how does hester view public shaming? use examples
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Hester is initially unsure of what will happen when taken to the scaffold for shaming and clings to her child in an effort to protect her. This reaction, however, is short lived, as Hester faces her accusers with dignity and an almost challenging stare. In this act, she turns the tables on those who relish the sight of her punishment.
Stretching forth the official staff in his left hand, he laid his right upon the shoulder of a young woman, whom he thus drew forward, until, on the threshold of the prison-door, she repelled him, by an action marked with natural dignity and force of character, and stepped into the open air as if by her own free will.
The Scarlet Letter