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The commandment of the Ten Commandments states "Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14). Adultery, according to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, is "voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone aside from his wife or between a married woman and someone aside from her husband" Some individuals may feel that adultery is only an occurrence from the 21st century, but in addition, it happened often in the 1600s as well. For example, in The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a publication that was set in the 17th century tells the story of Hester Prynne who had been convicted of adultery with a man named Reverend Dimmesdale. Even though adultery appears to be the most significant theme throughout the publication, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses other topics and literary themes to make his book The Scarlet Letter, "his most popular work" (Winship). Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays several literary elements throughout the publication to fully develop and detail his thoughts to help the reader have a better understanding of the publication. Although adultery is one of the chief themes, many other themes such a guilt and blame, identities, and suggestive names, also appear in the novel. The Scarlet Letter is an illustration of an allegorical tale where a lot of symbolism is utilized. Symbolism and motif aren't the sole literary elements that come up in the publication. Point of view is also a vital element. Point of view enables the reader further understand and comprehend the story. The tone in which the story is told helps the reader have a grip on what is happening in the story too. Nathaniel Hawthorne clarifies the characters in a really detailed fashion, but then stirs up an event that somehow contrasts with this certain character. As he doe...