William Shakespeare 's ' The Scarlet Letter ' Essay

889 Words Sep 7th, 2016 4 Pages
In today 's modernized world, people are often times criticized for the way they dress, act and portray themselves. Similarly, this judgment has gone on since the early days of the Puritan Era. During this era, a popular novel called The Scarlet Letter took place. In this novel, the main character, Hester Prynne, commits an act of adultery and is forced to wear the letter “A” upon her bosom. Like Hester Prynne, I was expected to wore a letter upon my chest for the purposes of this essay. I wore the letter “P” for the vice of procrastinator, which I feel like I was guilty of. By wearing this letter for an entire school day, I was able to feel the way Prynne felt on a much smaller scale. I was constantly looked down upon and questioned about the way I choose to portray myself. My experience was the complete opposite of Hester’s, as modernism played a major role in my case.
During my experience of wearing my “scarlet letter,” I was constantly looked upon as an outlier of today 's modern society. Throughout my experience with a “P” on my chest, I was questioned and given confused looks by my fellow peers. Along with me, many of my classmates were also required to wear a scarlet letter. Through this process of other also wearing their vices upon their chest, the pressure of my vice being exposed was greatly decreased. Throughout the duration that I had my vice exposed, I often times felt embarrassed and exposed. This was partly due to the fact the many other people did not have…

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