Scarlet Letter Podcast (3/4)

One specific thing that stuck out to me in the podcast is the part the brings up Dimmesdale repeatedly placing his hand over his heart and the link to Hester’s ‘A’ and the location of it. It shows how both are heavy with the sin of adultery but Hester carries hers around on the outside for all to see while Dimmesdale carries his in his heart. I think this is a huge part that shows Hester’s character compared to Dimmesdale’s. Hawthorne’s use of symbolism through this highlights Hester’s strength and self-empowerment.

via Scarlet Letter Podcast (3/4).

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