Adultery In Scarlet Letter

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Babies are very special creatures. The emotional connection a mother has with a their own newborn is one of the strongest bonds that has ever existed. In today’s standards having a child with a person you are not married to is frowned upon, but that’s it, no other punishment or penalty. However, rewind into the past and now the problem of adultery has grown tremendously. The act of adultery is punishable by death, a sentence that was given to the character of Hester Prynne, the protagonist of The Scarlet Letter. In the story of The Scarlet Letter, we discover Hester, who had a child with the town’s minister Arthur Dimmesdale, she is then resented by the town and is given a death sentence, but since the town does not know who committed adultery
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