The Wooden House In The Scarlet Letter

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In the piece of art, Hester Prynne is holding her baby, Pearl, and is standing next to her wooden house in the woods. This small wooden house is where Hester went to live after she was released from the prison. The scene portrayed isn’t a very happy one, since Hester struggles with the shame of wearing the scarlet letter, as well as living in a very unconventional and small house in the woods. Although, this scene is very important to the book, as it shows Hester’s true character of being a strong woman that won’t leave the city, even if it meant that she would have to experience shame everyday. She decided to stay in a wooden house. In the picture, the house represents the darkness in Hester’s life, since the window of the house shows that

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