The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Prison Door
Pearl, Hester's Daughter
The Scarlet Letter
The Red Mark on Dimmesdale's Chest
The Meteor
The Black Man
The Forest and the Wilderness
The Custom House
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Events
Preface
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Characters
Hester Prynne
Hester Prynne Timeline
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale Timeline
Pearl
Pearl Timeline
Roger Chillingworth
Roger Chillingworth Timeline
Governor Richard Bellingham
Reverend John Wilson
Mistress Hibbins
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Revenge
Revenge Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
Compassion and Forgiveness
Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes
Sin
Sin Quotes
Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy Quotes
Guilt and Blame
Guilt and Blame Quotes
Justice and Judgment
Justice and Judgment Quotes
Isolation
Isolation Quotes
The Supernatural
The Supernatural Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What Was Said)
Quotes (What Was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What Was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Really, I Have to Wear It All the Time?
Really, I Have to Wear It All the Time? Flashcards
Really, I Have to Wear It All the Time? True or False
No One is a Hypocrite in this Story
No One is a Hypocrite in this Story Flashcards
No One is a Hypocrite in this Story True or False
Movie
Essay
Teaching The Scarlet Letter
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Easy A: Adapting The Scarlet Letter to Film
Create a Travel Guide to the Puritan Settlement in New England
Hester Prynne "In Character"
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Why Should I Care?
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Book vs. Movie
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos