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SparkNotes: The Scarlet Letter

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Plot Overview

Summary & Analysis

The Custom-House: Introductory

Chapters 1–2

Chapters 3–4

Chapters 5–6

Chapters 7–8

Chapters 9–10

Chapters 11–12

Chapters 13–14

Chapters 15–16

Chapters 17–18

Chapters 19–20

Chapters 21–22

Chapters 23–24

Characters

Character List

Hester Prynne

Roger Chillingworth

Arthur Dimmesdale

Pearl

Main Ideas

Themes

Motifs

Symbols

Key Facts

Quotes

Important Quotations Explained

Further Study

Context

Quizzes

Study Questions

Suggestions for Further Reading

Writing Help

How to Write Literary Analysis

Suggested Essay Topics

Sample A+ Essay

How to Cite This SparkNote

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