Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s A Scarlet Letter

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper discusses the affects the letter ?A? has on Hester and her community, and the symbolism behind the story.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter is a book about a woman, Hester, who moves to Boston from England during the Puritan times. She has a husband, and tells the colonists of Boston he will be arriving to be with her soon. After years go by and he doesn’t arrive, Hester finds another man whom she becomes close to. She becomes pregnant and the town finds out she has committed adultery. She is forced to wear a letter A, meaning adulteress, on her bosom for the rest of her life. The book focuses mainly on the sin that was committed; it affected the whole community…

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