She is also the only living symblol of the scarlet letter "A".

Hester is convicted to the life long bearing of a scarlet letter on her chest.
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This view is prevalent in his novel The Scarlet Letter.

A 5 page paper which considers the character of Pearl in Nathaniel Hawthorne�s 1850 novel, 'The Scarlet Letter,' and how she was born with original sin.

As punishment Hester must adorn a Scarlet A symbolizing her sin and shaping her existence....
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The Scarlet Letter is based on sin, guilt, and evil.

her return to the prison, Hester Prynnewas found to be in a state of nervous excitementthat demanded constant watchfulness,lest she should perpetrate violence on herself,or do some half-frenzied mischief to the poorbabe. As night approached, it proving impossibleto quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment,Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce aphysician. He described him as a man of skill in all Christianmodes of physical science, and likewise familiar with whateverthe savage people could teach, in respect to medicinal herbs androots that grew in the forest. To say the truth, there was muchneed of professional assistance, not merely for Hester herself,but still more urgently for the child; who, drawing its sustenancefrom the maternal bosom, seemed to have drank in with itall the turmoil, the anguish and despair, which pervaded themother's system. It now writhed in convulsions of pain, andwas a forcible type, in its little frame, of the moral agony whichHester Prynne had borne throughout the day.

The scaffold is an important setting in the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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Barnabas 13:7
If then besides this He also recorded it through Abraham, we attain
the completion of our knowledge. What then saith he to Abraham when
he alone believed, and was ascribed for righteousness?

Dimmesdale is a partner in adultery with Hester Prynne, the wearer of the scarlet letter.
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He made a step nigher, and discovered the scarlet letter.

She has to serve many months in prison, stand on the scaffold for three hours under public scrutiny, and attach a scarlet letter, "A" on her chest every day as long as she remained in the town of Boston....

He again extended his hand to the woman of the scarlet letter.

Alongside the theme of isolation, the scarlet letter, or symbol of sin, is meant to shame Hester but instead transforms her from a woman of ordinary living into a stronger person.

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Barnabas 19:2
Thou shalt love Him that made thee, thou shalt fear Him that created
thee, thou shalt glorify Him that redeemed thee from death; thou
shalt be simple in heart and rich in spirit; thou shalt not cleave to
those who walk the way of death; thou shalt hate everything that is
not pleasing to God; thou shalt hate all hypocrisy; thou shalt never
forsake the commandments of the Lord.

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However, when reading engaging, well-written, stylistic and ambiguous novels, such as The Scarlet Letter, one must go deeper and actually examine the novel and the elements that the author so effectively uses....

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, set in an old Puritan community, is centered on several conflicts of human nature that result from the adultery and punishment of Hester Prynne.