After finally being free from the entrapment of prison, Hester has the option to leave Boston, a land where the people hate her and her status is less than that of an insect. However, she decides to stay in a place that no longer wants her to call it "home" and be criticized for her life decisions. Hawthorne speaks for one and a half pages about the dread and wonderment that compelled Hester to remain in Boston but then very abruptly get closure, stating that, "Hester Prynne, therefore, did not flee" (77). This simple statement proves that Hester is willing to accept the price that she must pay for the rest of her life while Hawthorne achieves a sense of closure in the decision that she makes. Furthermore, Hawthorne explains that Hester has come to terms and accepted the fact that "her deed had been evil, therefore, she had no faith that its results could be for good" (86). Although she loves her daughter deeply, Hester is reminded of her sin and does not shy away from it, but instead embraces it.