So this was a sweater I found at Forever 21.  As you can see it is a red sweater with a black A, so not exactly like Hester’s, but obviously connected.  What was interesting about this sweater, was that it was the only sweater with a letter on it.  If there were sweaters with other letters next to it, I would have just walked by it, however Forever 21 chose to only sell an A.  Argue what you want about the demand of an “A” sweater, but I would like to point out the obvious connection to The Scarlett Letter.   What do you think about exploiting a symbol that alludes to adultery?  Do you think it shows that women are in power, or that we need to be ashamed and punished?
-EG   

So this was a sweater I found at Forever 21.  As you can see it is a red sweater with a black A, so not exactly like Hester’s, but obviously connected.  What was interesting about this sweater, was that it was the only sweater with a letter on it.  If there were sweaters with other letters next to it, I would have just walked by it, however Forever 21 chose to only sell an A.  Argue what you want about the demand of an “A” sweater, but I would like to point out the obvious connection to The Scarlett Letter.   What do you think about exploiting a symbol that alludes to adultery?  Do you think it shows that women are in power, or that we need to be ashamed and punished?

-EG   

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