The Scarlet Letter Rhetorical Analysis

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Passage #1 (Page 186)

- The three images I found with something in common are " on the mossy trunk of a fallen tree," "one solemn old tree groans dolefully to another," and " the forest was obscured around them."

- All three images exemplify a scene of nature and an ambiance of acceptance, and sympathy.

- The purpose of this passage was to place in juxtaposition the reoccurring conflict of ideologies between religion and nature, more specifically, the conflicting ideas between the rigid structure of puritan value and the forgiving characteristic of nature. The imagery found in this passage reflects Hawthorne's purpose by emphasizing a mood of acceptance. For example, the reveal of Hester and Dimmesdale's adultery in a forest suggests that nature is a location of safety and protection from an otherwise ruthless society. Overall, Hawthorne uses this passage to contrast and expand upon the idea of region and nature.

Passage #2 (Page 193)

-The three images I found with something in common are " threw it in a distance among withered leaves," "the mystic token alighted on the hither verge of the stream," and " there lay the embroidered letter glittering like lost jewels."

-All three images showcase the importance of the scarlet letter and nature as well as a tone of
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The imagery found in this passage reflects the purpose by first accepting that the scarlet letter is a representation of grace and hard work. The issues reveals itself when Hester deserted the scarlet letter. While abandoning sin, she has likewise also abandoned virtue. This is made more obvious when Hawthorne describes the letter as "lost jewels" and "mystic tokens," which suggest further uses that the scarlet letter possesses. Furthermore, it is possible that Hawthorne is using this passage to suggest a change in Hester's personality as a direct result of scarlet letter's