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Scarlet Letter Symbolism
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The book The Scarlet Letter is all about symbolism. People and objects are symbolic of events and thoughts. Throughout the course of the book, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Hester, Pearl, and Arthur Dimmesdale to signify Puritanical and Romantic philosophies.
Hester Prynne, through the eyes of the Pu ....
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....gs. Also, Pearl is always excited and joyous, which is definitely a disapproving act to the Puritans. Pearl is a virtual shouting match between the Puritanical views and the Romantic ways.
To most, but especially the Puritans, one of the most important members of a community is the religious leader; Arthur Dimmesdale is no exception. He was held above the rest, and this is proven in one of the first scenes of the book. As Hester is above the townspeople on a scaffold, Dimmesdale, Governor W....
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