The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne was a major American novelist who was born and raised
in. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the scarlet letter, and in the scarlet
letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne invites the reader to sympathize with Hester Prynne's
experience in the rigid and unforgiving atmosphere of the puritian socity.
Throughout the book Hawthorn has many hidden descriptions of the scarlet
letter. The scarlet letter first stands for adultery. Adultery is a forsaken crime in the
puritan socity. Hester had to wear the letter on her chest to symbolize the crime she
committed. It also brings great embarisment having to wear it every day
constantly being reminding her of her sin. The scarlet letter stands for
emotional torture. It caused emotional torture by what others say, and their
thoughts about her. The scarlet letter also symbolizes comfort for Pearl.
An example of the letter symbolizing comfort for Pearl was when Hester meat
Dimsdale reveal Chillingsworth idenity.
Hester takes off the letter and through it
on the ground. Pear through a tantrum because she is upset that it is gone, and