The Scarlet letter


The Scarlet letter was a book about a women who had comited a crime called adultry she had to wear a letter "A" on her clothes so everyone would know that she committed a crime. She loved a man she could never be seen with who she had a child with named Pearl. There are many ways that the scarlet letter was shown in the context of this book. Some of the ways the scarlet letter was shown in the contexts, the letter "A", Pearl, and the meteor in the sky.


The letter "A" was the letter Hester had to wear on her clothes because she did a bad thing. She committed adultry with Arthur Dimmesdale the minister of the town. A quote that shows how the letter "A" on Hester\'s clothes stands for adultry is " Hester Prynne were now impressed as if they beheld her for the first time,-was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom."( Hawthorne 36
). Another quote from the book is Hester Prynne,- yes, at herself,- who stood on the scaffold of the pillory, an infant on her arm, and the letter A, in scarlet, fantastically embrodered with gold thread, upon her bosom" (Hawthorne 39). There are many other quotes that show how the letter "A" is the scarlet letter.


Pearl the child of Hester is a sign of adultry. Hester had Pearl because she comited adultry with Arthur Dimmesdale. Arthur dosen\'t admit he\'s the father of Pearl till the end of the book before he dies. The quote " WE HAVE AS YET hardly spoken of the infant: that little creature, whose innocent life had sprung,by the inscrutable decree of Providence, a lovely and immortal flower, out of the rank luxuriance of guilty passion." (Hawthorne 59). Shows how the child is a sign of the scarlet letter. Another quote is " Gazing at Pearl, Hester Prynne often dropped her work upon her knees, and cried out with an agony which she would fain have hidden," (Hawthorne 63). This shows how she is upset about what she did with the minister.


The meteor in the sky left a mark of the letter "A". Hester and Arthur Dimmesdale and Pearl saw the letter in the sky the night when Dimmesdale stold on the scafold with Hester and Pearl. a quote that shows this is " A great red letter in the sky,- the letter A," ( Hawthorne 105). The letter in the sky was a sign of adultry in the eye\'s of Hester and Dimmesdale.


There are many other sgins that show adultry and the scarlet letter. The scarlet letter was worn on any one who did the crime. The book "The Scarlet letter" was a good book.