Scarlet Letters Use Of Symbolism To Show mental Effects Of Sin "The actgross and brief, and brings loathing later it." This was said by St. Augustine, regarding immorality. This is discovered to be very true(p) by the main characters in The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthornes story of a woman (Hester) who lives with the Puritans and commits adultery with the local minister (Dimmesdale). In his novel, Hawthorne shows that sin, cognize or unknown to the community, isolates a person from their community and from God.
He shows us this by symbols in nature around the town, vivid symbols in the heavens, and nature in the forest. First we see devil symbols in the town that show how sin isolates people. In the first gear chapter we see a plant which stands out, "But on single side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a violent rosebush, covered with its delicate gems" (Hawthorne, 46). This rosebush is like Hester, for it too s...If you want to loll a full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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