Scarlet Letter Beauty

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Is beauty on the inside or the outside? Though most people notice only the outside beauty, doesn’t the beauty inside mean so much more? Beauty is the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind. Nathaniel Hawthorne explores the true meaning of beauty through symbolism in Scarlet Letter.
Pearl has shown beauty in many ways but not exactly outside or in. She is confident in who she is and who her mother is. Hawthorne describes her with a strong-willed heart, which makes her beautiful on the inside. She is very happy even if she has all this evil past in her mom. She stands up to herself when she and her mom are offended in a park. Other people because of someone else’s actions call her
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“On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold-thread, appeared the letter A. It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy.” Based on appearance the letter is one very beautiful thing. The meaning is very evil to others. They believe that what she did is bad, but really it is just the human nature. People make mistakes all the time but after while nobody remembers. So then why do put a symbol on those who made a mistake. Its like saying “Here come and look that this person did.” The letter puts a misnomer on Hester. She is a beautiful woman that only wants to do good not bad and evil. Whenever someone sees her with the letter, they automatically think evil and don’t think about anything else. Only certain people can block out the bad things and only see the positive beauty. For example Reverend Dimmesdale fell in love with Hester. He also had the letter so he knew the real meaning behind what others saw as evil. Similarity brought them together. The letter has beauty all on the outside, but in Hester’s view it has some beauty inside, too. It is in the eye of the

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