why Hester in the scarlet letter is regarded as a victim?
Apr 26, 2011 8:28 AM
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At first glance, Hester in Scarlett Letter may seem more victim than heroine. The adultery she committed when her husband was thought lost at sea leads Boston's Puritan authorities to brand her with the bright red "A" of the title. She's forced to stand in shame before the mass of Puritan citizens, enduring their stares, their whispers and their contempt. In the self-righteous eyes of the townspeople, she is the ultimate example of sin. Hester Prynne is also the object of a cruel and shadowy love triangle between herself, her minister lover Arthur Dimmesdale, and her husband, now called Roger Chillingworth. The drama is really the drama of the patriarchial society's need to control female sexuality in the most basic way.
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