Ap Outside Reading Assignment: The Scarlett Letter

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Ap Outside Reading Assignment

1. The book I chose to read is The Scarlet Letter. The time frame which the book is based off of is the 1640’s, near the beginning of the colonial period. Hester, the protagonist lives in the Massachusetts Bay colony. One problem that the political climate created for Hester the guilt of the affair the she had with Arthur Dimmesdale, the minister. Throughout the book Arthur Dimmesdale spends a lot of his time carrying the shame, and guilt of the affair. This is a problem for Hester because during that time, those who were in charge of the church, were usually in charge of the government also.”Be not silent from any mistaken pity and tenderness for him; for, believe me, Hester, though he were to step down from a high place, and stand there beside thee, on thy pedestal of shame, yet better were it so, than to
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This book taught me that it’s okay to make mistakes. Throughout this book Hester was so preoccupied with being worried that people would find out that Arthur was the father, that she isolated herself from the community, and life she could of have with him, if she had been brave enough to confess, for both of their sakes. Chillingworth’s obviously couldn’t accept the fact that he let the beautiful wife he had slip away. So he spends all of his time torturing Dimmesdale, trying to get information out of him.
No one really moved on until Dimmesdale died. It’s quite ridiculous how things planned out because they all could of had a better life. All they had to do was confess, and move forward and accept that yes I had an affair, now I’m moving on with my life. It's funny how the community in this book claims to be so religious yet they spend all their time worrying about what the community thinks, rather than God. This book showed me what could happen if you dwell on the past and hold on the all of my faults. This book helped me picture a way to move forward, and stay content with whatever I do in