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Hester Prynne is the protagonist of the novel "The Scarlet Letter," which was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. This novel, taken place in a small Puritan town, tells of a young wedded woman who commits a scandalous crime and has to face her harsh consequences. Hester Prynne traveled to the small Puritan town without the company of her husband. Her husband had currently been studying medicine in far off countries, and had planned on meeting …

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…be attributed to the circumstance that her life had turned from passion and feeling to thought. Hester Prynne had taken the heartache and punishment of the ungodly crime and had learned how to be a woman of strength. Hester had long before learned what had taken Dimmesdale so long to obtain: "Be true! Be true! Show freely to the world, if not your worst, yet some trait whereby the worst may be inferred!" (Hawthorne, p.384)