Hester vs. adversities.
Hester vs. Her Adversities
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a historical novel set in 17-century New England. It's a disturbing tale of Hester Prynne, a woman caught in a conflict between puritan ethics of her community and the law of her own love. The struggle is seen between the laws of the bible and those of her own moral authority. In this novel, Prynne survives through her trials and torments and triumphs over her adversities.
Society fails Hester during her judgment on the scaffold in the first scene. Throughout her public condemning, the "women in the crowd make disparag…
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- Hester vs. adversities.
- Who should punish a sinner? Should it be religion, society, or the individual? Refers to Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet letter" by Hawthorne
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