The Scarlet Letter What could make you give up everything?

In a town where Puritan religious beliefs dictate behavior and law, Hester is stuck in her sin.

Does the punishment fit the crime?

Her child grows and so does her shame. The man she shares her sin with does not come forward to her defense.

Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbol, allusion, tone and irony to build themes of sin, isolation and fate vs free will.

After chapters of rising action, the truth comes out and all characters with secrets come to the surface.

What would you lose everything for?

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