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Table Of Contents

Introduction
In a Nutshell
Why Should I Care?
Book Summary
Preface: The Custom House
Chapter One: The Prison Door
Chapter Two: The Market Place
Chapter Three: The Recognition
Chapter Four: The Interview
Chapter Five: Hester at her Needle
Chapter Six: Pearl
Chapter Seven: The Governor’s Hall
Chapter Eight: The Elf-Child and the Minister
Chapter Nine: The Leech
Chapter Ten: The Leech and his Patient
Chapter Eleven: The Interior of a Heart
Chapter Twelve: The Minister’s Vigil
Chapter Thirteen: Another View of Hester
Chapter Fourteen: Hester and the Physician
Chapter Fifteen: Hester and Pearl
Chapter Sixteen: A Forest Walk
Chapter Seventeen: The Pastor and His Parishioner
Chapter Eighteen: A Flood of Sunshine
Chapter Nineteen: The Child at the Brook-Side
Chapter Twenty: The Minister in a Maze
Chapter Twenty-One: The New England Holiday
Chapter Twenty-Two: The Procession
Chapter Twenty-Three: The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter
Chapter Twenty-Four: Conclusion
Themes
Theme of Revenge
Questions About Revenge
Chew on Revenge
Theme of Women and Femininity
Questions About Women and Femininity
Chew on Women and Femininity
Theme of Compassion and Forgiveness
Questions About Compassion and Forgiveness
Chew on Compassion and Forgiveness
Theme of Sin
Questions About Sin
Chew on Sin
Theme of Hypocrisy
Questions About Hypocrisy
Chew on Hypocrisy
Theme of Guilt and Blame
Questions About Guilt and Blame
Chew on Guilt and Blame
Theme of Justice and Judgment
Questions About Justice and Judgment
Chew on Justice and Judgment
Theme of Isolation
Questions About Isolation
Chew on Isolation
Theme of The Supernatural
Questions About The Supernatural
Chew on The Supernatural
Theme of Fate and Free Will
Questions About Fate and Free Will
Chew on Fate and Free Will
Theme of Man and the Natural World
Questions About Man and the Natural World
Chew on Man and the Natural World
Quotes
Revenge Quotes
Women and Femininity Quotes
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
Sin Quotes
Hypocrisy Quotes
Guilt and Blame Quotes
Justice and Judgment Quotes
Isolation Quotes
The Supernatural Quotes
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Plot Analysis
Classic Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three Act Plot Analysis
Study Questions
Characters
All Characters
Hester Prynne Character Analysis
Hester Prynne Timeline and Summary
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Character Analysis
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Timeline and Summary
Pearl Character Analysis
Pearl Timeline and Summary
Roger Chillingworth Character Analysis
Roger Chillingworth Timeline and Summary
Governor Richard Bellingham Character Analysis
Reverend John Wilson Character Analysis
Mistress Hibbins Character Analysis
Character Roles
Character Clues
Literary Devices
Symbols, Imagery, Allegory
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Ending?
Did You Know?
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions and Cultural References
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The Scarlet Letter: Shmoop Literature Guide

The Scarlet Letter: Shmoop Literature Guide

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Shmoop Literature guide to The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Smart, fun-to-read, fresh analysis for teachers, students, and learners of all ages. Shmoop guides are designed to get your brain bubbling and help you see literature from multiple perspectives. Our ocean-deep coverage includes analysis of themes, important quotes, symbolism, literary devices, characters, plot development, and more. We spice things up with trivia, pop culture references, a guide to the best related multimedia from around the Web and a plain-spoken, approachable style. Shmoop guides are written by experts and educators - primarily Ph.D. students from top U.S. universities, including Stanford, Harvard, and Berkeley.
Shmoop Literature guide to The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Smart, fun-to-read, fresh analysis for teachers, students, and learners of all ages. Shmoop guides are designed to get your brain bubbling and help you see literature from multiple perspectives. Our ocean-deep coverage includes analysis of themes, important quotes, symbolism, literary devices, characters, plot development, and more. We spice things up with trivia, pop culture references, a guide to the best related multimedia from around the Web and a plain-spoken, approachable style. Shmoop guides are written by experts and educators - primarily Ph.D. students from top U.S. universities, including Stanford, Harvard, and Berkeley.

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