Essay on a scarlet letter chapters 1 and 2 questions

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Chapter 1
1. Prisons are necessary in human society because people are sinful.
2. He says the rose symbolizes: love, beauty, life, passion, and hope.
3. They are literary allusions from passages from the bible. He uses prisons and graveyards as a symbol of the Gods justice. .
4. The story is told from the point of view of the author. The author is a character and not Hawthorne himself telling the story. It is written in thrid person. From the beginning the tone is bitter and thoughtful.
5. According to the last senetence The Scarlet Letter is a story of sin and redemption.
Chapter 2
1. They thought she was an adulterer and a shame.
2. Hester is young, tall, elegant, beautiful, a proud woman, yet serious. She carries a baby
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Prisons are necessary in human society because people are sinful.
2. He says the rose symbolizes: love, beauty, life, passion, and hope.
3. They are literary allusions from passages from the bible. He uses prisons and graveyards as a symbol of the Gods justice. .
4. The story is told from the point of view of the author. The author is a character and not Hawthorne himself telling the story. It is written in thrid person. From the beginning the tone is bitter and thoughtful.
5. According to the last senetence The Scarlet Letter is a story of sin and redemption.
Chapter 2
1. They thought she was an adulterer and a shame.
2. Hester is young, tall, elegant, beautiful, a proud woman, yet serious. She carries a baby named Pearl. She wears an "A" on her chest. The latter sets her apart from the rest of the women physically.
3. Hester is strong in public considering the humility she goes through with grace. She doesn't hide her shame by not trying to hide her daughter, Pearl.
4. She accepts her humanity and sin rather than trying to deny it.
5. In the market place she is forced to go through the crowd to the scaffold of the pillory. She goes up the stairs and stands. The entire crowd can see her as a punishment of shame and punishment. The reader feels bad for her and actually pity's what she is going through.

Chapter 1
1. Prisons are necessary in human society because people are sinful.
2. He says the rose symbolizes: love, beauty, life, passion, and
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