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The Scarlet Letter Chapter 19 Analysis

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In chapter nineteen of The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses a shift images with melancholic undertones in the beginning to multiple hope-filled images of Hester's life with Dimmesdale and Pearl. Hawthorne uses the tone shift to draw attention to the progression of not only the relationship between Hester and Dimmesdale and Hester's overall perception of herself and her past actions. Hawthorne employs the shift of diction and imagery to further illustrate how complex Hester's character is and supports his overall message to his readers that women are complex and therefore should not be susceptible to hasty generalizations and condemnation. As chapter nineteen progresses the scenery surrounding the family, becomes an indication of the acts proceeding
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