Color Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter


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What is the purpose of the color gray in The Scarlet Letter?

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1. How do black and red differ in their uses in The Scarlet Letter?

2. How is Pearl a symbol of red in The Scarlet Letter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this worksheet and quiz, you can quickly assess your knowledge of color symbolism used in The Scarlet Letter. The purpose and use of different colors are going to be covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Thanks to these tools, you can check your understanding of:

  • Relationship between red and the character Pearl
  • Purpose of using color in this novel
  • Reason gray is used in The Scarlet Letter
  • Differences between black and red used in the book

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the reason gray is used in the book
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of color in The Scarlet Letter
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about The Scarlet Letter to examine information about the use of color in a different light

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about using color in novels, look through the lesson called Color Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter. Additionally, this lesson will help you with these topics:

  • Importance of color in regard to meaning and feelings
  • Ways gold is used in the The Scarlet Letter
  • The use of black in the book