Unformatted text preview: proud about it. So to show that she has no shame about what she has done she makes the A on her gown very elegant like and nice looking. This was demeaning of the whole purpose that she was even wearing the letter in the first place. The fact that she had made the letter look nice was very upsetting to the women of the community. The fact that she was an adulterer was very upsetting to them but then to add to the fact that she made the letter look nice only made them not like it even more. For Hester it will be a constant reminder of her affairs. Not only will the letter be a constant reminder of her affairs but also her baby will remind her of this. For Pearl it will also be a reminder of what her mother did....
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- Spring '08
- The Scarlet Letter, Adultery, Badge of shame