Hester Prynne’s trial
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Tags: The Scarlet Letter
Slide 1 - Hester Prynne’s trial
Slide 2 - Back in the day, when the story takes place, people were very religious.
- They based all their trials and punishments on the bible.
- In the bible it is said no one should ever commit adultery.
- Because of her actions, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter “A”-standing for adultery, on all her clothing.
Slide 3 - Nowadays adultery is not treated as harshly as it was in the past.
- If someone were to commit adultery, he will be not punished by any means.
Slide 4 - It is actually very common nowadays for someone
- to commit adultery and not get punished.
- People are more free than before,
- and that makes them free to choose
- who they want to spend their life with,
- their emotions with and many more.
- Nobody has to be forced to live with only one
- person in his life.
- They can choose
Slide 5 - In our opinion Hester Prynne’s punishment was too harsh,
- however in the era that she lived in marriage was taken very
- seriously and religiously.
- If Hester Prynne committed adultery these days,
- nobody would have tried judge her, treat her like
- something that is not normal, and she definitely
- would live her life normally like all others do.
Slide 6 - Hester preferred a death punishment to being scorned upon by her fellow citizens
- however she wanted to
- raise her daughter
Slide 7 - In the era that Hester lived in,
- God was the ultimate judge, that is not the case nowadays.
- In present days everything in the court is decided
- by the judge and the court jury.
Slide 8 - Our opinion is that adultery should not be treated with such severe sternness.
Slide 9 - Presented by:
- Zdravko Atanasov
- Stoyan Iliev
- Stefan Mirchev
- George Sotirov