From: To: Subject: Submit a paper Date: Tuesday, November 04, 1997 6: 43 AM Title: The Scarlet Letter Category: Category Description: Body of paper: The morning was long and chill, Hester Pryne had become a new resident to this small seven-teeth century Boston town. She patiently waited alone for her husband’s late arrival from New England. In waiting Hester Pryne grew impatient and lonely. It may have been sexual deprivation or just a longing for lust, but it was not long after her arrival that she would commit her well recognized, vile, sinful act.
What is it that turns the loyal lover into the lustful beast After sometime had passed Hester was graced by the pleasure of meeting “the good Reverend Dimsdale.” Mr. Dimsdale was a highly respected member of the Puritan clergy and never would the people doubt in a man of God. Hester on first contact with him concluded a rather odd longing for fulfillment in her forbidden pleasure. Time comes and goes like the wind not relenting to anything or anyone. After many long months of waiting for her dear husband Hester receives notice of a puritan ship being the one that her husband was to be aboard, he was presumed dead.
Hester mourned her beloved husband for sometime. Yet then there was that night… Hester and Mr. Dimsdale were by chance speaking on various matters when Hester gave in to her sexual desires. A rather odd situation in deed. Then again when you compare it to modern times it truly is no more than a common occurrence.
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Yet living in the seventeenth century was more than a tad bit different than living in our times. The incident lay unspoken on the tongues of the party’s concerned. It fell to that of their hearts where it should have found eternal test. Both guilty of this sinful act; yet who would ever know Morning sickness, slight bloating, and a guilty conscious do not make many friends in these early years.
At least not for Hester Pryne Have you ever noticed the vacant stares of the suspicious mind For Hester this was reality. Fact being she was a stranger to this settlement, married without husband, untrustworthy in the eyes of others. If female is constantly afflicted with nausea and seen by all who watched, then rumors shall spread. “She is pregnant,” one would say.
Yet how could it be for she with no husband, wed to a ghost. Bound to society by the chains of her past, the truth must be known. When brought forth to question her crime on display. Thrown to a jail cell was she on this day. Left to be tortured by the chances she took. There sat Hester pregnant in a cage where ozone could look.
Her soul felt impure to her confused simple mind, the truth longed to be told, the truth no one could find. Her child was born in the cell where she stayed sentenced to trial for her crime. Shoulder death be bestowed for a crime against god May the council be troubled by decision of this. What should be done by these who fear the truth On the day of her trial, Hester and her child now named Pearl. They took up the stand for all the townsfolk to see. Questions were asked, statements were made.
Agreement to guilt by one party concerned, while the Reverend in silence stood fearful that truth would be learned. Coward was he so lost in the crowd, his eyes gazed intently to his secret child. A man in the crowd, a husband thought lost, stood disguised by his new identity the man once known was not here but lost. He looked at his wife where she stood on the stand ashamed in his heart of what she had done. This man could do nothing but plan his revenge and sit there in silence till the trial came to end.
” Turn in your partner in the crime you commit. Go down together and thesentence will be much less strict.” Hester Pryne would not give his name but instead she thought it was better to take all the blame. That she did, branded by all, made to wear scarlet “A” from this day forth. After her sentencing she was taken back to the prison house where she was to be kept with her child until release. Shortly after her return Roger Chilling worth now a medicine man came to Hester and her child Pearl.
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He told Hester who he once was ass he sat astonished by disgrace. He then proceeded to give little Pearl some medicine. Time passed by as it always does. Hester and Pearl were released on there own accord. People even then gossiped about anything and everything. By now the tale ofs he who was branded by sin was widely known.
As she walked down the roads Hester was stared upon by the lingering eyes of all. What was hidden beneath the brand that marked the sins of the past Was thesentence passed upon Hester right for the committed crime or was this just another sick, cruel game of life Perhaps there lies a meaning, an unlearned lesson between the lines of this classic masterpiece. Overall this book shows the gradual changes placed on the past not quite forgotten. It showed the courage of Hester Pryne, one woman who took claim for all her actions right and wrong.
If this is the past then what will beheld by the approaching future not yet known. Out of all the works Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, the Scarlet Letter was the novel he is best remembered for. In this book, Hawthorne tries to show that crime andpunishment were going to bring about the death of civilized life by using symbolism and ambiguity. Hawthorne uses symbolism the most in his novel even though he didn’t intend itto be that way.
The first of his symbols was when he describes the prison as “the black flower of civilized society.” By using the building of the prison to represent the crime andpunishment which were aspects of early Boston’s civilized life, and by contrasting this symbol with the tombstone at the end of the novel, he is suggesting that crime andpunishment were going to bring about the death of civilized life, which is exactly what he wanted to do. Another symbol is when he uses the grass plot “much overgrown with burdock, pigweed, apple-peru, and such unsightly vegetation.” This suggests yet another symbol of civilization corrupted by the elements which make prisons necessary This paper was written by Lee and they can be reached at.
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