Hester Prynne faces trial for a crime she cannot understand. Her condemners are the people around her. They say it is a sin to bear a child out of wedlock, no matter if it was borne out of love. Love can only stem from holy matrimony. There is no love without marriage. There can be no mercy for her crime. However, Hester still harbours that love in her heart. She still loves the man who left her with child, she will protect him forever, even at the cost of her life.
About Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. He is also remembered for writing The House of the Seven Gables, The Marble Faun, The Blithedale Romance and Twice-Told Tales.