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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 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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