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dariann123 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 21, 2011 at 9:54 AM via web

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How do the chracters in The Scarlet Letter feel about supernatural things and events

How do the chracters feel about the supernatural

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paralysedforce | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM (Answer #1)

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The characters in the Scarlet Letter are completely guided by their suspicions and beliefs of the supernatural. Without their supernatural beliefs they never would have condemned Hester Prynne to solitude and humiliation, because her act of committing adultery would not have even been wrong. Almost everything the Puritan colonists did in Boston was affected by their beliefs in the supernatural.

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