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The Scarlet Letter Paper

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The Scarlet Letter Paper

The Scarlet Letter paper

In his novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne said “We are sinners all alike.” Well, sin got the best of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Hester was married and Arthur was a minister in a New England town. Instead of staying true to their beliefs and promises, they fell secretly in love with each other and by their actions they had a child by the name of Pearl. The townsmen knew of Hester Prynne’s crime and her punishment was to wear the badge of shame, the scarlet letter.

Although they were both shameful, they were both mature enough to realize their faults. In the novel, Hester and Pearl made a trip to the Governor’s Hall. For this would be the first time Hester, Pearl, and Mr. Dimmesdale would be in the same room together. One of the men that were among Mr. Dimmesdale told Hester to give up her child to someone with knowledge because she wouldn’t know how to care for it. Hester’s reply revealed to the readers that she had learned for the badge and to teach her child to be wiser in her actions. Of all people, she had asked Mr. Dimmesdale to stand up for her and he did. He said that God has given her the child to learn from and the knowledge to raise Pearl to the right standings. From this moment on, Mr. Dimmesdale

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