In general, this section should be used to make 3 basic arguments or points that back up your thesis. Be specific in detailing the reasons for your opinion. This is the place to make your case and discuss it in detail.
You might discuss how the letter “A,” in which Hester Prynne was forced to wear as a sign of her adultery, came to represent her strength and that she is “Able,” rather than the sin of “Adultery.” This is evidenced by the fact that as she grows and develops as a character, she grows in her knowledge as a seamstress, and this impacts her belief in her own abilities. You might discuss how what was supposed to symbolize something of shame instead became a symbol of her strength and perseverance. Other potential symbols that can be found in Hawthorne’s novel are the colours red and black. If you choose to write about these in this section, discuss how they are important symbols, and what they represent.
For your second point, you would pick another symbol that is evident in “The Scarlett Letter,” such as the meteor that is seen in the sky. You might discuss how this is symbolic and what it represents to each of the characters. Or you might choose to discuss the forest, and how it is symbolic in Hawthorne’s classic novel. How is it symbolic? What does it represent, and why? Be specific in giving evidence for your opinion.
In the third argument, or point, you might discuss the character of Pearl and what she represents or symbolizes to the other characters in the novel. Another option could be the symbolism behind the very name “Pearl” and what it represents to Hester vs. the townspeople and Dimmesdale. Be specific in citing what you think and why; do this by referencing scenes or situations in the novel. Do this for each argument that you make. Each argument should be one paragraph. Depending upon the length requirements for your assignment, you could add additional paragraphs for each argument or point.