An analysis of the scaffold scene in the scarlet letter by nathaniel hawthorne

This represents her reluctance to let her sin go because woven within the caustic strands of her wrong doings laid her only connection to her true love.

An analysis of the scaffold scene in the scarlet letter by nathaniel hawthorne

In this powerful scene, Dimmesdale regains his soul, Pearl gains her humanity, Chillingworth loses his victim, and Hester loses her dreams. Dimmesdale is the main focus of this particular scene as his self-acceptance towards his sin seems to progress in the right direction through each scaffold scene.

The reverend was suffering much and yet would not relieve his suffering through confession.

the scarlet letter summary

The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron" Hawthorne Next the three scaffold scenes physically deteriorate with an underlying symbolic tone. Despite their similarities, Hawthorne shows these individuals deal with their conflicts differently, and in the end, only one prevails.

Also illuminated in the darkness is the fiendish face of Roger Chillingworth.

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Analysis of The Scarlet Letter Scaffolding Scenes