The writer presents a brand new image of woman, one who possesses strength, endurance, self-reliance, and independence.
She differs greatly from the traditional characters found in novels of earlier American fiction.
On the a broad and sweeping level, the sin and shame of the community is the true ugliness representative of a community tainted with folly.
Individually, the characters of the novel each represent human reaction to sin, guilt, and repression.
However, the “power to do” exemplified by The Scarlet Letter as the core of the pragmatic secularist’s vocation finds its modern expression in The Checklist Manifesto’s fetishizing of medical work in a deliberate move to ideologically dismantle the pervasive epistemic fetishism undergirding health research and praxis.
This paper sets off from the scholarly discussion around the concept of autonomy in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.This new attitude in presenting the female character is an outcome of different discourses that collaborated in drawing the attention of particular writers to see women with new perspectives.The study deals with Hawthorne's deviation in the depiction of his female character.Unveiling these facts shows how Hawthorne's 'structure of feelings,' caused by different discourses, has provoked him to present Hester with some deviation from her counterparts.Hawthorne had given much weight and emphases to his female character that no American writer has ever done.more Raymond Williams's concept, 'structure of feeling,' refers to the way new generation feels life and shapes its creative response in a new structure of feelings.This concept can be understood thoroughly by analysing Nathaniel Hawthorne's female character, Hester Prynne.Beginning with the community, Hawthorne represents them within the setting, which is either at the church, in the graveyard, or at the prison. The sinner is condemned in the church, sent to a prison for his/her actions, or sin may result in a figurative death on several levels of human experience.Even more powerful is what Hawthorne fails to put into the novel about the community.It shows the writer's high opinion of women and his sympathy with the female at a time when women were maltreated and marginalized.It also reflects his condemnation of the restrictions of the Puritan society.