The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet letter starts off by telling of the surroundings and bad conditions of the prison. The only decent image of the prison was a rosebush. Hester Prynne was in prison for committing adultery and was to wear the letter ?A? on her dress because of her sin. She was brought in front of the crowd for three hours, so that she could be disgraced for her crime. She began to have flashes of her childhood. She was too proud and beautiful to feel disgrace.
Hester was married to a scholar. She came from Europe to Boston about two years ago and her husband was supposed to follow. Instead the Indians held him captive. Part of Hester?s punishment was to confess her partner in sin, but she refuses to. Hester?s husband Chillingworth was also in the crowd. Hester was with her baby who was born in sin.
She was sent back to the prison and her nervousness and anxiety attacks were obvious. Her husband was finally brought in as a physician to treat her. It was obvious that their marriage relationship was unemotional and had no sign

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