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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

Plot analysis

Themes

Motifs

Symbols

Genre

Style

Point of View

Tone

Foreshadowing

Key Facts

Is Hester Prynne a feminist?

Quotes

Quotes by Theme

Quotes by Section

Important Quotations Explained

Further Study

Context

Anne Hutchinson and Hester Prynne

Hawthorne and the Historical Romance

Quizzes

Study Questions

Suggestions for Further Reading

Companion Texts

Writing Help

How to Write Literary Analysis

Suggested Essay Topics

Sample A+ Essay

How to Cite This SparkNote

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