Unique sins were committed by several main characters in the novel. Hester Prynne grows throughout the novel by beginning to overcome the stigma of the letter, accepting that while her sin is public, revealing the father of her child is not her place, and by questioning the perceptions of women in a patriarchal society While she might be feeling agony as if "her heart had been flung into the street for them all to spurn and trample upon," her face reveals no such thought, and her demeanor is described as "haughty.
However, many still ponder at what qualities actually describe a good mother, and sometimes causes legal issues and debate.
The townspeople came to her, some staring in awe, some revering her presence. These mutations involve the qualities and attributes of her physical appearance, feminine emotions, and reputation among the townspeople.
Here, Hester Prynne has made a significant change from her somber, drab appearance, to her beauty of days long passed. Another influence upon Hester is Mistress Ann Hibbens, who is reputed to be a witch throughout the community.
Somewhere during this period of time, their solace becomes passion and results in the birth of Pearl. The main problem that lies as an obstacle in front of prosecutors of these corporations is, who do they punish.