Hester Prynne Is Not A Good Mother

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Hester Prynne is not a good mother, and that is very emphasized throughout the first eight chapters of The Scarlet Letter. Hester’s mother died when she was growing up, which supports the fact that she didn’t have a maternal figure to look up to or learn from. Second, her daughter was conceived out­of­wedlock, which should tell how much she really cares about this child. Lastly, it appears that she has no idea how to actually care for her daughter, as seen in the earlier sections of part one.
Starting off in chapter two, Hester takes readers deep into her past, recalling things like her home and her parents. However, Hawthorne, in the form of Hester, also slips in the small yet major detail that
Hester’s mother is dead. This shines
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