The Scarlet Letter

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In chapter 2, the Market place, What are resources of language that express the complex attitude of paragraphs from, "The door of the jail being flung open from witihin...........and inclosing her in a sphere by herself"?

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The language in this quote demonstrates Hester's emotional isolation from the town. She is put on display for all to see and condemn. Although she is close to the people she remains alone with her own pride and her own passions.