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The Scarlet Letter Study Guide

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This Study Guide course helps you review the characters, events and interpretation of the novel ''The Scarlet Letter''. The video lessons are about five minutes long each and help you prepare to discuss this novel in class, small group settings or to answer test questions.
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7 chapters in The Scarlet Letter Study Guide

Ch 1. The Scarlet Letter Literary & Historical Context {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[70563].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Scarlet Letter: Summary and Analysis of an Allegory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2298].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2298].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Scarlet Letter: Characters, Symbols & Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18210].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18210].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70571].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70571].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Symbols & Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70572].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70572].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Color Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70573].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70573].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Meteor in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70574].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70574].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Literary Devices & Elements in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70575].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70575].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Irony in The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70576].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70576].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Verbal Irony in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70577].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70577].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Imagery in The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70578].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70578].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Motifs in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70579].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70579].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Figurative Language in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70580].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70580].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Allusions in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70581].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70581].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Point of View in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70582].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70582].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Metaphors in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70583].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70583].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Similes in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70584].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70584].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Foreshadowing in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - Personification in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70586].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70586].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Diction in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70587].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70587].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 20 - Allegory in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70588].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70588].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Tone & Mood in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70589].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70589].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - What Letter Was the Scarlet Letter? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70590].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70590].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[197845].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[197845].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Flashcards - The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary Words Flashcards
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Lesson 1 - Guilt in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Transcendentalism in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Revenge in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Isolation in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70595].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70595].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Puritanism in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70596].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70596].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Conflict in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Archetypes in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70598].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70598].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Adultery in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Religion in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70600].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70600].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Biblical Allusions in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70601].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70601].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Alienation in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70602].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70602].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Hypocrisy in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Feminism in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Nature in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70605].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70605].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Sin in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70606].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70606].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Romanticism in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70607].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70607].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter: Description, Traits & Character Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11169].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11169].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Arthur Dimmesdale in the Scarlet Letter: Character Analysis & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Roger Chillingworth in the Scarlet Letter: Character Analysis & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11166].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11166].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Pearl in The Scarlet Letter: Symbolism & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70609].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70609].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Governor Bellingham in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70610].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70610].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Black Man in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70611].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70611].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Anne Hutchinson in The Scarlet Letter & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70612].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70612].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Isaac Johnson in The Scarlet Letter & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70613].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70613].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Governor Winthrop in The Scarlet Letter & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70614].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70614].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Scarlet Letter Setting Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70615].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70615].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - The Forest in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70616].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70616].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - The Prison Door in The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - The Scaffold in The Scarlet Letter: Scenes & Symbolism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70618].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70618].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - The Rose Bush in The Scarlet Letter: Symbolism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70619].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70619].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Flashcards - The Scarlet Letter Character List & Flashcards
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Lesson 1 - The Custom House in The Scarlet Letter: Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70621].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70621].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70622].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70622].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 2 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70623].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70623].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 3 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70624].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70624].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 4 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70625].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70625].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 5 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70626].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70626].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 6 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70627].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70627].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 7 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70628].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70628].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 8 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70629].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70629].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 9 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70630].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70630].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 10 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70631].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70631].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 11 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70632].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70632].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 12 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70633].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70633].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 13 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70634].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70634].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 14 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70635].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70635].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 15 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 16 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 17 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70638].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70638].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 18 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70639].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70639].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 20 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 19 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70640].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70640].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 20 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70641].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70641].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 21 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70642].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70642].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 22 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70643].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70643].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 24 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 23 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70644].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70644].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 25 - The Scarlet Letter Chapter 24 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70645].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70645].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 26 - Climax of The Scarlet Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70646].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70646].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Important Quotes from The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70648].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70648].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Dimmesdale Quotes from The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70649].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70649].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Scarlet Letter: Hester Prynne Quotes - Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70650].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70650].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Scarlet Letter: Chillingworth Quotes - Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70651].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70651].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Pearl Quotes in The Scarlet Letter: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70652].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70652].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Scarlet Letter Sin Quotes: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70653].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70653].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Scarlet Letter Revenge Quotes: Examples & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70654].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[70654].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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