Part of the reason why Hawthorne puts elaborate descriptions in his writing is to get the full effect on the reader’s imagination and demonstrate his point. “So the child flew away like a bird, and, making bare her small white feet, went…

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