The Scarlet Letter is the story of Hester Prynne, a young Puritan woman who has had an illegitimate child. Despite being publicly humiliated by wearing a large scarlet letter ‘A’ on her dress, Hester refuses to reveal the identity of her child’s father, even as the vindictive newcomer Chillingworth becomes determined to make her confess. This story explores the themes of sexual liberation, sin, and vengeance.

Summary of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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