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The Scarlet Letter is a famous work of fiction published in 1850, and written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. If you are asking what the phrase "scarlet letter" means, it refers to the letter A for "adultery" which was worn for punishment by the woman who had committed that sin. The story takes place in an era when religion dominated the culture, and breaking one of the Commandments could cause you to be publicly shamed.
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It is both the title of a book and a punishment for crime that was used in the period that the book is set in. The main character of the book has been punished for a crime in that way. The punishment consisted of using a hot branding iron to brand the person's forehead with a letter identifying their crime. The burn scar from this branding when it healed turned bright red, thus the person wore a Scarlet Letter on their forehead for the rest of their life identifying them as a criminal and what their crime was.
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What is the atmosphere in The Scarlet Letter?

The atmosphere in The Scarlet Letter is generally cold and  oppressive. The Puritan society in which Hester and the other  characters live is not friendly, and certainly is

How did The Scarlet Letter end?

Dimmesdale confesses his sin publicly and then dies, Pearl is able to have sentiments and feelings, and Hester moves to Europe with Pearl then comes back in her old age, still

In The Scarlet Letter Why did Hester have to wear The Scarlet Letter?

In the Scarlet Letter, Hester was forced to wear the red letter A indicating "adultery" (which in the strictly religious community was a sin and therefore nominally a crime).

What is the inciting incident in The Scarlet Letter?

THe inciting incident in The Scarlet Letter runs from when Hester  sees Roger from the scaffold and their subsequent meeting in the  jail. Hester acquiesing to Chillingworth

Why is the forest a metaphor in The Scarlet Letter?

The forest is symbolic to the book because of the implications it held with Puritan society. To them, the forest was the unclaimed wilderness of the Devil. It was suspicious f

What does the letter A stand for in The Scarlet Letter?

Initially, in the world of the characters in the novel, the A stands for adultery. The meaning, however, changes as the plot progresses and some in the story regard the A as m

How are the Scarlet Letter and Pearl alike in the scarlet letter?

In The Scarlet Letter, both the embroidered scarlet letter "A" and Pearl are symbols of Hester Prynne's sin of adultery. Whereas the scarlet letter is society's way of condemn

What does the letter A symbolize in The Scarlet Letter?

In the Scarlet Letter, the letter "A" symbolizes adultery because Hester committed adultery with Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, even though she was married to Roger Chillingworth

What does the meteor represent in The Scarlet Letter?

it resembles the conscience because before chapter 13 , it talks about how dimsdale sees the meteor as the letter A , signifying the scarlet letter , while others see it as th