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Throughout time, the power of the people and their laws have differed in many ways. The Puritans are one example. Many people in this time period died because of their "branded sin." In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet Letter, the character Hester Prynne and her child Peral deal with this sin by wearing a Scarlet A. "when the young woman stood fully revealed before the crowd, it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the …

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…story when she takes the letter off and throws it in the river, I think she should have left it there. She could have been free from her "branded sin" and be reintroduced into society. However it was her decision, and she felt that in order to end her struggle with sin, and guilt, she must wear it till death do her part. Hester, as one human being, handled this conflict in an orderly fashion.