This 7 page paper explores how Nathaniel Hawthorne isolates his characters physically, mentally and socially in his classic 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.
Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, are both victims of the cruel isolation from Puritan society on the basis of their sins.
Hester's Psychological Alienation in The Scarlet Letter Essay
Alongside the theme of isolation, the scarlet letter, or symbol of sin, is meant to shame Hester but instead transforms her from a woman of ordinary living into a stronger person.