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This is a detailed and very in depth analysis of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, especially chapter 2. This chapter emphasizes the usage of symbols and narrator's perspective.

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Key Terms:Parallel structure - Usage of like syntax to put emphasis. Repetition of a specific syntactic form.Epithet - A title given to a hero/protagonist. A descriptive label that takes the place of a name. Epithets can capture/remove meaning and/or individuality of a person. Example: Racial epithets, Odyssey.Characterization: Development of a character by the author. Characterization is employed through actions, words/speech, others' POV/description of said character, Narrator's POV/description, appearance of the character, context/interactions with others, and figurative language."The door of the jail being flung open from within..." p 40-42Characterization of Hester:Hester is referred to as like a "black shadow emerging into sunshine," comparing her to the previously mentioned black flower of civilized society. It is interesting how she is portrayed as evil by society whereas the narrator perceives evil stemming from society rather than from an individual (39).She is shown as using her baby to cover the scarlet A on her dress. However, "in a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would poorly serve to hide another" suggests that her child is illegit

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