The Scarlet Letter

How does the popularity of Hester's needlework reflect hypocrisy in the Puritans?

Hester sews to support herself

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They are willing to strip her of all her dignity and more or less lock her in a hut to embroider for the poor. They feel she is not a moral woman and beneath their company.They, however, feel her needlework is "all the rage" and want to wear her work as a fashion statement.