ScarletLetter Symbolism

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many things for symbolism and in my opinion the most symbolic were the scaffold scenes. There are a total of three scaffold scenes and each has its own purpose and meaning. Without the scaffold scenes this book would basically leave you clueless to what was really going on because the scaffold scenes really tell you what is going on and why. The first scaffold scene is basically an …

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…always seemed to resent her father goes over and gives him a kiss. At the end of the last scaffold scene Dimesdale just canít seem to live with his sin and dies. The scaffold scenes are basically the introduction, climax and the conclusion of the story. Without these scenes the story would have no backbone. Throughout these scenes they symbolize many things from Pearl accepting Dimesdale as her father and Dimesdale confessing his sin.