The Scarlet Letter
Some stories contain one main theme and/or symbol, whereas others may contain
many themes and/or symbols. There were many themes and symbols found throughout
The Scarlet Letter. The main symbol in the story was the letter "A" which identified
Hester as an adulterer. This symbol directly correlates with one of the themes in the story.
The theme was: Be true to yourself and deny not the chance to bear the
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content, the positive words of others are meaningless. Because she was able to evaluate
the situation and deal with it within herself, she was able to accept and move on.
It is clear to see how Hester wearing her A directly relates to the theme of the
story. Wearing her A, Hester was able to be true to herself and bear her burden which
allowed her to began to come to peace with herself.