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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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Who is the witch in The Scarlet Letter?

Mistress Hibbins, the governors sister

Can you translate The Scarlet Letter in Arabic?

"The Scarlet Letter" Means الحرف القرمزي (Al-Harf Al-Qurmusy) in arabic. & if you want the story in arabic, you can find it here: http://ar.shvoong.com/books/48759

Who was Pearl's father in The Scarlet Letter?

  Pearl's father in "The Scarlet Letter" was Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale.

Why did Hester get The Scarlet Letter?

Hester is married. At the beginning of the story no one knows where her husband really is. She cheated on her husband. Her daughter Pearl is proof of this. The scarlet letter

Who is anne Hutchinson in The Scarlet Letter?

She was a colonist that opposed the Puritan concept of morality and the authority of the Boston clergy. She was soon then banished from the colony, and six years later, her an

What do you think The Scarlet Letter is about?

A righteous woman who has both sinned and been sinned against.  Hester's husband revenges himself with assaults.

Reverend blackstone in The Scarlet Letter?

he was the first settler of the mas. colony who rode around on a bull. He appears in chapter 7 of the book.

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

What are some quotes from The Scarlet Letter?

There are many important quotes throughout The Scarlet Letter, but here are some of the ones I found to be important. "Mother," said little Pearl, "the sunshine does not love

The Scarlet Letter novel or romance?

It's a Romantic novel in the sense that it posesses Romantic characteristics, like lots of focus on characters' emotions. It's not really a romantic novel in the colloquial se