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by having to wear the letter "A"
standing in front of everyone for 3 years
having a child
took actions for her punishment
"On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold-thread, appeared the letter A” Hester
knew she didn't love Roger Chillingworth
truly love Arthur Dimmesdale
"but into the deep and troubled eyes of the younger clergyman [Dimmesdale]. 'It is too deeply branded. Ye cannot take it off. And would that I might endure his agony, as well as mine!'" Caitlin Smith Adultery Shapes Life in
Scarlet letter and Great
Gatsby Adultery shapes life in Scarlet Letter and Great Gatsby I'll be talking about the Scarlet letter and comparing it to the Great Gatsby and how adultery shaped the life of the two main female characters. Hester Prynne and Daisy Buchanan both have adultery shape each of their life. This will be shown through.
Both married but not happy
both being punished for it in some way
both truly had love for someone Hester
Convinced herself she was happy
is treated harshly "Yes, I hate him!" repeated Hester, more bitterly than before. "He betrayed me! He has done me worse wrong than I did him! Daisy
loves her husband for his money
knows he as well is having an affair Here, deares'." She groped around in a waste-basket she had with her on the bed and pulled out the string of pearls. "Take 'em down-stairs and give 'em back to whoever they belong to. Tell 'em all Daisy's change' her mind. Say: 'Daisy's change' her mine!'" (4.129) Daisy hitting toms mistress
never took action for her punishment
"She was feeling the pressure of the world outside, and she wanted to see him and his presence beside her and be reassured that she was doing the right thing after all." Daisy
thought she didn't love Tom
loved Gatsby at one point in her life
truly does love Tom
"Oh, you want too much!" she cried to Gatsby. "I love you now – isn't that enough? I can't help what's past." She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once – but I loved you too.