Feminists In Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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Hawthorne associates Hester with the feminist attitudes of his own time. Hawthorne portrays Hester as a sympathetic rebel whose passions and actions lead to unpleasant consequences for herself, her daughter Pearl, as well as Dimmesdale and Chillingworth. She leaves Boston after Dimmesdale's death, but returns later, puts on the scarlet letter again, and teaches younger women to be more patient and conservative than she was in her

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