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What Is The Theme Of Light And Dark In The Scarlet Letter

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How do you move forward in life when your past is holding you back? In the book Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, two of the four main characters commit a sin that could ruin their lives forever. Even if all the weight that is brought upon them by the sin its self wasn’t enough, when the townspeople of 17th Century Boston find out they soon realize that the worst is coming for them. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne uses the symbols of light and dark to depict good and evil among the characters Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. After Hester Prynne was released out of prison for the sin of adultery, she was sentenced to three hours standing on the scaffold with the baby in her arms and an A on her chest. Thee A
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