The Range Of Emotions In The Novel “The Scarlet Letter” By Nathanial Hawthorne

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Nathanial Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, provoked many emotions throughout his entire novel. The emotions ranged from grief to anticipation. Each character played an important role in the novel and I believe that each character evoked a different emotion in the reader. Three of the characters in which Nathanial Hawthorne demonstrates this are Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and their daughter Pearl.
Hester Prynne, the main character of the novel, was a courageous and honorable person; even though, what she had been known for wasn’t such an admirable deed. Hester Prynne was a very strong person in one’s eyes, because even though she had been publically humiliated in front of all of Boston, she still remained confident in herself and her daughter. She was ordered to wear a scarlet colored piece of fabric, with the letter “A” embroidered in gold on it, on her bosom at all times to show that she had committed adultery. She was mocked all the time and constantly looked down upon in society, because of her sin; but instead of running away from her problems, she stayed in Boston to be an example of what would happen to you if you were to commit adultery. The fact that she would and could stay in Boston to do so, says that she is a very courageous and honorable person.
Pearl, the illegitimate daughter of Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, was a mischievous and temperamental young girl. Pearl, being a child, was very curious; she always seemed to point out her mother’s scarlet letter on her chest, never...

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