First Journal 3

First Journal 3 - Also the scarlet letter makes her life very successful “Earlier in life Hester had vainly imagined that she herself might be

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Rye Sup Hong Journal 1 In the end of this story, Dimmesdale realizes that he cannot flee with Hester and Pearl. Therefore, he finally confesses before his death because that is his only choice. However, in the beginning of the story, scarlet letter “A” on Hester’s chest represents her shame and her sin. But, in the end of the story, that scarlet letter changed meaning of “Able”, also she is the only who survives in Puritan society. I think that the scarlet letter makes Hester’s life more holy. That is because that she seems to repay her debt of sin by supporting the poor and sick people. I think that these things make her to live a real Christian life.
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Unformatted text preview: Also, the scarlet letter makes her life very successful; “Earlier in life, Hester had vainly imagined that she herself might be the destined prophetess, but had long since recognized the impossibility that any mission of divine and mysterious truth should be confided to a woman stained with sin, bowed down with shame, or even burdened with a life-long sorrow. The angel and apostle of the coming revelation must be a woman, indeed, but lofty, pure, and beautiful; and wise, moreover, not through dusky grief, but the ethereal medium of joy; and showing how sacred love should make us happy, by the truest test of a life successful to such an end!”...
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2010 for the course ENG 090 taught by Professor Woman during the Spring '08 term at Bunker Hill.

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