Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter
Hester Prynne’s scarlet letter is a hardworking symbol, it represents: adultery, sin, hard work, skill, charity, righteousness, sacredness, and, of course, grace.
At first, there is no doubt that it symbolizes the sin of adultery, and Hester wears it as punishment. From the very beginning, she is not willing to let it dictate the terms of her punishment.
“On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes
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