The Scarlet Letter: Hester And Her Daughter Are Isolated From Society



In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne and her
daughter Pearl are isolated from society; this is shown by where they live,
the action from people toward Pearl and Pearl's reaction, and finally the
response of the community toward Hester's scarlet letter. Hester and Pearl
are isolated by living so far out as they do. Pearl shows signs that she
is brought up without a friend in the world but her mother. The response
toward Hester's scarlet letter from the town's people show how she is
isolated. Hester and Pearl are isolated from everything in the world but
each other.
Hester's new home is the biggest factor in saying that they are
isolated from the world. Hester ...

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is a descendent both of sweet children who fashioned a play
maiden out of snow and of the friend's infants who stoned the gentle
boy(Van Doren 130). Pearl causes several disturbances to Hester throughout
the novel. Governor Belligham plans to take away the child, if it was not
for Dimmesdale Pearl may have left her mother's arms(Hawthorne 109). All
that Pearl and Hester had were each other(Hawthorne 85).
Hester Prynne is constantly pointed out for her sin, because of the
scarlet letter she is forced to wear. Hester, whose solitary thought takes
her far beyond the confines of the code, she is not the subject of a
sermon; she is the heroin of a tragedy and understands the tragedy(Van
Doren 132). After Hester settled in to her life she had to get a job, so
she sewed. People looked upon Hester's sin rather than Hester's ability to
sew, in that she was not allowed to sew on bride's dresses(Hawthorne 79).
Hester was pointed out as a flaw in the society which she was not even ...

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