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The Scarlet Letter : The Puritan Time Period

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The Scarlet Letter
The Puritan time period is considered one of the holiest time periods of all time since they live a godly life. Nathaniel Hawthorne proves this statement wrong by telling the story of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. “She never battled with the public, but submitted, uncomplainingly, to its worst usage; she made no claim upon it, in requital for what she suffered; she did not weigh upon its sympathies.” (123) (This quote has no bearing on the opening statement.) The story takes place during the Puritan time period where the people live a religious lifestyle. The personage in the story was quite divergent by practicing judgement. (An important person diverged from what by using his judgement?) They insulted and made hurtful remarks towards the sinner for amusement. The children even thought it was acceptable to do so. In this story, Hester commits adultery with the holy figure of Reverend Dimmesdale. The two sinners suffer from their sin. While one sin was covered, the other was out in the open. Nathaniel Hawthorne presents the idea that wrongdoings in society are used to amuse the crowd even though they are just as guilty as the sinner. (This thesis does not address the prompt.) To begin with, any figure whether it (“it implies a thing.) is holy, simple, or powerful can be just as guilty as the sinner. For instance, hypocrisy plays an important role in this story, especially when Hester is the one being judged while an
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