Hypocrisy In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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The scarlet letter was a novel that portrayed a Puritan society that embodies sin, guilt and the conflict between their beliefs and actions. Hester Prynne, a young woman, that committed adultery in a puritan society. She was shamed publically holding her baby daughter, Pearl, on a scaffold and was made to wear a scarlet A as a symbol of her sin. She later moved near the wood to raise her child in isolation. Chillingworth, her ex husband, plotted against her lover, which was later revealed as Dimmesdale and they all eventually died except for Pearl. The novel was filled with hypocrisy embodied within the characters. Hester, Dimmesdale and Chillingworth all portrayed the sin of hypocrisy which led them into their grave. Hester’s original
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