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Scarlet Letter (The) Study Guide


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hester, Roger, and Arthur are caught in a web of sin and deceit. Each holds his or her own key to peace, but will the paths chosen lead to salvation or bitterness?

Barbara's Notes: This novel has it all: excellent characterization, intriguing plot, realistic setting, and a timeless theme with a high degree of symbolism. It is on most high school required reading lists. (Grades 11, 12)

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Book Summary 255 pages
Book Category Historical fiction
Theme Man’s response to sin
Setting Boston, 1600s
Novel Study Highlights 5 units
Spelling-Vocabulary Difficult
Critical Thinking Difficult
Biblical Focus Response to sin
Related Studies Early American history, Puritans, Biblical salvation, sin
Focus Setting, tone, characterization, plot, theme, symbolism