Regarding The Scarlet Letter, the subject of of the main character has been widely debated by all. Some say that it is Hester’s story, while others insist that it is Dimmesdale’s story. Personally, it’s quite obvious to me that the novel is centered around Hester, for she’s the character that develops and grows the most. Throughout the story, Hester matured, became more independent and earned the respect of
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out the terms of her punishment. “But, in the lapse of the toilsome, thoughtful, and self-devoted years that made up Hester’s life, the scarlet letter ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world’s scorn and bitterness, and became a type of something to be sorrowed over, and looked upon with awe, yet with reverance too.” (273). Through it all, she matured and grew not only as a woman, but also as a survivor.