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The Scarlet Letter: The Themes of Sin, Alienation, and Love The Puritans, a spiritual group in New England in the early 1600's, translated the Bible form a fundamentalist view and strove to reach a sinless society. Obviously, people are individual and sins are inevitable therefore the Puritans sinned and their ideal society was not achieved. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter develops the topics of sin, alienation, and want to offer invaluable insights to the conventional beliefs of the Puritans and provide valuable and timeless ethical insigts. Hester Prynne goes contrary to the Puritan manners and commits the sinful act of adultery. The townspeople frequently talk about Hester among themselves in the market, "This woman has brought us pity", for her sin brings them much grief (99). With this irrevocably harsh sin town magistrates sentence Hester to wear the scarlet letter 'A' as a constant reminder of her sin, and also for everyone to recognize her as an adulteress. Pearl is the incarnation of her mother's sin. Pearl, her mum's sole joy and at the exact same time a continuous reminder of her sin, gives reference to Hester's shameful badge. Pearl wasn't conceived out of sin, but rather brought up amidst defying associations. As a direct consequence of Hester's sinful passions she conceives a child, Pearl. Not an evil kid in the real sense of the world, but in reality Pearl is a reflection of her parents' love and immorality. Further, Dimmesdale lacks the courage to confess his sin for he cares more for his social standing as a man of God. It will become evident that "Some me...