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The Scarlet Letter Work Journal Essay

662 words - 3 pages

Whatever the people of Boston take pleasure in seems to interpret as sin. If heaven is
supposed to be a placed of paradise, isn’t it pointless to say that all that brings
pleasure and happiness is sin? It’s almost like they’re making whatever part of
heaven given to them in life into a living hell
I think the people of Boston hypocrites because they are trying to build a place of the
bible and a place of peace and happiness, yet they are unwelcome to change, narrow
minded, and hard and judgmental towards other people
I think these people are also fearful of their own emotion because everything because
they wear is drab clothing that covers every inch of their body and they act very
insensitive, but kind to those who had not done wrong
These people are also very frightened of nature and the aboriginal that surround them.
I think all the fears that these people have reflect ...view middle of the document...

Everyone views her as a sinner simply because she got pregnant with someone other
than her husband. I know that cheating on your husband is wrong, but her husband
was gone and she did not know if he was dead or alive. She was simply doing what a
sensible person would do and that was move on
I really like Hester Prynne’s character because although she is insecure, she stands out
from other people in the novel. The Boston citizens in the novel think she stands out
in a bad way, but I think it’s in a good way. She is not afraid to give into her own
I really like Hester Prynne’s daughter, Pearl, because she is daring and she challenges
the people’s beliefs with her own although she is very young. Her mother is always
telling her, “Hush, hush,” because she does not want Pearl to get into trouble with
people but I think it’s a wonderful thing that she develops her own opinions.
The governor of Boston uses abusive terms like “Babylon” and “scarlet woman”
towards Hester Prynne and her daughter Pearl because he believes them to be sinners.
I find it strange that the governor uses these terms as a form of verbal abuse, because I
think those terms sound like they show strength and sophistication rather than an
actual insult
Partly what makes this story so frustrating is the fact that a tragedy such as this back
in the seventeenth century could have been so easily solved today. If Hester Prynne
was alive today, she would still be an acceptable member of society and she would
have to be outcasted and grow poor and hungry just for the ignorant reasoning of
I think that Hawthorne shows too much of a sympathetic style of writing towards the
citizens of Boston because people who abuse others in the name of the bible or any other
kind of religious belief is terrible because religion is not something concrete or something
any one knows for sure is real. Everyone has slightly different morals and beliefs even if
they are both of the same religion but no one should have the right to abuse another
person in anyway based on their own beliefs because their beliefs are bias

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