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Essay heading: Scarlet Letter-Symbols
 
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Also, it shows how Hester is still guilty, for she lies about what her own letter means. The last letter "A", on Dimmesdale's heart, is a symbol for the pastor's sin, and his repentance for that sin. When he reveals it, he is forgiven by God and ascends into heaven. Hester is a symbol of nature, and its resistance to civilization, which is symbolized by the townspeople...
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When he reveals it, he is forgiven by God and ascends into heaven. Hester is a symbol of nature, and its resistance to civilization, which is symbolized by the townspeople. She thinks with her heart, not her mind. Like the wild rosebush outside the prison, she decides to go her own way, and not be affected by what others thought of her...
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