Attractive Atrocious Hester wears a Scarlet Letter A, which can be interpreted to mean an attraction. She is described as beautiful, “tall with a figure of elegance and with dark and abundant hair that is glossy” (Hawthorne, 2009). She is more than simply beautiful. The character has a certain status and dignity which come as a result of her attractiveness. In her bearing and appearance, she is isolated from the cruel and drab people around her. With a child clutched to her chest, Hawthorne comments that she would have proposed the Virgin Mary to the Catholics witnessing the scene: “a sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world” (Hawthorne, 2009). The...