How Does Hester Prynne Change Society

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Hester Prynne transformed her overall persona and role in society greatly by the end of the novel. She began as the woman who was outcast and shunned for the forbidden sin she committed. She then became a less scorn upon woman and gained the respect of others through the work of helping those who were less fortunate. After the death of her love Dimmesdale, Hester disappears but eventually returns to the then dilapidated old cottage where she lived through the hardest part of her life. She resumed her charity work for others becoming a counselor for the townspeople. Hester is described as having “no selfish ends, nor lived in any measure for her own profit and enjoyment, people brought all their sorrows..and besought her counsel” (Hawthorne,
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