Biblical Allusions in The Scarlet Letter


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What is the setting for The Scarlet Letter?

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1. What is the purpose of the biblical allusions in The Scarlet Letter?

2. How does the Virgin Mary act as a biblical allusion in The Scarlet Letter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several Biblical allusions in the novel The Scarlet Letter. The questions on this quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of the details of them and facts about the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions found in these assessments are about the following:

  • Particular purpose of the Biblical allusions in The Scarlet Letter
  • Way in which the Virgin Mary acts a s Biblical allusion in the novel
  • Setting for The Scarlet Letter
  • Importance of the name Pearl in the novel
  • Biblical punishment(s) the community considers for Hester's sin in The Scarlet Letter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - guarantee that you get the most important information from the related lesson about The Scarlet Letter
  • Making connections - make the connection between sin in the novel and in the Bible
  • Information recall - use the information you've received regarding Pearl in The Scarlet Letter

Additional Learning

To find out more about Biblical Allusions in the novel, review the corresponding lesson called Biblical Allusions in The Scarlet Letter. The lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Review the allusions to Adam and Eve in the novel
  • Understand how Nathanial Hawthorne followed the tenets of Transcendentalism
  • Explore how the view of actions like working on Sundays changed over the years