Human Nature In Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letters, says, it is fate that nature will prevail in the end, whether it is identified through Human Nature of emotions and or physical Mother Nature. The burden of our guilt cannot be in hidden in ourselves because we carry the constant weight of our mistake of what we have chosen until we own up to it. Throughout the book, we reveal the burden of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. They both commit adultery and are faced with the shame from themselves and the town, but they handle it two separate ways. When Hester goes on the scaffold for her punishment after leaving jail, she admits to her sin of adultery and confronts her punishment in front of the townspeople. Hester even says “to herself, [that it] had been the scene of her guilt, and here should be the scene of her earthly punishment”(Page ------).…show more content…
She could run away from her past, sins, and savage townspeople. Instead, she rejects the opportunity and prefers to stay and live with her sin, saying that “the torture of her daily shame would at length pure her soul” (------).Hester believes that if she continued to shame herself everyday for the rest of her life, it would purify her soul. In our life, this demonstrates how harsh we could be to ourselves. Although people's views can change over time, Hester labels herself as sinner, no matter what the townspeople say. “[M]any people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able” (------). The townspeople no longer perceives Hester as a shameful town adulteress. The community now acknowledges her for the women she accounts for, rather than the sin she made. Yet, Hester cannot find it in herself to accept that time heals wounds, in this case, the view of the Puritans. She keeps reopening the wound, reminding herself of the sin and is convinced that it is all she
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