Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

What are 3 differents meanings of the "A" in THE SCARLET LETTER along with supporting quotes?

besides adultery!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Scarlet Letter "A" stands for Adultery, Agony, and Ability.

    The chief symbol in the novel is the scarlet letter "A", which openly symbolizes Hester's adultery. For Dimmesdale and Hester, the scarlet letter stands for agony, which Hester displays in her isolated life and which Dimmesdale displays in his deteriorating health. By the end of the novel, the townspeople think that Hester's scarlet "A" stands for Ability, for she has become a generous helper for the poor and downtrodden and a wise counselor for their problems.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    christ, kid... do your own homework...

    how much ya' gonna pay me for doin' your home work?

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