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Essay About The Scarlet Letter

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"She was ladylike, too, after the fashion of the feminine gentility of those days; characterized by a certain state and dignity, rather than by the delicate, evanescent, and indescribable grace that's now known as its indication. And never had Hester Prynne appeared more ladylike, in the antique interpretation of the term, than as she issued from the prison. Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignominy in which she was enveloped" - that is almost the very first description of the main heroine the reader gets. Hester Prynne isn't dispirited from the grave crime which she is claimed with. She's going her way to the scaffold using a high lifted mind and positive look. But why? Didn’t she committed an adulterous act, that came to light to each of the society she had lived in? Didn’t she give birth to illegitimate kid? Didn’t have to wear her breast the immutable hint of her disgrace вЂ" scarlet letter A? She did, but she still had a reason to be proud and graceful. Hester was at the center of her journey into self discovery. Hester was a passionate person and being enthusiastic about someone or about something proved to be a natural condition of being. But according to the Puritan society where “religion and law were nearly identical” passion is sinful. And how the refusal of something that she felt could be true? Didn’t the denial of fire deny the fact about Hester? Not letting the fire go, not committing the “crime” Hester had dedicated, she would have became among the “matrons” with the “well-developed busts and round and ruddy cheeks”. And that w.. .

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