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  • Hester's Nature In The Eyes Of Society
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    Individualism in a Society-Based World In a society-centered world, living as self-reliant can be a difficult task to accomplish because society puts pressure on its members to conform to its standards. Nonconformists are eluded by society and consequently have difficulty retaining their nonconformist position. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self Reliance", those who express themselves and dismiss the role of consistency are misunderstood, but great and as a result will ultimately rise in a...
  • Hesters Sin
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    The Godly beliefs and punishments followed by the Puritans stemmed from their English experience and complete involvement in religion. The Puritan society molded itself and created a government based upon the Bible and implemented it with force. Hesters act of adultery was welcomed with rage and was qualified for serious punishment. Boston became more involved in Hesters life after her crime was announced than it had ever been before the religious based, justice system formally punished her and ...
  • Punishment As Hester For Their Sin
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    Where The Blame Falls We go threw our lives hoping to do the right thing for ourselves and the right thing for others. Through our lives we take the blame for many things and sometimes we get the blame pushed upon us. This is shown in the book, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester, Pearl, Chillingworth, and Dimmesdale are two of the main characters. Hester was made a scapegoat, and Dimmesdale was mortified. Hester is charged with committing a very serious sin among the Puritan's, c...
  • Dimmesdale And Chillingworth
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    The Scarlet Letter In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne three main characters are taught that they are forced to live with the mistakes they have made. 'One must be response for his / her own actions and be willing to accept the consequences of those actions. ' ; Hester, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth must all face these 'consequences. ' ; If you do something in life and you know its wrong that means yu are willing to accept the consequences. Hester knows she has done something w...
  • Punishment Hester
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    The Scarlet Letter is a novel that deals with the never-ending theme of sin. Throughout history, people have committed all types of sins, and whether they are major or minor, people have been punished. However, the severity of a punishment is very difficult to agree on. Some people feel that sinners should be deeply punished no matter how little the wrongdoing was. Others feel that a person's punishment should be based upon the severity of their crime. However, what many people overlook is the f...
  • Public Punishment Of Hester Prynne
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    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses the aspects of relationships, religion, community, discipline and punishment in the puritan community of 17th century Boston. Relationships between men and women were very constrained and that is what made adultery such a bad sin in the eyes of everyone in the community. Religion seemed to govern over all, people would look up to reverends and the community believed that fate was their destiny. Public discipline and punishment were used to disc...
  • Hester Prynne
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    Scarlet Letter: Who Should Punish A Sinner? Religion, Society, or Individuals Who should punish a sinner? Should it be religion, society, or the individual? In Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter all three affect the main character Hester Prynne. Religion punishes her with the Scarlet Letter, society ostracizes her as punishment, and individually she was able to move on in life but still returned to her haunting past where she died. Religion plays a big part in the Scarlet Letter. Hester Prynne wore the ...
  • Hester's Roots Of Sin
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    Sin " Religion today is too often merely the worship of guilt, an obsession with sin and an exercise in the rubrics of repentance" (Every) 1. Such is the case of all sin, including the adultery of Hester Prynne, the main character in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. The novel takes place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1642-1649 during an era of strict religion under Puritan watch. Hester Prynne, one of such people living in the colony, is punished greatly for her sin, although she is not pu...
  • Woman's Sin By A Scarlet Letter
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    God's Decision For as long as man has walked on earth, he has taken it upon himself to judge and punish. It has been recognized as something man does and it has been accepted among society. It seems as though every race, religion, action, and belief a person associates themselves with will be judged and will be criticized. There are some circumstances that judging is okay, such as in the court of law. When it comes to the law of the Bible, it is not for man to judge. That is for God alone to jud...
  • Wildflowers At Hester's Scarlet Letter
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    The Puritans of Boston make a victim of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter for her sin of adultery by putting her in jail, by publicly condemning her, by forcing her to wear a scarlet A on her bosom for the rest of her life, and by out casting her from society. Hester Prynne's crime of adultery with Arthur Dimmesdale, the town reverend, depicts a serious crime, worthy of being put in jail, especially in the 1770's, when the people of Massachusetts depicted a very pious group of Puritans. It was...
  • Sin And Punishment Of Hester Prynn
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    Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is centered on the sin and punishment of Hester Prynn, but Hester is a far more complex character than these black and white terms. The women of Boston gossip in the opening chapters of the book about Hester's crime, suggesting that she be branded or killed instead of having to wear a red A. In the opening of The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is a mystery En Medius Res. We are only shown sketchy details of her life before the events of the book begin. In fact, what...

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