Hester has obtained individuality inside the puritan community because she has committed adultery and is being publicly shamed
he Scarlet Letter mentions character such as Mistress Hibbins and hints at Pearl as being an “elf- child “ and being out of the ordinary and it can be portrayed to the idea of the Salem Massachusetts with the Salem Witch Trials and how this was seen as out of the ordinary within the puritan colonies because the “witches” were basically so strained from the life within the puritan colony, they have come out of the conformity of the colony and became their own person, causing the rest of the conformists to see the non- conformist as “witches” and then tried to get rid of them i.e. the salem witch trials
The book involves a major look into a basic puritan colony and perceives the life style as strict and unforgiving to sin
The puritans believed that people were born sinners; They believed that a sin like adultery should be punishable by death, but in the book they decided to make Hester Prynne a visual example to lead others away from the life of sin, because, they too, could end up like her if they fell onto the path of sin.
In the book, a theme of nature vs. puritanism is portrayed through uses of colors and descriptions of things around/ involving Hester. In the beginning of the book, there is use of a black rose and a red rose, black could stand for the puritan way of life, whereas the red rose can stand for the life they chose to give to Hester- not executing her for the in she committed