For what sin is Hester Prynne condemned in The Scarlet Letter?

Answer Adultery - hence the great big, red letter A.

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What is the initial incident of the novel The Scarlet Letter?

Well, the start of the book has Hester Prynne temporarily released from prison so she can be paraded around town to display her scarlet "A". Check the link for some more on the initial happenings o... Read More »

What is Hester's last name from the scarlet letter?

Hester's last name was Prynne. Her daughter's, Pearl, last name was also Prynne. It is unknown whether Prynne was her last name from her marriage to 'Chillingworth' or if it was her maiden name.

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Projects for the Novel "The Scarlet Letter"?

"The Scarlet Letter" is one of America's most famous novels. Published in 1850 by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, a 17th-century Boston woman punished for committing adult... Read More »