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The Scarlet Letter. Symbolism. The Door and the Rosebush. Is similar to Hester with the rest of the town Beauty beside blandness. The Scarlet Letter. Always with Hester Symbol of her sin Distinctiveness . Pearl. A living reminder of the adultery Torture and a blessing

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The scarlet letter

The Scarlet Letter

Symbolism


The door and the rosebush

The Door and the Rosebush

Is similar to Hester with the rest of the town

Beauty beside blandness


The scarlet letter1

The Scarlet Letter

  • Always with Hester

  • Symbol of her sin

  • Distinctiveness


Pearl

Pearl

  • A living reminder of the adultery

  • Torture and a blessing

  • A wild and nature loving child

  • A pearl is a hidden beauty


The leech

The Leech

  • Doctors used leeches to cure patients but there is a possibility of harming the patient.

  • Chillingsworth is harming Dimmesdale


The leech continued

The Leech (continued)

  • Leeches draw blood from their source for survival

  • Chillingsworth died without harming Dimmesdale


The isolated house

The Isolated House

  • Is separated from Boston, just like Hester

  • Beautiful like Hester, but alone.


The forest

The Forest

  • A place alone from the Puritans

  • Evil and sin allowed to roam free

  • The forest


The reflection

The Reflection

  • Hester’s A overtook the reflection

  • Hester was barely visible

  • Reflection hides the person behind the letter


The governor s mansion

The Governor’s Mansion

  • Went against Weaned Affections

  • Governor was supposed to an example of Puritan beliefs, but didn’t follow it.

  • Shows Puritan hypocrisy


The difference in rooms

The Difference in Rooms

  • Dimmesdale’s room was decorated with tapestries that parralled his sin.

  • Chillingworthe had scientific equipment.

  • Man of Science vs Man of Faith

  • Emphasized the two as a foil for one another


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