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The Scaffold And The Purritans In The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Throughout the novel, the puritans seem to judge Hester so harshly that they can’t see through to her true nature. They continue to isolate her from society and talk negatively about her behind her back. The puritans actions and beliefs can be related to a scaffold. Both seemingly innocent, but once someone understands their true nature, they are the true enemy. The scaffold has such a negative connotation for the puritans. This is very ironic because the puritans are very negative towards the people that stand on the scaffold. Both the scaffold and the puritans represent some sort of evil and a form of disrespect. Throughout the novel, the puritans continuously isolate Hester and anyone who commits any form of crime. The scaffold provides
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