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Why does the narrator provide a contrast between the Puritans’ need to build a prison and a cemetery?
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They were likely following the example of most civilizations. This was merely a standard.
The Puritans were a strict and harsh people. Most prisoners were ultimately executed and a nearby cemetery was required.
It represents the Puritans’ need for control. People will die and people will break laws. Both must be maintained.
There is no explicit purpose other than to provide a dark description of the town.
These two locations provide foreshadowing for the ultimate imprisonment and death of Hester Prynne.