Questions tagged [the-scarlet-letter]

For questions about The Scarlet Letter, the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Use in conjunction with [nathaniel-hawthorne].

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Near the end of The Scarlet Letter, is it plausible that Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale will marry?

Near the end of The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale meet in the woods and talk. At the end of this conversation they seem intent on returning to Europe to marry. Is this plan at ...
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Understanding passage from Scarlet Letter about “keeping with the scene”?

I am reading this part of the Scarlet Letter in the Custom House: It would be too much in keeping with the scene to excite surprise, were we to look about us and discover a form, beloved, but gone ...
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What does the physical Scarlet Letter represent?

I love The Scarlet Letter, but I surprised to find out that I did not even know what it was supposed to represent. Its significance seemed to change throughout the book. Is there one central symbol ...