How Is Hester Prynne a Feminist Figure?

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Hester Prynne, the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlett Letter," is a feminist figure who exhibits strength and wisdom. Rather than allowing herself to be a victim of her circumstances and Puritan contempt, she lives as a resilient woman and doesn't allow herself and her sexuality to be controlled by patriarchal norms.