The Scarlet Letter is a unique story when it comes to the battle of light over darkness. In this world, Hester can take off her cap, let down her hair, and discuss plans with Dimmesdale to be together away from the rigid laws of the Puritans.
The feelings of the lovers, weighed down by guilt, are reflected in the darkness of nature. Though one may think he would write women as weak love struck sinners, he does not. In her final years, "the scarlet letter ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world's scorn and bitterness, and became a type of something to be sorrowed over, and looked upon with awe, yet with reverence, too.
Hester Prynne, the protagonist, has an affair with Reverend Dimmesdale, which means they are adulterers and sinners. Pearl evokes the same emotion and reactions from the townspeople, as does the scarlet letter Her image in the brook is a common symbol of Hawthorne's.
Hawthorne used great symbolism in his novel to convey a message of guilt, sin, and judgment. In general, children in The Scarlet Letter are portrayed as more perceptive and more honest than adults, and Pearl is the most perceptive of them all Later, when she becomes a frequent visitor in homes of pain and sorrow, the A is seen to represent "Able" or "Angel.
The struggles that Hester faces with her daughter after she returns home is poignant, and the story ends in such a solitude way that one would sympathize with her