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The Scaffold in Nathaniel Hawthrone´s The Scarlet Letter

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The symbol of the scaffold evolves in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet letter is build around the symbolic scaffold. The main characters transform the scaffold from the exposition to resolution. Next the traits of the scaffold itself deteriorate throughout the novel. Finally, the scaffold is applied symbolically throughout Hawthorne’s novel.
The scaffold transforms throughout the book because they are there for different reasons. In the beginning Hester Prynne is there to be punished for her sin. Her sin was that she commits adultery and cheats on her husband. She cheats on Chillingworth with Dimmesdale. She ends up getting pregnant and she has a baby girl and she names her Pearl. Because she is beautiful and because she costs a great price. She must stand on the scaffold in front of the town to reveal her sin. Its to humiliate her for what she has done. The second scene is when Hester, Pearl and Dimmesdale are all standing together and being together. It’s the first time that Dimmesdale has claimed them in public. Before this Pearl felt like he wouldn’t claim and that he was ashamed to have anything to do with her. So when they all stand up there together she feels like it’s the right way. Dimmesdale also feels like its right thing to do. She shows her approval to him by giving him a kiss. The third is when Chillingworth gets up on the scaffold and shows his burning sin under his clothes and it is to helps him because
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